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Rockin’ Around The Hannukah Bush

December isn’t just about Christmas. It’s true! We looked it up on Google! In this part of the country, Jewish traditions often get overlooked (or at the very least overshadowed) because of some baby born in a barn or something a long, long time ago in a land far, far away.  But Uptown Players ensures that this year the Christian […]

Another Del-icious Comedy

When Del Shores puts pen to paper, laughter’s soon to follow, whether it’s on stage or on the big screen. As a followup to his smash turn-of-the-millennium hit, Sordid Lives, Del filmed a sequel that debuted in 2017 called A Very Sordid Wedding that took us back into the trashy and hilarious world of Winters, Texas. Now, he’s converted that […]

Putting The Fun In Funeral

We didn’t realize it until we started typing this sentence just how very much we miss seeing shows on Broadway. Fortunately, we have the next-best thing: Uptown Players. This Friday, they kick off two weekends of performances of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home. We had the privilege of seeing the original production on Broadway and we can’t wait […]

Flap, Flap, Oink. Flap, Flap, Oink.

Uptown Players will return to live, in-person productions when pigs fly! That’s what we thought when Covid crashed the party, but lo and behold, they are returning. And it’s with a play called When Pigs Fly! Did our vaccine make us psychic? In the zany Howard Crabtree classic, a man (coincidentally) named Howard attempts to launch an over-the-top musical review, […]

Nunny Business

If you’re not already in the habit of seeing Uptown Players productions, then it’s time to change that situation. Kicking off December 6, Nuncrackers A-men! brings your favorite Nunsense nuns to the stage for a yuletide spectacular. Portrayed by men (of course!), these sisters are here to sing, dance and make your holidays merry with a collection of original songs, […]

Layers & Layers Of Drama

Remember when desserts were just desserts? Sadly, as we’ve been made too well aware, they can also be catalysts in moral, religious, and political battles. The wildly controversial (eye-roll) subject of wedding cakes becomes a central plot point in the fictional-but-easily-real tale in Uptown Players‘ next production—The Cake. The story follows two women venturing away from New York to get […]

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 and directed by BJ Cleveland, the star-studded production features Lutz […]

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 performed at the tiny KD Studio Theatre. Starting tonight and […]

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 the plot of Uptown Players’ closing production, Perfect Arrangement. In this […]

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 we’re thrilled to see it on a smaller scale with […]