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<i>Orphans! The Improvised Orphan Musical</i> at the Hideout
Orphans! The Improvised Orphan Musical at the Hideout
This tribute to musicals starring spunky singing street kids makes you believe the sun'll come out tomorrow

Robert Faires, Jan. 18, 2018

Golden’s <i>Speak No More</i>
Golden’s Speak No More
This fully immersive, silent improvised drama is mysterious, creative, and a most worthwhile theatrical experience

Shanon Weaver, Jan. 18, 2018

"Andrew Blanchard / Jonas Criscoe: Call & Respond"
The two printmakers take familiar signage from rural roads and the small-town South and flatten them into one another

Melany Jean, Jan. 18, 2018

Austin Playhouse's <i>The Immigrant</i>
Austin Playhouse’s The Immigrant
The company delivers a powerful and timely account of foreigners making a new home in the U.S.

Shanon Weaver, Jan. 11, 2018

A'lante Flamenco's <i>Juana: First (I) Dream</i>
A’lante Flamenco’s Juana: First (I) Dream
The dramas of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz were perfectly expressed through the language of flamenco

Jonelle Seitz, Jan. 11, 2018

“Practical Acts of Perception” at grayDUCK Gallery
Cande Aguilar, Jorge Purón, and Mauricio Sáenz challenge what we see through sihfts in scale and proportion

Melany Jean, Jan. 11, 2018

“The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip” at the Blanton
Aperture Foundation's survey is a portrait of what we find with our cameras when we travel

Robert Faires, Jan. 4, 2018

City Theatre's <i>Christmas Belles</i>
City Theatre's Christmas Belles
The company's staging of this comedy about the Christmas program at a small-town Texas church isn't the Southern-fried campfest it could be

Shanon Weaver, Dec. 28, 2017

"Carl Block: Odd Pottery"
Block's ceramic monster-faced jugs with crooked teeth and varminty eyes are indeed odd but also colorful and delightful

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 28, 2017

Bookmarked
Joe O’Connell’s Top Reads of 2017
These three novels and one memoir are all memorable for the ways they plumb the depths and mysteries of memory

Joe O'Connell, Dec. 28, 2017

Bookmarked
Rosalind Faires’ Top Reads of 2017
Uncovering literary gems in areas such as historical fantasy, suburbia melancholia, female-centric speculative fiction, and more

Rosalind Faires, Dec. 28, 2017

Bookmarked
Jay Trachtenberg's Top Reads of 2017
Four novels depict conflict and compassion in WWII Ukraine, present-day Pakistan and Israel, and a future America

Jay Trachtenberg, Dec. 28, 2017

"Keith Carter: Notes on the Universe" at Stephen L. Clark Gallery
This solo exhibition shows the photographer in pursuit of whatever unseen cosmic force animates us

Robert Faires, Dec. 28, 2017

“Naomi Schlinke: What You See” at Flatbed
“Naomi Schlinke: What You See” at Flatbed
The vibrant colors, organic forms, and transparency in the show’s captivating ink on paper works offer exotic archipelagos to explore

Robert Faires, Dec. 21, 2017

Zach Theatre's <i>A Christmas Carol</i>
Zach Theatre's A Christmas Carol
This slick and polished musical adaptation of the Dickens classic serves up holiday cheer in abundance

Shanon Weaver, Dec. 21, 2017

The Hideout Theatre’s <i>Local on the Eights</i>
The Hideout Theatre’s Local on the Eights
Improvised local news for the fictional town of DeWitt turned up some big stories (and funny ones) before and behind the camera

T. Lynn Mikeska, Dec. 21, 2017

Theatre Synesthesia's <i>The Brutes</i>
Theatre Synesthesia's The Brutes
Casey Wimpee's original drama is about a Civil War-era family, but it's deeply relevant to our own fractured time

T. Lynn Mikeska, Dec. 14, 2017

Austin Playhouse’s <i>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</i>
Austin Playhouse’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
In its rush to be fun, the show fails to tap all the potential of this rom-com sequel to Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth Cobbe, Dec. 14, 2017

“Rachel Stuckey: Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet” at Women & Their Work
“Rachel Stuckey: Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet” at Women & Their Work
The artist creates some genuinely geeky-cool stuff in this show that’s smart, funny, and fresh in its treatment of tech

Melany Jean, Dec. 14, 2017

Street Corner Arts' <i>Pocatello</i>
Street Corner Arts' Pocatello
Rich performances highlight the pain, hope, and heart in this staging of Samuel D. Hunter's family drama

Shanon Weaver, Dec. 7, 2017

The Hideout Theatre's <i>Dance Dreams</i>
The Hideout Theatre's Dance Dreams
The improv artists in this production do an impressive job of detailing the falling and rising fortunes of a ballet company

T. Lynn Mikeska, Dec. 7, 2017

"Light" at Wally Workman Gallery
Taking in all the varieties of gold in this polished group show is akin to basking in sunlight on a bleak winter's day

Melany Jean, Dec. 7, 2017

The Vortex's <i>Wild Horses</i>
The Vortex’s Wild Horses
This staging of Allison Gregory's new play takes you back to your 13th summer with all its freedom and fear

Robert Faires, Nov. 30, 2017

Different Stages' <i>The Member of the Wedding</i>
Different Stages’ The Member of the Wedding
This staging of the coming-of-age drama evokes the small-town South with vivid design work and a rock solid ensemble

T. Lynn Mikeska, Nov. 30, 2017

“Raul Gonzalez: Doing Work” at grayDUCK Gallery
The show's images of construction work and fatherhood challenge expectations of masculinity, domesticity, immigrant work, and art

Melany Jean, Nov. 30, 2017

Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe
Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe
In his history of Esther's, author Jesse Sublett follows the flow of four decades of frivolity

Robert Faires, Nov. 30, 2017

City Theatre's <i>The Seafarer</i>
City Theatre's The Seafarer
Karen Sneed's staging is shot through with compassion for the play's hard-luck, hard-drinking Irishmen

Shanon Weaver, Nov. 21, 2017

Austin Shakespeare's <i>Much Ado About Nothing</i>
Austin Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare's rom-com gets a light staging with fine performances and lots of genuine laughs

Elizabeth Cobbe, Nov. 21, 2017

<i>Murder Ballads</i>
Murder Ballads
This blues-infused crime thriller suggests a number of Dangerous Things to Do Outside Shreveport Until You’re Dead

Wayne Alan Brenner, Nov. 21, 2017

UT Dance Repertory Theatre’s <i>Fall for Dance</i>
UT Dance Repertory Theatre’s Fall for Dance
Work after work in this program emphatically spoke to current events, to the here and now

Robert Faires, Nov. 16, 2017

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