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2011 Stories by Lee Williams

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  • Houston Grand Opera’s Story Book Opera

    published December 22, 2011

    It’s never too early for kids to discover opera, especially when the introduction is being made by a darling cat named Alma. In the... More >>

  • The Lion in Winter

    published December 15, 2011

    Politics makes for great theater. (Just ask anyone who’s been watching the current presidential debates.) But the machinations of the... More >>

  • A Tuna Christmas

    published December 15, 2011

    If you missed them back in 2010, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, comedians and co-creators of the Greater Tuna series of sketch... More >>

  • Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

    published December 15, 2011

    Barbara Park is most famous for her Children’s Choice Award-winning Junie B. series of books about a kooky kid who gets in trouble,... More >>

  • Grand Manner

    published December 8, 2011

    Backstage stories of the private lives of actors often make for great theater. And that’s partly why A.R. Gurney’s The Grand... More >>

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    published December 8, 2011

    Any actor will tell you, never work with kids or dogs (they always steal the spotlight). The one exception to the rule might be The Best... More >>

  • Anna Bella Eema

    published December 8, 2011

    According to Jason Nodler, the artistic director of Catastrophic Theatre and the director of Anna Bella Eema, the company’s... More >>

  • Christmas Carol

    published December 8, 2011

    When it comes to holiday entertainment, you usually have a choice between traditional or updated. Country Playhouse is happy to mix the two in its... More >>

  • Cirque du Soleil: Dralion

    published December 1, 2011

    Don’t worry if you’re not in the mood for Scrooge, Santa or the Nutcracker, Cirque du Soleil: Dralion, an excellent... More >>

  • Tender Buttons

    published November 24, 2011

    Mildred’s Umbrella Theater, one of Houston’s most lively experimental theater groups, is named after a Gertrude Stein poem from the... More >>

  • Kriegie Wartime Log

    published November 17, 2011

    Gingerhead Productions brings us a story about survival in the worst of wartime circumstances with the play Kriegie Wartime Log.... More >>

  • My Fair Lady

    published November 17, 2011

    Eliza Doolittle, the much-loved Cockney flower girl from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical My Fair Lady, is... More >>

  • Once on This Island

    published November 10, 2011

    Romeo and Juliet meet The Little Mermaid in Lynn Ahrens and Steven Flaherty’s charming Once on This Island, a... More >>

  • Cirque Mechanics Boomtown

    published November 10, 2011

    Anyone who’s seen the magic of Cirque du Soleil is in for a treat at today’s Cirque Mechanics Boomtown. With a cast made... More >>

  • Speed the Plow

    published November 10, 2011

    David Mamet is famous for his dramas full of competitive men willing to do anything to get ahead in this dog-eat-dog world, and Speed the... More >>

  • Winter Wonderettes

    published November 10, 2011

    If might feel like summer but that holiday season is creeping up on us. Witness the lighted palm trees and the dusted off Christmas wreaths going... More >>

  • The Retreat from Moscow

    published October 27, 2011

    William Nicholson’s The Retreat from Moscow has nothing to do with Russian history and everything to do with Alice and Edward’s... More >>

  • Our Lady of 121st Street

    published October 20, 2011

    When Stephen Adly Guirgis’s comedy Our Lady of 121st Street starts, Sister Rose’s body has been stolen from her coffin.... More >>

  • Light Up the Sky

    published October 20, 2011

    Moss Hart is best known for the charming plays he wrote with George Kaufman, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning You Can’t Take it With... More >>

  • Republic Day

    published September 29, 2011

    Playwright/director Tom Stell has a dark tale to tell in his new play Republic Day, currently making its world premiere at Obsidian... More >>

  • Galveston, The Musical

    published September 29, 2011

    Houstonians may think Galveston has always been a sleepy little laid-back island. But take a look at the island’s history, and you’ll... More >>

  • Anna in the Tropics

    published September 29, 2011

    Nilo Cruz’s 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Anna in the Tropics is a glorious tale. Set in Tampa during the 1920s, the play... More >>

  • Lotto: Experience the Dream

    published September 29, 2011

    Winning the lottery might seem a stroke of luck, but Cliff Roquemore’s Lotto: Experience the Dream at The Ensemble Theatre... More >>

  • Goodbye Charlie

    published September 22, 2011

    In his day, George Axelrod was one of the most popular screenwriters in Hollywood. He was best known for The Seven Year Itch and his... More >>

  • Triumph of Love

    published September 22, 2011

    The Classical Theatre Company opens their new season with a fun comedy by one of France's most adored playwrights of the Enlightenment period,... More >>

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