Get Excited

7 Pieces of Houston Culture to Be Excited for in Early 2018

Plays, concerts, podcasts, and board game cafes to look forward to in the New Year.

01/01/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Review

My Mañana Comes Delivers Dreams and Disappointments

Stages Repertory Theatre serves a timely play about immigrants and the American dream.

02/17/2017 By Doni Wilson

Theater Review

Copenhagen Mixes Mystery, Science and History at Main Street Theater

Atomic scientists from World War II meet in the afterlife with unresolved questions from the past.

02/13/2017 By Doni Wilson

Review

Curious Incident Is a Dazzling Detective Story

The acclaimed play enchants audiences this week at the Hobby Center.

01/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Stage

Money Talks in Dry Powder

The Alley’s production of the buzzy new play tackling the financial industry is the second major show after New York.

12/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Review

Dutch Play De Kus Premieres in Houston

The two-person drama makes its U.S. debut at Stages Repertory Theatre.

10/20/2016 With Doni Wilson

Preview

De Kus Confronts Life’s Turning Points

Stages Repertory Theatre collaborates with St. Louis's Upstream Theater in this thought-provoking play.

10/13/2016 With Holly Beretto

Theater Review

Must-See Play of September: True West

4th Wall Theatre Company brings Sam Shepard’s iconic work to Houston.

09/12/2016 By Doni Wilson

Review: Theater

I and You Highlights How We Connect, with Help from Walt Whitman

Stages Repertory Theatre’s regional premiere combines poetry and teenage uncertainty for a heart-filled play.

05/16/2016 By Doni Wilson

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

Dollface Takes On Medusa and the Double Standards Against Women

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's newest show brings women's issues to the forefront with a take on the tale of Medusa.

04/27/2016 By Jennifer Nguyen

Theater

Encore Theatre Takes On a Horse Killer in Equus

The complex 1970s play tackles religion, sexuality and psychological disorders.

04/26/2016 By Leah Rose

Events

Weeknight Pick-Me-Ups: Concerts, Plays and Art Shows

Coffee can only do so much to turn your day around.

04/19/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Theater

Miss Teen Makes World Premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre

“She was almost beautiful."

04/18/2016 By Doni Wilson

Theater

Dungeons & Dragons, '90s Music and Aerial Trapeze: She Kills Monsters

University of Houston's upcoming production will appease everyone's inner geek.

04/15/2016 By Leah Rose

Theater

Cherry Muffins: A Demon Play

Elizabeth Keel's fire-and-brimstone sex comedy burns red hot with hellish humor.

03/11/2016 By Jenn Nguyen

Theater

Stitches of History and Lingerie

UH's Intimate Apparel takes audiences on a sociopolitical romantic trip back to 1905 New York City.

02/18/2016 By Doni Wilson

Theater

Saving Grace Around Negative Religious Sentiment

Documentary play Dialogues on Grace combines a variety of different religious ideals with thoughts on anti-Muslim sentiment.

02/16/2016 By Camilla Cook

Theater

The Story of LBJ Comes Home to Texas

Robert Schenkkan’s hit play All the Way brings the 36th president to the Alley Theatre.

02/05/2016 By Katricia Lang

Theater

The Unhappy Elf

Todd Waite returns as David Sedaris' cranky Christmas elf in The Santaland Diaries at Alley Theatre.

11/30/2015 By Nick Esquer