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

Fringe Is In

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 7–9

Fringe Fest, Patsy Cline, and—most of all—bats.

09/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts Guide 2018

TUTS Celebrates Its 50th Birthday With a New Take on a Classic

Plus, six can't-miss shows this season.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

None is as fun as my favorite nun

Review: Stages Continues to Show Us the Funnier Sides of Faith

Sister's Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation! recalls Sister Marie Christina from vacation to successfully school us on how to be a good Catholic.

08/06/2018 By Doni Wilson

How is it august

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Aug. 3–5

White Linen Night is upon us.

08/02/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

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

BBQ SZN

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 25–27

Other than head to the beach, of course.

05/25/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Not Westworld

Stages' World Premiere Replica Will Have You Seeing Double

The sci-fi tale of family and human connection opens this week at Stages Repertory Theatre.

05/23/2018 By Holly Beretto

Up, Up, and Away!

T-Minus One Year Until Stages at the Gordy Opens For Business

Stages Repertory Theatre broke ground Tuesday on the new, three-theater Gordy campus down the street from its longtime Allen Parkway home.

05/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

Can it!

Please Stop Giving Absolutely Everything a Standing Ovation

One writer argues Houston's profligate clapping renders the standing O meaningless.

04/30/2018 By Clifford Pugh

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

a real lady

Review: Stages Reminds Us of Ann Richards, That Old Texas Treasure

Sally Edmundson resurrects the feisty Democratic politician in a memorable, superlative performance at Stages.

02/19/2018 By Doni Wilson

Giddy Up

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 16–18

Roller derby, one-woman shows, and country music await.

02/15/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

5 Romance-Free Things to Do on Valentine's Day

Just because you're skipping Valentine's Day this year doesn't mean you can't have a good time.

01/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

New Digs

Take a Peek at The Gordy, Stages' New $30.5 Million Three-Stage Theater Mecca

After a generous gift from oil tycoon Russell Gordy, the venerable theater company will kickstart a massive expansion.

12/06/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Review

Panto Cinderella Hams Up the Holidays at Stages

Ten years in, the city's original British Panto succeeds with slapstick laughs and actually-good audience participation.

12/04/2017 By Doni Wilson

Bah, Humbug

Review: Head to A Midnight Clear for the Sounds, Not the Sights

A holiday premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre shines musically in spite of a flat storyline.

11/20/2017 By Doni Wilson

'tis the season

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 10–12

Must-see films invade Houston, the holidays arrive, and Peppa Pig makes the jump to the 3-D realm.

11/09/2017 By Morgan Kinney