Beneath the facade

The Alley Explores the Not-So-Glamorous Old Black & White Hollywood

Local playwright ShaWanna Renee Rivon shares what inspired her story about racial and gender inequality during the Golden Age of Cinema.

04/15/2021 By Kaitlyn Miller

2-for-1 Critics Special

REVIEW: The Alley’s New Shorts Squeeze Huge Life Questions into 20-Minute Virtual Shows

"Man. Kind." and "For Steve Wozniak, on His 67th Birthday," which are available as part of the theater company’s free digital season, are viewable through July 4.

04/13/2021 By Doni Wilson

Dancing for joy

Summer Shows at Miller Outdoor Theatre Return May 1

The theater is two-stepping back into live music, plays, and gatherings, while staying safe of course.

04/12/2021 By Sydney Davis

Showcase

First Annual Texas Latino/a/x Contemporary Dance Festival Leaps into Houston

The new fest, streamable April 1–10, gives Latinx dancers their own stage to shine on.

04/01/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Schedule Shift IV

UPDATED: Broadway at the Hobby Center Pushes Wicked to 2023

But we still have "Hamilton" this season.

03/30/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Musical Tapas

Travel to Spain During Houston Grand Opera's New Concert

"Suite Española: Explorando Iberia," which premieres March 26, highlights zarzuela, or Spanish musical theater, and flamenco.

03/25/2021 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Crack this case

SPA's Interactive Art Heist Steals the Show, But Who Took the Paintings?

The theatrical walking tour brings a 30-year-old half-billion-dollar mystery to life downtown.

03/24/2021 By Rob Sanford

SONGS AND STORIES

Stages Studio Sessions Is Back

The six-week series is bringing some of Houston's favorite performers to the Gordy and a laptop near you.

03/18/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Acting In Isolation

With Medea, the Alley Is Virtual and More Vulnerable

Elizabeth Bunch talks about filming shows at home and playing the titular role in Euripides’s play.

03/16/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Ballet all day

With the Houston Ballet, You’re In Good Company

Each week through April, the company is releasing videos from its new dance film on social media.

03/12/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Coming Soon

See Celebrity Chef Alton Brown at Jones Hall This Fall 

The Food Network star will be hosting his newest show, “Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats.”

03/09/2021 By Raven Wuebker

“I Was Never Going to be a Saint”

Review: Main Street Theater Asks What Is True in The Book of Magdalene

The play by Caridad Svich questions connections and reality in a post-apocalyptic world.

02/22/2021 By Doni Wilson

A new act begins

Stages Announces Major Staff Changes

As Managing Director Mark Folkes bows out, Eboni Bell takes centerstage as Inclusion, Engagement and Training director.

01/28/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Lift every voice and sing

HGO Showcases Three Generations of Black Singers in Giving Voice

Soprano Nicole Heaston talks filming the concert, Covid-19, and her own "Purple Robe Song Series."

01/22/2021 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

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