Penty Beauty

Houston Really, Really Liked the Pentatonix Concert (and So Did We)

Sunday night at the Pavilion was aca-awesome.

07/30/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

It's Lit

Review: Jump on into the Ring of Fire at Stages

The Johnny Cash musical illuminates the man—and woman—behind some of America's finest music of the last century.

07/23/2018 By Doni Wilson

Double Trouble

Review: Love Never Dies Reminds Us How Much We Love the Original

No, really—we would watch Phantom of the Opera over this any day of the week.

07/19/2018 By Dianna Wray

babs!

Review: Buyer & Cellar Laughs in the Face of Celebrity

A trip into Barbra Streisand's basement is about as absurd as you'd expect.

07/19/2018 By Holly Beretto

Musical impressions

Ludovico Einaudi Gave His Jones Hall Audience Exactly What It Wanted

The Italian pianist and composer transcended expectations Sunday night.

07/16/2018 By Dianna Wray

Murder?

Review: A Convoluted Holmes and Watson Serves Up a Mystery at the Alley Theatre

Break out your magnifying glass if you plan on following the twists and turns of this play.

06/28/2018 By Doni Wilson

Wings

Review: Swan Lake Soars into Jones Hall

Houston Ballet's season closer channels the Tchaikovsky classic to dazzle and delight.

06/25/2018 By Doni Wilson

song and dance

Review: Talent Triumphs Over Type in TUTS' Guys & Dolls

Sure, there's some added Latinx flair, but let's talk about the dancing!

06/15/2018 By Doni Wilson

Buttercream Dream

Review: Love Wins—But Not How You Think—in The Cake at the Alley

Few moments could top June 2018 for a world premiere about wedding cake.

06/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

She's Still the One

With Houston Show, Shania Twain Reminds Us She's a Goddess and Just as Good as Ever

Despite some bizarre intervals, the June 9 Toyota Center concert proved no one does country-pop better than Shania.

06/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Sci-Fi Theater

Review: Replica Proves A Mesmerizing Journey into 'Unknown Territory'

The world premiere production at Stages Repertory Theatre is one of the best things we've seen all year.

05/29/2018 By Doni Wilson

The Birth of a Butterfly

Review: Cruzar la Cara de la Luna Returns to HGO with its Charm Intact

The 75-minute mariachi opera remains as poignant and prescient as ever.

05/18/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Review

Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile Presents a Comedic Collision of Minds

Two geniuses walk into a bar at the Alley Theatre with mixed results.

05/17/2018 By Doni Wilson

Pink Flamingo

Review: Fun, Fun, Fun at Stages' The Great American Trailer Park Musical

"Just because a place might be low-rent doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of high drama."

05/07/2018 By Doni Wilson

Opera

Review: HGO's Norma Tells A Story of Female Empowerment

Houston Grand Opera’s latest performance of the bel canto favorite emphasizes girl power over revenge.

05/01/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Review

Hamilton at the Hobby Center Gets a Double Thumbs Up

Three years and several cities later, the hip-hop musical feels as vital and energetic as ever.

04/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

All in the Family

Review: The Revisionist Offers a Timely Confrontation With Family and Memory

A co-production between Stages and the ERJCC, Jesse Eisenberg's 2013 play arrives at the perfect moment.

04/13/2018 By Doni Wilson

Golden Age

Review: Lawrence Wright's Cleo Revives Technicolor Hollywood for the Stage

The world premiere production at the Alley dazzles with the backstage drama of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

04/12/2018 By Doni Wilson

Mad (Wo)Men

Review: Daisy Examines the Power of Persuasion at Main Street Theater

Confusing portions aside, this regional premiere proves the ongoing relevance of one infamous campaign ad.

04/02/2018 By Doni Wilson

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