Buckle Up

Mildred's Umbrella Serves Up Summer Theater à la Carte

The rapid-fire, experimental Museum of Dysfunction XI brings 40 performers and roughly 20 directors together for two weekends of performances.

07/17/2019 By Holly Beretto

New beginnings

Hercule Poirot Returns to the Alley

The famed detective returns in a new version of Murder on the Orient Express and the first production from new Artistic Director Rob Melrose.

07/15/2019 By Holly Beretto

Opera

The Mikado Goes Topsy Turvy

Gilbert & Sullivan's problematic favorite gets another version in Houston.

07/10/2019 By Holly Beretto

Wunderkind

Maurielle McGarvey Is the Future

The youngest playwright ever to work on Rec Room's stage, the 18-year-old HSPVA grad will premiere a new version of Woyzeck.

07/09/2019 By Siena DeBolt

Going Bananas

Uncovering the Real Josephine Baker

“The truth is that if there had been no Josephine Baker, there would be no Brandy, no Monica, no Beyoncé, no Sevyn Streeter, and no Halle Berry.”

06/24/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Peanuts

You Asked, Main Street Listened: Charlie Brown is Back for Summer

The company says You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown felt like a natural summer show.

06/10/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

The Three Musketeers Will Make You Want to Cheer

A spunky retelling of the classic novel is great summer fun.

06/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

Typecast

Playing a Couple While Being a Couple in the Alley's Constellations

Husband and wife Chris Hutchison and Elizabeth Bunch discuss their extremely meta roles and the theater's post Greg Boyd era.

05/31/2019 By Steven Foster

Review

Sex with Strangers Will Make You Fall in Love

The brainy-yet-sexy dance is one of the best things this writer has seen in 2019.

05/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

My shot

Spamilton Is the Hamilton Spoof You've Been Waiting For

The parody story of America then, told by America now.

05/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

Thump Thump

One Heart and Three Patients: Who Gets to Live?

The God Committee at A.D. Players addresses the Gordian moral knot involved in organ transplants.

05/16/2019 By Holly Beretto

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

When Is Someone Else's Story Off Limits?

Donald Margulies's Collected Stories explores the manners and morals of being a writer.

05/13/2019 By Holly Beretto

Daughters and Sons

Tackling the School-to-Prison Pipeline on Stage

Pipeline at the Ensemble confronts the everyday reality for so many African American students.

05/07/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

Relatively Speaking Is a 'Rather Delicious' Farce

At Main Street Theater, "Everyone delivers in an engaging and entertaining way."

05/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

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Relatively Speaking Will Prioritize Farce Over Drama

Main Street Theater wanted to produce a good comedy, so they looked back half a century.

05/03/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

At Stages, Murder for Two Successfully Traffics in Multiple Personalities

This campy whodunit succeeds in making fun of the whodunit genre itself.

04/29/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Ragtime Reminds Us What Musicals Can Do

From the stage to the stars who populate it, this TUTS production might be the best adaptation of a novel ever.

04/19/2019 By Doni Wilson

Greatest genius

Exploring the Magic of Jerome Robbins

The famed choreographer's work reappears across Houston's stages this spring, and for good reason.

04/15/2019 By Holly Beretto

sisters will sister

What Makes Crimes of the Heart So Compelling? The Women.

“These women have been through terrible things, and they’re hard to talk to about. But this is also a funny play in many ways. They laugh through the tragedy.”

04/12/2019 By Holly Beretto

ding ding

Rec Room’s The Royale Has All the Right Moves

A knockout physical performance, weighed down by only a few quibbles.

04/11/2019 By Doni Wilson