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“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...

Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Bill Burr are all notable names in the stand-up comedy world. This world is just one of many that has been male-dominated for many years, but female comedians are on the rise. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Tiffany Haddish are all women who have taken the comedy world by storm. While these...

This year at South-By-Southwest Olivia Wilde’s new movie “Booksmart” had its world premiere. If that wasn’t enough, it was also her birthday and the whole Paramount Theatre, packed to the last of the 1100 seats, sang “Happy Birthday” along with the cast. She won’t ever forget that evening and the audience won’t...

After “50/50” in 2011 and “The Night Before” in 2015, director Jonathan Levine partners up again with multi-talent Seth Rogen, maintaining a stable four-year rhythm. They are joined by Charlize Theron, and the chemistry between the two actors makes this movie stand out from the mass of generic romantic comedies. The...

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...

Going into the theater on Saturday afternoon, I had absolutely no idea what was in store for me.  I hadn’t seen a single trailer. All I had to go off of was the title from which I inferred that it’s about an Alita and she’s a battle angel.  Whatever that means. I was not prepared at all for what happened...

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,...