Each character gets a center-stage aria in this most operatic of August Wilson's cycle plays.
Ed Note: Rocks Off and our sister blog Art Attack are conducting a "reviewer exchange program" for the '80s musical Rock of Ages. One of our "rock and roll" people will review the show soon, but the visiting team bats first. Dan LippittThe cast of Rock of AgesThe Setup: '80s Sunset Strip roc ... More >>
Black Box Series makes its Houston debut
Get your freak on (stagewise, that is)
Stages presents the funny side of the culture war in Southern Rapture
Ensemble Theatre draws on an American icon for its latest production
Byron Hagan and Marshall Hainleyâ€‹Nobody told the Red Door Theater Company there was a recession going on. The plucky theater troupe launched their group earlier this year in, of all theater-starved places, Pasadena. With true Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney/"Let's Put on a Show" spunk, Artistic ... More >>
The ceremony for Houston's Tommy Tune awards has become a high point on the local high-school drama calendar, as productions from all over the area enjoy their own version of the Tonys.Now the nominees have even more reason to get incredibly tense as the winners are announced: at stake may be a ... More >>
When Broadway performer Gwen Stewart heard they were closing down Rent last September, she was sad for a lot of reasons. She'd rejoined the Tony- and Pulitzer-Prize-winning show as Mrs. Jefferson so there was the whole job angle. She loves the songs and the book in this modern-day (loosely based) re ... More >>
Thomas Meloncon and the Ensemble Theatre stage a world premiere
Not even death can keep these guys from singing
Be transported to Ireland in all its glory
Austins vaudevillian country and blues rockers
20072008 promises a year of provocative productions
Je'Caryous Johnson brings movie and TV stars to Houston. And chances are, you've never heard of him unless you're African-American
A Theater LaB show makes us ache for its creator
New places, faces and ideas have transformed Houston's theater scene
With summer almost over, the theater scene's heating up
Certainly not the two directors for the Alley's upcoming double bill
A tap-dancing Tony Curtis? Yet another My Fair Lady? The shows may be aging and tired, but TUTS remains Young at heart.
Never mind the drubbing critics gave Edward Albee's All Over. Stages is bringing it back.
The Alley finds little new in Angel Street, but that doesn't stop it from being entertaining
Jar the Floor takes a hard look at the ties that bind, and strangle, mothers and daughters
Main Street's Miser isn't as rich as it could be
The Alley wrestles with Bertolt Brecht, and nobody emerges a winner
Can self-described "bad boy" Rob Bundy revive a flagging Stages?
Making Plans, Having Fun
Stages shines in three playlets by Britain's master of the enigmatic
Blue Window plays dialogue like a gorgeous, and sad, melody
Flimsy script, tepid music, fabulous spectacle: The Phantom has arrived
The Ensemble explores the shades of racism in Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play
Playwright August Wilson talks about the birth of Ma Rainey