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.
1 day ago | Opera
How grand it is to have Houston Grand Opera back where it belongs – in its own home, that glorious aural cocoon that is the Wortham Theater. It's been an entire year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the downtown theater, and while we applaud HGO'...
14 days ago | Stage
It's never cool in Houston during October – is it ever really cool any time of year? – but I know a place where you can kick back, relax, and chill. It's at Classical Theatre Company on Montrose Boulevard, where The Return of Sherlock Holmes envel...
22 days ago | Stage
Today's theater world is a fallow place. There are no recent playwrights whose work commands respect and opening-night buzz like those of theatrical Rushmore icons Edward Albee, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Christopher Durang. August Wilson, Sam S...
23 days ago | Stage
There are certain musicals that are immune to criticism. Hamilton, for one, because it's brilliant, and Evil Dead, because it's so...well, stupid. (Holy Ziegfeld, I can't believe I've actually mentioned Hamilton in the same sentence as Evil Dead.)...
25 days ago | Stage
Is there no sunlight in France? This touring production of Les Misérables, presented by Mischer Neurosciences Broadway at the Hobby, attains an epic grandeur unrivaled in musical theater since the days of Florenz Ziegfeld and Billy Rose. It remain...
28 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...