Pay-to-Pee

REVIEW: Art Factory's Trumpified Take on Urinetown Aims for the Bowl with Varied Success

The production embraces the show's tongue-in-cheek satire, but doesn't quite land every joke.

02/22/2020 By Ian Everett

Old Is New

Kassandra and The Leader Take On Real World Problems Through Opera

Opera in the Heights’s double bill tackles #MeToo, loss of identity, and climate change.

02/22/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

History Test

REVIEW: Camp David Tries to Make Peace With the Past to Mixed Results

Even with a stellar cast, the Alley's production falls into the traps of reexamining history.

02/21/2020 By Doni Wilson

Daring Diplomacy

The Alley's Camp David Brings Drama of History to Houston Stage

The play tells the story of the 1978 Camp David Accords, which brought peace between Egypt and Israel.

02/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Innocence of Youth

TUTS’ Once On This Island Takes Houston Audiences On a Journey of Love

This is definitely not the Disney version of “The Little Mermaid.”

02/18/2020 By Holly Beretto

Girl Power

Catastrophic Theatre’s Fefu and Her Friends Tells a Tale of Sisterhood

The avant-garde play by María Irene Fornés tackles themes of identity and female friendship.

02/17/2020 By Holly Beretto

Review

Main Street Theater’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue Is a Lyric Homage Confronting the High Price of War

The play is the first in a trilogy being staged across over the next few weeks.

02/12/2020 By Doni Wilson

Familiar Face

Former Houston Actress Makes National Tour Debut in Jersey Boys

Connor Lyon plays 16 different characters in the Tony-winning musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

02/05/2020 By Holly Beretto

And Follow

The Fantasticks Delivers Fantastically at the New Gordy Theater

Stages delivers a timeless musical with a little action, a dash of slapstick, and a whole lot of heart.

02/04/2020 By Doni Wilson

A show for all

HGO's Aida Brings a Silky Spectacle to Houston

Verdi's classic love story remains a great entry point into the world of opera.

02/04/2020 By Michael Clark

Love and Tragedy

Aida Returns to HGO Stage in Modernized Take on Verdi Classic

Tenor Russell Thomas talks the challenges of playing Radames, the opera's warrior romantic lead.

01/30/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Howdy, comrade

New Opera Tells Story Of Russian Politician Boris Yeltsin's 1989 Trip to Randalls

The future president wasn't impressed by the Statue of Liberty or NASA, but the Houston-based grocery store chain left him in awe.

01/30/2020 By Chris Gray

Love Conquers All

The Band's Visit Focuses on Love and Music, Not Politics

The 2017 surprise Broadway smash makes its way to the Hobby Center with a Middle Eastern flair.

01/28/2020 By Holly Beretto

Musical Misogyny

Review: HGO’s La Favorite Tries to Overcome a Classic Operatic Problem

With beautiful musicianship, detailed sets, and intricate costume, HGO’s "La Favorite" tries to overcome the show's inherent sexism.

01/27/2020 By Michael Clark

Never Forget

Main Street Theater’s Production of The Diary of Anne Frank Offers a Study in Faith

The production will be accompanied by special programming on the dangers of discrimination.

01/26/2020 By Holly Beretto

A Love Triangle for the (Modern) Ages

Houston Grand Opera's La Favorite Brings a Favorite Performer Back to the Bayou City

World-renowned mezzo Jamie Barton takes on the title role in the Houston premiere of Donizetti's rarely-performed opera.

01/25/2020 By Holly Beretto

Ready to Remember?

Stages Opens New Space With Production of The Fantasticks

The repertory theatre is re-staging an old favorite as its inaugural show in the Gordy.

01/24/2020 By Holly Beretto

Theater News

The TUTS 2020-2021 Season Includes Broadway-Bound 1776

From the classic South Pacific to the family-friendly Little Mermaid, the upcoming season of Theatre Under the Stars has a show for every age.

01/22/2020 By Emma Schkloven

New Play

Ensemble Theatre's The Green Book Offers Weighty Subjects With Uplifting Message

The play, which is not connected to the Oscar-winning film, makes its regional premiere.

01/21/2020 By Holly Beretto

Life In Absurdity

4th Wall Theatre's The Realistic Joneses Tackles Real-Life Issues Through an Absurdist Lens

The slice-of-life drama by Will Eno takes its audience up close and personal with existential questions about love and loss.

01/20/2020 By Doni Wilson