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

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

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

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

rock 'n' roll

Review: We Frickin' Love Simone Gundy

If you see TUTS' production of rock 'n' roll musical Memphis, do it for the singer's outstanding performance.

02/23/2018 By Doni Wilson

a real lady

Review: Stages Reminds Us of Ann Richards, That Old Texas Treasure

Sally Edmundson resurrects the feisty Democratic politician in a memorable, superlative performance at Stages.

02/19/2018 By Doni Wilson

save the groundhog

Main Street Theater Saves the Groundhogs (And Raises Lots of Money)

"The Big Do!" raised six figures for MST's Childrens' Outreach Program and hosted our theater writer's stage debut.

02/05/2018 By Doni Wilson

Society Play

Review: The Great Society Fails to Go All the Way

The Alley's second installment of LBJ drama loses itself in the history and off-kilter performances of iconic figures.

02/01/2018 By Doni Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

KGB-approved

Describe the Night Dramatizes Creation and Destruction Over Nine Decades

In a world premiere, the Alley Theatre tackles a multi-generation tale of Russian intrigue and drama.

09/29/2017 By Doni Wilson

God Bless

Review: Disgraced Interrogates the Complex Question of How to Be 'American'

4th Wall Theatre Company brings the 2013 Pulitzer winner to Houston.

09/11/2017 By Doni Wilson

One step at a time

Hitchcock Takes the Stage in a Hilarious The 39 Steps

The Alley Theatre offers a high comedy quotient with an adaptation of Hitchcock's film (which was based on a book).

07/28/2017 By Doni Wilson

Tut tuts

Pippin Asks If 'The Extraordinary' Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be

For all its razzle dazzle, this classic musical might be past its prime.

07/13/2017 By Doni Wilson

All Tied Up

Holland Vavra: Part-time Bow Tie Maker, Full-time Pippin Star

The Houston-based actor talks about her role in the upcoming TUTS performance of Pippin and her various side hustles.

07/11/2017 By Doni Wilson

Oldie but a Goodie

Always…Patsy Cline Shines at Stages Once Again

Houston's classic tale of friendship and country music returns to Stages Repertory Theatre.

07/03/2017 By Doni Wilson