Round of applause

Here's What Houston Celebs Were Up to Last Week

Debbie Allen announces auditions are beginning for The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.

9:00am By Shelby Stewart

Hey There, Gordy

Stages Is Welcoming Fans Back to The Gordy with a Bang

The upcoming 2021–2022 season features six world premieres and four plays written by Houstonians.

06/01/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Byte Size

At the Alley, Digital Short Plays Are Here to Stay

How Covid-19 has acted as a silver lining in helping the Alley Theatre indulge in new compact works, available through July 4.

05/26/2021 By Adrianne Reece

oh the places you'll go

Dr. Seuss Experience Brings Out the Child in Everyone

We meant what we said, and we said what we meant, you'll enjoy this whimsical playscape 100 percent.

05/20/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Happy Birthday, Alley!

Alley Theatre Announces an Action-Packed 75th Anniversary Season

The 2021–2022 season, which kicks off in October with Pulitzer Prize-winning "Sweat," includes four world premieres.

05/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Liftoff

A.D. Players at the George Launches Apollo 8

The first play in the company's 2021 Metzler New Works Festival showcases awe and triumph.

04/30/2021 By Holly Beretto

Curiouser and Curiouser

White Rabbit Red Rabbit Is a Wild, Nerve-Racking Ride

We can’t tell you much about 4th Wall's digital production, but it’s worth a trip down the rabbit hole.

04/23/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Beneath the facade

The Alley Explores the Not-So-Glamorous Old Black & White Hollywood

Local playwright ShaWanna Renee Rivon shares what inspired her story about racial and gender inequality during the Golden Age of Cinema.

04/15/2021 By Kaitlyn Miller

2-for-1 Critics Special

REVIEW: The Alley’s New Shorts Squeeze Huge Life Questions into 20-Minute Virtual Shows

"Man. Kind." and "For Steve Wozniak, on His 67th Birthday," which are available as part of the theater company’s free digital season, are viewable through July 4.

04/13/2021 By Doni Wilson

Acting In Isolation

With Medea, the Alley Is Virtual and More Vulnerable

Elizabeth Bunch talks about filming shows at home and playing the titular role in Euripides’s play.

03/16/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

“I Was Never Going to be a Saint”

Review: Main Street Theater Asks What Is True in The Book of Magdalene

The play by Caridad Svich questions connections and reality in a post-apocalyptic world.

02/22/2021 By Doni Wilson

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

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

Snow in Houston?

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 11–13

Holiday concerts, an opera documentary, and Narnia. What more could you want?

12/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

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

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

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

Those Who Dare

Joel Sandel Steals the One-Man Show in Main Street Theater's RFK

The virtual production following the later years of Robert F. Kennedy is available to stream through October 25.

10/16/2020 By Doni Wilson

Virtual Reality

Stages Premieres Sensitive Production, 'Making Of' Documentary

The Zoom-captured performance of Sensitive Guys is accompanied by a separate video exploring the challenges of making a production virtual.

08/14/2020 By Chameli Belk-Gupta

All The Plays

UPDATED: Alley Theatre Reveals Shortened 2020-2021 season

The company announced plans to reduce from eight shows to five and restructure its entire organization in response to COVID-19 back in May.

08/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven