One step at a time

Hitchcock Takes the Stage in a Hilarious The 39 Steps

The Alley Theatre offers a high comedy quotient with an adaptation of Hitchcock's film (which was based on a book).

07/28/2017 By Doni Wilson

Tut tuts

Pippin Asks If 'The Extraordinary' Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be

For all its razzle dazzle, this classic musical might be past its prime.

07/13/2017 By Doni Wilson

Oldie but a Goodie

Always…Patsy Cline Shines at Stages Once Again

Houston's classic tale of friendship and country music returns to Stages Repertory Theatre.

07/03/2017 By Doni Wilson

But a Walking Shadow

Cry Havoc! Channels Shakespeare to Grapple With the Ravages of War

Stephan Wolfert uses the stage to discuss the thorny before and after of going to battle.

06/09/2017 By Doni Wilson

Not Bad!

A Musical Freaky Friday Offers High-Energy Hijinks at The Alley Theatre

The classic tale of empathy-by-fire somehow keeps itself fresh in this new musical production.

06/08/2017 By Doni Wilson

Positively Negative

Review: Main Street Theater Plays It Safe With Formulaic Native Gardens

The play offers an overly polite take on hot button issues.

06/01/2017 By Scott Vogel

The New West

Review: Liberty Valance Revives the Tired Western Genre for an Unexpected Stage Success

A new production breathes life into played-out tropes.

05/30/2017 By Scott Vogel

Curtain Call

Review: Fun Home Delightfully Balances Secrets, Suicide and Sexuality

The national tour stops at Houston's Hobby Center for a gay old time.

05/19/2017 By Scott Vogel

Nothing Is Easy

Review: Luna Gale Twists and Turns Through the Labyrinth of a Social Worker’s Life

Rebecca Gilman's play explores the impossible challenge of knowing what's best for a child.

05/17/2017 By Doni Wilson

Sister Act

Stages Repertory Theatre Delivers a Hilarious Dose of Catholic Guilt

Late Nite Catechism is full of hysterical nunsense.

03/20/2017 By Doni Wilson

Review

Opposites Distract in Five Course Love at Stages Repertory Theatre

Five first dates, five restaurants, one night: Check please!

03/14/2017 By Doni Wilson

Review

An American in Paris Delivers a Reverie of Dance

The beloved musical doesn't miss a beat at the Hobby Center this week.

03/01/2017 By Doni Wilson

Review

Alley Theatre Delivers a Hauntingly Good Play with Let the Right One In

Part horror story, part romance, this vampire thriller is much more than you'd expect.

02/27/2017 By Doni Wilson

Review

My Mañana Comes Delivers Dreams and Disappointments

Stages Repertory Theatre serves a timely play about immigrants and the American dream.

02/17/2017 By Doni Wilson

Theater Review

Copenhagen Mixes Mystery, Science and History at Main Street Theater

Atomic scientists from World War II meet in the afterlife with unresolved questions from the past.

02/13/2017 By Doni Wilson

Review

Love Stories Soar in Who Am I This Time?

The romantic play-within-a-play brings Kurt Vonnegut's short stories to life at Stages Repertory Theatre.

01/31/2017 By Doni Wilson

Review

Don't Miss This WWII Adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare's famed comedy gets a 20th century facelift at Main Street Theater.

01/03/2017 By Doni Wilson

Review

Christmas Cynics and Enthusiasts Will Love The Santaland Diaries

Alley Theatre continues to bring David Sedaris' cringe-worthy experience to life.

12/22/2016 By Nicki Koetting

Review

Into the Woods Continues to Captivate

The Tony Award-winning musical comes to life at TUTS.

12/12/2016 By Doni Wilson

Review

Much Ado About Nothing Gets a Contemporary Twist

4th Wall Theatre Company adds a modern spin to Shakespeare's beloved comedy.

12/06/2016 By Doni Wilson