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

Leedle Leedle Leedle Lee

Review: The Flying Dutchman Returns to the Wortham with 'Transcendent Purity'

HGO artists triumph amid an updated staging of the fan-friendly Wagner classic.

10/22/2018 By Sydney Boyd

What You Will

Review: Quite Simply, Twelfth Night is a Delight

You have to see Houston's latest—and perhaps greatest—rom-com.

10/11/2018 By Doni Wilson

Road to Nowhere

Review: Skeleton Crew Confronts America's Economic Realities

The Alley production centers on one standout performance.

09/14/2018 By Doni Wilson

whodunit

Review: Houston Catches a Summer Chill at the Alley's The Mousetrap

An Agatha Christie classic loses none of its luster in this winning ensemble production.

08/16/2018 By Doni Wilson

Murder?

Review: A Convoluted Holmes and Watson Serves Up a Mystery at the Alley Theatre

Break out your magnifying glass if you plan on following the twists and turns of this play.

06/28/2018 By Doni Wilson

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