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

vroom vroom

Speeding Motorcycle Makes Its Catastrophic Return

The company's 2006 weirdo rock opera is updated and ready to convert another generation to the music of Daniel Johnston.

06/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

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

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

🎭

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

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

A Tale of America

Ragtime's Renewed Relevance Will Be Clear at TUTS

"This is a hell of a story to be telling now," says director Marcia Milgrom Dodge.

04/09/2019 By Holly Beretto

Fight Night

Actors Square Up for The Royale at Rec Room

Based on the life of Jack Johnson, the award-winning play will test the limits of its performers and audience.

04/04/2019 By Holly Beretto

Go rams

Angela Grovey Feels Right at Home in The Play That Goes Wrong

The Houston native plays Annie in the touring production of the Broadway hit, now on at the Hobby Center.

03/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

Temp Job

Mildred's Umbrella Brings Hunchback to the Alley

The homeless theater company continues its season downtown with Charise Castro Smith’s The Hunchback of Seville.

03/25/2019 By Holly Beretto

ghost stories

The Weir Might Be the Break You Deserve

Main Street Theater brings back Conor McPherson's play as a simple reprieve from our noisy world.

03/13/2019 By Holly Beretto

Feed Me

Little Shop of Horrors Returns to Stages in a Big Way

"What would you do to achieve your desires? Not what kind of hard work or planning, but what deals with the devil do we make with ourselves, what principles would we compromise?"

03/06/2019 By Holly Beretto

Not Disney

Russia Infiltrates the Hobby Center

The touring production of Anastasia arrives for a charming musical that is "hope personified."

02/28/2019 By Holly Beretto

work-life balance

Family or Career? Rapture, Blister, Burn Suggests There Is No Right Answer

Gina Gionfriddo’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist tackles the question of a lifetime at 4th Wall.

02/27/2019 By Holly Beretto

NSFW

This Play Is Not Safe for Work

Lucy Kirkwood's rollicking pan of the media industry, millennial experience, and more opens this week at Stages.

02/14/2019 By Holly Beretto

Barmaid Pirates

Shakespearean Theater Takes to the High Seas With G.I. Joe in Tow

Classical Theatre Company presents a whimsical, updated take on Thomas Heywood's The Fair Maid of the West.

02/07/2019 By Holly Beretto