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“Significant Other”

We walked away from the theater disappointed that a witty, entertaining evening ended with the message that straight millennials will couple up in happy marriage while their gay contemporaries are destined to remain single and desperate. As much as I … Continue reading

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“Sister Act” at Theatre Rhinoceros

Theater Rhinoceros’ gender-bending production of Sister Act brings an updated excitement to this early 1990’s staged musical that really benefits from the quality, energy, and queer freshness that director AeJay Mitchell’s vision delivers in the intimate Gateway Theatre. The show … Continue reading

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“Between Two Knees”

After trying for a month to moderate my initial reaction to the show, I admit failure. So, I reluctantly tell you, “Run! Turn your tickets back!! Seeing Between Two Knees is a waste.” The “play” is a two-act, juvenile, mental-masturbation … Continue reading

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“Mother Road” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

World Premiere by Octavio Solis directed by Bill Rauch My subconscious has delayed my writing comments about Ashland’s Mother Road. I saw it opening night in early March, but I haven’t felt like it was time to write about the … Continue reading

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“Hairspray” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Hairspray created and written by John Watersbook by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnellmusic by Marc Shaimandirected by Christopher Liam Moore Prepare to smile, laugh, feel good, applaud, and appreciate an uplifting story sung and danced into your heart by a … Continue reading

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