James and the Giant Peach Cast

Arts & Culture

Houston-area schools scrap field trips to see ‘James and the Giant Peach’ over concerns about cross-gender casting at Main Street Theater

Posted on · Schools from Spring Branch ISD, along with local religious schools, are among those to cancel planned visits to watch theatrical performances of the famed children's story.

Theater Seats

Town Square

Elon Musk, free speech, democracy, and the power of social media. Plus, another new season announcement on the Houston performing arts scene!

Posted on · Experts discuss what will happen when Elon Musk takes over Twitter, the changes coming to the platform, and what will be the impact on free speech. And, we get a preview of Main Theater's 47th season, including productions for children and families through their Theater for Youth series.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Houstonians React To Mosque Shootings, And Irish Ghost Stories (March 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Houstonians react to Mosque shootings, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, listeners share the good news in their lives, and we learn about Main Street Theater's production of The Weir.

Houston Matters

Main Street Theater Explores ‘Working’ in the 21st Century

Posted on · In a convergence of arts and culture in Houston, the work of a famed public radio interviewer, and the childhood of another public radio interviewer (Houston Matters host Craig Cohen), Main Street Theater will present a production of Working, beginning May 21 and running through June 19, 2016. It's an adaptation of the 1970s musical […]

Full Show

Fair Housing and Making a Murderer: Tuesday’s Show (May 17, 2016)

Posted on · Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice Department announced that the City of Beaumont agreed to pay $475,000 and change its zoning and land use practices to resolve a lawsuit alleging it discriminated against people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who sought to live in small group homes in the city's residential neighborhoods. The settlement stems […]

Houston Matters

Main Street Theater Unveiling Renovation in Rice Village

Posted on · The newly renovated Main Street Theater off Times Boulevard in Rice Village is reopening this weekend. Completion of the 3-and-a-half million dollar project coincides with the theater’€™s 40th season. Houston Matters€™ Maggie Martin got a glimpse of the renovation and has this report. (Above: Rebecca Udden (left) and Joe Kirkendall stand inside the lobby of […]

Full Show

Prostitution in Houston and ‘The Brain’ on PBS: Wednesday’s Show (October 14, 2015)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, conversations about neuroscience: First, we talk with Houston-based neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman, the host of a new PBS series called The Brain. The first of six hour-long episodes premieres tonight (10/14) at 9 on TV 8. Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine. […]