Seasons of Love

Rent May Be Two Decades Old, But It's Still 'All About Love'

An all-new cast debuts this week as the touring production opens in Houston.

07/31/2019 By Holly Beretto

Summer Drama

Houston Shakespeare Festival Returns with 'Skills,' 'Courage,' and 'Bravado'

The free summer tradition returns to Miller Outdoor this weekend with Julius Caesar and As You Like It.

07/30/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

La frontera

La Madre Valiente Brings Her Cause to notsuoH

Part punk rock musical, part radio play, Amalia Ortiz's Canción Cannibal Cabaret is a call to action.

07/29/2019 By Brittanie Shey

Review

Private Lives is the Highbrow Jerry Springer Re-Run We've Always Wanted

At Main Street Theater, Noel Coward's period play offers a delicious glimpse into one couple's over-the-top personal drama.

07/26/2019 By Doni Wilson

murder

Review: Melrose Has Us On Board with Murder on the Orient Express

The Alley's new artistic leader directs a wonderful Christie whodunit.

07/26/2019 By Doni Wilson

Star Cross'd

Turns Out Online Opera Is a Good Idea

Houston Grand Opera's Shakespeare-inspired web series picked up a Telly Award.

07/23/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

The Doyle and Debbie Show Shakes it Up at Stages

Put on your cowboy boots and two-step your way to the theater, where you will never think of country music in quite the same way again.

07/19/2019 By Doni Wilson

Buckle Up

Mildred's Umbrella Serves Up Summer Theater à la Carte

The rapid-fire, experimental Museum of Dysfunction XI brings 40 performers and roughly 20 directors together for two weekends of performances.

07/17/2019 By Holly Beretto

New beginnings

Hercule Poirot Returns to the Alley

The famed detective returns in a new version of Murder on the Orient Express and the first production from new Artistic Director Rob Melrose.

07/15/2019 By Holly Beretto

Opera

The Mikado Goes Topsy Turvy

Gilbert & Sullivan's problematic favorite gets another version in Houston.

07/10/2019 By Holly Beretto

Wunderkind

Maurielle McGarvey Is the Future

The youngest playwright ever to work on Rec Room's stage, the 18-year-old HSPVA grad will premiere a new version of Woyzeck.

07/09/2019 By Siena DeBolt

Essay

For Me, Aladdin Has Always Been Complicated. I'm Finally OK With That.

On the occasion of Houston's Aladdin obsession, one writer looks at the story as a way to process her identity.

06/28/2019 By Ivanka Perez

vroom vroom

Speeding Motorcycle Makes Its Catastrophic Return

The company's 2006 weirdo rock opera is updated and ready to convert another generation to the music of Daniel Johnston.

06/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

rub the lamp

Have We Reached Peak Aladdin? This Genie Says 'No'

As the Broadway version rolls into Houston, Major Attaway is ready to surprise you with his role.

06/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

Ice House

Our Hopes and Dreams for the Upcoming Destiny's Child Musical

The drama! The Houston landmarks! The 2000 appearance on Cribs! We want it all.

06/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Going Bananas

Uncovering the Real Josephine Baker

“The truth is that if there had been no Josephine Baker, there would be no Brandy, no Monica, no Beyoncé, no Sevyn Streeter, and no Halle Berry.”

06/24/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Stanton Welch's Marie Earns the Audience's Sympathy

Houston Ballet finds unexpected triumph in Marie Antoinette's less-than-blameless life story.

06/17/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Peanuts

You Asked, Main Street Listened: Charlie Brown is Back for Summer

The company says You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown felt like a natural summer show.

06/10/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

The Three Musketeers Will Make You Want to Cheer

A spunky retelling of the classic novel is great summer fun.

06/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

The Merry Widow Is The Rom-Com Ballet You Didn't Know You Needed

The Houston Ballet balances humor and technical prowess for an irresistible production.

06/03/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez