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.
1 day 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...
5 days ago | Stage
I guess there are duller musicals out there than Finding Neverland but, to be perfectly honest, I can't think of any. This one tells the story of how James M. Barrie's immortal Peter Pan came into existence. Based on Allan Knee's 1998 play, The Ma...
7 days ago | Opera
Without question, Houston Grand Opera's production of Wagner's tumultuous closing to his epic four-part Ring cycle, Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), is an unparalleled musical achievement. And by that, I mean from any opera house in the wor...
13 days ago | Opera
Wagner's Ring Cycle climaxes in a production of colossal heft and a shimmering tonal palette.
14 days ago | Stage
The warm intimacy of Queensbury Theatre, one of Houston's best stage spaces, gets lowdown and dirty for It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, a 1999 Tony Award nominee for Best Musical. The revue might be slight, skipping through black music history, bu...
22 days ago | Stage
Let's start at the beginning, which is not often the place master short story author Donald Barthelme often begins. Snow White is not your childhood's beloved fairy tale. A surreal sexed up romp through a fantasyland of the mind, this world premie...