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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...

Houston is known for being the world’s energy capital, but few people know that Houston is considered one of the top cities in America for theater productions. It’s  time to get over any misconceptions and experience what people often travel thousands of miles to see. There are a few excuses people come up with to...

On the opening night of the University of Houston’s School and Dance Theater production of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” audio issues weighed down an otherwise decent play. A perpetual ambience of static ran through the performance. The audio issue—which wasn’t resolved until the second half of Act II—especially...