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Byline: Alyssa Foley

“Crimes of the Heart” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that takes on some serious issues to make a thoughtful and entertaining show. The Alley Theatre’s performance of sisterhood through hardship is on point. Anyone with a sibling can relate to the rivalry, annoyance, and love between the three sisters. The...

By performing Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in the era of the #MeToo movement, the Houston Grand Opera is shedding a different light on the classical masterpiece. The show’s namesake is a manipulative, lying, abusive, rich and aristocratic playboy. The last time the Houston Grand Opera performed “Don Giovanni” was in...

Theatre Under the Stars’ performance of “Ragtime” may be an even more relevant and cherished musical today than ever. Although the play debuted in 1998, it could have been written in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement. The story explores themes of race, gender, class and immigration through the lens of...

We all have our own stories to tell, and in Main Street Theater’s production of “The Weir,” each character takes a turn telling a tale of their own spooky experiences. They also see the world through the shamrock-green tinted glasses of their Irish folklore heritage. For “The Weir,” Main Street Theater’s...

Alley Theatre’s new production of “The Humans” is too funny and too real, but in good ways. This Tony Award-winning play offers a look into the lives of the Blake family, but it feels like looking into a mirror. I could see my family in theirs. The dreams and secrets of each generation and family member are...

The Houston Symphony is teaming up with three incredible vocalists to pay tribute to the queens of jazz. “The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook” concert series recreates the songs of Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and other songbirds with the full force of a major metropolitan orchestra.    Broadway singers Capathia Jenkins,...

“Quack” is a relevant and thought-provoking comedy that explores the gray area between intent and impact. It’s only the second time this play has been produced, and with their production, the Alley Theatre is bringing the drama of daytime TV star Dr. Irving Baer to Houston.   The plot delves into many social...

“The Pearl Fishers” is a story about the very human conflicts of love, friendship, jealousy, revenge and remorse. The music, acting, dancing and scenery in this Houston Grand Opera performance all come together to make this a truly beautiful piece of art to experience. This French-language production has multiple...

Everyone has thought about what it would be like to swap lives with someone else. “The Carpenter” is a play that explores what lengths people may go to if they actually could trade lives. In some ways, the storyline was similar to Shakespearean comedies with the look-alike sibling mix ups found in the plots of...

No matter where you stand on the gun debate, “The Secretary” can point you to a different angle. The most engrossing part of the show is how every woman’s reason for bearing or not bearing arms slowly unfolds. All the characters are women, the men they fear are off stage. Each character in Main Street Theater’s...