By Randall Jobe The Alley Theatre presents 1984. A modern retelling of George Orwell’s futuristic novel, 1984, brings us the story of Winston Smith and a stark vision of a world in which the freedom of action, word and thought are controlled by Big Brother. How far are we from realizing Orwell’s nightmare? Are we
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By Randall Jobe Dirt Dogs Theatre Company presents Angus MacLachlan’s The Dead Eye Boy. Shirley Diane sees her teenage son, Soren, as a painful reminder of her past. Her ex-con boyfriend, Billy, sees Soren as a reflection of his own childhood. As Billy tries to help the troubled boy, the dysfunction of hardcore addiction and
By Randall Jobe Stages Repertory Theatre presents Water by the Spoonful, the second installment of Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Elliot Trilogy. An Iraq war veteran and former addict find solace in an online chat room as he struggles to reconnect with his mother-herself a former heroin addict. Through Feb.
By Randall Jobe The Music Box Theater presents 2019 Year in Review, looking back over the year with a montage of some of their best and audience favorites. Through Feb. 8. The Music Box Theater also presents Broadway at the Box 2020, an all-new edition of some of the best of Broadway, audience favorites, and
By Randall Jobe The Alley presents the Fifth Annual Alley All. The new festival features new plays from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre. Presentations and readings include Enlightened by Theresa Rebeck; Survivors: An Alamo Play by Katie Bender; High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest by Vichet Chum; Nutshell by C. Denby
By Randall Jobe It’s 2020 and Houston theater is more dynamic than ever, with something for everyone: comedy, drama, musicals, new works, and more. Take the time to venture out to a new venue or support your favorite establishment. Broadway at the Hobby Center presents Hello, Dolly! Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical
By Randall Jobe Theatre Under The Stars presents Elf: The Musical. Based on the 2003 movie, this modern-day classic returns in an all-new production. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Through Dec. 27. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.
By Randall Jobe There is still time to celebrate the holiday season in one of Houston’s diverse theaters. Whether your tastes lean towards comedies, musicals, or dramas, there is something for everyone. The Music Box Theater presents A Beatles Holiday Cabaret with the iconic music of The Beatles, and many other traditional and contemporary Christmas
By Randall Jobe Here’s a holiday shopping tip: This might be an ideal time to support some of the smaller theaters that are constantly struggling financially. Some of them are keeping their tickets affordable, offering some pay-what-you-can performances or industry nights. Why not consider a pair of tickets or even a subscription as a holiday
By Randall Jobe Haul out the holly, the elves, the Scrooges and all the holiday productions Houston has to offer. Broadway at the Hobby Center presents Dear Evan Hansen, the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to