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

Crazy Ladies

A Stellar Cast Saves the Warmed-Over Plot of Crimes of the Heart

In the '80s, the play felt like a revelation. Not so anymore.

04/18/2019 By Doni Wilson

ding ding

Rec Room’s The Royale Has All the Right Moves

A knockout physical performance, weighed down by only a few quibbles.

04/11/2019 By Doni Wilson

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