Stories

  • 02.21.11 11:00 a.m.
    Posted by Michael Coppens
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    I attend a lot of events in the Theater District. And while the actual performance has the most effect on whether I enjoy my night out, I have discovered a few tricks that ensure every night in the Theater District is memorable and enjoyable.

    Unless you're attending a matinee, you're coming to the Theater District after a full day. You're rarely, if ever, going to be running at 100%. If you've had a great day, the performance will be the icing on the cake. However, if you've ...

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  • 12.20.10 2:14 p.m.
    Posted by Virginia Oxford
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    Well, folks, it’s that time of year when we here at the Wortham Center are knee-deep in sugarplums, nutcrackers, little tiny future ballerinas...and loads of lost & found stuff. Indeed. With the scores of people who attend "The Nutcracker" each year (last year we hit more than 68,000!), you can imagine how many sweaters, glasses, cell phones and other ridiculously random items we come across after cleaning the theater each night.  

    Most belongings are claimed by their owners by the end of the evening, especially ...

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  • 11.21.10 11:40 a.m.
    Posted by Michael Coppens
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    I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the Houston premiere of Antonio Vivaldi's Montezuma presented by Mercury Baroque. What made this particular performance so special was that the audience was getting to hear, for the first time since the 1700's, a long lost piece of music from one of the great composers of music. Of course, hearing old music at a Theater District performance isn't anything new; Mozart, Beethoven and Bach are regular "performers". However, in the case of Montezuma, this was a piece of music that ...

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  • 10.27.10 11:15 a.m.
    Posted by Peter Radowick

    Houston landmarks commemorating the political legacy of President George H.W. Bush grew by one on Tuesday with addition of a statue of former Secretary of State James A. Baker III in Sesquicentennial Park, behind Wortham Theater Center.

    James A. Baker Monument was dedicated in a civic ceremony along the banks of Buffalo Bayou, directly across from a similar monument to Bush dedicated several years ago.

    The city of Houston named a small portion of the park Baker Common and agreed to ...

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