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Performing Arts

Theatre, Musical Theatre, Film, Opera, and other performing arts. Ray Renati is a San Francisco, California based actor, singer, director, and comedian. He has over three decades of experience in the performing arts from opera to film and TV to live performance on stage. Join Ray as he interviews actors, directors and people from any of the performing arts. Learn what happens behind the scenes. Ray is a fun loving guy with a passion for all performing arts.

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Great discussion with Anne Galjour, playwright and actor, whose new play "Get Gandhi - A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy", previews tonight at Z Below in San Francisco. All information is below.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits Theatre Collective

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Opening Music by the fabulous CARLY OZARD

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What a couple of weeks! I have been to three fabulous plays and to a concert featuring one of the best ukulele players in the world.

Jake Shimabukuro (http://jakeshimabukuro.com/

Marin Theatre Company (https://www.marintheatre.org/

Young Jean Lee (http://youngjeanlee.org/

School of Rock - Broadway (https://us.schoolofrockthemusical.com/)

Berkeley Rep (https://www.berkeleyrep.org/)

Amios West (https://www.amioswest.org/)

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Opening music by Carly Ozard (http://carlyozard.com/).

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Today I auditioned for a play at San Jose Stage Company called The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and tonight we are going to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Theater Rhinoceros in San Francisco. Music:!

****CORRECTION - the director of Priscilla Queen of the Desert is JOHN FISHER. ***

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Today I spoke with John Fisher, the Executive Director of Theatre Rhinoceros, the longest running queer theatre in the world. John directed the award-winning musical  - Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

After last year’s (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40-year history of Theatre Rhinoceros is thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. SYNOPSIS: The Musical follows two drag queens and a transsexual (Tick, Adam, and Bernadette), who buy a run-down old bus (they call Priscilla) and set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback when one of them, Tick, is invited by his ex-wife to perform his drag show at her faraway resort. However, Tick is hesitant to tell his friends, Bernadette (a former performing icon whose best days are behind her) and Adam (a rambunctious young troublemaker), his own personal reasons for taking the trip. During their journey, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of who aren’t receptive to their lifestyle, including incidents of homo and transphobia, while widening comfort zones, finding new horizons, and strengthening their own friendship. 

Performances: Extended run to July 7, 2018

Location: Gateway Theatre - 215 Jackson St., (at Battery St.) SF, CA 94111 

Tickets: Available online from Brown Paper Tickets (http://bit.ly/priscilla_tix)or call the box office at 1-800-838-3006.

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Pride San Francisco - Parade and Celebration - June 23-24 2018. http://www.sfpride.org/

Opening Music by Carly Ozard - carlyozard.com

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This week we take a look at Shotz! in San Francisco, The Tony Awards and Robert De Niro, the Anthony Bordain tragedy, and finally your summer Broadway Show List!
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AMIOSWEST WAS FOUNDED  in 2012 as the West Coast outpost of Amios.  Amios (Art and Music in our Souls) was founded in 2009 by alumni of the National Theatre Conservatory. Since its inception, Amios has worked with over 500 artists to produce more than 300 original short, one-act and full-length plays in New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles.

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Here's the Next Performance of Shotz!

THE MOON ALSO RISES

July 11th at 7 PM

4th Street Theater
2020 Fourth St
Berkeley, CA 94710

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The ingredients. Each of the plays must:

1. Relate to the theme The Moon Also Rises
2. One character must experience disgust
3. Include the word gingivitis or mention a stone fruit

The playwrights are Sunil Patel, Jess Thomas, Jeremy Cole, Christopher Magee, Michael Magee, Ray Renati and Malinda Coler

The directors are Ray Renati, Anna Smith, Melanie Bandera-Hess, Puja Tolton, Malinda Coler, Jesse Lumb & Christopher Magee

The actors are Moshe Goodman, Celia Maurice, Katie Whitcraft
Randy Russell, Jayme Catalano, Cary Cronholm Rose, Megan Toth, Michael Magee, Christopher Magee, Anna Smith, Puja Tolton, Robyn Grahn, Angel Hertslet & Emily Stapleton

$15 Online
$20 at the Door
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CARLY OZARD
Powerhouse Entertainer and actress Carly Ozard has had solo shows at The Rrazz Room, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Stage 72 at the Triad and The Metropolitan Room. She works in musical theatre, cabaret, and as a FEMcee for various events. An exceptional vocalist with comic and dark sides showcasing a repertoire that includes Musical Theatre, Contemporary Pop, Classic Rock and Electric Dance Music. A newly budding songwriter and cover artist, she just released her debut recording Universal Child on iTunes and CDBaby. Having acted as head judge of The Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco as well as a judge for The Voice of Vallarta and the San Francisco Cabaret Competition, Carly has been part of every community she has performed in. Carly has shared stages with Charles Strouse, Klea Blackhurst, Rita Moreno, Leslie Jordan, Maureen McGovern, Miranda Sings! and more. She is a two time Burner at Burning Man, a proud member of AEA and The New York City Friar’s Club, and she is reinventing herself and expanding her fan base! Carly Ozard performs regularly in San Francisco and is based out of New York.

 

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Why are we focusing on Roseanne Barr when the real problem is the President of the United States and his use of Twitter, and the fact that we have become a reality TV show as a country?

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June 2, 2018

The Color Purple

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Today I talk about the touring version of The Color Purple. The show has some impressive voices and energy but needs more specific direction.

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My day in San Francisco auditioning for plays including the goat by Edward Albee.

 

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Tonight we had our preview of you are my sunshine at the Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco. I tell you the ins and outs of all the BackStage. shenanigans, and why one should avoid Thai food right before going on stage.

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