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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 22–24

You're going to need some glitter, honey.

06/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Get sweating

These Summer Arts Activities Are at Least as Interesting as Your Kid's iPad

There are plenty of fun (and often free) ways to get the family out of the house this summer.

06/08/2018 By Holly Beretto

ROYGBIV

TUTS Gives Us A Colorful Take on the Book of Genesis

The teens and tweens of TUTS' Humphreys School of Musical of Musical Theatre take on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

05/30/2018 By Holly Beretto

Sci-Fi Theater

Review: Replica Proves A Mesmerizing Journey into 'Unknown Territory'

The world premiere production at Stages Repertory Theatre is one of the best things we've seen all year.

05/29/2018 By Doni Wilson

Kudos

ICYMI: The 'Best New American Play' Is from Houston

Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night, which premiered at the Alley last fall, took top honors at the 2018 Obie Awards.

05/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

Up, Up, and Away!

T-Minus One Year Until Stages at the Gordy Opens For Business

Stages Repertory Theatre broke ground Tuesday on the new, three-theater Gordy campus down the street from its longtime Allen Parkway home.

05/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

Pink Flamingo

Review: Fun, Fun, Fun at Stages' The Great American Trailer Park Musical

"Just because a place might be low-rent doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of high drama."

05/07/2018 By Doni Wilson

Have a ball

Picasso-Themed Alley Theatre Ball Takes Over the Post Oak Hotel

The record-breaking evening honored longtime patron Lynn Wyatt.

05/03/2018 By Houstonia Staff

cinco de cuatro

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 4–6

Film festivals, home tours, and nearly vowel-less jambalaya.

05/03/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Review

Hamilton at the Hobby Center Gets a Double Thumbs Up

Three years and several cities later, the hip-hop musical feels as vital and energetic as ever.

04/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Can it!

Please Stop Giving Absolutely Everything a Standing Ovation

One writer argues Houston's profligate clapping renders the standing O meaningless.

04/30/2018 By Clifford Pugh

Home Run

Houston-Born Dorcas Leung Is Ready for Hamilton

Fresh off a Broadway gig, the actor tells us how her career all started, as all good ones do, with a middle school crush.

04/18/2018 By Holly Beretto

All in the Family

Review: The Revisionist Offers a Timely Confrontation With Family and Memory

A co-production between Stages and the ERJCC, Jesse Eisenberg's 2013 play arrives at the perfect moment.

04/13/2018 By Doni Wilson

Golden Age

Review: Lawrence Wright's Cleo Revives Technicolor Hollywood for the Stage

The world premiere production at the Alley dazzles with the backstage drama of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

04/12/2018 By Doni Wilson

Best Dressed

The Costume Connection is Here to Save Your Theater's Wardrobe

A new arts non-profit collaboration offers small and mid-sized theater companies access to shared costume resources.

04/03/2018 By Holly Beretto

Mad (Wo)Men

Review: Daisy Examines the Power of Persuasion at Main Street Theater

Confusing portions aside, this regional premiere proves the ongoing relevance of one infamous campaign ad.

04/02/2018 By Doni Wilson

Eggcellent

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

Cosplay, comedy, and cocktail parties.

03/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney