Who the Dickens is Scrooge?: <em>A Christmas Carol</em> at Dallas Theater Center
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Who the Dickens is Scrooge?: A Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center

Productions of the A Christmas Carol have decorated the stages of local theaters for decades.…

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Acting in Texas: Joel F. Grothe
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Acting in Texas: Joel F. Grothe

Joel F. Grothe holds court as Thomas Cromwell in Main Street Theater's production of Hilary…

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Angels in Houston: <em>It’s A Wonderful Life </em>at HGO
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Angels in Houston: It’s A Wonderful Life at HGO

It's the holiday season, which means we get all crazy about making memories with our…

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Judging Judgement of Fools at Horse Head Theatre
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WOWZA: <em>Funnyman </em> at Circle Theatre Scratches Below Comedy’s Surface
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WOWZA: Funnyman at Circle Theatre Scratches Below Comedy’s Surface

The title, Funnyman, is a little misleading. Sure, this tightly-structured work by Philadelphia playwright Bruce…

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Taking the Lead: ZACH Theatre provides Access to All
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Taking the Lead: ZACH Theatre provides Access to All

Power Study: Main Street Theater’s Rebecca Greene Udden on <em>Wolf Hall</em>
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Power Study: Main Street Theater’s Rebecca Greene Udden on Wolf Hall

This month, Houston’s Main Street Theater becomes the first U.S regional company to attempt the…

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Making It Look Easy: Jubilee Theatre’s New Artistic Director William “Bill” Earl Ray
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Making It Look Easy: Jubilee Theatre’s New Artistic Director William “Bill” Earl Ray

William “Bill” Earl Ray says theater is in his genes. His grandmother was a gospel…

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New Theater New Audiences: Lott Entertainment Presents Moves to the Alley
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New Theater New Audiences: Lott Entertainment Presents Moves to the Alley

A year ago, Lott Entertainment Presents, introduced Houston to cabaret and theatrical performances rarely seen…

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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour
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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour

In the months following our two comedy improvisation classes with Beta Theater last year, our…

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Ann Flashes Back to Another Feisty Politician
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Ann Flashes Back to Another Feisty Politician

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards’ had a personality about the size of the state she governed.

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Scene Change: A Former Theater Artist Explores Houston’s Reinvigorated Theaters
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Scene Change: A Former Theater Artist Explores Houston’s Reinvigorated Theaters

Theater is a close-knit community, but such a collaborative art form demands presence, and it’s…

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Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Matt Hune Launch the Rec Room
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Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Matt Hune Launch the Rec Room

Though only two months old, Houston’s latest performing arts venue, the Rec Room, has established…

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Deep Woods & The Courage To Question: <em>De Kus (The Kiss)</em> at Stages Repertory Theatre
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Deep Woods & The Courage To Question: De Kus (The Kiss) at Stages Repertory Theatre

A woman takes a walk through the woods. She travels with a destination weighing heavy…

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‘Dreamless’ Is a Simple Play With a Big Heart
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‘Dreamless’ Is a Simple Play With a Big Heart

Dreamless, the latest at Ochre House Theater, is a loosely drawn sketch of a play.…

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The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 40 with a Stellar Season
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The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 40 with a Stellar Season

Design in Texas: Ryan McGettigan
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Design in Texas: Ryan McGettigan

Set designer Ryan McGettigan’s bold designs have graced the stages of many of the theater…

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Archaeology of the Stage: Hidden Room Theatre and the Ransom Center
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Archaeology of the Stage: Hidden Room Theatre and the Ransom Center

Austin’s Hidden Room Theatre is steadily building an international reputation for their almost archaeological approach…

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The Troublemakers: A young generation of Dallas theater makers pursue socio-political activism in their work
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The Troublemakers: A young generation of Dallas theater makers pursue socio-political activism in their work

In Dallas, a generation of young playwrights is beginning to flex dramatic muscle in pursuit…

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Bare Bones Shaw: <em>Bedlam</em> Comes to Stark Naked
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Bare Bones Shaw: Bedlam Comes to Stark Naked

This summer, Houston drama-lovers need to brace themselves for bedlam— stark naked bedlam that is,…

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Digital Detectives Probe a Dystopian Future in <em>The Nether</em> at the Alley
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Digital Detectives Probe a Dystopian Future in The Nether at the Alley

A Deafening Silence
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A Deafening Silence

Wrestling on the Blue Carpet: Nancy and Tarra on <em>The Christians</em> at the Alley
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Wrestling on the Blue Carpet: Nancy and Tarra on The Christians at the Alley

Arts + Culture editor Nancy Wozny and Houston theater writer Tarra Gaines take a break…

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Theater for Right Now: DTC’s New Season
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Theater for Right Now: DTC’s New Season

“We look around the world we live in, at topics that are relevant in the…

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Curtain Up: Theater Returns to the J
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Curtain Up: Theater Returns to the J

From its sprawling campus along Houston’s Brays Bayou, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center has…

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Caught up in the Action: The Audience Gets To Work on Texas Stages
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Caught up in the Action: The Audience Gets To Work on Texas Stages

As adults, we understand the classic theater relationship between play and audience.

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Rude Mechs Take Texas (for a Change)
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Rude Mechs Take Texas (for a Change)

Whether they’re airily dodging swinging theatrical lights or brawling in the melted cheese of an…

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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations
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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations

From April 12-17, eleven cutting-edge artists present new works, projects, and performances at unexpected sites…

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Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings <em>Ann</em> to Life at the ZACH
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Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings Ann to Life at the ZACH

Holland Taylor grew up to be a successful actress, not a successful politician, and she…

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Albee on Edge: A Visceral Virginia Woolf at Stark Naked
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Albee on Edge: A Visceral Virginia Woolf at Stark Naked

The morning after seeing Stark Naked Theatre’s new production of Edward Albee’s classic marriage horror…

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Virginia Grise’s Poetic Manifesto at Meca Performing Arts
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Virginia Grise’s Poetic Manifesto at Meca Performing Arts

Your Healing Is Killing Me, written and performed by award-winning New York and San Antonio…

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Celebrating Women’s Voices at Bishop Arts Theatre Center
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Celebrating Women’s Voices at Bishop Arts Theatre Center

At this time of year, Dallas' Bishop Arts Theatre Center hosts a new playwright competition,…

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Obsessed with Intrigue: <em>Dangerous Obsession</em> at Theatre Britain
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Obsessed with Intrigue: Dangerous Obsession at Theatre Britain

Dangerous Obsession is a difficult play to review without revealing too much of its twists…

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A Universal Story
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A Universal Story

Privilege & Unnamed Anxiety at Work in <em>Straight White Men</em> at Stages
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Privilege & Unnamed Anxiety at Work in Straight White Men at Stages

Four straight, white men walk into a rumpus room somewhere in suburban America. This isn’t…

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Free & Fabulous: Fusebox Festival Promotes Idea Exchange Across Disciplines and Borders
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Taking the Lid off Tidy Packages: Next Iteration Theater Company’s First Production Promises Risk and Reward
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Long Day’s Journey into Night
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Long Day’s Journey into Night

Performania: Small Scaling the Arts
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Performania: Small Scaling the Arts

here's something about do-ablity that is making me a more eager watcher these days. Perhaps…

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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016
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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016