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.
5 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...
6 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...
7 days ago | Opera
The last months of Mozart's obscenely short life (he died December 5, 1791, in Vienna, age 35) were spent like every other month – writing music. Tireless and never at a loss for inspiration, he poured out composition after composition – the opera...
22 days ago | Opera
You'll forgive me for using baseball metaphors in this review, but this is one week where they're most appropriate. I have no doubt our illustrious Houston Astros will encircle our fair city with a World Series ring, so let the games continue. Aft...
28 days 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...
29 days 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...