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.
3 hours ago | Stage
Nobody gives presents to celebrate Halloween, but Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company certainly does, wrapped in blood red and oozing under the door. Feathers and Teeth (2015) is a doozy, a trick-or-treat treat that's tasty, bleakly ironic, and boi...
1 day ago | Opera
The happiest I felt all evening at Houston Grand Opera's resurrected season was after the show. As the audience filed out of the George R. Brown Convention Center, now re-purposed as an impromptu opera house after Hurricane Harvey's devastation of...
9 days ago | Stage
Grammy-winning composer Lucy Simon may be the elder sister of pop/folk icon Carly Simon, but in her Broadway debut, The Secret Garden (1991), she's under the heavy musical influence of European theatrical powerhouses Claude-Michel Schönberg and Si...
15 days ago | Stage
As if you couldn't guess by looking at Classical Theater's playbill cover, Mrs. Warren's profession happens to be the world's oldest – although no self-respecting Victorian madam would ever have worn fishnet stockings. That fetishist leg adornment...
16 days ago | Stage
I have a bet on the table for you theater gamblers. If you can tell me what Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House (2015) is about, the stake is yours. For I haven't a clue. Catastrophic Theatre gives this ironic, dark comedy its usual pro over...
1 month ago | Stage
It's a bit of a jolt to drive down Westheimer and spy A.D. Players' ultra-bright LED marquee. There, right in front of you, is the name HARVEY! It takes only a nano-second to realize that the classic storm isn't being forecast or commemorated, but...