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.
2 days ago | Stage
Legendary film mogul Samuel Goldwyn (the G in MGM) once famously said that he didn't want to see any more movies where people write with feathers. Sorry to be contrary Mr. Goldwyn, but these are the films and plays I most want to see. I'm done wit...
2 days ago | Opera
If there's a more sparkling little bauble in opera's crown than Gaetano Donizetti's 1843 powder puff operetta La Fille du Regiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) I'd like to hear it. This winsome piece, bubbling away at Opera in the Heights, might...
8 days ago | Stage
Mark Brown's zippy adaptation of Jules Verne's adventure novel Around the World in Eighty Days, now delighting all at A.D. Players, is a grand example of meta-theater. We, the audience, are taken out of quotidian reality and plopped firmly in the ...
10 days ago | Stage
If Oklahoma!, the first-ever collaboration between Theatre Under the Stars and Houston Ballet, is a tantalizing harbinger of things to come, bring it on! Once you experience the glories of this re-animated Broadway classic, can you imagine the dou...
16 days ago | Stage
Right now in Houston is there any actor more alive, more fresh, more electric than Joseph “Joe P” Palmore? He plays – no, inhabits – Lucius, a notoriously vicious serial killer entombed in NY's infamous Riker's Island correctional facility, where ...
18 days ago | Stage
“How bracing!” I can hear the call echoing over England's bleak Yorkshire moors. It's the cry from a Brontë, of that I am certain. But is it Emily's soulful plaint from Wuthering Heights, Charlotte's innocent plea from Jane Eyre, Anne's adamant do...