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

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

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

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

Angel of Music

Review: Phantom Still Hits (Most) of the High Notes

Andrew Lloyd Webber's '80s blockbuster dazzles as ever.

11/13/2018 By Holly Beretto

Windfall

Diana of Dobson's Tests its Fortunes at Chelsea Market

A Mildred's Umbrella-Classical Theatre crossover reading resurrects the little-known 1908 play that inspired none other than Queen Latifah.

10/31/2018 By Holly Beretto

What You Will

Review: Quite Simply, Twelfth Night is a Delight

You have to see Houston's latest—and perhaps greatest—rom-com.

10/11/2018 By Doni Wilson

The Poetry of Life

Review: Swimming While Drowning Dives into Coming-of-Age Angst

Stages' look at LGBTQ homelessness asks timely questions, even if it comes up short on answers.

10/08/2018 By Doni Wilson

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

Bard Knock Life

Review: The Book of Will Opens a Visceral Window into History

The regional premiere forces you to contemplate how great art can so easily be lost forever.

09/24/2018 By Doni Wilson

A Hairy Situation

Review: Some Major Highlights—and a Few Kinks—at the Ensemble

'Da Kink in my Hair works hard to balance the joys and tragedies of life.

09/24/2018 By Holly Beretto

Bulls on Parade

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 21–23

You can't miss either of these big weekend openings—one sports, one arts.

09/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Right Round, Right Round

Review: Around the World in 80 Days is Worth the Trip

The Jules Verne classic charms at A.D. Players.

09/17/2018 By Holly Beretto

On Point

Review: A Reenergized Oklahoma! Dances into Houston

After doubling down on the song and dance, TUTS makes an old show feel new.

09/14/2018 By Doni Wilson

Road to Nowhere

Review: Skeleton Crew Confronts America's Economic Realities

The Alley production centers on one standout performance.

09/14/2018 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

Pretty Woman

Review: Violet Hits the High Notes at Queensbury Theatre

How well does a hard-edged short story translate as a stage musical? The results are mixed.

09/10/2018 By Doni Wilson