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Review: Noises Off! at the Alley Theatre

Review: Noises Off! at the Alley Theatre

Robert June 10, 2012 0

Noises Off! is the creation of playwright, novelist, and journalist Michael Frayn.  The play is a play within a play – a farce depicting the travails of a small British company attempting to put

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Review: Shatner’s World at Jones Hall

Review: Shatner’s World at Jones Hall

Robert March 25, 2012 1

Friday night (March 23), William Shatner brought his one man show Shatner’s World we just live in it to Jones Hall, in Houston, for a one night appearance.  The show is currently traveling around

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Review: The Toxic Avenger at the Alley Theatre

Review: The Toxic Avenger at the Alley Theatre

Robert February 1, 2012 0

The Toxic Avenger is a comedy musical based on a low budget movie made in 1984.  Melvin Ferd III is a lonely nerd that thanks to exposure to radioactive sludge becomes the Toxic Avenger,

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Review: Dividing the Estate at the Alley Theatre

Review: Dividing the Estate at the Alley Theatre

Robert October 23, 2011 1

Horton Foote has deservedly been called “the Chekhov of the South”.  Growing up in Wharton, Texas, he developed an ear for the way the people spoke and used that to create vivid and memorable

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Review: Bedrock City Comics

Review: Bedrock City Comics

Robert September 15, 2011 0

By far, the best comic book store in Houston. The stereotype of comic book stores is dark, untidy, crowded places with arrogant staff.  Most of the stores in Houston, over the last decade, fit

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Review: The Farnsworth Invention at the Alley Theatre

Review: The Farnsworth Invention at the Alley Theatre

Robert June 21, 2009 0

In September, 1921, fifteen year old farmboy, Philo Farnsworth showed his science teacher a diagram he had drawn. This diagram was of an image dissector that he believed could make possible the idea of

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Review: The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Alley Theatre

Review: The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Alley Theatre

Robert March 7, 2009 0

The Man Who Came to Dinner is a comedy written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, in 1939. Sheridan Whiteside (played by James Black) is a famous critic and radio personality. Upon arriving to

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Review: Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Alley Theatre

Review: Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Alley Theatre

Robert January 24, 2009 0

Mrs. Warren’s Profession is a play written by the great George Bernard Shaw. It is an entertaining and witty play, and of course the Alley company gives their usual great performances. I have to say,

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Revels Houston – The Christmas Revels: An Elizabethan Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Revels Houston – The Christmas Revels: An Elizabethan Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Robert December 21, 2008 0

As they define themselves, on their website,Revels Houston is a community-based performing arts organization committed to the preservation of multi-cultural traditions through family-oriented seasonal productions, celebrations, and educational outreach programs. There are Revels organizations in

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Review: A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre

Review: A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre

Robert December 13, 2008 0

A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite stories. Every Christmas season I reread the book, watch the George C. Scott version on TV and go to see the play. The excellent company at the

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