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Rice University Does Well by Little Shop of Horrors
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. by Jim Tommaney
The setup: There is nothing little about Little Shop of Horrors, a comedic musical spoof by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, a rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blo...
Mauritius: A Thriller with Manipulation and Rare Stamps at Rice University
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 8 a.m. by Jim Tommaney
The setup: Two half-sisters dispute the ownership of a collection of rare stamps, as they sort through the belongings of their deceased mother. Mauritius is not a nuanced study of character, but a thriller, with the stakes apparentl...
Young Lovers and a Hypocrite
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 3 a.m. by D. L. Groover
I Capuleti e i Montecchi You can hear the haste in Vincenzo Bellini's The Capulets and the Montagues (1830), whose libretto is a maladroit rewrite of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. (The Bard was horribly ill-served by most opera ad...
Generations Theatre's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: A Take-No-Prisoners Production
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 6 a.m. by Jim Tommaney
The setup: The award-winning rock musical that was a New York downtown sensation but fared less well with B'way audiences is given its Houston premiere in a rousing take-no-prisoners production by Generations Theatre that captures t...