Charitable Acts

Spontaneous Smattering Returns to Improvise for School Supplies

Writers and actors will come together this weekend at The Beacon Theatre to write nine one-act plays in 24 hours—all for a good cause.

06/15/2017 By Holly Beretto

God in the Machine

How a Houston Design Shop is Helping A.D. Players Make Bigger, Better and Livelier Theater

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe comes to life with the help of moving, custom-fabricated puppets by Root Lab.

06/14/2017 By Allyson Waller and Cara Maines

Wah Wah

TUTS Brings a Confusing Musical Snoopy to the Hobby Center

The onstage talent shines, but the musical fails to do justice to its source material.

06/12/2017 By Doni Wilson

But a Walking Shadow

Cry Havoc! Channels Shakespeare to Grapple With the Ravages of War

Stephan Wolfert uses the stage to discuss the thorny before and after of going to battle.

06/09/2017 By Doni Wilson

Fitness Friday

Downtown's Campiest Free Workout is Body by Broadway

Nobody's gonna rain on this fitness parade.

06/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Not Bad!

A Musical Freaky Friday Offers High-Energy Hijinks at The Alley Theatre

The classic tale of empathy-by-fire somehow keeps itself fresh in this new musical production.

06/08/2017 By Doni Wilson

DeVito Live

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 9-11

It's like this: If you miss your chance to see Danny DeVito perform for free, there's only one person to blame.

06/08/2017 By Spencer Vogel, Arman Badrei, and Kara Fields

Superstar

Meet the Young Actors Performing Once on This Island at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Humphreys School of Musical Theatre students ages 9 to 19 take the stage this week to perform the Caribbean-inspired musical.

06/06/2017 By Holly Beretto

RAWR

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 3-5

Play with dinosaurs, dance a jig, and experience another 'Freaky Friday' reboot.

06/01/2017 By Scott Vogel

Positively Negative

Review: Main Street Theater Plays It Safe With Formulaic Native Gardens

The play offers an overly polite take on hot button issues.

06/01/2017 By Scott Vogel

The New West

Review: Liberty Valance Revives the Tired Western Genre for an Unexpected Stage Success

A new production breathes life into played-out tropes.

05/30/2017 By Scott Vogel

"I'm Bored"

6 Family-Friendly Summer Arts Activities

Keep the kids engaged and off the couch this summer while flexing their creative muscles.

05/29/2017 By Brandy Hickey

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Review: Why 4th Wall Theatre Company’s Lobby Hero is the Best, Most Relatable Show of the Year

Kenneth Lonergan's 2001 play makes you forget you're not watching real life.

05/25/2017 By Doni Wilson

The Long Weekend

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 26-28

Bard meets barre, biking the Bayou City, and a reason to be excited about a bus ride.

05/25/2017 By Scott Vogel

Theater

In This New Musical, Neither Broadway Nor the Bard Is Safe

It's Shakespeare's turn to be satirized. Enter Something Rotten!

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hot Ticket

A Tempest in a Tough Spot

Can Shakespeare dance? That's up to the Houston Ballet.

05/24/2017 By Scott Vogel

Curtain Call

Review: Fun Home Delightfully Balances Secrets, Suicide and Sexuality

The national tour stops at Houston's Hobby Center for a gay old time.

05/19/2017 By Scott Vogel

Nothing Is Easy

Review: Luna Gale Twists and Turns Through the Labyrinth of a Social Worker’s Life

Rebecca Gilman's play explores the impossible challenge of knowing what's best for a child.

05/17/2017 By Doni Wilson

Entertainment

This Week in Theater: May 16-20

Or, how to cry like James Comey

05/16/2017 By Scott Vogel

Review

Front Porch Society Revisits Obama’s Historic Win

Hope, change, and also disillusion.

05/15/2017 By Doni Wilson