Opera

Houston Grand Opera Nears the End of The Ring Cycle

The third opera in Wagner's famed narrative focuses on the story of Siegfried.

04/15/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Opera

Opera in the Heights Takes on the Greek

This opera puts an artsy spin on its season-ending production, Orfeo ed Euridice.

04/07/2016 By Sarah Douglass

Opera

From Novel to Opera: Catch Anna Karenina This Weekend

The classic Russian drama makes perfect sense on an opera stage—like the one at Moores Opera Center.

04/06/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Theater

Off-Broadway Play Making Its Way to Alley Theatre

Alley Theatre's latest production, Grounded, focuses on modern warfare and the toll it takes on soldiers home and abroad.

04/04/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Theater

Welcome to Speakeasy; Password, Please?

The musical production set in the clandestine Prohibition-era requires a password to get in.

04/01/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 25–27

Matthew Morrison sings at Jones Hall, Dance Salad Festival returns, Grounded opens at Alley Theatre, Goldfinger plays at MFAH, Project Row Houses' Round 44 tackles social change.

03/23/2016 By Nick Esquer

Dance

A Fresh Serving of Dance Salad

The annual Dance Salad Festival brings a lively blend of live art and dance performance to Houston.

03/22/2016 By Leah Rose

Theater Review

Mary Poppins Flies Into Hobby Center

TUTS' production of the practically perfect nanny and her magical antics soars.

03/14/2016 By Doni Wilson

Theater

Cherry Muffins: A Demon Play

Elizabeth Keel's fire-and-brimstone sex comedy burns red hot with hellish humor.

03/11/2016 By Jenn Nguyen

Opera

World Premiere of Prince of Players in March

HGO premieres a story of gender politics in the Shakespearean stage world.

03/02/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 4–6

Alley Theatre hosts its Spring Slam, Jason Derulo performs at RodeoHouston, Houston Chamber Choir dives into Mexican choral history, Houston Pride Band plays music from classic films, Lord of the Dance heel-clicks into Revention Music Center.

03/02/2016 By Nick Esquer

Hop to It

Swing Is the Thing at Houston’s 20th Annual Lindyfest

The event is one of more than 175 such competitions held annually across the globe.

03/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Slam Poetry

Local Theater Gives Voice to Students Through Slam Poetry

Alley Theatre's Slam Poets gives Houston teens an expressive and creative outlet.

02/25/2016 By Camilla Cook

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 26–28

Houston Symphony plays Benny Goodman's hits, artist MPA takes us on a trip to Mars, the Rodeo kicks off with the Bar-B-Que Championship, The Sleeping Beauty twirls into the Houston Ballet, and pianist Christopher McKiggan plays a dual piano set.

02/24/2016 By Nick Esquer

Theater Review

Down the Rabbit Hole

Theatre Southwest’s rendition of the Pulitzer Prize–winning play stages the wages of grief.

02/23/2016 By Doni Wilson

Ballet

Getting Top Honors with Grace and Poise

Teen ballet sensation Madison Young brings home top honors from prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition.

02/19/2016 By Nick Esquer

Theater

Stitches of History and Lingerie

UH's Intimate Apparel takes audiences on a sociopolitical romantic trip back to 1905 New York City.

02/18/2016 By Doni Wilson

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 19–21

The World According To CPLY at Menil, Intimate Apparel opens at UH, Olivia Block performs her "found sounds," DEFINE rides into MFAH, Bayou Bend throws a family party

02/17/2016 By Nick Esquer

Theater

Saving Grace Around Negative Religious Sentiment

Documentary play Dialogues on Grace combines a variety of different religious ideals with thoughts on anti-Muslim sentiment.

02/16/2016 By Camilla Cook

Dance

Using Stories to Tell for the American Experience

Open Dance Project uses diverse storytelling to depict the sense between individualism and community in America.

02/15/2016 By Sarah Douglass