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Byline: Alyssa Foley

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...

Odd jobs make good stories. That’s the basis for comical play “Buyer & Cellar,” which recently just hit the Houston scene. Alex More (Doug Atkins) is a struggling actor in Los Angeles who takes an odd job staffing the basement mall of superstar artist and diva Barbra Streisand. And now he has quite a story to tell. In...

The A.D. Players is bringing the 1974 Broadway play “God’s Favorite” to Houston. The play provides a biblical answer to the question: why do bad things happen to good people? “God’s Favorite” is loosely based on the biblical book of Job. His story flies in the face of the idea that God always rewards good deeds and punishes...

Music is magic, especially when it is playing to a Harry Potter film. The Houston Symphony is performing the musical score for “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” this weekend. The cultural phenomenon waltzed its way into Jones Hall with wands in hand. Potterheads applauded not only at the conclusion of a...

A happily engaged pair walks into a bakery to order a wedding cake, however, the baker refuses to serve the same-sex couple. This has been the unfolding drama in the Colorado cake case that the Supreme Court narrowly ruled on last week. It’s also the basis of the on-stage drama of the Alley Theatre’s production of...

When artists strike lightning, sometimes they strike only once. In the past 50 years, many now obscure musicians created a single song that’s still a pop-culture staple. I bet most artists don’t imagine their tunes being played by a full orchestra decades later, but that’s just what the Houston Symphony did in their...