Posts Tagged ‘theater’
Dracula is easily one of TBT’s most popular productions. And for good reason.

Lusty Dracula

Texas Ballet Theater’s spooktacular classic was a rip-roaring blast.
Leonard Eureka
In his 27 years leading the Houston Ballet, Ben Stevenson choreographed many full-length ballets, from Swan Lake to Don Quixote and beyond, including four of his own creations: The Snow Maiden, Peer Gynt, Cleopatra, and Dracula...


Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 14 - Part of a cycle of plays alternately called Fear and Misery in the Third Reich or The Private Life of the Master Race, The Jewish Wife is an anti-Nazi playlet by Bertolt Brecht while he was in exile in Denmark, depicti...

Trey West, Shannon Garcia, and Ben Phillips live it up in the south of France in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 26 - If you’re missing Schubert as one of the FWSO’s Classical Masters (see: sidebar), you can come to UNT, whose music school kicks off another semester with pianist Gustavo Romero. He’ll be playing Schubert’s pian...

A troupe of actors looks to protect their talent after the apocalypse in Stage West’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Bart to the Future

The apocalypse gets Simpsonized in Stage West’s Mr. Burns.
Kristian Lin
The Simpsons was hardly the first cartoon to make humorous references to both highbrow and lowbrow culture, but the breakneck pace of its in-jokes and its willingness to get esoteric helped make it into the postmodern comedy in...

Jeremy Schwartz represents the hall-of-mirrors nature of Amphibian Stage Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote

Well Don

This ain’t Man of La Mancha. Amphibian does up Don Quixote proud.
Kristian Lin
Reading Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a strangely unsettling experience. It was written when the novel form was just being invented, which is perhaps why you don’t get the sense of a beautifully polished, structurally...

Kristen Bond and Ebony Marshall-Oliver star in The Color Purple at Jubilee Theatre.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 22 - If you have a daughter under the age of 13, she’s probably already dragging you to the Sundance Square screening of Frozen. If you don’t, this outdoor showing of the animated musical and its wintry setting will pro...

Wendy Welch (dressed as the Wicked Queen) and Shannon J. McGrann (dressed as Snow White) bicker on their way to a costume party in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Snow White and the Half-Naked Man

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gather for agreeable farce at Stage West.
Kristian Lin
Even during Anton Chekhov’s life, people were parodying his plays. They’re easily identifiable targets, with their Russian aristocrats sitting in drawing rooms with their ennui and commenting on the weather. Of course, the ...

Velázquez’ “An Old Woman Cooking Eggs” is at the Kimbell’s new show.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 24 - George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman is rarely revived because of its length, and when it is, it’s often done without the third act (performed separately as Don Juan in Hell). However, National Theatre’s produc...

Christopher Dontrell Piper and Whitney Coulter prepare for work in Sunset Baby.

To Love Somebody

Jubilee Theatre’s Sunset Baby gets a lot but misses the tragedy.
Kristian Lin
Dominique Morisseau is from Detroit, and she wants to be to her hometown what August Wilson was to Pittsburgh — the theater world’s teller of tales of the great city. However, her most recent play, Sunset Baby, is set in Ne...

Though the title of Jiri Kylian’s 1991 ballet losely translates into “little death,” an old French euphemism for “orgasm,” there wasn’t really anything sexual or erotic onstage.

Texas Ballet Theater: In Fine Form

Though a tad redundant, Artistic Director’s Choice was Grade-A quality.
Leonard Eureka
Repertory programs showcasing three or four short ballets, with a pas de deux thrown in sometimes for spice, have been the savior of small companies for decades. Little or no scenery and simple costumes keep production costs lo...