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
What is it that make a Paul Hope Cabaret revue so damn delicious? Its latest revue, That Old Black Magic, the '40s Songs of Harold Arlen is about as tasty as you would want. In the intimate space of Ovations Night Club, you sit snuggled up against...
4 days ago | Stage
Classical Theatre Company has answered a question I've pondered for years, Why is Henrik Ibsen's seminal drama Peer Gynt (1876) such a rarity? The only stage production I've seen has been Ben Stevenson's 1981 version for Houston Ballet, a phantasm...
5 days ago | Stage
If you're any fan of the Broadway musical – who isn't, really – then the intimate cabaret revues produced by Music Box Theater are required listening. Its latest version, Broadway at the Box, 2020 is no exception. Actually, it proves the rule. You...
6 days ago | Stage
In 1935, seven girlfriends gather at Fefu's luxurious country home in New England. The house is well appointed, looking like a Cedric Gibbons' MGM fantasy torn from Norma Desmond's imagination. Thank you designer Ryan McGettigan, for the skewed li...
11 days ago | Stage
By the time the Nazis burst into the secret annex, behind the bookcase where the Frank family and others have been hiding for the past two years, to haul them away to death camps, and you haven't shed a tear, then I suggest you haven't got a heart...
13 days ago | Stage
Jersey Boys (2006) is not only the best jukebox musical ever created, but also the best musical, other than Hamilton, of the 21st century. There is no show so slick, so lovable, so inventive. How could it miss with its resonant raft of hit tunes f...