Even in a canon filled with political advising witches, fairy marriage wars and revenge seeking ghosts, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale still stands–statuesque–as an odd chimera of a play.
In one of his most recent works, The Hard Problem, getting its regional premiere at Main Street Theater (through Oct. 6), Stoppard goes in heavy on the head, rather literally as the play follows scientists looking into questions of how the brain creates the mind, how we are conscious of our own consciousness.
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For the performing arts lover, one of the annual small joys in life can come from a favorite dance, theater or music organization revealing their next season.
Theater critic true confession: I love spoilers.
Impresario, the promoter, financier, artistic director and all round driving visionary of a performing arts company or enterprise, is not a title bestowed onto individuals much anymore.
In 2013 with James Turrell: The Light Inside, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston began a unique summer precedent, presenting an immersive contemporary art exhibition and inviting the public to beat the heat, not merely to view but to journey inside the art.
For the last Hobby Center production of its 50th anniversary season Theatre Under The Stars threw a hell of a centennial birthday party for Broadway icon, choreographer and director Jerome Robbins with their revival of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.
Before the word “Dior” became synonymous with haute couture, before the House of Dior became the global fashion giant and icon of style, Christian Dior, the pioneering designer, ran art galleries and organized exhibitions that featured artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Alexander Calder, Jean Cocteau, Dalí and Duchamp.
Five years ago, Arts and Culture Texas profiled a group of millennial theater artists striving to find creative roles for themselves offstage and to bring an innovative and fresh perspective onto Texas stages. Since then, two of those “Next Gen Leaders,” Brandon Weinbrenner, artistic associate at the Alley Theatre, and Mitchell Greco, artistic associate at Stages Repertory Theatre, have not only steadily risen to directorial prominence in Houston, they’ve also managed to carve out a personal life and marry each other.
“I do passionately believe that the arts are avenues of hope.” So says Meg Booth, the new CEO at Houston’s Society for the Performing Arts.