D. L. Groover
D.L. Groover has contributed to countless reputable publications including the Houston Press since 2003. His theater criticism has earned him a national award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) as well as three statewide Lone Star Press Awards for the same. He's co-author of the irreverent appreciation, Skeletons from the Opera Closet (St. Martin's Press), now in its fourth printing.
16 days ago | Stage
It's full moon. It's midnight. It's the start of Pride Month. Where else could you be than Obsidian Theater to revel in the sight and sound of Blake Jackson as the LGBT community's theatrical icon, Hedwig, in the cult musical classic Hedwig and th...
17 days ago | Stage
If there's a more visceral production in Houston right now than Cry Havoc! I'd like to know. It chews you up and spits you out, as it were. It gives you chills while swathing you in empathy. Its horrific images of warfare are countered with angeli...
20 days ago | Stage
How can you dislike a Broadway musical that employs a tap kick line by guys in those puffy Elizabethan breeches? This delightfully silly scene occurs...well, honestly, I don't quite remember where it occurs in this inconsequential show, but you'll...
1 month ago | Stage
Young British playwright Jethro Compton may be just the one we've been waiting for. The one who might resuscitate – nay, resurrect – the moribund, neglected theater genre known as the “oater,” a.k.a., the “cowboy” play. If you like westerns, saddl...
2 months ago | Stage
Grand drama and its sublime flip side are in evidence at two sparkling shows on Houston stages right now. A View From the Bridge There's a searing moment near the denouement of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge (1955), scorching nicely at the...
2 months ago | Opera
“Too many notes,” was the purported response from Emperor Joseph I of Austria to genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart after the premiere of The Abduction from the Seraglio (1872). Quick-silver Mozart's purported reply was, “Just as many as necessary.” A...