apartment therapy

Get Ready for an Intimate, Updated Hedda Gabler

“Whether you like her or not, she is this iconic, problematic character, who makes some terrible choices, but I wanted the audience to feel like they’re very much stuck with her in this space.”

08/17/2018 By Holly Beretto

The More the Merrier

Downtown's Public Art Glut is No Accident

The ongoing Arts Block initiative means it's harder than ever to walk a block without something to look at or Instagram.

08/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

babs!

Review: Buyer & Cellar Laughs in the Face of Celebrity

A trip into Barbra Streisand's basement is about as absurd as you'd expect.

07/19/2018 By Holly Beretto

Mother Russia

Daniel Silva and The Other Woman Come to Houston

The best-selling author's newest novel carries a timely message: “Russia is not a friend of the West. Russia is an adversary of the West. Russia wants its old empire back.”

07/17/2018 By Holly Beretto

crazy good

Strap In For Yet Another Over-the-Top Field Trip with Tamarie Cooper

The Catastrophic Theatre associate director calls this year's edition of her near-annual summer musical "a field trip through my existential crisis."

06/29/2018 By Holly Beretto

Woman-eese

Prepare to Sing and Shout with Sistas at the Ensemble

The musical follows five women as they explore family through the music of everyone from Billie Holiday to Beyoncé.

06/27/2018 By Holly Beretto

Buttercream Dream

Review: Love Wins—But Not How You Think—in The Cake at the Alley

Few moments could top June 2018 for a world premiere about wedding cake.

06/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

Get sweating

These Summer Arts Activities Are at Least as Interesting as Your Kid's iPad

There are plenty of fun (and often free) ways to get the family out of the house this summer.

06/08/2018 By Holly Beretto

Resilience

Houston Ballet Puts a Cap on Its Hurricane Exile with Play

As it closes out its year away from the Wortham, the downtown company performs a mixed repertory program devoted to resilience.

06/06/2018 By Holly Beretto

ROYGBIV

TUTS Gives Us A Colorful Take on the Book of Genesis

The teens and tweens of TUTS' Humphreys School of Musical of Musical Theatre take on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

05/30/2018 By Holly Beretto

Not Westworld

Stages' World Premiere Replica Will Have You Seeing Double

The sci-fi tale of family and human connection opens this week at Stages Repertory Theatre.

05/23/2018 By Holly Beretto

No spiders were harmed

Daddy Long Legs Strolls into Main Street Theater

The period coming-of-age musical fulfills a longtime goal of Director Andrew Ruthven to mount his own production.

05/18/2018 By Holly Beretto

Helmets on

These Greek Warriors Will Take Over Houston for the Weekend

The Warriors of Greece re-enactment group will be out in force at this weekend's Houston Greek Fest.

05/16/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

Rising Stars

Houston-Made Ty Doran Talks His New TV Role

The Kinkaid School alum plays a featured role in the brand-new Hulu streaming series All Night.

05/09/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

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This Saturday is Independence Day for Books

Booksellers across the city will celebrate Saturday's Independent Bookstore Day. Here's how.

04/27/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

Stream of opera-ness

You Can Now Stream Star Cross'd, HGO's Foray into Online Opera

At last, you can watch opera in your sweats.

04/20/2018 By Holly Beretto

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