Houston

Review: Il Trovatore

With hidden identities, passionate love, and a gypsy’s vicious revenge, it is no wonder that Verdi’s dramatic “Il Trovatore” remains so popular. It’s a task to add passion to this already effusive opera, but this is precisely [...]...

Review: Rock, Roll & Tutus

Stanton Welch’s new ballet “Tapestry” made for one gorgeous vehicle to show off his current crop of ballet athletes. Launching with an expansive solo by Houston Ballet’s newest principal, Joseph Walsh, “Tapestry” [...]...

Review: “In the Next Room”

I dare you to bring your Mom to this play, which features more orgasms than I’ve ever seen on stage in a long history of theatergoing. True to its subtitle, “The Vibrator Play” aims to shock and titillate, but Ruhl is too smart [...]...

Park Place Projects: The Art of Russ Pitman Park

“I’m interested in politics, the idea of connecting to the earth — as in artist Ana Mendieta’s ‘Silueta’ series,” says Divya Murthy, curator of “It’s a Phase,” an exhibition of on-site artist projects at Russ Pitman Park [...]...

Angels in Houston

The celebrated American Ballet Theatre principal Angel Corella is one of the world’s greatest ballet dancers. His passion is now evident in his com­pany, Corella Ballet, making its Houston debut, presented by Society for Perform­ing Arts [...]...

New Notes: Composers in Houston

Anthony Brandt thinks Houston is a composer’s city. Brandt, a professor of composition at Rice Uni­versity’s Shepherd School of Music and Artistic Director of Musiqa, a collec­tive of five composers, knows what he is talking about. [...]...

What’s Old is New Again

John Johnson, known throughout Houston’s tight-knit stage commu­nity as “JJ,” is happy enough sharing the official motto of the troupe he founded, for which (as with his name) Classical Theatre Company [...]...