Review

At Stages, Murder for Two Successfully Traffics in Multiple Personalities

This campy whodunit succeeds in making fun of the whodunit genre itself.

04/29/2019 By Doni Wilson

Preview

Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon Bring Twice the Passion to Houston Stages

Houston audiences can see two different versions of the Madame Butterfly story in the next three weeks.

04/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

Premiere

The Curtain Rises on The Phoenix at HGO

A "gloriously bizarre" opera within an opera premieres this week in Houston.

04/25/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

Can You Make Don Giovanni Feel Relevant? HGO Just Did.

"At least in this retelling, the voices that speak loudest are the voices of the women."

04/23/2019 By Hannah Che

Review

Ragtime Reminds Us What Musicals Can Do

From the stage to the stars who populate it, this TUTS production might be the best adaptation of a novel ever.

04/19/2019 By Doni Wilson

Crazy Ladies

A Stellar Cast Saves the Warmed-Over Plot of Crimes of the Heart

In the '80s, the play felt like a revelation. Not so anymore.

04/18/2019 By Doni Wilson

Lolly Willowes

A Forgotten Masterpiece Gets Its Second Act On Stage

After winning a race against the BBC to secure the dramatic rights, a Houston group will premiere its chamber opera adaptation of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Lolly Willowes.

04/16/2019 By Hannah Che

Revisiting a Rake

At HGO, Don Giovanni May (or May Not) Be As Deplorable As You Remember

"In old-school opera, he’s just this great seducer, but I think that’s a two-dimensional character."

04/16/2019 By Holly Beretto

Greatest genius

Exploring the Magic of Jerome Robbins

The famed choreographer's work reappears across Houston's stages this spring, and for good reason.

04/15/2019 By Holly Beretto

sisters will sister

What Makes Crimes of the Heart So Compelling? The Women.

“These women have been through terrible things, and they’re hard to talk to about. But this is also a funny play in many ways. They laugh through the tragedy.”

04/12/2019 By Holly Beretto

ding ding

Rec Room’s The Royale Has All the Right Moves

A knockout physical performance, weighed down by only a few quibbles.

04/11/2019 By Doni Wilson

Preview

What's Better Together? This Upcoming METdance Program

The Houston company presents a world premiere by NYC choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska.

04/10/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

A Tale of America

Ragtime's Renewed Relevance Will Be Clear at TUTS

"This is a hell of a story to be telling now," says director Marcia Milgrom Dodge.

04/09/2019 By Holly Beretto

Fight Night

Actors Square Up for The Royale at Rec Room

Based on the life of Jack Johnson, the award-winning play will test the limits of its performers and audience.

04/04/2019 By Holly Beretto

Go rams

Angela Grovey Feels Right at Home in The Play That Goes Wrong

The Houston native plays Annie in the touring production of the Broadway hit, now on at the Hobby Center.

03/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

Now That's Dinner and a Show

Idina Menzel Brings Down the House at TUTS Golden Anniversary Gala

A special performance by the Broadway powerhouse, a champagne toast from Mayor Turner, and a whopping $1.37 million raised made this soirée one for the books.

03/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Temp Job

Mildred's Umbrella Brings Hunchback to the Alley

The homeless theater company continues its season downtown with Charise Castro Smith’s The Hunchback of Seville.

03/25/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

Three Premieres, Three Successes at Houston Ballet

A trio of new works—including one from superstar choreographer Justin Peck—emphasizes the company's many strengths.

03/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

ghost stories

The Weir Might Be the Break You Deserve

Main Street Theater brings back Conor McPherson's play as a simple reprieve from our noisy world.

03/13/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

Houston Ballet Does Jerome Robbins Right

A trio of outstanding one-acts properly celebrates the centennial of the acclaimed choreographer's birthday.

03/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez