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

Big Fun

UPDATED: 5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 14–16

This week featuring: two takes on ballet, a Big Show, and a book sale.

09/13/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Sooner or Later

How TUTS and Houston Ballet Plan to Build Upon the Already Monumental Oklahoma!

It's hard to overstate the show's importance within the musical theater canon. What's there to improve upon?

09/07/2018 By Holly Beretto

Summer Bucket List

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 13–15

Insta-worthy pool days, brand-new Houston music, piano virtuosos, and more.

07/12/2018 By Morgan Kinney

song and dance

Review: Talent Triumphs Over Type in TUTS' Guys & Dolls

Sure, there's some added Latinx flair, but let's talk about the dancing!

06/15/2018 By Doni Wilson

Inside time

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 15–17

Because it gon' rain, and we all need inside things to do.

06/14/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

rock 'n' roll

Review: We Frickin' Love Simone Gundy

If you see TUTS' production of rock 'n' roll musical Memphis, do it for the singer's outstanding performance.

02/23/2018 By Doni Wilson

Give 'em Grapes

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 23-25

Three days filled with bittersweet goodbyes, examinations of difficult history, and a sloth named Rudy.

02/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Raising the bar

Catching Up With Dan Knechtges, TUTS Artistic Director

We talk his first season, ask what he hopes to accomplish, and attempt to determine next season's mystery production.

02/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Thea-tah

Here is the 2018–2019 TUTS Lineup

The 50th anniversary season features six heavyweight musicals.

01/18/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Houston Strong

Tonight: An All-Star Flex of Houston's Artistic Resilience

"A hurricane won't put the brakes on the city's creative output."

09/27/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts Guide 2017

The Show Must Go On: 6 Must-See Performances This Fall

4th Wall Theatre Company's penultimate performance, a Pride and Prejudice sequel, and other original shows are the highlights of this fall's theater scene.

08/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Rising Stars

Who is the New TUTS Artistic Director?

Broadway veteran Dan Knechtges takes the helm at Theatre Under the Stars.

08/15/2017 By Morgan Kinney

All Tied Up

Holland Vavra: Part-time Bow Tie Maker, Full-time Pippin Star

The Houston-based actor talks about her role in the upcoming TUTS performance of Pippin and her various side hustles.

07/11/2017 By Doni Wilson

Wah Wah

TUTS Brings a Confusing Musical Snoopy to the Hobby Center

The onstage talent shines, but the musical fails to do justice to its source material.

06/12/2017 By Doni Wilson

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 24–26

Featuring Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Wilco and Sweeney Todd.

04/22/2015 By Michael Hardy

Theatre

These Boots are Made for Walkin’

A musical arrives, both heralded and unsung.

02/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Musical

Review: 50 Shades! The Musical

Our fearless critic endures Climax cocktails, rabid fans, and terrible jokes to report on the E.L. James parody.

12/23/2013 By Scott Vogel

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 6–8

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

12/04/2013 By Michael Hardy