Review

Houston Ballet Does Jerome Robbins Right

A trio of outstanding one-acts properly celebrates the centennial of the acclaimed choreographer's birthday.

03/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Anastasia Suggests Revising History Is Not So Simple

The touring musical, which has its moments, doesn't quite work.

03/08/2019 By Dianna Wray

Review

The Humans Feels Almost Too Real

Stephen Karam's Tony-winning play pinpoints one family's anxieties living in contemporary America.

03/07/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

It's Hard Not to Get Caught Up in Rapture, Blister, Burn

The 4th Wall production teases out the impossible complexities of personal and professional success for the modern woman.

03/05/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Mamma Mia! at TUTS Is the Most Fun We've Had This Year

The sexed-up ABBA musical feels just fresh enough to keep us jumping out of our seats.

02/22/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Amy Bruce Animates the Explosive On the Exhale

Rec Room's one-woman tour de force takes us on a journey to the heart of America's gun violence dilemma.

02/21/2019 By Doni Wilson

cheeky

NSFW Struggles to Find Satire at Stages

Loaded with commentary on class, gender, and sexuality, Lucy Kirkwood’s 2012 play might not make sense in 2019.

02/19/2019 By Doni Wilson

Tv Doctor

Review: Quackery Abounds at the Alley

Eliza Clark's dramedy interrogates the contemporary media from all sides.

02/15/2019 By Doni Wilson

wigging out

Review: Two Mile Hollow Seeks Harmony Among Dysfunction

Rogue Productions comedically dissects the dysfunctional family trope to great success.

02/05/2019 By Doni Wilson

piano drama

Chris Cander’s New Novel Explores Our Attachments to the Things of Our Lives

The Houston writer's latest, The Weight of A Piano, uses the titular instrument as a correlative for its characters.

01/30/2019 By Doni Wilson

Empty Calories

Review: Waitress Is Sweet, But Not Filling

The Broadway hit delights until you reach the saccharin aftertaste.

01/30/2019 By Holly Beretto

man to man

Review: Tuesdays with Morrie Reminds Us of the Important Things

This affecting A.D. Players production proves that sentimental need not be a dirty word.

01/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

mistaken identity

Review: The Carpenter Raises the Comedic Bar

How does a stripper show up in a wedding play? Let the Alley explain.

01/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

las mariposas

Review: Florencia en el Amazonas Offers a Magical Vision of Love

Beautiful visuals dazzle alongside stunning solos in this HGO production.

01/23/2019 By Hannah Che

pew pew

Review: Main Street Theater’s The Secretary Brings out the Big Guns

There's top-notch acting in this dark comedy that tackles hard-to-laugh-at subject matter.

01/21/2019 By Doni Wilson

Hello!

Review: The Book of Mormon Is (Still) Funny as Hell

The touring production has lost none of its raucous, profane hilarity.

01/17/2019 By Holly Beretto

Year in Review

What We Loved About Houston Theater in 2018

One theater critic reflects on another standout year across the city's stages.

12/27/2018 By Doni Wilson

Review

TUTS Serves Up A 'Brightly Dazzling' Beauty and the Beast That Looks Like Houston

Twenty-five years after it started here, the Disney classic delights again onstage.

12/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

Sugar 'N Spice

Hansel & Gretel Proves Itself A 'Delightful, Deranged' Hit

The Rec Room twist on the 19th-century classic is a holiday treat.

12/10/2018 By Holly Beretto

Now put your hands up

Review: All the Single Ladies Charm in 4th Wall’s Pride and Prejudice

How does this Austen remix fare? Better than you would ever think.

12/03/2018 By Doni Wilson