Into the Woods

You Can Now Watch A Hansel and Gretel 'Micro-Opera' in a Simulated Forest

Rec Room, the never-normal venue, opens an intimate, installation-like setting of the classic holiday opera.

12/08/2017 By Holly Beretto

Bumble

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 8–10

Party with us in the Heights, see some comedy, head to Sugar Land for The Nutcracker, and more.

12/07/2017 By Morgan Kinney

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

It's Alive!

Back From the Dead: 4th Wall Theatre Company Resurrected by Generous Donation

After a six-figure donation and forthcoming donation drive, the company plans to keep the doors open and hire a managing director.

12/01/2017 By Holly Beretto

Fresh Start

The Spirit of TUTS Underground Resurfaces at Queensbury Theatre

Marley Singletary makes the move to the west Houston company with the same pioneering musical ideas.

11/28/2017 By Holly Beretto

Holiday diversions

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 24–26

AKA: Ways to entertain your out-of-town family and prevent fist fights.

11/23/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Trump People

Rhinoceros Offers an Absurd Take on 'Trump People'

Catastrophic Theatre resurfaces Eugene Ionesco's 1959 anti-fascist comedy.

11/14/2017 By Holly Beretto

Revenge of the Nerds

Review: The Bennet Sisters Are Back for a Welcome Sequel at Main Street Theater

In the lovely Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Mary earns the limelight.

11/13/2017 By Doni Wilson

Boo-tiful Life

Review: TUTS' Secret Garden Rejiggers a Classic With Mixed Results

Does a retooled version of the 1991 musical stand a ghost of a chance at a Broadway revival?

10/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

KGB-approved

Describe the Night Dramatizes Creation and Destruction Over Nine Decades

In a world premiere, the Alley Theatre tackles a multi-generation tale of Russian intrigue and drama.

09/29/2017 By Doni Wilson

hou gotta be kidding

Weeks Post-Harvey, Downtown Arts Venues Remain Unusable

The Wortham Center will be closed through May 15, 2018 "in a best case scenario."

09/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Cha-ching

Rec Room Arts Got Some Money. Now, They Want to Give it to You.

A new residency offers Houston an offbeat opportunity for access to a stipend and performance space alongside lessons in operations and logistics.

09/12/2017 By Holly Beretto

God Bless

Review: Disgraced Interrogates the Complex Question of How to Be 'American'

4th Wall Theatre Company brings the 2013 Pulitzer winner to Houston.

09/11/2017 By Doni Wilson

Rough Time$

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company Needs Your Help

After its co-tenant announced it was going belly-up, their financial situation is more dire than ever.

08/24/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Deuces

For its Swan Song, 4th Wall Theatre Company Plans to Go Bold

Money troubles notwithstanding, 4th Wall's final season will feature two timely, uproarious productions.

08/21/2017 By Holly Beretto

Fall Arts Guide

The 2017 Fall Arts Guide

The season is back with a vengeance.

08/21/2017 By Chris Becker, Morgan Kinney, and Steven Devadanam

Theater

The Most-Watched Tennis Match Ever Happened in Houston

Stages Repertory Theatre reimagines the Battle of the Sexes, shot by shot.

08/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Now Playing

The Heights Theater Is Back from the Dead

The landmark theater, built in the 1920s, is newly renovated and ready for action.

06/21/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Charitable Acts

Spontaneous Smattering Returns to Improvise for School Supplies

Writers and actors will come together this weekend at The Beacon Theatre to write nine one-act plays in 24 hours—all for a good cause.

06/15/2017 By Holly Beretto