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Houston Shakespeare Festival's Comedy of Errors Casts Two Actors as Both Sets of Twins
Description: Lovers of slapstick, fast-paced plots involving repeated instances of mistaken identity and the bard himself have a chance to see a classic as the Houston Shakespeare Festival presents Comedy of Errors. Racheting up the farce and confusion factor is that in this production, two actors — Andrew Garrett and Crash...  more...
The First Female Hamlet in This Year's Houston Shakespeare Festival
Description: Shannon Hill, a 2013 graduate of the University of Houston theater master’s program, will be the first woman to play the title role in Hamlet in the Houston Shakespeare Festival. Her background in many ways makes her a natural for it since when she was in grad school she achieved...  more...
Playwright Holly Charles is Still A Woman, Hear Her Roar
Description: All these factors point out that we should not be ashamed of things that are culturally specific, there is nothing wrong with us. We do the best we can with the resources we are given, with our culture and all these other constraints. I just want to remove the shame.”  more...
Andrew Lloyd Webber Works Wonders With The Phantom Sequel, Love Never Dies
Description: Broadway mavens have always had a field day trouncing Andrew Lloyd Webber. He's had his share of clunkers – Starlight Express, The Woman in White, By Jeeves, The Wizard of Oz – and he's had plenty of middling hits – Aspects of Love, Whistle Down the Wind, Sunset Boulevard. But...  more...
The Gavel Comes Down, the Curtain Goes Up, and It's Showtime in Houston
Description: The bar is set fairly low for the lawyers and judges who pony up fat stacks to get on stage and sing, dance and rap during this annual production that benefits local charities. The big surprise here is that some of these legal eagles are actually quite talented. "The audience...  more...
Theatre Southwest's 21st Festival of Originals Is For The Dogs (In A Good Way!)
Description: "This is a GREAT play. A German Shepard and a Maltese have a ‘park reunion,’ where they start off playing and having fun. But as the play progresses, this turns into a story of how to say good-bye."  more...
Smart Financial Centre is One of the World's Best-Selling Theaters
Description: “Our expectations were we were gonna sell 250,000 tickets in year five,” Smart Financial Centre President Gary Becker tells me when I ask him about expectations versus reality at the Sugar Land venue. He continues, “and we sold 326,000 tickets in year one.” Opening on January 14, 2017, Smart Financial...  more...
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash Sizzles at Stages
Description: Johnny Cash comes to life in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at Stages Repertory Theatre.  more...