Welcome to America

The Alley’s Vietgone Will Stay With You For a Long Time

It's a subversive immigrant tale that challenges lazy assumptions and narratives.

10/10/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

The Winter's Tale Gets A Twangy Texas Update

The Alley puts a delightful local twist on a lesser-known Shakespeare play.

09/20/2019 By Doni Wilson

[Exit, Pursued by Bear]

There Are No Victims in The Winter's Tale

The Alley production features powerful women, bears, and the King Ranch.

09/13/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

murder

Review: Melrose Has Us On Board with Murder on the Orient Express

The Alley's new artistic leader directs a wonderful Christie whodunit.

07/26/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

The Three Musketeers Will Make You Want to Cheer

A spunky retelling of the classic novel is great summer fun.

06/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

Typecast

Playing a Couple While Being a Couple in the Alley's Constellations

Husband and wife Chris Hutchison and Elizabeth Bunch discuss their extremely meta roles and the theater's post Greg Boyd era.

05/31/2019 By Steven Foster

Review

The Phoenix Delivers a Sublime New Experience

HGO's world premiere might scramble to cover a lot of historical ground, but we enjoyed every minute.

05/01/2019 By Hannah Che

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

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

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

Review

The Humans Feels Almost Too Real

Stephen Karam's Tony-winning play pinpoints one family's anxieties living in contemporary America.

03/07/2019 By Doni Wilson

Tv Doctor

Review: Quackery Abounds at the Alley

Eliza Clark's dramedy interrogates the contemporary media from all sides.

02/15/2019 By Doni Wilson

True Gem

Review: The Pearl Fishers Is A Transportive Musical Gem

The HGO production is enough of a musical masterpiece to make you forget the lousy libretto.

01/30/2019 By Hannah Che

mistaken identity

Review: The Carpenter Raises the Comedic Bar

How does a stripper show up in a wedding play? Let the Alley explain.

01/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

las mariposas

Review: Florencia en el Amazonas Offers a Magical Vision of Love

Beautiful visuals dazzle alongside stunning solos in this HGO production.

01/23/2019 By Hannah Che

Year in Review

Our 11 Most Popular Stories of 2018

Standing ovations, tacos, road trips, and bullet trains topped the list this year.

12/25/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Year in Review

Our 10 Most Popular Arts & Culture Stories of 2018

From hot takes, to museum news, to NSFW tree art, y'all loved it all.

12/24/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Starving Artists

Review: A Mild La bohème Leans on the Quality of Its Source Material

Yes, the music is great, but this HGO production lacks the razzle-dazzle that could make it sparkle.

10/29/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Review

What Is the Sound of Heartbreak?

Savage Winter is rather unsuccessful as an opera, but as a monologue, it’s incredibly compelling.

10/23/2018 By Hannah Che