Get a Clue

How Do You Put on a 150-Character Play with 4 Actors?

Mark Shanahan returns to the Alley Theatre to direct The 39 Steps.

07/18/2017 By Cara Maines

Tut tuts

Pippin Asks If 'The Extraordinary' Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be

For all its razzle dazzle, this classic musical might be past its prime.

07/13/2017 By Doni Wilson

All Tied Up

Holland Vavra: Part-time Bow Tie Maker, Full-time Pippin Star

The Houston-based actor talks about her role in the upcoming TUTS performance of Pippin and her various side hustles.

07/11/2017 By Doni Wilson

Oldie but a Goodie

Always…Patsy Cline Shines at Stages Once Again

Houston's classic tale of friendship and country music returns to Stages Repertory Theatre.

07/03/2017 By Doni Wilson

Guess Who's Back?

Always…Patsy Cline returns to Houston for Stages Repertory Theatre Anniversary

The ultra-popular musical returns to its birthplace this summer for the umpteenth time.

06/27/2017 By Arman Badrei

Charitable Acts

Spontaneous Smattering Returns to Improvise for School Supplies

Writers and actors will come together this weekend at The Beacon Theatre to write nine one-act plays in 24 hours—all for a good cause.

06/15/2017 By Holly Beretto

God in the Machine

How a Houston Design Shop is Helping A.D. Players Make Bigger, Better and Livelier Theater

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe comes to life with the help of moving, custom-fabricated puppets by Root Lab.

06/14/2017 By Allyson Waller and Cara Maines

Wah Wah

TUTS Brings a Confusing Musical Snoopy to the Hobby Center

The onstage talent shines, but the musical fails to do justice to its source material.

06/12/2017 By Doni Wilson

But a Walking Shadow

Cry Havoc! Channels Shakespeare to Grapple With the Ravages of War

Stephan Wolfert uses the stage to discuss the thorny before and after of going to battle.

06/09/2017 By Doni Wilson

Fitness Friday

Downtown's Campiest Free Workout is Body by Broadway

Nobody's gonna rain on this fitness parade.

06/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Not Bad!

A Musical Freaky Friday Offers High-Energy Hijinks at The Alley Theatre

The classic tale of empathy-by-fire somehow keeps itself fresh in this new musical production.

06/08/2017 By Doni Wilson

DeVito Live

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 9-11

It's like this: If you miss your chance to see Danny DeVito perform for free, there's only one person to blame.

06/08/2017 By Spencer Vogel, Arman Badrei, and Kara Fields

Superstar

Meet the Young Actors Performing Once on This Island at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Humphreys School of Musical Theatre students ages 9 to 19 take the stage this week to perform the Caribbean-inspired musical.

06/06/2017 By Holly Beretto

RAWR

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 3-5

Play with dinosaurs, dance a jig, and experience another 'Freaky Friday' reboot.

06/01/2017 By Scott Vogel

Positively Negative

Review: Main Street Theater Plays It Safe With Formulaic Native Gardens

The play offers an overly polite take on hot button issues.

06/01/2017 By Scott Vogel

The New West

Review: Liberty Valance Revives the Tired Western Genre for an Unexpected Stage Success

A new production breathes life into played-out tropes.

05/30/2017 By Scott Vogel

"I'm Bored"

6 Family-Friendly Summer Arts Activities

Keep the kids engaged and off the couch this summer while flexing their creative muscles.

05/29/2017 By Brandy Hickey

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Review: Why 4th Wall Theatre Company’s Lobby Hero is the Best, Most Relatable Show of the Year

Kenneth Lonergan's 2001 play makes you forget you're not watching real life.

05/25/2017 By Doni Wilson

The Long Weekend

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 26-28

Bard meets barre, biking the Bayou City, and a reason to be excited about a bus ride.

05/25/2017 By Scott Vogel

Theater

In This New Musical, Neither Broadway Nor the Bard Is Safe

It's Shakespeare's turn to be satirized. Enter Something Rotten!

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis