Browsing: Uptown Players

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Ein Springular Sensation

Teen sex in 19th-century Germany. We’ll take that any day over a singing-and-dancing spongeman, melancholy opera monster, or falsetto felines when it comes to Broadway musicals. But we tend to find inspiration in the unlikeliest of source material, which surely happened when Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater created the music,…

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Deck The Halls With The Best Garland Ever

Jesus Christ: King of the Jews. Janelle Lutz: Queen of the Judys. One of our all-time favorite Uptown Players actors returns to the role she was born to play in A Very Judy Christmas, a variety show-style extravaganza reminiscent of the best (and cheesiest) holiday specials of the 1950s and 60s. Written…

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Uptown Players Goes Small

We’ve gotten accustomed to spectacle. Bigger! Louder! Chorus line-ier! That’s because Uptown Players continues to outdo itself with one Broadway-worthy production after another. Yet in celebration of LGBT History Month, they’re shifting gears to focus on a pair of smaller-scale shows and we’re totally into it. Takes us back to the days when the theater troupe…

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Practically Perfect In Every Way

You may never watch 1950s sitcoms the same way ever again. Imagine I Love Lucy if Ricky and Fred were pushing the twin beds together for a little afternoon action on all fours while Lucy and Ethel do interesting things with spatulas and whisks in the kitchen. That’s a down-and-dirty simplification of…

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A Little Babs’ll Do Ya

Hope you like theater, because we’ve been covering a lot of it this week. But we’re not apologizing. Instead, we think of it as a dual public service. You get to learn about fantastic gay-interest productions and escape the July heat of Dallas at the same time. Win-win. This Sunday, Uptown Players presents…

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No More F*#king ABBA! (OK, Maybe A Little)

The best drag queen road-trip movie ever (sorry, To Wong Foo) makes for one of the best stage musicals ever, too. Go figure. We’ve seen the Broadway version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and loved it (especially the part where they pulled us onstage to dance in a musical number). But…

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Don’t Panic! Uptown Players Returns This June

Finally. A Super Sweet 16 we actually want to go to. From June 14 to 16, Uptown Players presents the sixteenth edition of its annual fundraiser, Broadway Our Way. Written and directed once again by the too-talented-for-his-own-tap-shoes B.J. Cleveland, it’s one of the highlights of the troupe’s season of ovation-worthy performances. Featuring a Who’s…

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One Singularly Sensational Weekend

Ah, tits and ass. The first Broadway musical we ever saw was a touring production of A Chorus Line. Before that, we’d somehow  been led to believe that all musicals were G-rated, saccharine-sweet productions, most likely because our mom force-fed us Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music whenever possible. So when we…

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Always A McBride, Never A McBridesmaid

Elvis hasn’t left the building. You just might not recognize him due to the high heels and fishnet stockings. That’s the central premise of the hilarious Off-Broadway sensation, The Legend of Georgia McBride, making its regional premiere this Friday. Uptown Players presents the comedy, which stars Kyle Igneczi in the title role of…

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Full Frontal Follies

Some people like peanut butter and chocolate. Others enjoy gin and tonic. But one of our favorite combinations is Uptown Players and male nudity. Call us old-fashioned. This week, the Broadway smash musical The Full Monty comes to the Kalita Humphreys Theater for three weekends of fabulous singing, dancing and…

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