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Byline: Alyssa Foley

The Alley Theatre knows how to do Shakespeare. Their whimsical but relatable performance of “Twelfth Night” is my new favorite production of the Bard’s work. William Shakespeare is beyond legendary. Sometimes when performing his works, I think artists get too caught up with his words and forget that there is so much...

As the name suggests, “Curse of the Starving Class” is a reflection on class status. The Catastrophic Theatre is performing this uniquely thought-provoking and surprisingly deep play to Houston audiences through Oct. 21. This show confronts the very idea of the American dream with the Greek tragedy notion that curses...

I can think of no better tribute to the best author of comedies, histories and tragedies than a play that can make me cry, laugh and learn about history. “The Book of Will” at Main Street Theater shows us why Shakespeare’s words are still powerful and moving to this day. William Shakespeare would not be a household name...

The French Revolution takes the stage at Hobby Center in downtown Houston with “Les Misérables.” I can’t give any spoilers. Most of us read Victor Hugo’s classic novel or the play in high school or have seen the 2012 movie with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway. There isn’t much more to be said about the story of “Les...

“Around the World in 80 Days” is not just a must-read classic novel, but the play adaptation is something that you should see at least once. Houston audiences have a chance to catch the globe-trotting adventures of Phileas Fogg and company at A.D. Players through Sep. 30. The Victorian-era story is about how the world...

When Motor City breaks down, it seems like the American Dream is breaking down with it. The Alley Theatre offers Houston audiences a glimpse into what it was like to live through the Great Recession in a Detroit automobile factory with their new show “Skeleton Crew.” Skeleton Crew is set in 2008 at the start of the...

Roll over Beethoven, Las Vegas hits are rocking the Houston Symphony this weekend. Another installment of POPS orchestra is taking over Jones Hall with Viva Las Vegas. I was tapping and clapping along to the familiar songs, which included tunes from Elvis Presley and others that have rocked Las Vegas stages. Houston...

The funniest summer class is at Stages Repertory Theatre this year. Anyone who enrolls in “Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation” with Denise Fennell is sure to learn how to laugh at themselves. In a part-scripted, part-improv show, a religious sister teaches the Catechism or principles of the Roman...

It’s a bold move to produce “Oleanna” in the age of the #MeToo movement, but The Landing Theatre Company demonstrates that this 26-year-old play could have been written in 2018. Before the show started, I knew how the story ends. The show tells the story of a female college student accusing her male professor of sexual...

Good music never dies, and at the “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at Stages Repertory Theatre, the music never ends either. “Ring of Fire” is the story of the country-music icon’s life set to his own songs in a type of musical biography. It doesn’t feel like the average musical theater, it’s more like a...