Of Christmas and Chaos

Main Street Theater's Best Christmas Pageant Ever Gets the Spirit of the Season

This youth production channels the joy and craziness of the most wonderful time of the year.

12/05/2019 By Holly Beretto

Theatrical Sensibilities

Main Street Theater’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley Is an Engaging Holiday Production

Ring in the holidays, Jane Austen-style.

11/27/2019 By Doni Wilson

Not Your Grandmother's Jane Austen

Main Street Theater's The Wickhams Focuses on the Family

This Yuletide sequel explores what happens below stairs when the Wickhams come for Christmas.

11/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

Art-ivism

This One-Woman Show Doesn't Look Away from Life's Hardships

Every Brilliant Thing explores ideas of mental health, depression, and how we cope—and sometimes don’t—with triumphs and tragedies.

09/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

There is Heart to Be Found Amid The Hard Problem

Main Street Theater succeeds in harnessing humanity from the cerebral Tom Stoppard creation.

09/17/2019 By Doni Wilson

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

Review

Private Lives is the Highbrow Jerry Springer Re-Run We've Always Wanted

At Main Street Theater, Noel Coward's period play offers a delicious glimpse into one couple's over-the-top personal drama.

07/26/2019 By Doni Wilson

Peanuts

You Asked, Main Street Listened: Charlie Brown is Back for Summer

The company says You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown felt like a natural summer show.

06/10/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

Relatively Speaking Is a 'Rather Delicious' Farce

At Main Street Theater, "Everyone delivers in an engaging and entertaining way."

05/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

🎭

Relatively Speaking Will Prioritize Farce Over Drama

Main Street Theater wanted to produce a good comedy, so they looked back half a century.

05/03/2019 By Holly Beretto

ghost stories

The Weir Might Be the Break You Deserve

Main Street Theater brings back Conor McPherson's play as a simple reprieve from our noisy world.

03/13/2019 By Holly Beretto

Curtain Call

This Month, Remember the Unsung Shakespearean Greats

African American History Month at Harris County Public Libraries celebrate the community's contribution to American life, from Shakespeare to jazz and beyond.

02/14/2019 By Holly Beretto

pew pew

Review: Main Street Theater’s The Secretary Brings out the Big Guns

There's top-notch acting in this dark comedy that tackles hard-to-laugh-at subject matter.

01/21/2019 By Doni Wilson

Year in Review

What We Loved About Houston Theater in 2018

One theater critic reflects on another standout year across the city's stages.

12/27/2018 By Doni Wilson

Double Double X

Jane Austen: Two Ways, Two Stages

Separate local theater companies mount back-to-back stories about the Bennet sisters for the holidays.

11/28/2018 By Holly Beretto

Bard Knock Life

Review: The Book of Will Opens a Visceral Window into History

The regional premiere forces you to contemplate how great art can so easily be lost forever.

09/24/2018 By Doni Wilson

Bulls on Parade

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 21–23

You can't miss either of these big weekend openings—one sports, one arts.

09/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Mix and match

What If There Were a ClassPass for the Arts?

A revamped subscription platform may be the best way for Houston arts lovers to sample the scene.

09/06/2018 By Holly Beretto

Fall Arts Guide 2018

TUTS Celebrates Its 50th Birthday With a New Take on a Classic

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

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

babs!

Review: Buyer & Cellar Laughs in the Face of Celebrity

A trip into Barbra Streisand's basement is about as absurd as you'd expect.

07/19/2018 By Holly Beretto