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Ballet bore: Murder giggles, bad acting and a tedious tone expose Welch's Romeo and Juliet as nothing new

By Theodore Bale

What is there left to say when audience members respond to Tybalt’s murder with . . . giggles? Perhaps it was Christopher Coomer’s banging fist, synchronized with those poundin ...


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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — early Houston Rodeo fun guide included

By Joel Luks

I'm sure your life has been a complete bore since I took a two-week hiatus from writing this column to enjoy some down time on a Peruvian beach somewhat removed from humanity (absurd joke of co ...


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A new Romeo and Juliet: World premiere presents plenty of star-crossed challenges for Houston Ballet

By Joseph Campana

What’s in a name? Many ballets go by the name Romeo and Juliet. Some are even called Juliet and Romeo, if you’re Mats Ek, Radio and Juliet if you’re Edward Clug. So when the H ...


2015 Houston Ballet's "Raising the Barre - A Dinner in Five Acts"

Brennan's of Houston

"Raising the Barre" is the annual Ballet Barre fundraiser aimed at gathering support from Houston young professionals with a penchant for the arts. The evening begins with a cocktail rece


Care to dance?

Ghosts, folk tunes & fallen heroes: Houston Ballet's exciting new season keeps dancers on their toes

By Joel Luks

Romance, dramatic deaths, sex, power, money, politics — one would think that we were talking about an irresistible novela. But we aren't. These are characteristics of some of the work ...


Alberta Ballet wins Houston's heart

Ballet rocks out to Elton John songs in intelligent, naughty, spectacular performance

By Theodore Bale

Ballet and rock ‘n’ roll have long been fast friends. That might sound strange to some readers, but the two forms paired up as early as 1973, when Twyla Tharp choreographed Deuce Coupe ...


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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — Oscar shorts & ballet in the buff included

By Joel Luks

On tap this week is dramatic opera, a narcissistic bitch, unknown Oscar movie screenings, Japanese medieval music and a contemporary ballet with tunes by one of the most iconic legends in the music ...


A Houston Ballet Doubleheader

Dancers off duty & fun: Late night benefit dinner on the stage of the Wortham is unforgettable

By Shelby Hodge

A few cocktails after the curtain went down on Houston Ballet's exuberant Jubilee of Dance, the curtain rose again in the Brown Theater of Wortham Theater Center. But this performance — a ...


27th Annual Wortham Theater Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

Wortham Theater Center

Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Mercury and Houston First unite to kick off the holiday season in the theater district. Bring the family to enjoy live music sung by Vanessa Alonzo from HGO'


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Surfboards & Santa: Largest cocktail party on the planet goes tropical at Nutcracker Market preview

By Shelby Hodge

Five thousand shoppers can't be wrong. That's how many poured into NRG Center Wednesday night for the biggest charitable fundraiser of the year — Houston Ballet's Nutcracker Marke ...


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