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Review: Rigoletto Makes Art Out of #MeToo

Outstanding performances make the opera's depraved characters almost tolerable.

10/22/2019 By Michael Clark

Welcome to America

The Alley’s Vietgone Will Stay With You For a Long Time

It's a subversive immigrant tale that challenges lazy assumptions and narratives.

10/10/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

At Last, a Refreshing Performance of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto

The Houston Symphony gives Gershwin (and Copland) the respect he deserves.

10/01/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

The Winter's Tale Gets A Twangy Texas Update

The Alley puts a delightful local twist on a lesser-known Shakespeare play.

09/20/2019 By Doni Wilson

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

Review

A Chorus Line Kicks It Up at TUTS

The much-beloved musical has its high points. But a few caveats are in order.

09/16/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

At the End of the Road, KISS Are Still Who They've Always Been

"KISS just wants you to remember that rock music can be fun."

09/10/2019 By Cory Garcia

Review

Giselle Tells a Story of Love Personified

Houston Ballet Principals Yuriko Kajiya and Connor Walsh enchant at the helm of the season opener.

09/09/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

It's Back to School with Sister at Stages

Denise Fennell proves again why this summertime show is worth the ticket.

08/23/2019 By Doni Wilson

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

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Review: Melrose Has Us On Board with Murder on the Orient Express

The Alley's new artistic leader directs a wonderful Christie whodunit.

07/26/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

The Doyle and Debbie Show Shakes it Up at Stages

Put on your cowboy boots and two-step your way to the theater, where you will never think of country music in quite the same way again.

07/19/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Stanton Welch's Marie Earns the Audience's Sympathy

Houston Ballet finds unexpected triumph in Marie Antoinette's less-than-blameless life story.

06/17/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

The Three Musketeers Will Make You Want to Cheer

A spunky retelling of the classic novel is great summer fun.

06/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Sex with Strangers Will Make You Fall in Love

The brainy-yet-sexy dance is one of the best things this writer has seen in 2019.

05/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

Tiny Dancer

Ben Stevenson’s Comedic Romp Coppélia Returns After a Decade

Houston Ballet’s artistic director emeritus gives us a laugh-out-loud ballet.

05/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

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

Review

At Stages, Murder for Two Successfully Traffics in Multiple Personalities

This campy whodunit succeeds in making fun of the whodunit genre itself.

04/29/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Can You Make Don Giovanni Feel Relevant? HGO Just Did.

"At least in this retelling, the voices that speak loudest are the voices of the women."

04/23/2019 By Hannah Che

Review

Ragtime Reminds Us What Musicals Can Do

From the stage to the stars who populate it, this TUTS production might be the best adaptation of a novel ever.

04/19/2019 By Doni Wilson