D. L. Groover

D. L. Groover

D.L. Groover has contributed to countless reputable publications including the Houston Press since 2003. His theater criticism has earned him a national award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) as well as three statewide Lone Star Press Awards for the same. He's co-author of the irreverent appreciation, Skeletons from the Opera Closet (St. Martin's Press), now in its fourth printing.

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  • 17 days ago | Stage

    Just like at Spindletop, 4th Wall Theatre Company has struck oil. Hell, forget oil, they've struck gold! With this glistening production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy (2014), 4th Wall bursts into the best-of-the-best. What a...

  • 18 days ago | Stage

    What are we to do? How much self-quarantine can theatergoers endure without a healthy dose of art to inoculate us against the slings and arrows of everyday life? We will see, I guess. Many theaters in Houston (Alley, Catastrophic, Stages, Miller O...

  • 19 days ago | Stage

    The dystopian world of George Orwell's Oceania in the Alley Theatre's production of 1984 isn't as dystopian as it used to be. It's clean and bright and cubic as if a Philip Johnson interior. It has polished gray metallic-like walls, designer lamps...

  • 25 days ago | Stage

    Thunderclap Productions, who's that? Weeks ago, I received an Evite to review their latest show, From White Plains, at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston. Latest? Who are they, and what other shows have I missed? I looked them up. Oh, that co...

  • 1 month ago | Opera

    Opera in the Heights' New Works Festival, a two-weekend presentation of world premieres has a winner in The Leader. I believe this one will have a full afterlife. Composer Karim Al-Zand teaches at the Shepherd's School of Music at Rice University,...

  • 1 month ago | Opera

    Opera world premieres don't grow on trees. They're expensive, time consuming, and usually a logistic nightmare to prepare. Also they're a big gamble. With yet another production of Boheme at least the design team and the audience know what to expe...

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