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.
4 days ago | Opera
So far, the best show this holiday season is found inside the tiny, intimate Back Room stage of Rec Room Arts on Jackson Street. Who knew? (And by intimate, I mean only 30 seats per show.) Who knew this edgy, provocative, disturbing theater compan...
11 days ago | Opera
In its perennial odyssey to find the perfect seasonal cash-cow equivalent to rival Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker and Alley Theatre's A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera has come up with another ugly sweater. Why is it that opera seems incapab...
14 days ago | Stage
The Alley Theatre has returned to its home base after the bashing from Hurricane Harvey and a relocation to the University of Houston. The Alley's main stage, the Hubbard, was spared damage, but the lower-level Neuhaus, the theater's blackbox, alo...
20 days ago | Stage
When you're choreographic whiz Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) who needs tap shoes? A chorus line wearing huaraches can slap out salsa rhythm even better. And does it ever in this high-energy, hip-shaking jukebox ode to Gloria and Emilio Es...
28 days ago | Stage
As if you haven't realized it, just walk down the aisles of Walgreen's or spy the house on Waugh that's festooned in multicolored holiday lights, and you'll know the season of Christmas is fast upon us. Next year, I swear, there will be no pumpkin...
29 days ago | Stage
Calling all Janeites and acolytes of JASNA (the Jane Austen Society of North America, as if you didn't know) or anyone who ever panted over the sight of tousled Colin Firth in a wet muslin shirt. There's a new Jane in town, and Main Street's got h...