Comedy fares a bit better than drama at this year's Houston Shakespeare Festival.
"I'm not growing up, I'm just burning out"? Well, not quite...Today, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day turns 40. Eighteen years ago, in the time known as 1994, he turned 22. Two weeks earlier than that, his band's major-label debut, Dookie, had hit store shelves. That album would go on to sel ... More >>
The setup: This intimate, four-character, Off-Broadway musical revue about relationships (1996) makes you feel better when you leave than when you come in, as its visionary producer James Hammerstein once said. There's magic in that pronouncement, for this pleasant, unexciting, eager-to-please litt ... More >>
Also known as My Big, Fat Musical
Online dating services are no match for Dolly Levi
Louis Jordan is the guy who originally got the joint jumping
Renée Fleming enchants both the audience and the half dozen tenors who co-star with her
What do you believe when you dont believe in anything?
All that singing and dancing might help the characters in this musical reach their dreams quicker
Get swept away on Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush score
Opera in the Heights is presenting its final performance of Il Tabarro and Pagliacci this Saturday. The shows, by Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Adami respectively, premiered in the 1890s but still have a heck of a punch. Houston Press arts writer D. L. Groover said of the shows, "Puccini and Leonc ... More >>
Playwright Ain Gordon blows us away
From "Toil and Trouble"It's your last chance to get your Sherlock Homes fix (a seven-percent solution, naturally) as the Alley Theatre's Summer Chills production of Sherlock Holmes and the Crucifer of Blood comes to a close.The Summer Chills shows are always entertaining, and Todd Waite pretty mu ... More >>
With this musical, the Masquerade Theatre gets everything right.
Two plays, two comedic takes on the damage people do to each other
The swans in Swan Lake are anatomically incorrect
The Tony Award-winning musical has been updated for a modern audience
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright discusses his ability to portray the down-and-out
Girls Gone Goth
Making Plans, Having Fun
The Actors Workshop is on-key and off-a-runnin' with Ken Ludwig's farce Lend Me A Tenor