Hot Sheet: Long on Pride

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include Long Beach Pride, RuPaul’s Drag Race Reunited, and a Modern Family wedding.

BY Advocate.com Editors

May 16 2014 7:35 PM ET

8.  THEATER: Pearls Over Shanghai
Opium addicts, singing sailors, prostitutes, and a variety of underworld types abound in this campy comic mock-operetta, set in 1937 Shanghai and first performed by San Francisco’s legendary gender-bending Cockettes troupe in the 1970s. S.F. theater company Thrillpeddlers’ hit revival was set to close at the end of the month, but it’s just been extended through June 28. Thrillpeddlers cofounder Russell Blackwood directs, and original Cockette and composer Scrumbly Koldewyn serves as musical director and accompanist (the book and lyrics are by Link Martin). Two other original Cockettes, “Sweet Pam” Tent and Rumi Missabu, appear in the show. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at the Hypnodrome in San Francisco; tickets and info here. – Trudy Ring

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