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

Kudos

ICYMI: The 'Best New American Play' Is from Houston

Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night, which premiered at the Alley last fall, took top honors at the 2018 Obie Awards.

05/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

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

Opera

Review: HGO's Norma Tells A Story of Female Empowerment

Houston Grand Opera’s latest performance of the bel canto favorite emphasizes girl power over revenge.

05/01/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Can it!

Please Stop Giving Absolutely Everything a Standing Ovation

One writer argues Houston's profligate clapping renders the standing O meaningless.

04/30/2018 By Clifford Pugh

You can't dance, You can't jive

Review: HGO's Herky-Jerky West Side Story At Least Shines Musically

To perhaps no one's surprise, opera performers are much better singers than dancers.

04/23/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Maria ain't no problem

HGO's West Side Story Arrives to Make Opera Dance

Choreographer Julio Monge explains how he taught opera singers how to move.

04/16/2018 By David Clarke

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

Shove it up your....

Review: A One-Man Show Illustrates the Many Sides of Louis Armstrong

Satchmo at the Waldorf deconstructs the legacy of the famous jazz musician to suggest a more complicated story.

03/05/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Inner voices

Kinetic Is Here to Stay

Ahead of "Inner Voices" at MATCH, Houston's conductor-less chamber group talks outlasting the hype.

01/19/2018 By Sydney Boyd

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

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

Onward

On the Horizon: Two New HGO 'Song of Houston' Programs

The aftermath of Harvey addled the Houston Grand Opera, but it will not stop already-in-progress Song of Houston plans.

09/06/2017 By Holly Beretto

Opera

Review: Houston Grand Opera's Götterdämmerung is a Masterful Tour de Force

HGO concludes the fourth and final installment of the Der Ring des Nibelungen series with epic performances.

04/24/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Stage

Money Talks in Dry Powder

The Alley’s production of the buzzy new play tackling the financial industry is the second major show after New York.

12/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Opera

A Carousel for Adults at Wortham

A review of Houston Grand Opera's final show of the season.

04/25/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Theater

Off-Broadway Play Making Its Way to Alley Theatre

Alley Theatre's latest production, Grounded, focuses on modern warfare and the toll it takes on soldiers home and abroad.

04/04/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Opera

World Premiere of Prince of Players in March

HGO premieres a story of gender politics in the Shakespearean stage world.

03/02/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Dance

Using Stories to Tell for the American Experience

Open Dance Project uses diverse storytelling to depict the sense between individualism and community in America.

02/15/2016 By Sarah Douglass