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

Angel of Music

Review: Phantom Still Hits (Most) of the High Notes

Andrew Lloyd Webber's '80s blockbuster dazzles as ever.

11/13/2018 By Holly Beretto

Starving Artists

Review: A Mild La bohème Leans on the Quality of Its Source Material

Yes, the music is great, but this HGO production lacks the razzle-dazzle that could make it sparkle.

10/29/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Leedle Leedle Leedle Lee

Review: The Flying Dutchman Returns to the Wortham with 'Transcendent Purity'

HGO artists triumph amid an updated staging of the fan-friendly Wagner classic.

10/22/2018 By Sydney Boyd

What You Will

Review: Quite Simply, Twelfth Night is a Delight

You have to see Houston's latest—and perhaps greatest—rom-com.

10/11/2018 By Doni Wilson

The Poetry of Life

Review: Swimming While Drowning Dives into Coming-of-Age Angst

Stages' look at LGBTQ homelessness asks timely questions, even if it comes up short on answers.

10/08/2018 By Doni Wilson

Bard Knock Life

Review: The Book of Will Opens a Visceral Window into History

The regional premiere forces you to contemplate how great art can so easily be lost forever.

09/24/2018 By Doni Wilson

A Hairy Situation

Review: Some Major Highlights—and a Few Kinks—at the Ensemble

'Da Kink in my Hair works hard to balance the joys and tragedies of life.

09/24/2018 By Holly Beretto

Right Round, Right Round

Review: Around the World in 80 Days is Worth the Trip

The Jules Verne classic charms at A.D. Players.

09/17/2018 By Holly Beretto

On Point

Review: A Reenergized Oklahoma! Dances into Houston

After doubling down on the song and dance, TUTS makes an old show feel new.

09/14/2018 By Doni Wilson

Road to Nowhere

Review: Skeleton Crew Confronts America's Economic Realities

The Alley production centers on one standout performance.

09/14/2018 By Doni Wilson