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7 days ago | Opera
The somewhat bumpy road HGO encountered in mounting this production seems appropriate given the history of Verdi's now-classic piece.
Are Uniforms and a Bat Joke Really the Basis for Sending Principal Bertie Simmons Home, HISD? [UPDATED]12 days ago | Education
Dr. Bertie Simmons, the longtime and much acclaimed principal of Furr High School in the Houston Independent School District, has been sent home – apparently in large part as a result of a disagreement she had with higher-ups over the use of schoo...
17 days ago
19 days ago | Stage
Lizzie Klemperer has played a ghost on stage before — in The Addams Family — and knows there are benefits. "There's no costume changes," she says. This time around she's playing a less light-hearted version. She's taken on the role of Lily, the de...
20 days ago | Stage
An unreliable narrator complicates an already uncomfortable 10-year reunion.
21 days ago | Stage
The Houston Grand opera announced today that it is moving its upcoming shows to the George R. Brown Convention Center, since, as was announced last week, the flood-damaged Wortham Theater Center will not be available for use until May 15, 2018 at ...