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

And Follow

The Fantasticks Delivers Fantastically at the New Gordy Theater

Stages delivers a timeless musical with a little action, a dash of slapstick, and a whole lot of heart.

02/04/2020 By Doni Wilson

A show for all

HGO's Aida Brings a Silky Spectacle to Houston

Verdi's classic love story remains a great entry point into the world of opera.

02/04/2020 By Michael Clark

Musical Misogyny

Review: HGO’s La Favorite Tries to Overcome a Classic Operatic Problem

With beautiful musicianship, detailed sets, and intricate costume, HGO’s "La Favorite" tries to overcome the show's inherent sexism.

01/27/2020 By Michael Clark

Life In Absurdity

4th Wall Theatre's The Realistic Joneses Tackles Real-Life Issues Through an Absurdist Lens

The slice-of-life drama by Will Eno takes its audience up close and personal with existential questions about love and loss.

01/20/2020 By Doni Wilson

To Be, or Not to Be

Main Street Theater's One-Man Hamlet Knows His Lines. All of Them.

This Hamlet does it all.

01/13/2020 By Doni Wilson

Smiling's My Favorite!

Elf: The Musical Brings Christmas Cheer at TUTS

This festive musical delivers the holiday goodies.

12/16/2019 By Doni Wilson

Reserve Your Seat

HGO's El Milagro del Recuerdo Delivers the Goods

The world premiere of this Christmas mariachi opera is not to be missed.

12/12/2019 By Michael Clark

A Sugarplum of a Show

Houston Ballet’s ​The Nutcracker​ Is Just As Enchanting As Ever

This is Stanton Welch’s Christmas gift to Houston.

12/04/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Hotline Bling

No Reservations About the Alley’s Fully Committed

This one-man show set in the world of an exclusive restaurant is just what you need for the holidays.

12/04/2019 By Doni Wilson

Theatrical Sensibilities

Main Street Theater’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley Is an Engaging Holiday Production

Ring in the holidays, Jane Austen-style.

11/27/2019 By Doni Wilson

Panto-tastic

Enter the Magical Realm of Fun and Farce at Stage’s Panto: Hansel and Gretel

A British tradition plays beautifully.

11/25/2019 By Doni Wilson

sad, sad, tears of a clown

Review: Rigoletto Makes Art Out of #MeToo

Outstanding performances make the opera's depraved characters almost tolerable.

10/22/2019 By Michael Clark

Elegance Is Learned

Yes, Countess Luann Is in on the Joke

The Real Housewife of New York City recently brought her cabaret to Houston.

10/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Welcome to America

The Alley’s Vietgone Will Stay With You For a Long Time

It's a subversive immigrant tale that challenges lazy assumptions and narratives.

10/10/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

At Last, a Refreshing Performance of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto

The Houston Symphony gives Gershwin (and Copland) the respect he deserves.

10/01/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Balancing the Contemporary and Classical at Houston Ballet

Antlers, a mirror ball, and falling feathers add to an exciting night of dance.

09/23/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

The Winter's Tale Gets A Twangy Texas Update

The Alley puts a delightful local twist on a lesser-known Shakespeare play.

09/20/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

There is Heart to Be Found Amid The Hard Problem

Main Street Theater succeeds in harnessing humanity from the cerebral Tom Stoppard creation.

09/17/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

A Chorus Line Kicks It Up at TUTS

The much-beloved musical has its high points. But a few caveats are in order.

09/16/2019 By Doni Wilson