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6 hours ago | Opera
It's the 14th Century story of a love triangle, involving a married king, his mistress and the would-be monk turned warrior who falls in love with the mistress without having a clue about her royal connections. The Donizetti composition, performed...
6 days ago | Stage
Vivienne St. John, Artistic Director of Main Street Theater's Theater For Youth, was — like many people — sadly surprised by the recent anti-Semitic attacks in New York City. She had hoped, thought, that kind of prejudice and violence against Jews...
7 days ago | Stage
When Kim Tobin-Lehl and Philip Lehl, co-artistic directors of Houston's 4th Wall Theatre Company, saw Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses on Broadway, they liked it immensely. And thought they could do it a lot better. Both of them say they felt the ...
11 days ago | Education
In the latest twist in the ongoing battled between the Texas Education Agency and the board of trustees of Houston ISD, chalk up one for the school district's elected representatives. A state district judge based in Austin late Wednesday stopped t...
12 days ago | Stage
"Shakespeare." According to Kenn McLaughlin that's the word pretty much everyone has said aloud when they step onto the Lester and Sue Smith stage in the 223-seat arena theater of Stage's new campus. Seats surround all sides of the stage prov...
13 days ago | Stage
It's Hamlet performed with only the scenes that Shakespeare's Prince of Denmark was privy to. So, if you're a big fan of the line "Something's rotten in the state of Denmark" you won't be hearing it when Guy Roberts performs at Main Street Theater...