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Chicago

A cast of familiar faces conjures Kander and Ebb's Jazz Age classic in an entertaining way

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jun. 25, 2015

The Sorcerer

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society's latest show may be lesser known, but it still prompts plenty of smiles

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jun. 25, 2015

Loving Day

Mat Johnson's novel Loving Day is all there in black and white

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Jun. 18, 2015

El Nogalar

Teatro Vivo's El Nogalar provides a context for examining social class in contemporary Mexico

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jun. 18, 2015

More Than One Complication

KDHDC and line upon line percussion provide a moving-people people-watching performance

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Jun. 18, 2015

"Colby Bird: Hope Goes With Man to the Foot of the Gallows"

The fruits of the artist's labors are evident in this new solo show

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jun. 18, 2015

What, Me Wordy?

Recommendations for summer reading that offer getaways from the usual gang of literates

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jun. 11, 2015

MAD's Greatest Writers: Frank Jacobs

Five decades of smart-aleck satire from a leader of "the usual gang of idiots"

Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Jun. 11, 2015

At the Water's Edge

Looking for the Loch Ness Monster and finding love in World War II Scotland

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Jun. 11, 2015

A Touch of Stardust

Gable and Lombard and the making of Gone With the Wind as seen through the eyes of an aspiring author

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Jun. 11, 2015

The Cult of Truland

The glittery SoCal celeb set turns dark in this mystery with a satirical edge

Reviewed by Michael King, Jun. 11, 2015

The Reluctant Matador

Paris-based FBI agent Hugo Marston's pursuit of a murderer leads him to Barcelona

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Jun. 11, 2015

Missing

The kidnapping of his stepdaughter in Mexico sends Jack Searle across the border to get her back

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Jun. 11, 2015

Exploring Calvin & Hobbes

A museum exhibition catalog examines the beloved comic strip and the man behind it

Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Jun. 11, 2015

Nick Offerman's Gumption

The Parks & Rec actor profiles 21 of his personal heroes who have worked to make the world a better place

Reviewed by Melanie Haupt, Jun. 11, 2015

The Strangerer

Bush 43 ponders murder and existentialism while debating Kerry in this ambitious comedy from Capital T

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Jun. 11, 2015

Mothers and Sons

Zach Theatre's exquisite staging of Terrence McNally's drama speaks to families of all kinds

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jun. 11, 2015

"Elizabeth McDonald: I Only Know Plenty"

McDonald's ambitious solo show targets scapegoating, though some of its power is lost in repetition

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Jun. 11, 2015

The New Electric Ballroom

At the Vortex, the siblings of Enda Walsh's play can't move past a night from 50 years ago

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jun. 4, 2015

King of Hearts

Tongue and Groove's stage adaptation of the anti-war cult film looks lovely but breezes by too quickly

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jun. 4, 2015

"Gently Fried"

Local curatorial powerhouse Los Outsiders creates a poignant three-part exhibition (or is it five?)

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jun. 4, 2015

"William Gaynor: Walking Down the Road Feeling Really Fucking Bad"

Artist William Gaynor illuminates a curious spiritualism in an unlikely location

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, May. 28, 2015

You Ain't Alone

Ellen Bartel continues to process loss and grief through art in this four-work concert

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, May. 28, 2015

Krapp's Last Tape / Hughie

Pairing of Krapp's Last Tape and Hughie reveals haunted old men and masterful acting by Michael Stuart

Reviewed by Robert Faires, May. 21, 2015

"Bobby Scheidemann: Together at Sunset"

Scheidemann's rush-hour portraits of people in cars reveal the character of both individuals and highway

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, May. 21, 2015

"Shrine of Inevitable Forces"

This exhibition in an abandoned church shows how time and pressure can reshape objects into rich new forms

Reviewed by Robert Faires, May. 21, 2015

Cenicienta

Zach Theatre wondrously conjures the enchantment of Cinderella's tale and a child's imagination

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, May. 14, 2015

Monty Python's Spamalot

The cast has talent, but the Georgetown Palace version of this Python musical suffers from a lack of smooth execution

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, May. 14, 2015

"Agree to Disagree: 2015 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition"

The exhibit by UT graduate students is a mix that ranges from impressive to downright disappointing

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, May. 14, 2015

Trouble Puppet's The Wars of Heaven, Part I

The eons-old battle between heaven and hell gets reorganized along gender lines

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, May. 7, 2015

"Sara Condo/Lindsay Hutchens" at Permanent Collection

One photographer considers the mother she had while another ponders the mother she thought she'd be

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, May. 7, 2015

Barefoot Dogs

A Mexico City family scatters to the wind when its patriarch goes missing

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Apr. 30, 2015

Hausfrau

This first novel is about the desperation of a depressed expat housewife in Switzerland

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Apr. 30, 2015

Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook

A UT professor recounts his three decades of reporting in Asia

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Apr. 30, 2015

All the Way

In Zach Theatre's staging of this epic political drama about LBJ, the fight for civil rights feels particularly urgent

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Apr. 30, 2015

Random Acts of Magic

The 2015 batch of Out of Ink 10-minute plays is a satisfying buffet of silliness and thoughtfulness

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Apr. 30, 2015

The Graduate

It isn't exactly like the movie, but City Theatre's stage adaptation is well-acted and provocative

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Apr. 30, 2015

The Robber Bridegroom

With its fairy-tale trappings and bluegrass score, this is the chicken and waffles of musicals

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Apr. 23, 2015

Austin Dance Festival

The debut of this new dance fest offered a range of interesting work, the best being fluent in musicality

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Apr. 23, 2015

"Blood and White"

Caitlin McCollom's paintings seek to marry the limitations of the body with the reality of death and decay

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Apr. 23, 2015

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