All smiles

Review: Bright Star Offers a Dim Ray of Musical Sunshine

The aggressively pleasant TUTS musical delivers wonderful stagecraft and performances atop a mediocre musical foundation.

03/16/2018 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

TUT TUT

You Have Permission to Boo and Cheer (But Mostly Boo) at TUTS' Holiday Panto

Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight is an exciting holiday panto, but it's both too long and filled with flat punchlines.

12/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney

School's Out

TUTS' Kid-Friendly Musical Camps Return This Winter Break

Maybe your child is the next Lin-Manuel Miranda. Maybe you need a few hours alone at H-E-B.

11/24/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Boo-tiful Life

Review: TUTS' Secret Garden Rejiggers a Classic With Mixed Results

Does a retooled version of the 1991 musical stand a ghost of a chance at a Broadway revival?

10/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

#HarveyHMag

Updated: What's Harvey's Initial Damage to Houston Performing Arts?

The Theater District sustained damage, while smaller, outlying companies were luckier.

08/29/2017 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

Fri-yay

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 14–16

Shopping, sporting, tai chi-ing—all in one weekend.

07/13/2017 By Spencer Vogel, Arman Badrei, and Kara Fields

Tut tuts

Pippin Asks If 'The Extraordinary' Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be

For all its razzle dazzle, this classic musical might be past its prime.

07/13/2017 By Doni Wilson

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

Superstar

Meet the Young Actors Performing Once on This Island at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Humphreys School of Musical Theatre students ages 9 to 19 take the stage this week to perform the Caribbean-inspired musical.

06/06/2017 By Holly Beretto

Entertainment

This Week in Theater: May 16-20

Or, how to cry like James Comey

05/16/2017 By Scott Vogel

Wait for it

TUTS Adds Hamilton to New Season

Theatre Under the Stars subscribers get their shot at seeing the Tony award-winning musical.

02/17/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Dec 16–18

What to Hear, See and Do This Weekend

Day for Night makes noise downtown, the Houston Zoo goes wild with lights and Moody Gardens freezes over.

12/15/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Review

Into the Woods Continues to Captivate

The Tony Award-winning musical comes to life at TUTS.

12/12/2016 By Doni Wilson

Dec 2–4

What to Do This Weekend

Forget Santa—Dolly Parton is coming to town! Plus: Dickens on The Strand makes merry in Galveston and Houston Grand Opera hosts the world premiere of a reimagined It's a Wonderful Life.

12/01/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis