Review: ‘Club Inferno’ at Thrillpeddlers (**1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: **1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Russell Blackwood’s “Thrillpeddlers” is a unique San Francisco institution. This bizarre but talented and enthusiastic troupe of amateur and professional performers is eccentric in the extreme, specializing in revivals of the “Theatre of the Ridiculous” (mostly, but not exclusively, focussing on […]

‘Hot Greeks’ leaves the audience panting—with laughter

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 4/5 Stars » Highly Recommended) For a while now, the always polished Thrillpeddlers at The Hypnodrome have been presenting revivals of the legendary Cockettes musicals under the skilled comic leadership of director Russell Blackwood and the musical masterminding of Scrumbly Koldewyn of the original Cockettes. Thus far, we have enjoyed delightfully funny productions […]

Thrill Peddlers’ ‘Vice Palace: The Last Cockettes Musical’ is over-the-top San Francisco fun

(Charles Kruger) “Vice Palace: The Last Cockettes Musical” by Martin Worman, music by Richard ‘Scrumbly’ Koldewyn, lyrics by Martin Worman & Richard ‘Scrumbly’ Koldewyn, produced by Thrillpeddlers. Director: Russell Blackwood. Scenic Designer: James Blackwood. Costumes: Kara Emry. Lighting: Nicholas Torre. Sound: Chris Paulina. Technical Director: TJ Buswell. Choreographers: John LeFan, Cindy Goldfield, D’Arcy Drollinger, Bonni […]