On Stage

A Guide to Houston's Top Theater District Spots

The perfect guide to venues offering opera, chamber music, Broadway musicals, and live entertainment in the heart of Downtown.

01/26/2022 By Amarie Gipson

It's Showtime

The 7 Local Theaters to See a Movie, According to a Houston Film Critic

A look at the multiplexes in the area that offer a good experience, and those that serve alcohol.

01/13/2022 By Craig D. Lindsey

Reviving a classic

Preview: My Fair Lady Kicks Off Its 2021 U.S. Tour in Houston

The nationally lauded Broadway production wrapped up its Houston debut last week.

09/21/2021 By Holly Beretto

On The Town

What to Do and See This Summer

Don't miss the reopening of The Children's Museum, plus a group exhibition assembled by CAMH’s Teen Council offers a revealing look into young people's inner lives through the pandemic.

06/01/2021 By Chris Gray

Food Hall Guide

Understory, in the Downtown Tunnels, Offers Both Food and Fun

Connecting to five tunnels, the food hall offers a sprawling space to hang out in, whether for lunch or late-night drinks.

01/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Skyrise and shine

These Five Developments Will Change Houston Forever

A new decade means a new look for the city.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hotel Boomtown

How to Have a Night on the Town—with Help from C. Baldwin

One of downtown’s newest hotels carries an old name.

12/27/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Review

This Story of a Jealous King is Not to Be Missed

The North American premiere of Saul at HGO reveals a wonderfully reimagined work.

10/29/2019 By Michael Clark

Review

The Winter's Tale Gets A Twangy Texas Update

The Alley puts a delightful local twist on a lesser-known Shakespeare play.

09/20/2019 By Doni Wilson

[Exit, Pursued by Bear]

There Are No Victims in The Winter's Tale

The Alley production features powerful women, bears, and the King Ranch.

09/13/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Love shack

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, August 23–25

It's a big weekend: discounted BCycles, a Toni Morrison doc, and the Theater District Open House.

08/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Destination: Downtown

How Downtown Houston Went from Barren to Bustling

Decades of building new parks, sports arenas, bars and restaurants has transformed downtown into a place where Houstonians actually want to live, work and play.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

New Director on the Block

The Alley Gets a New Artistic Director

Rob Melrose takes the helm after his predecessor's tumultuous departure.

11/01/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Sandy cheeks

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, August 24–26

Are you ready for some really, really big sandcastles?

08/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Pretty Big

Sing Us a Song, You're the Piano Man

This temporary Theater District art installation has the range.

08/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Kudos

ICYMI: The 'Best New American Play' Is from Houston

Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night, which premiered at the Alley last fall, took top honors at the 2018 Obie Awards.

05/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Review

Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile Presents a Comedic Collision of Minds

Two geniuses walk into a bar at the Alley Theatre with mixed results.

05/17/2018 By Doni Wilson

Golden Age

Review: Lawrence Wright's Cleo Revives Technicolor Hollywood for the Stage

The world premiere production at the Alley dazzles with the backstage drama of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

04/12/2018 By Doni Wilson

Shove it up your....

Review: A One-Man Show Illustrates the Many Sides of Louis Armstrong

Satchmo at the Waldorf deconstructs the legacy of the famous jazz musician to suggest a more complicated story.

03/05/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Raising the bar

Catching Up With Dan Knechtges, TUTS Artistic Director

We talk his first season, ask what he hopes to accomplish, and attempt to determine next season's mystery production.

02/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney