Natalie de la Garza

Natalie de la Garza

What do Peja Stojakovic, Richard Kline, and Weird Al Yankovic all have in common? The answer: their autographs all reside amongst Natalie’s most prized possessions. A Rice graduate with what some might call an eclectic set of interests,  Natalie loves all things pop culture. Though now a Houston transplant, Natalie is still a proud San Antonian - the only thing she loves more than old tv shows and even older films is her San Antonio Spurs.




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BWW Interview: Actor Etai Benson on Touring, Films and Being AN AMERICAN IN PARISInterview: Actor Etai Benson on Touring, Films, and Being AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Posted: Feb. 17, 2017


BWW Interview: Broadway Songstress N'Kenge Joins Houston Symphony's R&B MIXTAPEBWW Interview: Broadway Songstress N'Kenge Joins Houston Symphony's R&B MIXTAPE
Posted: Feb. 16, 2017


BWW Interview: PAIR Houston's Lauren West Talks Refugee Doc PUSHING THE ELEPHANT, Playing Wednesday at The MATCHInterview: Refugee Doc PUSHING THE ELEPHANT
Posted: Feb. 6, 2017


BWW Interview: Grammy-Nominated Violinist Andres Cardenes Joins ROCO for Conductor-less Concert PEOPLE ARE PEOPLEInterview: Andres Cardenes Joins ROCO for PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE
Posted: Feb. 23, 2017


BWW Review: The Great White Hope Can't Save THE GREAT WALLReview: The Great White Hope Can't Save THE GREAT WALL
Posted: Feb. 17, 2017


BWW Review: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN a Frightening, Captivating Good TimeBWW Review: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN a Frightening, Captivating Good Time
Posted: Feb. 27, 2017


BWW Interview: DRY POWDER Playwright Sarah Burgess Explores Morality in the Private Equity BoardroomInterview: DRY POWDER's Sarah Burgess
Posted: Feb. 7, 2017


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BWW Interview: Jeffrey Kahane to Lead the Houston Symphony in A MOZART THANKSGIVINGBWW Interview: Houston Symphony's A MOZART THANKSGIVING
Posted: Nov. 22, 2016


BWW Interview: Actor Etai Benson on Touring, Films and Being AN AMERICAN IN PARISInterview: Actor Etai Benson on Touring, Films, and Being AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Posted: Feb. 17, 2017


BWW Interview: Anthony Lee Medina Talks Life IN THE HEIGHTS and Bringing His Usnavi to TUTSBWW Interview: Medina Talks Life IN THE HEIGHTS & Bringing His Usnavi to TUTS
Posted: Sep. 15, 2016


BWW Interview: Broadway Songstress N'Kenge Joins Houston Symphony's R&B MIXTAPEBWW Interview: Broadway Songstress N'Kenge Joins Houston Symphony's R&B MIXTAPE
Posted: Feb. 16, 2017


BWW Interview: Director Keith Maitland Discusses TOWER, Now Playing at the Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonInterview: Keith Maitland Talks TOWER at Museum of Fine Arts
Posted: Dec. 8, 2016


BWW Interview: Zonya Love - From Bessie to Celie to EffieBWW Interview: Zonya Love - From Bessie to Celie to Effie
March 29, 2017

The much-beloved musical DREAMGIRLS, which delves into the backstage drama of fictional girl group The Dreams, is coming to the Hobby, with Zonya Love tackling the role of Effie White, this April.

BWW Interview: Emojis Go Classical in Alexander Miller's New ROCO-Commissioned WorkBWW Interview: Emojis Go Classical in Alexander Miller's New ROCO-Commissioned Work
March 28, 2017

Conductor Steven Jarvi and concertmaster Scott St. John lead the orchestra for 'Double Trouble' featuring the world premiere of Alexander Miller's ROCOmoji, Saverio Mercadante's Concerto for Flute in E-minor, Gustav Holst's Green Brook Suite and Arnold Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht.

BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series FinalistsBWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists
March 27, 2017

Step-sisters in a magical trailer park, a clash between past and present (that's a realtor's nightmare), an exploration of race and family in segregated Cleveland, a murderous family in the American West -- sounds like this year's finalists for The Landing Theatre Company's New American Voices Play Reading Series.

BWW Review: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN a Frightening, Captivating Good TimeBWW Review: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN a Frightening, Captivating Good Time
February 27, 2017

With the National Theatre of Scotland's production of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN coming to town, I approached with trepidation. How would that quiet, atmospheric film translate onto the stage. The answer, it turns out, is damn well. Jack Thorne's LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is damn close to a perfect play.

BWW Interview: Grammy-Nominated Violinist Andres Cardenes Joins ROCO for Conductor-less Concert PEOPLE ARE PEOPLEBWW Interview: Grammy-Nominated Violinist Andres Cardenes Joins ROCO for Conductor-less Concert PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE
February 23, 2017

This weekend, Grammy-nominated violinist Andres Cardenes returns to Houston for ROCO's annual conductorless concert, PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE. The program features a world premiere violin concerto from composer Ricardo Lorenz, written specifically for Cardenes, and works from Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini, Aaron Copland and Felix Mendelssohn.

BWW Review: The Great White Hope Can't Save THE GREAT WALLBWW Review: The Great White Hope Can't Save THE GREAT WALL
February 17, 2017

So, I'm walking through my local multiplex last year and, imagine my surprise, when I come across a poster for THE GREAT WALL, Matt Damon's giant white face taking up about 80 percent of the surface area and dwarfing China (and I'm assuming Chinese people, not that I could see them they were so small) at the bottom corner. How on the nose. I can only assume someone in marketing asked, 'How can we make China white again?'

BWW Interview: Actor Etai Benson on Touring, Films and Being AN AMERICAN IN PARISBWW Interview: Actor Etai Benson on Touring, Films and Being AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
February 17, 2017

Actor Etai Benson sings and dances his way to The Hobby Center this month in Theatre Under the Stars' production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Today, Benson joins us to talk life on the road, dole out some advice, and explain what it's like playing an American in Paris -- spoiler -- 'S Wonderful'!

BWW Interview: Broadway Songstress N'Kenge Joins Houston Symphony's R&B MIXTAPEBWW Interview: Broadway Songstress N'Kenge Joins Houston Symphony's R&B MIXTAPE
February 16, 2017

This weekend N'Kenge will join Grammy-nominated singer Ryan Shaw, Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony for R&B MIXTAPE, a concert spanning decades of R&B hits from the U.S. to the U.K., including numbers from Stevie, Michael and Whitney, all the way to Amy, Adele and Beyonce.

BWW Interview: DRY POWDER Playwright Sarah Burgess Explores Morality in the Private Equity BoardroomBWW Interview: DRY POWDER Playwright Sarah Burgess Explores Morality in the Private Equity Boardroom
February 7, 2017

Sarah Burgess's DRY POWDER, now in its last week at the Alley, is a peek into the world of private equity, and an exploration of 21st century morality, that had a pretty simple beginning.

BWW Interview: PAIR Houston's Lauren West Talks Refugee Doc PUSHING THE ELEPHANT, Playing Wednesday at The MATCHBWW Interview: PAIR Houston's Lauren West Talks Refugee Doc PUSHING THE ELEPHANT, Playing Wednesday at The MATCH
February 6, 2017

PAIR Houston's Lauren West joins us to talk about her history working with refugee populations, the importance of giving voice to the 65 million displaced around the world, and the powerful documentary PUSHING THE ELEPHANT, which she says 'not only shows the wonderful resilience that all refugees embody, but also shows how cultures blend and meld to create a truly American family.'

BWW Interview: Director James Robinson Talks HGO's NIXON IN CHINABWW Interview: Director James Robinson Talks HGO's NIXON IN CHINA
January 27, 2017

Before the 24 hour news cycle and "I am not a crook" became one of the defining pop culture phrases of the '70s, Richard Nixon went to China, the first time a U.S. president ever visited the People's Republic.

