Sandy Beaches, Vivid Imagery & Social Empowerment in “Once on This Island”

by K. L. Romo on April 5, 2019

Experience warm breezes, cool sand, sapphire tides, and an epic story of love and empowerment in The Firehouse Theatre’s performance of “Once on This Island.” A young girl sacrifices everything for love and acceptance and...

“Notes From the Field” at Austin’s ZACH Theatre Strikes a Notable Chord

by Britni Rachal on March 21, 2019

“Much like a flower blooming through the cracks of a parking lot” was one of the metaphors used in ZACH Theatre’s latest production to paint a picture of the struggles of certain American youth. The...

“The Humans” Explores What Scares Us

by Julie Bonnin on March 19, 2019

The first character to take the stage in Stephen Karam’s Tony award-winning play, “The Humans,” at Houston’s Alley Theatre, says nothing for several long moments. Hesitancy pervades every tentative movement from Erik Blake (Steve Key),...

SXSW Etiquette: The Seven Deadlier Sins of SXSW

by Daniel Ramirez on March 8, 2019

We had so much fun making a “Seven deadly sins of SXSW” list, that we thought that the theme might be applicable to other facets of the conference and Festival. So, without further ado, here...

The Best Activations at SXSW 2019 | The Seven Deadly Sins of SXSW

by Daniel Ramirez on March 7, 2019

Every year, media titans and Interactive outlets – networks, nationally recognizable brands, movie productions and A-list personalities work overtime to craft activations that draw attention from conference attendees – to achieve peak interest from the...

Broadway’s Anastasia is on a Journey to Houston’s Hobby Center

by Sarah Bradley on February 27, 2019

Inspired by two beloved films and the legend of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, this re-imagined tale comes to Houston's Hobby Center March 5 - March 10. Anastasia the musical tells the story of Anya, an...

Romancing the Stage: “The Boy Friend,” the Feel-Good Time Everybody Needs

by N.L. Thi-Hamrick on February 25, 2019

Take a dash of whimsy, barrel of laughs, endless supply of high-kicking dance routines, and a slew of charming romances, and you’ve got the “The Boy Friend,” presented by The Firehouse Theatre. This fire-station-turned-theatre’s appeal...

Austin’s Filigree Theatre, Breathing Past, Present, Future in “When We Were Young & Unafraid”

by Alexis Higgins on February 21, 2019

A little more than two decades ago, women were not protected from domestic violence. Over 10 million cases of victimization were the result of intimate partner violence before 1994. Now, the Filigree Theatre, an independent...