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Alley Theatre

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Address: 615 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number: 713-220-5700
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Description: A local theatre offering plays and musicals.

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Not As You Might Like It

"As You Like It" is hard to mess up. It has a plot and script that has endured for centuries. Well, the Alley continues to be inconsistent yet again. The show was updated in an... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

"As You Like It" is hard to mess up. It has a plot and script that has endured for centuries. Well, the Alley continues to be inconsistent yet again. The show was updated in an anachronistic fashion that had the audience wondering what century was the setting for the play. Certainly not Shakespearean times and certainly not modern day. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I have attended Alley productions off & on over the years, but decided to become season subscription holders 2 or 3 years ago. We have not been disappointed in any production! Drama, comedy, mystery -- all well done. I especially appreciate the ones that make you think and prompt discussion afterwards. My only complaint was that the... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Alley is currently being refurbished. Plays are now being performed at the University of Houston. The acting is always top notch. The theater is well supported by the citizens of Houston.

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Louisiana
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8 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This contemporary building doesn't look like much from the outside to me. However, once you are inside the theatre, there doesn't appear to be a bad seat in the house. Consistently great performances here too!

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Inventive sets and costumes combined with a clever script all performed by Broadway caliber talent make the Alley a bargain in the theatre world. I liked the intimacy of the UH Wortham theatre, as well.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just saw the Alley theatre's play Dracula. What a great time! The set design and costumes were right out of the 1977 broadway version of the play with Frank Langella. The stage and actors were just the best, the audience loved it. I am looking forward to seeing more of what the Alley has to offer!

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Houston, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been a bit disappointed this year in the Alley productions. The actors can be inconsistent in their performances. Sometimes they seem like they're just walking through their lines. I know it's a repertory company, but sometimes the actors just aren't right for some of the roles. Perhaps it's time for some new blood? Will be interesting to see what... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been going to the Alley for years. They have a great company and 90% of their plays are real winners, not just because it is a good play, but because they always put their own twist on things. Theater is currently undergoing renovations. Can't wait to see how it turns out. If your in Houston, check out a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I ushered here for a year and attend performances regularly. This is a great time and they have fabulous presentations especially around the holidays. It is clean and has convenient parking. Great actors.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is one of the few places where a Matinee is truly worth the price. THERE ARE NO BAD SEATS. The accoustics are wonderful for the venue. You can eat at the surrounding restaurants and make sure to tell them your show time. Take my advice and see A Christmas Carol what a great tradition fir my family.

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