Farewell

The Search Is on for a New Alley Theatre Artistic Director

Gregory Boyd announced his retirement from his post as the Alley Theatre's artistic director.

01/10/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Classics

Review: An Iliad Is Better Than Epic

Guy Roberts reanimates the classical text in a suspenseful, invigorating performance at Main Street Theater.

01/08/2018 By Doni Wilson

TUT TUT

You Have Permission to Boo and Cheer (But Mostly Boo) at TUTS' Holiday Panto

Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight is an exciting holiday panto, but it's both too long and filled with flat punchlines.

12/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Double the Sugar

What's the Big Deal About The Nutcracker?

One writer makes his first adult journey to the holiday staple. Spoiler alert: Nobody vomited.

12/15/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Into the Woods

You Can Now Watch A Hansel and Gretel 'Micro-Opera' in a Simulated Forest

Rec Room, the never-normal venue, opens an intimate, installation-like setting of the classic holiday opera.

12/08/2017 By Holly Beretto

Review

Panto Cinderella Hams Up the Holidays at Stages

Ten years in, the city's original British Panto succeeds with slapstick laughs and actually-good audience participation.

12/04/2017 By Doni Wilson

Sweet Spot

After Years of Fumbling, HGO May Have Landed A Holiday Winner

The world premiere of The House Without a Christmas Tree is not complicated, which may be its greatest strength.

12/01/2017 By Sydney Boyd

It's Alive!

Back From the Dead: 4th Wall Theatre Company Resurrected by Generous Donation

After a six-figure donation and forthcoming donation drive, the company plans to keep the doors open and hire a managing director.

12/01/2017 By Holly Beretto

Fresh Start

The Spirit of TUTS Underground Resurfaces at Queensbury Theatre

Marley Singletary makes the move to the west Houston company with the same pioneering musical ideas.

11/28/2017 By Holly Beretto

Killing Season

Reckless Offers an Adult Twist on the Usual Christmas Fare

4th Wall Theatre Company resurfaces the dark comedy just in time for the holidays.

11/27/2017 By Holly Beretto

Bah, Humbug

Review: Head to A Midnight Clear for the Sounds, Not the Sights

A holiday premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre shines musically in spite of a flat storyline.

11/20/2017 By Doni Wilson

Big League

One Year in, Smart Financial Centre Solidifies Its Reputation with Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker

If the Sugar Land performing arts venue is good enough for the Houston Ballet, it's probably good enough for anyone.

11/17/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Trump People

Rhinoceros Offers an Absurd Take on 'Trump People'

Catastrophic Theatre resurfaces Eugene Ionesco's 1959 anti-fascist comedy.

11/14/2017 By Holly Beretto

Revenge of the Nerds

Review: The Bennet Sisters Are Back for a Welcome Sequel at Main Street Theater

In the lovely Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Mary earns the limelight.

11/13/2017 By Doni Wilson

Action!

Review: Julius Caesar Brings Exceptional Sounds to a Cluttered Stage

Houston Grand Opera treats audiences to a memorably sweet and luxurious performance.

10/30/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Nice Spread

Quirks Aside, La Traviata Proves Convention Hall Opera Can Work

Sure, it's not the Wortham, but HGO continues to put on a show.

10/23/2017 By Sydney Boyd

More Millennials

Review: Rec Room’s Sender Employs Shock and Sadness to Tell a Millennial Story

The regional premiere of Ike Holter's play features four standout performances and one unpleasant surprise.

10/20/2017 By Doni Wilson

Huge, round, spinning balls

Review: Stages'Balls Serves A Frenetic Assessment of Gender Equality

The world premiere of Balls dazzles with an athletic approach to theater that only sometimes trips over itself.

10/18/2017 By Morgan Kinney

"Unconventional"

Inside the Houston Grand Opera's 'Resilience Theater' at George R. Brown

After Harvey, HGO settles into its (temporary) new digs at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

10/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Boo-tiful Life

Review: TUTS' Secret Garden Rejiggers a Classic With Mixed Results

Does a retooled version of the 1991 musical stand a ghost of a chance at a Broadway revival?

10/13/2017 By Alice Levitt