The legendary Donkey Lady is alive (sort of) and has a lot to say about San Antonio.
. . . and Allison Orr, the founder of Forklift Danceworks, helps them turn their everyday movements into choreography with a mission.
The Alamo City’s once-legendary symphony officially collapsed last year. But its musicians have continued to play just steps from their former home.
'cleaVage: the front story' is the world’s first musical about silicone breast implants. Do we need a punny goof-fest about the saga of fake boobs? Yes.
Brands once staged elaborate productions for their employees. No one was better at making them than Mexia-born Michael Brown.
An all-female creative team set Peggy Jo Tallas’s story to a score of country, folk, and riot grrrl punk.
Updated for the Dobbs era, ROE is an empathetic look at the landmark Supreme Court decision.
From Bruce Springsteen to Ballet Austin, there are plenty of ways to break out of the winter doldrums this season.
Houston’s poet laureate emeritus started out at competitive slams. Now she’s expanding her work into theater, opera, and books.
Pianist James Dick has spent half a century crafting the Round Top Festival Institute into a world-class destination for classical musicians, where architecture, fine arts, green space, and history meet.
Our staffers share the art and entertainment they're most looking forward to this summer, from an opera about Frida Kahlo to a true-crime book about a famous Austin gangster.
Award-winning, Dallas-raised writer Will Arbery has plumbed his siblings’ personal dramas for his own, including his latest, ‘Corsicana.’
Ballroom—competitive drag shows—dates back to drag balls and masquerades in 1860s Harlem. Now it’s making headway in Texas.
After a lifetime away from his hometown of Waco, the legendary director and playwright returns to the Houston Grand Opera with ‘Turandot.’
Performing death-defying trapeze stunts in drag, he shocked Parisian audiences.
An evocative adaption of the beloved 1962 children’s book casts aside stereotypes and focuses on wonder more than trauma.
The gay, Black social media influencer and Houston Ballet soloist is shaking up the world of classical ballet.
The Houston social media influencer is a gay Black man with a gift for the absurd and a passion for platform heels. He’s also a star dancer in one of the world’s most rigid, gendered, and segregated art forms.
A new documentary about the dance visionary from Rogers shows how he nurtured fellow artists—even while pushing them (and himself) relentlessly.
The city’s resourceful artists are connecting with audiences everywhere but on stage.
The Christmas classic is the ballet world’s biggest annual event (and a major moneymaker), so dancers and administrators have gotten creative.
Activists have always used the Bard’s work to make social statements. Jenni Stewart's new play explores that history through a feminist lens.
Mason, one of the most sought-after young composers in the country, has a new work set to premiere in November.
While dancers at Fort Worth’s Texas Ballet Theater do pliés at home barres improvised from pipes and shower handles, administrators are making do with a $2 million budget shortfall.
While quarantined and away from home, I keep coming back to the late Texan choreographer’s works—which are newly available to watch online.
The performing arts institution is facilitating forward-thinking conversations with artists and educators online.
Holland Taylor’s renowned one-woman play about the late Texas governor is now airing as a part of PBS’s ‘Great Performances.’
Students in the beloved Shakespeare at Winedale course got creative with online theater, overcoming grainy visuals and bad Wi-Fi.
Some of Fusebox Festival’s most poignant moments came when performers stopped trying to put on a show, and instead simply bared their souls about the present predicament.
From theater to opera, Texas culture has moved toward virtual events.
The visionary playwright, who grew up in South Texas, passed away this week from coronavirus-related complications.
El Paso-born playwright Octavio Solis’s 'Quixote Nuevo' rides into Houston’s Alley Theatre this month.
Dozens of Azteca dancers, clad in regalia, came together during Austin’s largest Día de los Muertos celebration.
The second annual celebration of theater, comedy, and dance displayed the many dimensions of Latinidad.
For their last play together at Dallas’s Second Thought Theatre, the actor-director duo took on a ‘Texas Monthly’–inspired story.
Twenty years ago my hometown made national headlines when the local college staged an internationally acclaimed play about gay men and the AIDS crisis. The people I grew up with are still feeling the aftershocks.
The ballet standout dishes on viral stardom, modeling for Ralph Lauren, and becoming a queer icon.
Artistic director Rob Melrose ushers in a new era for the storied institution with the upcoming fall season, from Shakespeare to Octavio Solis.
The prolific avant-garde director, who died earlier this week, was an unparalleled innovator on North Texas stages.
How Jo Carol Pierce went from adventurous Lubbock teen to restless single mother and social worker to Austin’s most underrated songwriter is a story unlike any other in Texas music. Now, at 72, she’s ready for her next act.
Once a year, a San Antonio congregation relives Jesus’ last days—and leaves the cellphones at home.
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Which Oscar-winner did Alvin Ailey act alongside in the play Call Me by My Rightful Name ?
When I was five, my family got a television, and it was like a meteorite had landed on the farm. That’s when I knew I wanted to be in show business, but I had to keep it a secret because you couldn’t tell people that. My school had this talent
While other high school students spend their afternoons running track or singing in the choir, Diana Fox and Josh Zuniga are perfecting their cha-cha and two-step. Actually, the Missouri City duo is doing those other things too, but much of their extracurricular time is spent defending their title as Teen
I’ve danced all my life, and I really thought that I would eventually open a ballet school. It’s a wonderful discipline and a wonderful release. I started dancing when I was three because I loved the pink tutu and the ballet shoes. I got myself involved—it wasn’t anything that my
The greatest Tuna of all.
I started dancing when I was five, after [Houston dance teacher] Emmamae Horn visited my school and asked my parents if I could enroll in her dance class. It must have run in the family, though, because my parents were great dancers too. When I was about nine, I remember