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Mahalia at Ensemble Theatre Has Great Songs, But Little Insight Into the Gospel Singer's Life
Monday, January 30, 2017 at 9 a.m. by D. L. Groover
The set-up: In the late '50s and early '60s, television was sated with singers. Pop stars and opera divas followed one another on such variety shows hosted by Ed Sullivan, Dinah Shore, Perry Como Show, Jackie Gleason. On any evening...
Ten Things to Do in Houston for $10 or Less (five Free), January 26-February 1
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:16 a.m. by Susie Tommaney
We know the feeling. It's that awkward time of month between paychecks when the wallet feels light but you just don't want to stay home. It's all good, because we have the 411 on improv and comedy, cars and coffee, and even a mash-u...
Sassy Mamas at Ensemble Turns the Tables on Expected May-December Roles
Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7 a.m. by Margaret Downing
In 2014 Detria Ward was a finalist in the Best Actress category of that year's Houston Theater Awards for her role in The Old Settler, the World War II era story of woman a few years past 40 who has remained unmarried and takes in a...
Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing Salutes a Great Player, But Alas, Suffers From an Overstuffed Plot
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 8 a.m. by D. L. Groover
The set-up: The phenom black pitcher and baseball Hall of Famer gets his own musical in Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing. The musical sections, directed and exceptionally choreographed by Patdro Harris with music and lyrics b...