Review

Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile Presents a Comedic Collision of Minds

Two geniuses walk into a bar at the Alley Theatre with mixed results.

05/17/2018 By Doni Wilson

Up, Up, and Away!

T-Minus One Year Until Stages at the Gordy Opens For Business

Stages Repertory Theatre broke ground Tuesday on the new, three-theater Gordy campus down the street from its longtime Allen Parkway home.

05/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Blues

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at The Ensemble Theatre Is About More Than Music

“This play shows us where a lot of music comes from ... but I also hope it allows people to see how African Americans had to function within this racist system, and how they survived."

05/09/2018 By Holly Beretto

Pink Flamingo

Review: Fun, Fun, Fun at Stages' The Great American Trailer Park Musical

"Just because a place might be low-rent doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of high drama."

05/07/2018 By Doni Wilson

Have a ball

Picasso-Themed Alley Theatre Ball Takes Over the Post Oak Hotel

The record-breaking evening honored longtime patron Lynn Wyatt.

05/03/2018 By Houstonia Staff

wildin' out

HGOco's World-Premiere Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers is a Cross-Cultural Kids Opera Made for Houston

Blend together Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, traditional opera singers, and plenty of animals, and you have Miller Outdoor Theatre's latest production.

05/02/2018 By Holly Beretto

Opera

Review: HGO's Norma Tells A Story of Female Empowerment

Houston Grand Opera’s latest performance of the bel canto favorite emphasizes girl power over revenge.

05/01/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Review

Hamilton at the Hobby Center Gets a Double Thumbs Up

Three years and several cities later, the hip-hop musical feels as vital and energetic as ever.

04/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Can it!

Please Stop Giving Absolutely Everything a Standing Ovation

One writer argues Houston's profligate clapping renders the standing O meaningless.

04/30/2018 By Clifford Pugh

BIG MONEY

How to See Hamilton for Less than the Price of a Movie Ticket

You can see Tony-winning blockbuster musical for just $10. Here's how.

04/26/2018 By Morgan Kinney

triple threat

Prepare Yourself for Opera's 'Ultimate Love Triangle'

Mezzo soprano Jamie Barton talks Norma, the soon-to-open HGO production featuring all the lusty passion you could ask for.

04/24/2018 By Holly Beretto

You can't dance, You can't jive

Review: HGO's Herky-Jerky West Side Story At Least Shines Musically

To perhaps no one's surprise, opera performers are much better singers than dancers.

04/23/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Your Shot

Raise a Glass and Maybe Win Hamilton Tickets on Monday

Houston History Alliance is hosting a Hamilton sing-along and ticket raffle.

04/20/2018 By Cory Garcia

Home Run

Houston-Born Dorcas Leung Is Ready for Hamilton

Fresh off a Broadway gig, the actor tells us how her career all started, as all good ones do, with a middle school crush.

04/18/2018 By Holly Beretto

Maria ain't no problem

HGO's West Side Story Arrives to Make Opera Dance

Choreographer Julio Monge explains how he taught opera singers how to move.

04/16/2018 By David Clarke

All in the Family

Review: The Revisionist Offers a Timely Confrontation With Family and Memory

A co-production between Stages and the ERJCC, Jesse Eisenberg's 2013 play arrives at the perfect moment.

04/13/2018 By Doni Wilson

Golden Age

Review: Lawrence Wright's Cleo Revives Technicolor Hollywood for the Stage

The world premiere production at the Alley dazzles with the backstage drama of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

04/12/2018 By Doni Wilson

Best Dressed

The Costume Connection is Here to Save Your Theater's Wardrobe

A new arts non-profit collaboration offers small and mid-sized theater companies access to shared costume resources.

04/03/2018 By Holly Beretto

Mad (Wo)Men

Review: Daisy Examines the Power of Persuasion at Main Street Theater

Confusing portions aside, this regional premiere proves the ongoing relevance of one infamous campaign ad.

04/02/2018 By Doni Wilson

Parallels

Daisy at Main Street Theater Tells a 1960s Story that Sounds Eerily Familiar

The upcoming production captures the political moment that birthed a still-relevant LBJ attack ad.

03/28/2018 By Holly Beretto