Twice as nice

The Ensemble Seeks Connection with Two Pearl Cleage Staged Readings

We talk with the playwright about the "cross-pollination" happening across theater.

11/16/2018 By Holly Beretto

'90s Kids

First Suburb Revisits the '90s Suburban Idyll

Spoiler: Things in this Catastrophic Theatre world premiere are not as perfect as they seem.

11/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

Windfall

Diana of Dobson's Tests its Fortunes at Chelsea Market

A Mildred's Umbrella-Classical Theatre crossover reading resurrects the little-known 1908 play that inspired none other than Queen Latifah.

10/31/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

School's out...forever

An Underperforming School Is About to Close. What Does that Mean for a Community?

Ike Holter's Exit Strategy will offer answers at the Rec Room.

09/25/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

Bulls on Parade

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 21–23

You can't miss either of these big weekend openings—one sports, one arts.

09/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

Criminal Injustice

Review: 4th Wall Opens with Jesus and Justice

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train tells a can't-miss American tale.

09/11/2018 By Doni Wilson

Pretty Woman

Review: Violet Hits the High Notes at Queensbury Theatre

How well does a hard-edged short story translate as a stage musical? The results are mixed.

09/10/2018 By Doni Wilson

Sooner or Later

How TUTS and Houston Ballet Plan to Build Upon the Already Monumental Oklahoma!

It's hard to overstate the show's importance within the musical theater canon. What's there to improve upon?

09/07/2018 By Holly Beretto

Sisters

Review: You Can Sure Get Lost on The Moors

The season opener from Mildred's Umbrella is at turns absurdly wonderful and flat-out absurd.

08/31/2018 By Doni Wilson

Long Weekend

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Aug. 31–Sept. 2

There's baseball to watch!

08/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Moor Please

Mildred's Umbrella Wanders The Moors

This play—opening this week—ain't Jane Eyre.

08/27/2018 By Holly Beretto

apartment therapy

Get Ready for an Intimate, Updated Hedda Gabler

“Whether you like her or not, she is this iconic, problematic character, who makes some terrible choices, but I wanted the audience to feel like they’re very much stuck with her in this space.”

08/17/2018 By Holly Beretto