Holly Beretto

Visualizing Theater

It’s not quite right to use the term “hidden gem” to describe the Tobin Theatre Arts Collection, housed in gallery space at San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum—mostly because the collection is far from hidden....

The World Comes to Austin

Austin has always taken pride in calling itself the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and it will have yet another chance to showcase itself in such a role this month at the Menuhin Competition....

Review: Into the Woods

It’s no small thing to tackle the intricate world of Stephen Sondheim; with endless layers and meanings, his razor-sharp writing and complex composition have proven daunting to performers everywhere, with bigger budgets, bigger spaces and bigger casts than Main Street Theater....

Music to Honor a President

This month across Texas, performing arts organizations are offering new works and classic favorites to commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK assassination, and celebrate the life of the young president from Massachusetts who so captivated the country. ...

All Girls

It’s always a pleasure to see a company present a regional premiere. It’s the sort of thing that makes you feel the people you’re watching take seriously their commitment as artists, that they’re paying attention to what’s happening on the scene....

Close Up Space

When we first meet editor Paul Barrow, the protagonist of Molly Smith Metzler’s Close Up Space, making its regional premiere at Main Street Theater (MST), he’s self-righteously ripping through a series of emails from the headmaster at his rebellious daughter’s boarding school, tearing apart extemporaneous words and phrases [...]...

Broke-ology

Broke-ology is the science of being broke and trying to survive,” says Ennis King to his younger brother Malcolm in Nathan Louis Jackson’s absorbing Broke-ology, on stage at the Ensemble Theatre (through April 14). While that may be Ennis’ self-styled definition of it all, the play [...]...

Review: The Language Archive

“I don’t understand what you’re trying to tell me,” Mary says to George in Julia Cho’s The Language Archive (at Stages Repertory Theatre through March 3). “I’ve never understood what you’re trying to tell me.” And right there brings us to the crux of the problem in this endearing drama [...]...

Review: Wittenberg

Stages Repertory Theatre’s rendering of David Davalos’s delightfully quirky Wittenberg may be the one show in Houston you shouldn’t miss. As director Josh Morrison says in his program note, “I would love audiences to experience a debate of faith versus reason in a witty, fun [...]...
Holly Beretto

Holly Beretto

Houston-based writer Holly Beretto’s work has appeared in The ASU Magazine, DowntownMaui No Ka Oi and Houston Woman magazines. She's the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.