BWW Interview: ROCO's Alecia Lawyer Talks NOT YOUR TYPICAL IMPRESSIONIST MUSIC at the MFAHBWW Interview: ROCO's Alecia Lawyer Talks NOT YOUR TYPICAL IMPRESSIONIST MUSIC at the MFAH
January 5, 2017

Taking into account Degas' dislike of the label 'Impressionist,' ROCO founder and artistic director Alecia Lawyer decided to think outside the box for their gallery concert, NOT YOUR TYPICAL IMPRESSIONIST MUSIC, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where the oboist will perform with pianist Makiko Hirata amidst the works featured in 'Degas: A New Vision.'

BWW Interview: Director Keith Maitland Discusses TOWER, Now Playing at the Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonBWW Interview: Director Keith Maitland Discusses TOWER, Now Playing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
December 8, 2016

It may be tempting to reduce Keith Maitland's new rotoscoped documentary film TOWER, about the 1966 shooting at the University of Texas, to its device - a curious novelty, a cartoon about a decades-old school shooting - but that would miss the point, and the difficulty, of what Maitland and his team have accomplished through an approach still closely associated with Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera fare.

BWW Review: DIALOGUES ON GRACE, A Daring Night of Theatre at 14 PewsBWW Review: DIALOGUES ON GRACE, A Daring Night of Theatre at 14 Pews
November 23, 2016

At once deeply personal and undeniably universal, thought-provoking and incredibly moving, DIALOGUES ON GRACE is makes for an ambitious and daring night at the theatre.

BWW Interview: The T.R.U.T.H. Project's Robert Ross on THE BOY THAT DREAMS IN YELLOWBWW Interview: The T.R.U.T.H. Project's Robert Ross on THE BOY THAT DREAMS IN YELLOW
November 23, 2016

The T.R.U.T.H. Project presents THE BOY THAT DREAMS IN YELLOW in honor of World AIDS Day. The multi-disciplinary installment will address the stigma around HIV/AIDS through a clever analogy - traffic lights.

BWW Interview: Jeffrey Kahane to Lead the Houston Symphony in A MOZART THANKSGIVINGBWW Interview: Jeffrey Kahane to Lead the Houston Symphony in A MOZART THANKSGIVING
November 22, 2016

This weekend, once the tryptophan wears off, join renowned pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane as he leads the Houston Symphony in A MOZART THANKSGIVING, featuring the famous 'Prague' Symphony and the composer's Piano Concertos No. 21 and No. 24.

BWW Review: Excellent ARRIVAL Makes For a Timely Sci-Fi FeatureBWW Review: Excellent ARRIVAL Makes For a Timely Sci-Fi Feature
November 11, 2016

If ARRIVAL were a person, she would be a woman, white (resembling Amy Adams, of course), and she would have voted for Hillary Clinton, despite what the exit polling would imply.

BWW Interview: ROCKY HORROR's Erin Wasmund Talks TUTS, Magenta and the Value of 'Don't Dream It, Be It'BWW Interview: ROCKY HORROR's Erin Wasmund Talks TUTS, Magenta and the Value of 'Don't Dream It, Be It'
November 10, 2016

ROCKY HORROR's Erin Wasmund joins to talk about the everlasting appeal of ROCKY HORROR and to give us some blunt, but important advice.

BWW Interview: Grammy Award-Winning Soprano Ana María Martínez Returns to Houston in HGO's FAUST
October 27, 2016

Grammy Award-winning soprano (and Houston favorite) Ana Maria Martinez joins us to discuss about her role, Marguerite in HGO's FAUST; muse on the potential of opera to heal societal wounds; and give us some really practical advice.

BWW Interview: HOW TO SUCCEED's Chris Dwan Talks TUTS' Production and How to Succeed (By Really Trying)BWW Interview: HOW TO SUCCEED's Chris Dwan Talks TUTS' Production and How to Succeed (By Really Trying)
October 26, 2016

Fresh off his Broadway debut in FINDING NEVERLAND and days from taking the lead in TUTS' production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Chris Dwan joined us to talk about his busy year, how he relates to the corporate-climbing J. Pierrepont Finch, and how to succeed (by really trying).



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