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‘Santaland Diaries’ Returns to Classic Theatre

‘Santaland Diaries’ Returns to Classic Theatre

Imagine being a 33 year-old man working as an elf in a green velvet outfit at a Macy’s department store. Screaming children, impatient customers, and the chance of being recognized by friends and family are all you have to look forward to. Sounds like fun? That’s a synopsis of The Santaland Diaries being presented by

The Overtime Hosts World Premiere of Spooky Gay Comedy ‘Ghostbears’

While it champions Texas-bred productions, the wild and wacky Overtime Theater also stages offbeat works concocted by like-minded playwrights from across the nation. Given his track record fusing Goth culture, Netflix fandom and David Attenborough-inspired nature docs (Among the Squirrels), not to mention setting a Greek myth in a 1950s-era Arizona diner (Iphigenia in Kingman),

Out of the kitchen: Fred Anthony Garza

Garza was inspired by the play Doña Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen. At first glance, it would seem problematic at best to consider opening a vegan, gluten-free, Tex-Mex restaurant on Nogalitos Street just north of I-90. This is hardcore old-school country. But that’s exactly the point, says Fred Anthony Garza, whose Vegeria on upper Broadway, a “grassroots

GLAAD TO KNOW YOU at the Overtime Theatre

Written by Chadd Green and Lee Hurtado. Directed by Morgan Clyde. Featuring Justin Bankston, Chris Kelly, Derek Berlin, Vicky Liendo, Jeremy Talamantez, Jenny Taylor, Michele Wisniewski, and Molly Walker. There’s enough energy to power half a dozen plays in the Overtime’s production of GLAAD to Know You by Chadd Green and Lee Hurtado. The story

A Valentine fundraiser for AtticRep: burlesque, love letters, more

6:30pm Saturday, February 14 Roosevelt Library, 311 Roosevelt (210) 738-1060, tobincenter.org $150-$750 AtticRep presents a Valentine’s Day party with cocktails, dancing and dinner by Tim The Girl. All ticket purchases and donations benefit the AtticRep Theater Company, which continues to bring culturally significant productions to the community of San Antonio. AtticRep’s productions focus on contemporary

Chicago the Musical

7:30pm January 27-January 29 8pm January 30  2pm & 8pm January 31-February 1  $70-$100 The Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-5700 Ticket info here The longest-running musical on Broadway comes to San Antonio for a night of “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle.” Based on the play by Chicago Tribune reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, who covered

Jump-Start Performance Party XXX

Saturday, January 10, 2014, 7 – 11pm Beacon Hill Neighbors at 700 Fredericksburg Rd.  $5 With 30 years of theater-making under their belt, there’s one thing that can certainly be said for Jump-Start Theatre Company: these local trailblazers know how to collaborate, developing innovative new works that serve as “a lasting voice of diverse cultures

Celebrating Robert Rehm

There is no adequate way to document the contributions that Robert Rehm made to the San Antonio theater community, his former students at Jefferson High School’s Fine Arts Magnet Academy, and Cornyation, where he was a skit designer since the mid ’80s. Except perhaps the scholarship, established in his name, that supports the college education

From Tom Jenkins with love: NYC theater notes

Dear theater folks in San Antonio, I’m just back from NYC, and here are some thoughts about current offerings (in case you are going soon, or over the holidays). Enjoy! THE LAST SHIP: A new musical with some lovely and melancholy tunes by Sting, but an awful and confused book. The problem is that playwrights