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  • Fertle Family Values

    published December 30, 2004

    Here's a holiday recipe from the ersatz kitchen of Mildred Fertle, the happy, scrappy doyenne of the Singing Fertles from Dumpster, Texas. It's a... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 16, 2004

    I Remember Mama Theater icon and composer Richard Rodgers's last musical, I Remember Mama (1979), is just as tuneful and... More >>

  • Boy Voyage

    published December 9, 2004

    It makes perfect sense for Houston Grand Opera to revive its 2003 world premiere, The Little Prince, for the holiday season. After... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 9, 2004

    Baal The folks at Infernal Bridegroom Productions warn you at the very beginning: Bertolt Brecht's Baal is three hours long.... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 2, 2004

    Comic Potential First produced in 1999, Alan Ayckbourn's Comic Potential, about a man who falls in love with a... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 25, 2004

    Crimes of the Heart Wow, what a magnificent production of Beth Henley's 1981 multi-Tony Award-nominated comedy. In the hands of the... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 18, 2004

    American Ballet Theatre American Ballet Theatre has built a reputation for cultivating stars, and in its post-Mikhail Baryshnikov era, the... More >>

  • Reich-eous Dude

    published November 11, 2004

    Guru or crackpot, scientist or visionary lunatic, martyr or holistic saint -- none of these combos does justice to Austrian... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 11, 2004

    Last Night at Orabella's The wizards responsible for the nonstop hilarity at Radio Music Theatre are Steve Farrell, Vicki Farrell... More >>

  • Mild Salsipuedes

    published November 4, 2004

    The staid world of opera has let down its hair with Houston Grand Opera's world premiere of Daniel Catán's Salsipuedes, A Tale of... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 4, 2004

    Houston Ballet on the Edge This Cullen Series showcase featured Blindness, Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch's first... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published October 28, 2004

    A Chorus Line With this thrilling remounting by Theatre Under the Stars, it's easy to appreciate anew why A Chorus Line... More >>

  • Bloody Good

    published October 21, 2004

    In the world of theater, the maxim "less is more" can be either the kiss of death or a life-affirming embrace. In a fascinating production of Mac... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published October 21, 2004

    Castro's Beard If not for the investigative reporting of the Washington Post's Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson in 1967, we... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published October 14, 2004

    Last Night at Orabella's The wizards responsible for the nonstop hilarity at Radio Music Theatre are Steve Farrell, Vicki Farrell... More >>

  • Presidential Affairs

    published October 7, 2004

    If you feel the earth has tilted off its axis in recent months, rest assured, it's not Mother Nature. It's the weight of the gargantuan amount of... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published October 7, 2004

    The Calling of Jericho Jones Some questions for playwright C. Jean Montgomery and her "Texas tragic-comedy": Why does it take seven... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published September 30, 2004

    The Calling of Jericho Jones Some questions for playwright C. Jean Montgomery and her "Texas tragic-comedy": Why does it take seven... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published September 23, 2004

    The Cat's Meow Even if the cinematic names Marion Davies, Elinor Glyn, Thomas Ince and Louella Parsons are unrecognized by... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published September 16, 2004

    The Cat's Meow Even if the cinematic names Marion Davies, Elinor Glyn, Thomas Ince and Louella Parsons are unrecognized by... More >>

  • Dive into Dumpster

    published September 9, 2004

    The winds blow mighty funny during Last Night at Orabella's. The wizards responsible for the nonstop hilarity at Radio Music... More >>

  • First Fertle

    published September 2, 2004

    Pop quiz: Name the funniest family in Texas. If you said "the Fertles," go to the head of the class. Hailing from the fictional town of... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 19, 2004

    I Do! I Do! Some musicals are charming; some, just charmed. Premiered in 1966 and written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, I Do!... More >>

  • One Screwy Family

    published July 29, 2004

    Nicky Silver's Free Will and Wanton Lust is one black comedy. And Unhinged Productions' masterful rendition of the work, which won... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published July 29, 2004

    Chess With music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (the two male B's from the Swedish pop sensation ABBA) and lyrics by Tim Rice... More >>

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