Piñata-tastic

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 17-19

From foreign films to magical booze to angry comedy, here's what you need to check out this weekend.

01/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Year in Review

12 Outstanding Houston Arts Events of 2019

A look back at the shows, performances, and creations that rocked our world this year.

12/31/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

On the Town

What to Do and See This Month, from Norman Rockwell to Lewis Black

Plus, Beatlemania returns with Mark Morris Dance Group's Pepperland.

12/27/2019 By Chris Gray

Yuletide Is Gonna Get You

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 20-22

Christmas is here, so you might as well get on board!

12/20/2019 By Dianna Wray

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

Hotline Bling

No Reservations About the Alley’s Fully Committed

This one-man show set in the world of an exclusive restaurant is just what you need for the holidays.

12/04/2019 By Doni Wilson

Doing the Most

Dylan Godwin Stars in ​the Alley Theatre's One-Man Show

Celebrate the holidays with Fully Committed.

11/26/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Holly, Jolly Houston

Deck Your Christmas Calendar With These Events

Get your dose of holiday culture.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

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

Theater

At the Alley Theatre, Making Sure Theatergoers Never Feel In the Dark

Plus, six can’t-miss shows this season.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts

Curtain Call: The 2019 Fall Arts Guide

Everything you need to know about the season’s must-score tickets. Plus, the ovation-deserving professionals who make it all possible.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney and Chris Gray

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

New beginnings

Hercule Poirot Returns to the Alley

The famed detective returns in a new version of Murder on the Orient Express and the first production from new Artistic Director Rob Melrose.

07/15/2019 By Holly Beretto

Destination: Downtown

What You Should Do Downtown This Summer

From festivals to theater to bingo in the park, here is this season’s downtown must-do list.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Hot hot hot

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 7–9

In the market for a tattoo?

06/07/2019 By Morgan Kinney

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

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