Prior to joining Houston Press, Jessica Goldman was the theater critic for CBC Radio in Calgary. Her work has also appeared in American Theatre Magazine, Globe and Mail and Alberta Views. Jessica is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association.
5 days ago | Stage
The set up: Sometimes writing a review is an absolute joy. To be clear, and contrary to popular assumptions, this never happens when writing a less than glowing assessment. At least never for me. My ‘swinging from the rafters with glee’, comes whe...
11 days ago | Stage
Regardless of your individual beliefs, the production will make you realize the power of theater.
19 days ago | Stage
Is a juke box musical not a juke box musical simply because the music it features has social and political messages? Does a bio-musical that eschews any real character development or narrative deep dive still have gravitas due to the relevance of ...
21 days ago | Stage
The setup: Whaddya get if you mix Alfred Hitchcock's suspense with Monty Python's humor? No, this isn’t the setup for a joke about British film/TV masters and their respective genres. Rather, the mashup is a fitting description for this year’s All...
27 days ago | Stage
The set up: 2016 sucked a big flaming pile of you know what if you were a music fan. In what seemed like an endless barrage of death notices, we lost some of our most beloved and critically acclaimed hit makers, thought provokers, shape shifters a...
1 month ago | Stage
The set up: Actors are nothing if not resourceful. Take the group of four performers who wanted to stage a production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the 1995 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. All seemed fine until they learned that another group was s...