A Hairy Situation

Review: Some Major Highlights—and a Few Kinks—at the Ensemble

'Da Kink in my Hair works hard to balance the joys and tragedies of life.

09/24/2018 By Holly Beretto

Woman-eese

Prepare to Sing and Shout with Sistas at the Ensemble

The musical follows five women as they explore family through the music of everyone from Billie Holiday to Beyoncé.

06/27/2018 By Holly Beretto

Blues

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at The Ensemble Theatre Is About More Than Music

“This play shows us where a lot of music comes from ... but I also hope it allows people to see how African Americans had to function within this racist system, and how they survived."

05/09/2018 By Holly Beretto

Entertainment

This Week in Theater: May 16-20

Or, how to cry like James Comey

05/16/2017 By Scott Vogel

Review

Front Porch Society Revisits Obama’s Historic Win

Hope, change, and also disillusion.

05/15/2017 By Doni Wilson

Dec 9–11

Top 5 Holiday Happenings This Weekend

While the weather outside is frightful, these musicals, concerts and events won't damper your holiday spirit.

12/07/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Nov 18–20

This Weekend's Top 5 Events

Downtown chalks up colorful street art, the beat goes on at the Menil's newest exhibit and Amy Schumer stops by the Bayou City.

11/17/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ice House

The Perfect Party: Cause and Effect Edition

These six Houstonians saw swift and immediate reactions to their work this month.

10/24/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Theater

Expect Loads of Laughs at Sassy Mamas

These hilarious women bring audiences to their feet (and rolling in the aisles!) at Ensemble Theatre.

09/20/2016 By Alex Meyer

Opera

A Historic Court Case Freed A Slave and Now Turns To Chamber Opera

The Houston Grand Opera premieres What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline for free this weekend.

04/29/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Theater

The American Experience

Ensemble Theatre continues its readings of playwright August Wilson's works with The Piano Lesson.

01/21/2016 By Katricia Lang

Year in Review

Houstonia's Favorite Plays of 2014

The show did, in fact, go on.

12/18/2014 By Michael Hardy and Scott Vogel

Gift Guide

Christmas Gifts For the Arts Lover in Your Life

Check out our top picks!

12/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 21–23

This week: Dirty Dancing, Amy Schumer, and the Houston band Children of Pop

11/19/2014 By Michael Hardy With Dean Davis

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 25–27

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

07/23/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: June 27–29

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

06/25/2014 By Michael Hardy

Theater

Review: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark? Don't Mind if We Do

In Lynn Nottage's play, an African American actress thrives in 1930s Hollywood by taking stereotypical roles.

03/21/2014 By Scott Vogel

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 21–23

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

03/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 15–17

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

11/13/2013 By Michael Hardy

Best of Houstonia

Fall Arts Preview 2013

The very best of the coming season, including the return of Beyoncé.

09/30/2013 With Catherine Matusow, Kerry H., and Katharine Shilcutt By Michael Hardy