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Byline: Alyssa Foley

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...

Forget love at first sight, “Daddy Long Legs” is a romance that starts with the first letter. Main Street Theater’s regional premiere of the two-actor musical is as heart-warming as a Hallmark Channel movie. It’s based on a classic novel by Jean Webster that would fit snugly on a bookshelf between “Little Women”...

Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar. It’s not the beginning of a punchline, it’s the start of an evening of laughter and ideas for the future over drinks. In “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” comedian turned playwright (sic) Steve Martin shows us what might have happened if these two giants of the 20th century walked into...

The Houston Grand Opera’s “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (To Cross the Face of the Moon) is a mariachi opera about love, life and loss. The production is unique, relatable and above all beautiful. The story about family spans three generations, fifty years and two countries. Opera and mariachi are two art forms that are...

The classic story of innocent young love doomed by hostile rivalries comes to life at the Houston Grand Opera’s production of West Side Story. West Side Story is a relatable modern take on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that is a pop culture staple. The retelling began as the brainchild of...

A play about the making of a terrible movie makes for great entertainment. You don’t have to be a fan of the 1963 film “Antony and Cleopatra” to enjoy the Alley Theatre’s production of “Cleo.” Even Cleo’s playwright Lawrence Wright calls it a terrible movie. “Cleo” is surprisingly funny for a show about an infamous love...