Posted in September 2014

Rocky Horror’s Alien Transvestite Lifestyle: YOU have a CHOICE

Was it a lifestyle choice? I just couldn’t make it. After the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (adaptation of the 1973 stage musical, The Rocky Horror Show, by Richard O’Brien) became a late night cult sensation in New York City in 1976, it swept the nation in the burgeoning midnight movie slot. The … Continue reading

Oklahoma honors Steinbeck in theatre, music and history

Troubadour Everyman and mythic storyteller. Play narrator and occasional actor. Interpretive instrumentalist, weaving an evocative score underneath searing human drama. Guardian of the precious flame of human spirit…multi-faceted, professional performance artist and musician Sonny Franks wears a number of significant hats in the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s celebrated novel The Grapes of Wrath, as … Continue reading

2013-14 DFW Theater Critics Forum Awards

Some of these shows I did not see. A number I  would not honor with awards. EVER. I am disappointed that neither Ochre House’s Christhelmet (directed by Matthew Posey) nor Diana Sheehan’s  Full Gallop or her sophisticated cabaret,  Searching for Gertrude Lawrence at WaterTower Theatre met the critical popularity threshold. I am quite thrilled for other wins. Call it a draw…. Direction: … Continue reading