Saddest Tale

REVIEW: See Billie Holiday Alive Once More at Stages

"Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill," which stunningly retells the iconic singer's life during one of her final shows, runs through July 18.

06/29/2021 By Doni Wilson

Viva (Virtual) Las Vegas!

REVIEW: Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice! Is the Ace up Stages’s Sleeve

The hilarious one-woman show brings back Houston theater-favorite Denise Fennell.

05/13/2021 By Doni Wilson

Curiouser and Curiouser

White Rabbit Red Rabbit Is a Wild, Nerve-Racking Ride

We can’t tell you much about 4th Wall's digital production, but it’s worth a trip down the rabbit hole.

04/23/2021 By Emma Schkloven

2-for-1 Critics Special

REVIEW: The Alley’s New Shorts Squeeze Huge Life Questions into 20-Minute Virtual Shows

"Man. Kind." and "For Steve Wozniak, on His 67th Birthday," which are available as part of the theater company’s free digital season, are viewable through July 4.

04/13/2021 By Doni Wilson

“I Was Never Going to be a Saint”

Review: Main Street Theater Asks What Is True in The Book of Magdalene

The play by Caridad Svich questions connections and reality in a post-apocalyptic world.

02/22/2021 By Doni Wilson

Buttons is Back, Ya'll

REVIEW: Stages Riffs on Tradition with Innovative One-Man Panto

We couldn't be more grateful to see the company's lockdown rendition of "Sleeping Beauty" after this insane year.

12/17/2020 By Doni Wilson

But Those Wigs

Selena: The Series is Worth a Watch, Even If it Isn't Perfect

One Houstonia writer shares his opinions on Netflix's new show about the Queen of Tejano Music.

12/16/2020 By Marco Torres

Christmas-ing with you

REVIEW: A.D. Players's Merry Christmas, Darling Leaves Us "On Top of the World"

The in-person and virtual concert features Chicago starlet Heidi Kettenring singing the songs of Karen Carpenter.

12/15/2020 By Doni Wilson

No Bah Humbugs Here

REVIEW: Alley Captures the Meaning of Christmas in Virtual A Christmas Carol

The paired-down adaptation of Dickens's tale, available for free through Dec 27, casts off the trappings of productions past to focus on what really matters.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

The Queen of Hotties

REVIEW: Megan Thee Stallion Gallops into Greatness with Studio Debut, Good News

"Hot Girl Summer" may be behind us, but that didn't stop the Houston native from spitting infectiously fiery bars on her long-awaited album.

11/25/2020 By Adrianne Reece

Documentary Theater

REVIEW: Dirt Dogs' Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Brings Achingly Familiar Stories to the Forefront

This digital reworking of Anna Deavere Smith’s famous play offers an equal measure of heavy heartache and heightened hope as characters describe the turmoil at the center of a racial reckoning.

11/18/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

A Spin Cycle of Fun

REVIEW: Stages’s Honky Tonk Laundry Will Wash Your Cares Away

With its big, Lynn Anderson hair and perfect amount of fringe, this jukebox musical full of country favorites has the kind of joyous spirit we so desperately need these days.

11/12/2020 By Doni Wilson

Those Who Dare

Joel Sandel Steals the One-Man Show in Main Street Theater's RFK

The virtual production following the later years of Robert F. Kennedy is available to stream through October 25.

10/16/2020 By Doni Wilson

Comedy Gold

Tamarie Cooper’s 2020: Quarantine Edition! Brings Comic Relief to the Coronavirus Culture

Catastrophic Theatre’s annual summer variety show has been virtually reimagined for the Covid era.

08/31/2020 By Doni Wilson

Moon Meets the Movement

REVIEW: Stages Shoots for the Stars While Tackling Earthly Issues in Pieces of the Moon

Stages' season starter doesn't shy away from painful history in a radio-style performance that harkens to an old-school era of theater.

07/28/2020 By Doni Wilson

Bet on Bryson

Comedian Bryson Brown Brings Laughter and Wit to Today's Tough Topics

The Houston standup comic uses humor to discuss race and police brutality on his new comedy album, "Side Bettin'."

07/06/2020 By Radu Bondar

Welcome to the rock

REVIEW: Come From Away at the Hobby Center Takes Audiences to New Heights

In between rousing group numbers and hilarious dialogue, the musical's message of compassion soars.

03/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Pay-to-Pee

REVIEW: Art Factory's Trumpified Take on Urinetown Aims for the Bowl with Varied Success

The production embraces the show's tongue-in-cheek satire, but doesn't quite land every joke.

02/22/2020 By Ian Everett

History Test

REVIEW: Camp David Tries to Make Peace With the Past to Mixed Results

Even with a stellar cast, the Alley's production falls into the traps of reexamining history.

02/21/2020 By Doni Wilson

Review

Main Street Theater’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue Is a Lyric Homage Confronting the High Price of War

The play is the first in a trilogy being staged across over the next few weeks.

02/12/2020 By Doni Wilson