Rogue Festival Performer Preview: That Kidney Show, Or Scrapping my wife for parts—They took my freakin’ kidney

by Tony & Aileen Imperatrice

Life can take a variety of twists and turns that lead us to some amazing adventures. This past year Aileen and I went on the adventure of a lifetime when she donated a kidney so that I could receive a transplant. During this year’s Rogue Festival we will be telling you all about it in a humorous and poignant “he said, she said” narrative.

Cindy! A Cinderella Pop Musical Presented by Shine Youth Theatre

by Terrance McArthur

The Fairy Godmother waves her wand and Cinderella’s rags magically transform into a beautiful ball gown and glass slippers…that is so retro-Disney.
In Shine! Youth Theatre’s Cindy! A Cinderella Pop Musical, the Fairy Godmother wears glasses, the wand is a soap-bubble shooter, the glass slippers are classic-black-lace-up basketball sneakers, and the skirt of the ball-gown….well, that really is the stuff of fairy-tale magic.

Rogue Festival 2016: Red Hot Mama

by Melanie Gall

When you hear the name Sophie Tucker, what comes to mind?
The eccentric older woman who appeared regularly on the Ed Sullivan Show; the real-life subject of the tribute show that launched Bette Midler’s career; the famous vaudevillian who influenced Ethel Merman, Joan Rivers, and Carol Channing?

Rogue Festival 2016: Terror on the High Seas

by Les Kurkendaal

Los Angeles based Actor/Storyteller Les Kurkendaal is bringing his brand new solo comedy show Terror on The High Seas to the Rogue Festival. This is the fourth year in a row that Kurkendaal will be performing at the Rogue. The show is the story about how he goes on a cruise to Alaska with his boyfriend and his boyfriend's family and the ups and downs of dealing with his in-laws.

9 to 5 The Musical On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

by Terrance Mc Arthur

On stage now at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre, the Good Company Players bring us 9 to 5 The Musical, based on the 1980 Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman film about workers turning the tables on a horrible boss. The movie was directed by Colin Higgins (who wrote Harold and Maude) from his screenplay and Patricia Resnick’s story. Resnick adapted the script for the stage, and Parton wrote new songs to go along with her title tune from the film.



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