mistaken identity

Review: The Carpenter Raises the Comedic Bar

How does a stripper show up in a wedding play? Let the Alley explain.

01/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

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

pew pew

Review: Main Street Theater’s The Secretary Brings out the Big Guns

There's top-notch acting in this dark comedy that tackles hard-to-laugh-at subject matter.

01/21/2019 By Doni Wilson

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

Hello!

Review: The Book of Mormon Is (Still) Funny as Hell

The touring production has lost none of its raucous, profane hilarity.

01/17/2019 By Holly Beretto

show stopper

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 11–13

Reunions, rainbows, and rescheduled events await.

01/10/2019 By Morgan Kinney

#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

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

Review

TUTS Serves Up A 'Brightly Dazzling' Beauty and the Beast That Looks Like Houston

Twenty-five years after it started here, the Disney classic delights again onstage.

12/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

Sugar 'N Spice

Hansel & Gretel Proves Itself A 'Delightful, Deranged' Hit

The Rec Room twist on the 19th-century classic is a holiday treat.

12/10/2018 By Holly Beretto

Mischief managed

Potted Potter Proves Harry’s Story Still Has Legs

The wildly popular work of J.K. Rowling comes to the Hobby Center this December.

12/07/2018 By Holly Beretto

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