By Randall Jobe | Main Street Theatre presents Daddy Long Legs, based on the novel by Jean Webster, with music and lyrics by Paul Gorden and book by John Caird. This two-person musical is the “rags-to-riches” love story of a bright young woman and her mysterious benefactor. Through June 17. Wednesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Out at the Theatre
By Ron Jones | In The Cake, Rebecca Brunstetter has written a somewhat delicate story with serious overtones. As with any tasty confection, one must choose the perfect ingredients and use them with finesse to make a beautiful creation. And then, the cake is cut, revealing several layers, pretty colors, and a swirl of delicious
By Randall Jobe The Alley Theatre presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, comedian, actor and writer Steve Martin’s hilarious imagining of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein’s meeting in a Parisian café in 1904. The play is surprising and provocative, jumping from the notion that these two great men were close in age and in Paris
By Randall Jobe | Music Box Theatre wants to take you back to the 1950s with its high-energy production of Shake, Rattle and Roll. This nostalgic blend of ’50s music stars ensemble members Rebekah Dahl, Brad Scarborough, Cay Taylor and Luke Wrobel, with special guest John Gremillion. Through June 10. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Playwright Lawrence Wright joins director Bob Balaban to stage Cleo, chronicling the titanic love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton that started during the filming of the 1963 movie Cleopatra, and the worldwide scandal that followed. Cleo plays at the Alley Theatre’s Hubbard Theatre April 6 through April 29, 2018. Taylor and Burton’s relationship
By Randall Jobe Stages Repertory Theatre presents local favorite, actress Sally Edmundson returning in the highly acclaimed one-woman tour-de-force, Ann, based on the explosive life of former Texas Governor Ann Richards. Written by Emmy award-winner Holland Taylor, Ann is a no-holds-barred look at the indomitable woman whose complex and captivation ways changed Texas politics. Extended
By Ron Jones For sure, Bright Star, co-written by iconic comedian, Steve Martin and country composer, Edie Brickell, is a melodramatic musical. But don’t take it for face value! Not your grandma’s melodrama, the story is vivid and compelling, the music is highly tuneful, and its emotions are heart felt and real. Nothing is over
By Randall Jobe Dirt Dog Theatre Company’s production of The Exonerated is something different. Based on the true stories of six criminally convicted survivors of death row, interwoven stories move through first-person narrative and scenes set in courtrooms, bars and prisons. All reflect the criminal justice system and the inspiration that helped them survive, and
By Randall Jobe A HOUSTON WOMAN’S VISION Laura Moreno’s fascination with the theatre and movies was not about the make believe damsel-in-distress or the princess and her savior prince. Rather, early on, as a little Hispanic girl growing up in Houston, Texas, with unlimited access to the latest Hollywood and foreign films, courtesy of her
By Randall Jobe CatastrophicTheatre presents the world premiere of Leap and the Net Will Appear. Written by two-time Obie Award-winning playwright and director Craig Lucas and directed by Chana Porter, the story tells of Maggie, who was raised to be a good girl, but Maggie has a secret: The wants to be a lion. Original