rock 'n' roll

Review: We Frickin' Love Simone Gundy

If you see TUTS' production of rock 'n' roll musical Memphis, do it for the singer's outstanding performance.

02/23/2018 By Doni Wilson

Give 'em Grapes

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 23-25

Three days filled with bittersweet goodbyes, examinations of difficult history, and a sloth named Rudy.

02/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Thea-tah

Here is the 2018–2019 TUTS Lineup

The 50th anniversary season features six heavyweight musicals.

01/18/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Working Class Shero

Meet the Houston-Born Actor on the Heels of Kinky Boots

23-year-old Madison Pugh says the mega-musical in many ways reflects her own upbringing.

01/17/2018 By Chris Becker

Q&A

Renée Fleming Will Show Houston the 'Unamplified Human Voice Trained to an Olympian Level'

We talk to the beloved singer about her upcoming Broadway debut, deep love for Björk and more ahead of her Houston show.

10/31/2017 By Chris Becker

Wah Wah

TUTS Brings a Confusing Musical Snoopy to the Hobby Center

The onstage talent shines, but the musical fails to do justice to its source material.

06/12/2017 By Doni Wilson

Theater

In This New Musical, Neither Broadway Nor the Bard Is Safe

It's Shakespeare's turn to be satirized. Enter Something Rotten!

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Sit with Us

Tina Fey's Mean Girls Musical is Officially Happening

While it's premiering in D.C. this fall, a Houston tour date isn't too far-fetched.

03/23/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Rise Up

Hamilton Comes to Houston!

Plus: Other award-winning performances head to the Hobby Center next season.

01/06/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Showstopper

A Night With Janis Joplin Rocks the Alley Theatre

This electrifying musical chronicles the legendary folk singer's life.

08/23/2016 By Doni Wilson

review

The Marvelous Wonderettes Strike a New Chord

Stages Repertory Theatre premieres a new rendition of the crowd favorite.

08/09/2016 By Doni Wilson

On the Town

Long Live the King—Carole King

At the Hobby Center, a revered singer-songwriter’s early years take center stage.

05/31/2016 By Steve Jansen

Musical

The (Other) Symbols Behind Beauty and the Beast

The Hobby Center's production spotlights a valuable lesson for everyday life.

04/29/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Theater

Welcome to Speakeasy; Password, Please?

The musical production set in the clandestine Prohibition-era requires a password to get in.

04/01/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Theater

High School Musical: Hairspray Style

An unlikely pair of Houston high schools team up in time for MLK Day.

01/12/2016 By Katricia Lang

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 9-11

Hanna Ranch screening at Discovery Green, ROCO Brass Quintet at MATCH, Author Amy Stewart at Murder By The Book, Texas Ren Fest returns to Houston, Bonnie & Clyde the musical at Hobby Center

10/07/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to do This Weekend: May 22-24

New Musical Heartbreak USA, Indigo Trio, Shobana's Krishna, CAMH reading, and a Carnival parade.

05/20/2015 By Maggie Berardo

New to the Stage

Heartbreak USA: An Original Musical

An homegrown musical makes its debut in the Heights.

05/18/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Review

Once: A Musical for People Who Hate Musicals

Musical theater rarely seems this real or this heartfelt.

03/12/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

news

Local Playwright Pulls Play, Cuts Ties With Catastrophic Theatre

Miki Johnson, Catastrophic's former playwright-in-residence, has withdrawn the rights to her play The Crab King, which was scheduled to debut in November.

09/26/2014 By Michael Hardy