Can't Scrooge This Up

The Alley's A Christmas Carol Is a Family Affair for the Cratchits

Actors playing the family of Scrooge's beleaguered clerk have their own kids in the show.

12/09/2019 By Holly Beretto

Preview

Opera in the Heights Offers a Beloved Story for the Christmas Season

Amahl and the Night Visitors get a visit from the Magi.

12/06/2019 By Holly Beretto

The Play's the Thing

FemFest Showcases a New Collaboration for Mildred’s Umbrella

The weekend festival spotlights female Israeli playwrights through a new partnership with the Israeli Consulate and the Evelyn R. Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.

12/06/2019 By Holly Beretto

Of Christmas and Chaos

Main Street Theater's Best Christmas Pageant Ever Gets the Spirit of the Season

This youth production channels the joy and craziness of the most wonderful time of the year.

12/05/2019 By Holly Beretto

Theater Preview

Baby Screams Miracle Is a Classic Catastrophic Experience

This Clare Barron play is challenging, odd, and often funny—exactly the kind of show Catastrophic Theatre gravitates toward.

12/03/2019 By Holly Beretto

Not Your Grandmother's Jane Austen

Main Street Theater's The Wickhams Focuses on the Family

This Yuletide sequel explores what happens below stairs when the Wickhams come for Christmas.

11/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

It's-the-Most-Wonderful-Time-of-the-Year Edition

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 15–17

From holiday plays to food truck festivals, it's all happening.

11/15/2019 By Holly Beretto

Holiday It Up

3 Ways to See Miracle On 34th Street This Season

It's a season of miracles.

11/12/2019 By Holly Beretto

The play's the thing

In Dear Evan Hansen, Bullying, Suicide, and a Big, Ol' Lie

Of fibbing and fitting in...

11/08/2019 By Holly Beretto

The Play's the Thing

The Children Ponders the Future of the Planet

Rec Room’s 2019-2020 season opener tackles a timely topic.

11/06/2019 By Holly Beretto

A David and Goliath Story

All Eyes Are On the Chorus in HGO's Saul

The North American premiere requires rare athleticism from the cadre of background players.

10/23/2019 By Holly Beretto

Jellicles

With Cats, the Memory Lives On

After three decades, $2 billion, and a forthcoming Hollywood reset, Cats comes to the Hobby Center.

10/22/2019 By Holly Beretto

Theater

Of Motherhood and Strength

The Glass Menagerie launches 4th Wall’s 2019-2020 season.

10/11/2019 By Holly Beretto

Opa!

How Many Bottles of Wine Are Served at Montrose's Greek Festival?!

We ran the numbers on one of the biggest cultural festivals of the season.

10/03/2019 By Holly Beretto

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Lucky Town Tells a Houston Detective Story

Set in the Bayou City and beyond, Peter Vonder Haar's debut novel sparkles with wit and local tidbits.

09/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

Art-ivism

This One-Woman Show Doesn't Look Away from Life's Hardships

Every Brilliant Thing explores ideas of mental health, depression, and how we cope—and sometimes don’t—with triumphs and tragedies.

09/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

song of strength

The Tragic Anne Frank Story Becomes a Choral Work

About the Houston Chamber Choir premiere: "You’ll feel anguish. But the message is ultimately hope.”

09/20/2019 By Holly Beretto

Radio Silence

A KRBE DJ Debuts His First Novel

Freddy Cruz's When America Fell Silent is an offbeat political thriller that imagines a dystopian United States in the near future.

09/20/2019 By Holly Beretto

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The Legend of Big Bend Brings West Texas to Discovery Green

A Prairie Home Companion with a Texas twist, this program from Indie classical group Montopolis tells the stories and myths of our rugged state.

09/20/2019 By Holly Beretto

Preview

Exploring the Light Behind the Darkness

A.D. Players premieres The Hiding Place, the story of a Dutch Christian family who worked to hide Jews from the Nazi regime.

09/11/2019 By Holly Beretto