Comedy Gold

Tamarie Cooper’s 2020: Quarantine Edition! Brings Comic Relief to the Coronavirus Culture

Catastrophic Theatre’s annual summer variety show has been virtually reimagined for the Covid era.

08/31/2020 By Doni Wilson

Pay-to-Pee

REVIEW: Art Factory's Trumpified Take on Urinetown Aims for the Bowl with Varied Success

The production embraces the show's tongue-in-cheek satire, but doesn't quite land every joke.

02/22/2020 By Ian Everett

History Test

REVIEW: Camp David Tries to Make Peace With the Past to Mixed Results

Even with a stellar cast, the Alley's production falls into the traps of reexamining history.

02/21/2020 By Doni Wilson

Review

Main Street Theater’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue Is a Lyric Homage Confronting the High Price of War

The play is the first in a trilogy being staged across over the next few weeks.

02/12/2020 By Doni Wilson

Life In Absurdity

4th Wall Theatre's The Realistic Joneses Tackles Real-Life Issues Through an Absurdist Lens

The slice-of-life drama by Will Eno takes its audience up close and personal with existential questions about love and loss.

01/20/2020 By Doni Wilson

To Be, or Not to Be

Main Street Theater's One-Man Hamlet Knows His Lines. All of Them.

This Hamlet does it all.

01/13/2020 By Doni Wilson

Smiling's My Favorite!

Elf: The Musical Brings Christmas Cheer at TUTS

This festive musical delivers the holiday goodies.

12/16/2019 By Doni Wilson

Theatrical Sensibilities

Main Street Theater’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley Is an Engaging Holiday Production

Ring in the holidays, Jane Austen-style.

11/27/2019 By Doni Wilson

Panto-tastic

Enter the Magical Realm of Fun and Farce at Stage’s Panto: Hansel and Gretel

A British tradition plays beautifully.

11/25/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Collected Stories Explores the Boundaries of Friendship and Art

The 4th Wall Theatre's production will get in your head.

05/21/2019 By Doni Wilson

Crazy Ladies

A Stellar Cast Saves the Warmed-Over Plot of Crimes of the Heart

In the '80s, the play felt like a revelation. Not so anymore.

04/18/2019 By Doni Wilson

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

Year in Review

What We Loved About Houston Theater in 2018

One theater critic reflects on another standout year across the city's stages.

12/27/2018 By Doni Wilson

Now put your hands up

Review: All the Single Ladies Charm in 4th Wall’s Pride and Prejudice

How does this Austen remix fare? Better than you would ever think.

12/03/2018 By Doni Wilson

Criminal Injustice

Review: 4th Wall Opens with Jesus and Justice

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train tells a can't-miss American tale.

09/11/2018 By Doni Wilson

Sisters

Review: You Can Sure Get Lost on The Moors

The season opener from Mildred's Umbrella is at turns absurdly wonderful and flat-out absurd.

08/31/2018 By Doni Wilson

whodunit

Review: Houston Catches a Summer Chill at the Alley's The Mousetrap

An Agatha Christie classic loses none of its luster in this winning ensemble production.

08/16/2018 By Doni Wilson

None is as fun as my favorite nun

Review: Stages Continues to Show Us the Funnier Sides of Faith

Sister's Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation! recalls Sister Marie Christina from vacation to successfully school us on how to be a good Catholic.

08/06/2018 By Doni Wilson

It's Lit

Review: Jump on into the Ring of Fire at Stages

The Johnny Cash musical illuminates the man—and woman—behind some of America's finest music of the last century.

07/23/2018 By Doni Wilson

Double Trouble

Review: Love Never Dies Reminds Us How Much We Love the Original

No, really—we would watch Phantom of the Opera over this any day of the week.

07/19/2018 By Dianna Wray