Candy Coated

HGO's Hansel and Gretel Takes a Colorful Approach to a Bayou-Set Fairy Tale

The take on Humperdinck’s opera, which is available online through June 27, combines live singing with stunning animated backgrounds.

05/28/2021 By Holly Beretto

Heartbreak and Heritage

Houston Artist Candice D’Meza Channels Grief and Haitian Roots in Fatherland

The multimedia one-woman show is available to watch through May 31.

05/24/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Operatic Joy

HGO Announces New Season and a Return of Live Audiences

Included in the upcoming 2021-2022 season is the long-awaited world premiere of "Snowy Day" and a RodeoHouston-inspired chamber opera.

05/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Musical Tapas

Travel to Spain During Houston Grand Opera's New Concert

"Suite Española: Explorando Iberia," which premieres March 26, highlights zarzuela, or Spanish musical theater, and flamenco.

03/25/2021 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

The shows go on

Stages Has Packed Its Virtual Stage This Spring

We may not be able to return to The Gordy until summer at least, but there’s plenty excitement ahead.

01/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Brrrrrrr

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 18–20

Is it cold outside, or is it just us?

12/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Buttons is Back, Ya'll

REVIEW: Stages Riffs on Tradition with Innovative One-Man Panto

We couldn't be more grateful to see the company's lockdown rendition of "Sleeping Beauty" after this insane year.

12/17/2020 By Doni Wilson

A sweet Yuletide suite

Houston Ballet Offering Bayou City New Holiday Treat with Nutcracker Sweets

The virtual production combines footage from old company performances of the Tchaikovsky holiday ballet with new dances set to favorite seasonal songs and carols.

12/15/2020 By Adrianne Reece

Playing with Activism

Mildred’s Umbrella Joining Theaters around the Country in Nationwide Reading

Held this year on Dec 14, "#Enough" aims to promote conversations on gun violence through its middle and high school playwriting competitions.

12/11/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

No Bah Humbugs Here

REVIEW: Alley Captures the Meaning of Christmas in Virtual A Christmas Carol

The paired-down adaptation of Dickens's tale, available for free through Dec 27, casts off the trappings of productions past to focus on what really matters.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

A Covid Carol

Just Like Scrooge, You Won't See Manual Cinema’s Twist on A Christmas Carol Coming

Dickens’s classic tale is being brought to life virtually through puppetry and live music, not to mention a modern-day spin.

12/04/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

The Show Must Go On ... line

Alley Theatre Pivots to Entirely Digital 2020-2021 Season, Cancelling All In-Person Shows

The company’s new slate of digital offerings will include original short plays, translations of classics, and more.

12/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Houston's 2020 Holiday Season Happenings

From merry plays to festival concerts and hot cocoa-accompanied movie screenings, there's a spirited event for even the Grinchiest of Bayou City residents.

11/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Holly Jolly

The Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular Is Heading to a Screen Near You

The annual City of Houston tradition, now in its 101st year, will stream on December 5 and 18.

11/20/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Holiday Treats

Houston Ballet Is Bringing Its Classic Christmas Show into the Digital Age with Nutcracker Sweets

While the company has also cancelled in-person shows through June 2021, it will be creating new online programming in its place.

11/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Documentary Theater

REVIEW: Dirt Dogs' Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Brings Achingly Familiar Stories to the Forefront

This digital reworking of Anna Deavere Smith’s famous play offers an equal measure of heavy heartache and heightened hope as characters describe the turmoil at the center of a racial reckoning.

11/18/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

joining the chorus

HGO Is Sharing the Musical Love Through the Texas Opera Alliance

The new initiative brings companies across the Lone Star State together. The first mission? Reaching adolescent opera-lovers with the Teen Opera Club of Texas.

11/17/2020 By Adrianne Reece

After Our Own Arts

Society of Performing Arts Is Bringing a Manly Choir and Chevy Chase to Houston with SPA Digital

The new schedule of virtual arts programming features national and international acts, as well as brand new works from Bayou City artists.

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Healing Harmonies

The Texas Medical Center Orchestra Prescribes the Medicine With Virtual Performance Saturday

Artistic Director Libi Lebel chats about bringing hope, healing, and unity to H-Town through music.

11/06/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Opera Online

Houston Grand Opera Cancels Remaining 2020-2021 Mainstage Productions

But the company is turning up the tempo on digital offerings through the rest of the season.

11/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven