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If you’re a theatre person like me, you’ll be looking forward to new Broadway shows every year. Every show, even old revivals, brings a new voice and relevance to the theatre world. Here’s a look into the upcoming 2020 Broadway musicals.   West Side Story Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, “West Side Story” is well...

“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...

River Oaks Theater My favorite theater in Houston is the Landmark River Oaks Theater, located in the River Oaks shopping center on West Gray and Shepherd. It is by far the oldest theater in this list. Since, it was built in 1939 in classic Art Deco design, it lacks the comfort and technological advances of modern-day...

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...

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”...

It’s the opening night of UH’s newest theatre production. The curtain rises to reveal a beautiful set, and perfectly placed spotlights illuminate the characters in their costumes that seem to come from another world. As the story progresses, the spectators probably don’t stop to think about the hours upon hours of...

“Daisy” at Main Street Theatre explores the power of manipulation and the creation of the infamous TV spot that forever changed elections in America. The commercial aired only once, but it shook the American psyche as the first major negative political TV ad. It didn’t even mention Lyndon B. Johnson’s Republican...

UH School of Theatre and Dance opens its 2016-2017 performance season with “Broken Horizon,” an avant garde play written and directed by Adam Noble. The play is set in a post-apocalyptic world and explores themes of violence, sexuality, human relationships and the frailty of civilization. “Broken Horizon” is an...

It was a tale as old as time from the book, to the big screen, to finally the play. Today thousands of Houstonians gathered at the Hobby Center at the Sarofim Hall on the opening day to see the “Beauty and the Beast” up close. The musical was sponsored by Bank of America and included a dazzling array of lights and...