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

Parallels

Daisy at Main Street Theater Tells a 1960s Story that Sounds Eerily Familiar

The upcoming production captures the political moment that birthed a still-relevant LBJ attack ad.

03/28/2018 By Holly Beretto

Ice House

How a Houstonian and Her Kid Beat Almost Everyone to Hamilton

Carmen Abrego and her son weren't about to miss their shot.

03/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Theater

A Basketball Musical? Why Not, Says Catastrophic Theatre

Rockets GM Daryl Morey loves theater; Catastrophic Theatre artistic director Jason Nodler loves basketball. Is it just us, or was a collaboration inevitable?

03/28/2018 By Chris Gray

Bard Knock Life

A Female-Led Henry V Goes Up At Rice's Annual BakerShake

What's technically Houston's oldest Shakespeare festival puts its own twist on the Bard's classic history play.

03/27/2018 By Kaylee Dusang

Spring Awakening

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, March 23–25

Some spandex, social justice, and the start of spring festival season.

03/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Whoa

A Midsummer Night's Dream Like You've Never Seen Before

Cameron Alexander reimagines the tired Shakespeare classic as part of the Rec Rooms six-week residency festival.

03/07/2018 By Holly Beretto

a real lady

Review: Stages Reminds Us of Ann Richards, That Old Texas Treasure

Sally Edmundson resurrects the feisty Democratic politician in a memorable, superlative performance at Stages.

02/19/2018 By Doni Wilson