Past Shows

‘Make It So’ Productions’ was created in 1998 and was ‘ dedicated to developing, nurturing, and presenting gay art in all its forms through event production and sponsorship’. I worked with new up-and-coming artists as well as established performers to allow their works to be seen by the public and to be recorded for the historical record.’ ‘Make It So’ Productions produced a series of gay and “gay-friendly” variety shows entitled VIVA VARIETY. The Bay Times called the shows “off-the-wall, over-the-top, very creative acts, stunning performances, terribly-talented…”

While I’m longer sponsoring or producing shows, I remain very proud of the past productions and list them here. Click on a show to see more details about dates, performers, reviews and locations. They include 50Viva shows as well and my comedy productions, one-man performance pieces and  theatrical productions. Most of these productions were videotaped for the historical record and will someday be available for viewing. Enjoy a stroll through San Francisco’s performance history….

“Enter Then Pause”, The Search for Love, Enlightenment, and the Ultimate Orgasm

Written and Performed by Michael Goldfried
Directed by Jeffrey Friedman

Josie’s Cabaret (5/23 – 6/7/98)
The Marsh Theatre (6/10 – 6/27/98)

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Dr. Scheie’s Traffic School

Written and performed by Danny Scheie
Directed by Mark Rucker

Josie’s Cabaret (6/11- 6/21/98)

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Bill and Chuck and Scrooge

Starring Danny Scheie, Liam Vincent and Richard Ciccarone
Written and Directed by Danny Scheie

The Marsh (12/3 – 12/20/98)

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Duty Free

Written and performed by David Mills
Directed by Danny Scheie
Video by Please Louise Productions
Set/lighting design by Jon Lowe
Music by David Buuck
Stage Manager – Tom Ontiveros

The Studio, Theatre Rhino (4/30 – 5/31/99)

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The Howard & Phil Show Segment: “Gays in Vietnam”

“Gays in Vietnam”
Hosted by Howard Miller and Phil Walker
Guests: Randy Bailey and Albert Patterson
Written and Produced by Steve Murray
Directed by Geo Gaile

Cable TV, Citivision Channel 53 (1999)

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“Boyz 2 Broadz”

Starring Matthew Martin and Matthew Simmons

Theatre Rhino (10/18 – 10/19/99, 1/7 – 1/9/00, 1/14-1/16/00)

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Scott Capurro – Erect in San Francisco

Starring Scott Capurro with special guest Kitty Ultrasound

The Peacock Lounge (New Years Eve 2002)

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Scott Capurro Returns!

Starring Scott Capurro

Big Lil’s Comedy Club (3/10/03)
San Francisco Women’s Center (3/14/03)
Julia Morgan Theatre (5/9/03)

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The Three Wise Men – An Evening of Comedy w/ Diane Amos, Betsy Salkind and Bridget Schwartz

Starring Diane Amos, Betsy Salkind and Bridget Schwartz

Buriel Clay Theatre (6/19/04)

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Hush Up Sweet Charlotte

Starring Matthew Martin, Varla Jean Merman and Arturo Galster
Directed by Matthew Martin

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (6/1/ – 8/1/05)

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Faerie Village Stage

Starring Garrin Benfield and others

Civic Center Plaza (6/25/06)

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The Mt. Rushmore of Comedy

Starring Doug Holsclaw, Amy Boyd, Aundre the Wonderwoman, and Will Franken

ODC Theatre (7/7/06)

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TROG!

Starring Matthew Martin, Mike Finn and Heklina
Directed by Matthew Martin

Theatre Rhino (8/18 – 9/23/06)

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Wesla Whitfield ‘Living on Love’ CD Release Concert

Starring Wesla Whitfield with the Mike Greensill Trio and The Klingel Horns

Herbst Theatre (8/27/06)

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Judy Tenuta and Alec Mapa
The “Goddess of Comedy” meets the “Gaysian Sweetheart”

Starring Judy Tenuta and Alec Mapa

Herbst Theatre (9/16/07)

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Viva Variety (premiere show)

Beneficiary: The Brownie Mary Fund

Theatre Rhino (4/19/99)

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Viva Variety 2

Beneficiary: Project Inform

Theatre Rhino (6/1/99)

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Viva Variety 3

Beneficiary: Q Spirit

Theatre Rhino (7/27/99)

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Viva Variety 4

Beneficiary: Theatre Rhino

Theatre Rhino (9/21/99)

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Viva Variety 5

Beneficiary: Breast Cancer Action

Theatre Rhino (10/18/99)

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Viva Variety 6

Beneficiary: Lyon/Martin

Theatre Rhino (11/16/99)

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Viva Variety 7

Beneficiary: LYRIC

Theatre Rhino (2/8/00)

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Viva Variety 8

Beneficiary:Black Coalition on AIDS

Theatre Rhino (3/21/00)

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Viva Variety 9

Beneficiary: Spectrum

Theatre Rhino (4/18/00)

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Viva Variety 10

Beneficiary: Breast Cancer Fund

Theatre Rhino (6/20/00)

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Viva Variety 11

Beneficiary: New Leaf

Theatre Rhino (8/8/00)

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Viva Variety 12

Beneficiary: Radiant Light

Theatre Rhino (9/19/00)

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Viva Variety 13

Beneficiary: Full Circle

Theatre Rhino (10/24/00)

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Viva Variety 14

Beneficiary: Marin AIDS Project

Theatre Rhino (11/28/00)

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Viva Variety 15

Beneficiary: Art for Healing

Theatre Rhino (1/23/01)

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Viva Variety 16

Beneficiary: GLBT Historical Society

Theatre Rhino (3/6/01)

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Viva Variety 17

Beneficiary: Positive Resource Center

Theatre Rhino (5/8/01)

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Viva Variety 18

Beneficiary: Stop AIDS Project

Theatre Rhino (6/26/01)

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Viva Variety 19

Beneficiary: Bay Positives

Theatre Rhino (8/7/01)

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Viva Variety 20

Beneficiary: Sonoma County Face to Face

Theatre Rhino (9/25/01)

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Viva Variety 21

Beneficiary: Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center

Club Fab (10/13/01)

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Viva Variety 22

Beneficiary: Rainbow Adult Community Housing

Theatre Rhino (11/13/01)

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Viva Variety 23

Beneficiary: Laughingstock

Theatre Rhino (1/8/02)

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Viva Variety 24

Beneficiary: API Wellness Center

Bayfront Theatre (2/26/02)

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Viva Variety 25

Beneficiary: AIDS Emergency Fund

Bayfront Theatre (4/16/02)

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Viva Variety 26

Beneficiary: Lazy Bear Charities

Bayfront Theatre (6/25/02)

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Viva Variety 27

Beneficiary: Shanti

Club Fab (7/19/02)

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Viva Variety 28

Beneficiary: Native American Health Center

Victoria Theatre (8/27/02)

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Viva Variety 29

Beneficiary: Positive Being

Victoria Theatre (10/8/02)

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Viva Variety 30

Beneficiary: Rainbow Community Center

Victoria Theatre (12/10/03)

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Viva Variety 31

Beneficiary: Lesbian Health Research Center

Mission High (1/28/03)

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Viva Variety 32

Beneficiary: Immune Enhancement Project

Buriel Clay Theatre (5/13/03)

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Viva Variety 33

Beneficiary: Shanti

Buriel Clay Theatre (6/24/03)

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Viva Variety 34

Beneficiary: Aguilas

Most Holy Redeemer (8/22/03)

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Viva Variety 35

Beneficiary: CUAV

Buriel Clay Theatre (9/30/03)

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Viva Variety 36

Beneficiary: Castro Country Club

Buriel Clay Theatre (9/04/03)

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Viva Variety 37

Beneficiary: Openhouse

Buriel Clay Theatre (12/16/03)

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Viva Variety 38

Beneficiary: MCF

Buriel Clay Theatre (1/20/04)

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Viva Variety 39

Beneficiary: AHP

Buriel Clay Theatre (3/2/04)

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Viva Variety 40

Beneficiary: AIDS Housing Alliance

Buriel Clay Theatre (4/12/04)

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Viva Variety 41

Beneficiary: BAY Positives

Buriel Clay Theatre (5/25/04)

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Viva Variety 42

Beneficiary: Magnet

Buriel Clay Theatre (7/6/04)

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Viva Variety 43

Beneficiary: AfroSolo Theatre

Buriel Clay Theatre (8/17/04)

Viva Variety 44

Beneficiary: Quan Yin

Buriel Clay Theatre (9/28/04)

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Viva Variety 45

Beneficiary: Shanti

ODC Theatre (1/11/05)

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Viva Variety 46

Beneficiary: Thrive SF

ODC Theatre (3/29/04)

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Viva Variety 47

Beneficiary: IEP

ODC Theatre (5/24/05)

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Viva Variety 48

Beneficiary: Native American AIDS Project

ODC Theatre (9/6/05)

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Viva Variety 49

ODC Theatre (10/25/05)

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Viva Variety 50 (Final Show)

ODC Theatre (11/22/05)

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