Not-so-regularly scheduled programming

Miss the Theater? Here’s How the Alley Is Making Its Spring Season Happen Online

Artistic Director Rob Melrose talks picking productions for the digital season, translating plays into English, and filming shows at home.

01/13/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

The shows go on

Stages Has Packed Its Virtual Stage This Spring

We may not be able to return to The Gordy until summer at least, but there’s plenty excitement ahead.

01/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Buttons is Back, Ya'll

REVIEW: Stages Riffs on Tradition with Innovative One-Man Panto

We couldn't be more grateful to see the company's lockdown rendition of "Sleeping Beauty" after this insane year.

12/17/2020 By Doni Wilson

Christmas-ing with you

REVIEW: A.D. Players's Merry Christmas, Darling Leaves Us "On Top of the World"

The in-person and virtual concert features Chicago starlet Heidi Kettenring singing the songs of Karen Carpenter.

12/15/2020 By Doni Wilson

A sweet Yuletide suite

Houston Ballet Offering Bayou City New Holiday Treat with Nutcracker Sweets

The virtual production combines footage from old company performances of the Tchaikovsky holiday ballet with new dances set to favorite seasonal songs and carols.

12/15/2020 By Adrianne Reece

Playing with Activism

Mildred’s Umbrella Joining Theaters around the Country in Nationwide Reading

Held this year on Dec 14, "#Enough" aims to promote conversations on gun violence through its middle and high school playwriting competitions.

12/11/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

Snow Gaze

HGO Brings Wintery Joy to Houston in The Making of the Snowy Day

The new documentary showcases the heart and soul of Ezra Jack Keats’s classic story as well as the challenge of bringing it to the operatic stage.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

No Bah Humbugs Here

REVIEW: Alley Captures the Meaning of Christmas in Virtual A Christmas Carol

The paired-down adaptation of Dickens's tale, available for free through Dec 27, casts off the trappings of productions past to focus on what really matters.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

A Covid Carol

Just Like Scrooge, You Won't See Manual Cinema’s Twist on A Christmas Carol Coming

Dickens’s classic tale is being brought to life virtually through puppetry and live music, not to mention a modern-day spin.

12/04/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

The Show Must Go On ... line

Alley Theatre Pivots to Entirely Digital 2020-2021 Season, Cancelling All In-Person Shows

The company’s new slate of digital offerings will include original short plays, translations of classics, and more.

12/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Holiday Treats

Houston Ballet Is Bringing Its Classic Christmas Show into the Digital Age with Nutcracker Sweets

While the company has also cancelled in-person shows through June 2021, it will be creating new online programming in its place.

11/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Documentary Theater

REVIEW: Dirt Dogs' Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Brings Achingly Familiar Stories to the Forefront

This digital reworking of Anna Deavere Smith’s famous play offers an equal measure of heavy heartache and heightened hope as characters describe the turmoil at the center of a racial reckoning.

11/18/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

joining the chorus

HGO Is Sharing the Musical Love Through the Texas Opera Alliance

The new initiative brings companies across the Lone Star State together. The first mission? Reaching adolescent opera-lovers with the Teen Opera Club of Texas.

11/17/2020 By Adrianne Reece

A Spin Cycle of Fun

REVIEW: Stages’s Honky Tonk Laundry Will Wash Your Cares Away

With its big, Lynn Anderson hair and perfect amount of fringe, this jukebox musical full of country favorites has the kind of joyous spirit we so desperately need these days.

11/12/2020 By Doni Wilson

After Our Own Arts

Society of Performing Arts Is Bringing a Manly Choir and Chevy Chase to Houston with SPA Digital

The new schedule of virtual arts programming features national and international acts, as well as brand new works from Bayou City artists.

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A Dramatic Pause

TUTS's George Strait-Inspired Show Is No Fool-Hearted Memory

Theatre Under the Stars bemoans the coronavirus cancellation of "Pure Country," a musical premiere decades in development.

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Opera Online

Houston Grand Opera Cancels Remaining 2020-2021 Mainstage Productions

But the company is turning up the tempo on digital offerings through the rest of the season.

11/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

No "Bah Humbugs" Here

Alley Takes Its Annual Production of A Christmas Carol Online

The company will also be transforming the George R. Brown Convention Center into a winter wonderland for Deck the Trees.

10/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

(Bird) Call of the Wild

HGO Isn't "Fowltering" with Its Mockumentary Staging of Vinkensport

The modern comedic opera brings the competitive world of "finch-sitting" to life. We're not even kidding.

10/21/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Schedule Shift II

UPDATED: Broadway at the Hobby Center Postpones New Season until April 2021

The new season now begins this spring with a visit from the Blue Man Group.

10/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven