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

Pie Time

Waitress Serves Up a Slice of Life at the Hobby Center

The Broadway hit comes to Houston.

01/25/2019 By Holly Beretto

Girl Gang

A New Play about Three Seniors on the Run Comes to Queensbury Theatre

“You don’t necessarily see women this age on stage—not in roles like this—so Sunset Place is a chance for us to tell a story that isn’t usually told."

01/18/2019 By Holly Beretto

#MeToo

Mildred's Umbrella Explores Consent from Three Angles

“We’re not only looking at it from the perspective of sexual relationships. We’re also encouraging people to think more broadly about the role it has in all these different aspects of our lives.”

01/09/2019 By Brittanie Shey

A Tale As Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Returns to Houston

The blockbuster musical premiered with TUTS back in 1993. Now it's back for a victory lap.

12/04/2018 By Holly Beretto

Double Double X

Jane Austen: Two Ways, Two Stages

Separate local theater companies mount back-to-back stories about the Bennet sisters for the holidays.

11/28/2018 By Holly Beretto

Dec. 1

At Mildred's Umbrella, Terrence McNally's 'Story of Loss and Reconciliation'

Mildred's Umbrella mounts a special staged reading to coincide with World AIDS Day.

11/27/2018 By Holly Beretto

3-in-1

Stages Bets on Three Times the Holiday Fun

We break down Stages' jam-packed schedule.

11/21/2018 By Holly Beretto

Every time a bell rings

It's A Wonderful Life Like You've Never Heard Before

A.D. Players remixes the holiday classic with Joe Landry’s It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

11/20/2018 By Holly Beretto

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