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

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

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

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

crazy good

Strap In For Yet Another Over-the-Top Field Trip with Tamarie Cooper

The Catastrophic Theatre associate director calls this year's edition of her near-annual summer musical "a field trip through my existential crisis."

06/29/2018 By Holly Beretto

Nothing But the Truth

Don't Get Caught at Landing Theatre Company's Duplicitous New Show

An immersive theater experience at Clarke & Associates explores the limits of truth.

06/22/2018 By Kaylee Dusang

Not Westworld

Stages' World Premiere Replica Will Have You Seeing Double

The sci-fi tale of family and human connection opens this week at Stages Repertory Theatre.

05/23/2018 By Holly Beretto

No spiders were harmed

Daddy Long Legs Strolls into Main Street Theater

The period coming-of-age musical fulfills a longtime goal of Director Andrew Ruthven to mount his own production.

05/18/2018 By Holly Beretto

Blues

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at The Ensemble Theatre Is About More Than Music

“This play shows us where a lot of music comes from ... but I also hope it allows people to see how African Americans had to function within this racist system, and how they survived."

05/09/2018 By Holly Beretto

Eggcellent

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, March 30–April 1

Cosplay, comedy, and cocktail parties.

03/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Parallels

Daisy at Main Street Theater Tells a 1960s Story that Sounds Eerily Familiar

The upcoming production captures the political moment that birthed a still-relevant LBJ attack ad.

03/28/2018 By Holly Beretto

Bard Knock Life

A Female-Led Henry V Goes Up At Rice's Annual BakerShake

What's technically Houston's oldest Shakespeare festival puts its own twist on the Bard's classic history play.

03/27/2018 By Kaylee Dusang

Whoa

A Midsummer Night's Dream Like You've Never Seen Before

Cameron Alexander reimagines the tired Shakespeare classic as part of the Rec Rooms six-week residency festival.

03/07/2018 By Holly Beretto

Lioness

When a Woman Wants to Be a Lion...

Chana Porter's Leap and the Net Will Appear premieres at Catastrophic Theatre amid a roar of buzz.

02/09/2018 By Holly Beretto

Nothing Changes

Classical Theatre's An Enemy of the People Offers Old Answers to Current Affairs

“This play is coming up on being 150 years old, and it could’ve been written last week.”

02/08/2018 By Holly Beretto

Let 'em rip

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 26–28

Ft. Mr. Brightside, Rockets yoga, and acrobatic (musical) cats.

01/25/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Working Class Shero

Meet the Houston-Born Actor on the Heels of Kinky Boots

23-year-old Madison Pugh says the mega-musical in many ways reflects her own upbringing.

01/17/2018 By Chris Becker

New Digs

Mildred's Umbrella is Doing Well. Thank You For Asking.

The small theater company announces a location change ahead of new production tackling wellness.

01/17/2018 By Holly Beretto