Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Wicked Awesome 

Wednesday, May 6 2009
Comments
Kendra Kassebaum is Glinda. She rules the big stage as the not-yet-Good-Witch in the popular musical Wicked. Along with some of her friends and cast members (alas, not the not-yet-Wicked-Witch-of-the-West Elphaba), Kassebaum performs on a smaller stage at the “Cabaret to Fight AIDS.” This 8-year-old benefit supports local groups doing research, and its show-tunes roundup theme has been, surprise surprise, very popular. The Broadway pros are joined by leading lights of the Bay Area stage, including Lara Bruckmann and Darla Wigginton. These two have extensive and serious opera experience, yet both constantly manufacture excuses to jump into fishnet stockings, as in their adorable shows under the name “Girlkulture,” which pay tribute to Kurt Weill and the like. A sassy group of high talent that brings musical theater numbers, standards, and the occasional pop or even (gasp) country song? You probably already own tickets.
Mon., May 18, 8 p.m., 2009

About The Author

Hiya Swanhuyser

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Slideshows

  • A Look Back at Summer 2014
    Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer -- back to school, the days grow shorter, and fall weather is just around the corner. So have a look back at San Francisco's 2014 summer.
  • Jack White at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    Jack White and his band performed at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Friday and Saturday nights in front of sold out audiences. Jack entertained his fans with music that included songs from his days with The White Stripes, and The Raconteurs, as well as hits from his solo albums; Blunderbuss and Lazaretto. Photography by Sugarwolf.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular