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1998 Stories by Lee Williams

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  • Gutsy George

    published December 17, 1998

    Sunday in the Park with George, inspired by the life and art of George Seurat, is one of Stephen Sondheim's most ambitious pieces. Musicals rarely... More >>

  • Christmas Casts

    published December 10, 1998

    Charles Dickens's crotchety old Scrooge is the quintessential capitalist. He works hard, saves his money and gets very, very rich. But everyone... More >>

  • Absurdly Funny

    published December 10, 1998

    Jason Nodler's King Ubu Is King may be the silliest, most absurd and irreverent show that the folks at Infernal Bridegroom Productions have put... More >>

  • Not-so Funny Girl

    published December 3, 1998

    Reviving old musicals is hard work. Those antiquated Broadway warhorses are filled with outdated politics, sentimental songs and flat-out... More >>

  • Uncertain Angels

    published November 26, 1998

    The warm fuzzies of the holiday season have arrived a week early with Main Street Theater's newest production, My Three Angels, by Sam and Bella... More >>

  • Teenaged Terror

    published November 19, 1998

    Today's kids live in a world rich with violent images. Every tot-friendly character, from studly Nintendo kick-boxers to the utterly ironic Itchy... More >>

  • Weak Robber

    published November 12, 1998

    The folks at Masquerade Theatre produced some of the best tiny-budget, small-cast, head-shaking wow-what-a-wicked-good-show-that-was sort of... More >>

  • Malice in Wonderland

    published October 29, 1998

    If you're looking for an interesting Halloween evening, consider starting off the ghoulish night with a trek into the bowels of Houston's... More >>

  • And The Band Plays On

    published October 29, 1998

    The Boys in the Band, one of the first popular modern-day plays about gay life, opened in New York City in April 1968. To celebrate the play's... More >>

  • Twin Freaks

    published October 22, 1998

    Some people call it metaphysical dread, that deep-in-the-night, creepy kind of useless terror that can send shivers up the spines of slumbering... More >>

  • Gay-Theater Gains

    published October 15, 1998

    Ask most anybody familiar with Houston stage about the state of gay theater here, and they'll tell you, "Talk to Joe Watts." He admits a... More >>

  • One Fine Drive

    published October 15, 1998

    There are several good and right reasons to see Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, currently playing on the... More >>

  • Bright Blues

    published October 8, 1998

    The Ensemble Theatre has gotten its '98'99 season off to a very steamy start with Blues for an Alabama Sky. Even with its rather inexplicable... More >>

  • A Winning War

    published September 24, 1998

    One of the true ironies of gorgeous theater is that it often blooms from a dark soil of deeply felt grief and great human tragedy. More than... More >>

  • Playing Politics

    published September 17, 1998

    With three major works by playwright Wendy Wasserstein having graced its stage in seasons past, it's not surprising that Wasserstein's An American... More >>

  • Outdated Dinner

    published September 3, 1998

    Once upon a time, many moons ago, long before performance art, videos, and like, way cool coffee bars, there was a sweet homely kind of live... More >>

  • Blue and Gray Musical

    published September 3, 1998

    When Gregory Boyd, artistic director of the Alley Theatre, decides to do a brand-new musical, he doesn't tap-dance around. Getting right... More >>

  • Texan Turnoff

    published August 27, 1998

    Sordid Lives, playing at the Paradox Theater, brings some interesting baggage to the comedy stage. First off, Del Shores, who was well into his... More >>

  • Still Going Strong

    published August 27, 1998

    It's been almost two and a half years since Robert Henry died. But the Houston Ebony Opera Guild is surviving, even thriving, despite the passing... More >>

  • Party Hearty

    published August 20, 1998

    Infernal Bridegroom Productions calls its red-haired, voluptuous, sassy-lipped actress Tamarie Cooper the "Lucille Ball of the Houston theater... More >>

  • Windy City Wonder

    published August 13, 1998

    The much ballyhooed, award-winning revival of Chicago has finally come to Houston in all its glitzy, gorgeous, black-lace and bare-skin glory.... More >>

  • In the Thicke of Life

    published August 13, 1998

    Most of us past the age of 15 remember Alan Thicke as the tender-loving psychiatrist/father from Growing Pains. More recently, he did a convincing... More >>

  • Shakespeare with a Twist

    published August 6, 1998

    Every flaming hot summer for close to a quarter of a century, the University of Houston has been bringing Shakespeare to the public. It's a fine... More >>

  • Kids' Night Out

    published July 30, 1998

    Scapino, the newest offering from Actors Theatre, together with Raven Productions, is "silly, childish and adolescent." The title character,... More >>

  • Sweeney's a Sweet Success

    published July 23, 1998

    Phillip Duggins, Masquerade Theatre's founder and producer, has lots of chutzpah -- you have to give him that. How else can you explain the... More >>

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