Civic Theatre enchants with Disney’s ‘Beast’


What can be said about Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast that is now on the road with a scheduled San Diego engagement that you may not know already? Did you know it’s the fifth top grossing animated film in Disney history and it’s the seventh top grossing Broadway musical? It was also nominated for […]

Patricia Velasquez


LGBT Weekly talks to the world’s first openly lesbian supermodel and star of the Caribbean-set lesbian Spanish language movie Liz in September Ask a gay man over a certain age about the play or movie Boys in The Band and you’re likely to illicit a reaction. Maybe it’s ‘groundbreaking’ or ‘game-changing’ or even ‘sad.’ But […]

Haunted San Diego


San Diego has two of the most haunted destinations in all of America. The Kate Morgan room at the Hotel Del Coronado and the Whaley House in Old Town. Before you read on, I want all of my readers to know that everything in the following story is true. It is based on historical documents, […]

‘Healing Wars’


A remarkable multisensory experience that blends dance, storytelling and multimedia Healing Wars, a new performance piece being offered at the La Jolla Playhouse, through their Without Walls program is a powerful show the combines dance, music, acting and multimedia, and unfolds through the specter of past and present wars. Creator Liz Lerman has been inspired […]

‘Phantom’ returns to San Diego


Meet Katie Travis and Storm Lineberger from the National Tour cast of this spectacular new production Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, opened in London in 1986 and opened on Broadway in 1988. The show has won its share of both Tony and Olivier Awards and is still running in New York City. It […]

The extravaganza that is ‘La Cage aux Folles’ comes to San Diego


La Cage Aux Folles got its start in 1973 when French playwright Jean Poiret penned a play about a gay couple. Georges, who manages a nightclub that offers drag entertainment, and his partner Albin who headlines the drag show. Both are faced with a complication involving Georges’ son, Jean-Michel. He wants to marry his fiancée […]

Up close with Paula Poundstone


Friday night Paula Poundstone walked up to her microphone on the Humphreys by the Bay bare stage and had the sold-out audience laughing with her first words. Those words were nothing special. She was simply trying to get her microphone to work, but it was the way she spoke about it that made us laugh, […]

‘Raven’s Touch:’ LGBT Weekly talks to director Marina Rice Bader and actress Traci Dinwiddie about Soul Kiss Films’ fourth lesbian feature-length movie


Probably the most remarkable thing about Raven’s Touch is how unremarkable their road to victory was. The idea that a picture could get made simply by donations from hundreds of people is less a tectonic shift in the marketing of movies – it was being done long before this picture – than a clear affirmation […]

The splendor of ‘PIPPIN’


San Diegans are in for a treat as two of the original cast members of the iconic show reunite Many direct-from-Broadway national tours come through San Diego every year at the San Diego Civic Theatre, home of Broadway San Diego. Last year we were the second city to host the Tony Award winning Cyndi Lauper […]

Melissa Etheridge brings her solo show to San Diego


Many summer concerts will come and go this year, just like they have in years past, and in years to come. It’s a summertime expectation that music venues here in San Diego and everywhere else will book some of rocks top headliners and selling their auditoriums out to excited and appreciative fans. Two years ago […]

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