High Notes

10 Pre-Pandemic Minutes with Audra McDonald

Before coronavirus killed our theater season, the Broadway and screen icon talked about her illustrious career and Bayou City operatic debut.

07/16/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Wall Bustin'

4th Wall Will Break Virtual Wall During Its 2021–2022 In-Person Season

The company's four-show, 11th season kicks off in October, brings a Pulitzer winner, a Tony nom, and a continuation of a famous work to the stage.

07/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Breaking Ground

Ensemble Theatre Helps Found New Black Theater Alliance

The National Association of Black Theatre Building Owners will aid the Houston company’s mission of helping Black voices take center stage.

06/30/2021 By Holly Beretto

Season's Greetings

Main Street Theater Will Welcome Back Fans in Person This Fall

The 2021–2022 season, which features six regular season shows and seven kid-centric offerings, kicks off in October.

06/30/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Saddest Tale

REVIEW: See Billie Holiday Alive Once More at Stages

"Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill," which stunningly retells the iconic singer's life during one of her final shows, runs through July 18.

06/29/2021 By Doni Wilson

Hey There, Gordy

Stages Is Welcoming Fans Back to The Gordy with a Bang

The upcoming 2021–2022 season features six world premieres and four plays written by Houstonians.

06/01/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Happy Campers

14 Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love

School’s out for summer—even for virtual learners. Keep your kiddos entertained for hours or weeks at a time with summer sessions they can enjoy solo or with the whole family.

05/27/2021 By Marianella Orlando

Season's Gonna Rock

Theatre Under the Stars Will Finally Return This October

The season kicks off with '80s jukebox musical "Rock of Ages."

05/12/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Curiouser and Curiouser

White Rabbit Red Rabbit Is a Wild, Nerve-Racking Ride

We can’t tell you much about 4th Wall's digital production, but it’s worth a trip down the rabbit hole.

04/23/2021 By Emma Schkloven

2-for-1 Critics Special

REVIEW: The Alley’s New Shorts Squeeze Huge Life Questions into 20-Minute Virtual Shows

"Man. Kind." and "For Steve Wozniak, on His 67th Birthday," which are available as part of the theater company’s free digital season, are viewable through July 4.

04/13/2021 By Doni Wilson

Schedule Shift IV

UPDATED: Broadway at the Hobby Center Pushes Wicked to 2023

But we still have "Hamilton" this season.

03/30/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Acting In Isolation

With Medea, the Alley Is Virtual and More Vulnerable

Elizabeth Bunch talks about filming shows at home and playing the titular role in Euripides’s play.

03/16/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Brrrrrrr

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 18–20

Is it cold outside, or is it just us?

12/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Houston's 2020 Holiday Season Happenings

From merry plays to festival concerts and hot cocoa-accompanied movie screenings, there's a spirited event for even the Grinchiest of Bayou City residents.

11/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

This Concert's Made For Watchin'

Art News: Stages's Honky Tonk Laundry Two Steps Its Way Online

Plus a drive-in Bun B concert, a Carmen Herrera exhibition at MFAH, and a new Blue October album.

10/28/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Cowboy Men

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Sept 18–20

All the world's a stage when you can livestream.

09/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Songs and Stories

Head Inside the Studio with Stages Studio Sessions

The new eight-week series is bringing fresh performances from some of Houston's audience-favorites straight to your laptop.

08/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Hold the Curtain

4th Wall Delays the Start of Its 10th Anniversary Season

The new season will begin in January with Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Between Riverside and Crazy."

08/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

New Voices

Meet the Future of American Playwriting

The featured playwrights in Landing Theatre Co.'s 2020 New American Voices Playwriting Festival share their inspirations behind this year's selections.

07/28/2020 By Chameli Belk-Gupta

Packed Season

Stages Takes the Beginning of Its 2020-2021 Season Online

The company plans to pick up with traditional in-person performances with the return of "Honky Tonk Laundry" in October.

07/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven