All smiles

Review: Bright Star Offers a Dim Ray of Musical Sunshine

The aggressively pleasant TUTS musical delivers wonderful stagecraft and performances atop a mediocre musical foundation.

03/16/2018 By Holly Beretto

Shove it up your....

Review: A One-Man Show Illustrates the Many Sides of Louis Armstrong

Satchmo at the Waldorf deconstructs the legacy of the famous jazz musician to suggest a more complicated story.

03/05/2018 By Morgan Kinney

rock 'n' roll

Review: We Frickin' Love Simone Gundy

If you see TUTS' production of rock 'n' roll musical Memphis, do it for the singer's outstanding performance.

02/23/2018 By Doni Wilson

Sweet Spot

After Years of Fumbling, HGO May Have Landed A Holiday Winner

The world premiere of The House Without a Christmas Tree is not complicated, which may be its greatest strength.

12/01/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Drugstore Discounts

Makeup Review: C.Y.O. Brings Budget-Friendly Prices, Better-Than-Expected Results

The new Walgreens line boasts 160 products all priced under $12.

10/20/2017 By Beth Levine

Dream Team

Galleries Can Be Intimidating. Artists Austin Eddy and Benjamin Edmiston Suggest That Can Change

A new David Shelton Gallery exhibition features smart, public-facing work from a collaborative duo.

06/16/2017 By Elizabeth Myong

All the Pretty Tiles

Repeater Makes an Instagrammable Arrival at the Moody. But Why is it Here?

The site-specific sculpture, while lovely, is hardly defined by its site.

06/05/2017 By Elizabeth Myong


Review: Ars Lyrica Lends a Musical Tilt to Don Quixote in Season Finale

A sprawling program of period music showcases Cervantes' most enduring work.

05/23/2017 By Doni Wilson

Music Review

Quiet Company's New EP is Brimming with Expressive Ballads

Taylor Muse's distinctive vocals lead the charge in the Austin group's latest EP It’s Not Attractive and It Changes Nothing.

04/05/2017 By Bryce Dodds


Don't Miss the Devilish Charms of Houston Grand Opera's Faust

The devil's in the details with this classic performance.

10/31/2016 By Sydney Boyd


TUTS Triumphs with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

This mid-century musical continues to be an all-American classic.

10/28/2016 By Doni Wilson


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


The Alley Theatre Reimagines A Midsummer Night's Dream

Four centuries later, this enchanting comedy continues to delight audiences.

10/17/2016 With Doni Wilson


Madame Butterfly Soars on Stage at the Houston Ballet

Stanton Welch’s rendition of the classic ballet continues to enchant.

09/26/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Theater Review

Mary Poppins Flies Into Hobby Center

TUTS' production of the practically perfect nanny and her magical antics soars.

03/14/2016 By Doni Wilson

Theater Review

Down the Rabbit Hole

Theatre Southwest’s rendition of the Pulitzer Prize–winning play stages the wages of grief.

02/23/2016 By Doni Wilson

Hot Buttered Chum

Booze Brews Turn Your Keurig Brewer Into a Single-Serve Speakeasy

Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

09/21/2015 By Nicholas L. Hall

Performance Review

The Taming of the Shrew: Summer Love on Revue

A lighthearted rendition of Shakespeare's battle of the sexes from Houston Ballet

06/16/2015 By Nick Esquer

Restaurant Review

Believing in Reincarnation (or Trying to) at the Re-Opened El Cantina Superior

The El atones for its past self—but will it be enough?

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel