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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.


BWW Interview: Actress Sarah Bowden Talks A CHORUS LINE at Theatre Under The Stars
September 14, 2019

Sarah Bowden swings by Houston to play the coveted role of 'Cassie' in the Theatre Under the Stars season-opening production of A CHORUS LINE.

BWW Interview: Triple Threat Christopher Tipps on Dancing Through JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY
May 29, 2019

Triple threat Christopher Tipps joins us to talk about Theatre Under the Stars' epic, season-closing production of JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY and share a little free advice.

BWW Interview: Be Our Guest! Michael Burrell Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at TUTS
December 4, 2018

Theatre Under the Stars' 50th anniversary season continues with DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and the 'Beast' himself, Michael Burrell, joins us to talk the all-new production, the duality of his character, and why audiences don't have to be told twice to 'Be Our Guest.'

BWW Interview: It's Now or Never! Tim Rogan Gets ALL SHOOK UP with TUTS
July 11, 2018

ALL SHOOK UP star Tim Rogan talks about the show's popularity; his third time playing cool, sincere roustabout Chad; and the awesomeness that is Elvis Presley.

BWW Interview: Get Ready to Rock the Boat! Michelle Aravena Talks GUYS & DOLLS at TUTS
June 11, 2018

The Adelaide of TUTS' production of GUYS & DOLLS, Michelle Aravena, joins us to talk about the show's longevity, her perpetually single (and sneezy) character, and getting to sing 'one of the most brilliant pieces of musical theatre history' every night.

BWW Interview: From South Central to Zimbabwe: Dianne K. Webb Talks the Intercultural Play Reading Series
April 2, 2018

The Intercultural Play Reading Series takes Houstonians around the world and into other people's shoes, courtesy of Next Iteration Theater Company, for the third straight year.

BWW Interview: Christine Weems on '80s Music, All-Female Productions, and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
March 8, 2018

Christine Weems, the director of Boiling Point Players' all-female production of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, knows what she likes - comedy, '80s music, dance numbers, crazy fight scenes and fun costuming. So guess where you can find them all.

BWW Interview: Barrett Riggins on Rockin' and Rollin' in MEMPHIS
February 13, 2018

The multi-talented Barrett Riggins talks the 'quintessential American musical'; 'Daddy-O Dewey,' the real-life inspiration behind his character in MEMPHIS, Huey Calhoun; and the power of music to open hearts and minds.

BWW Interview: There's No Place Like Home - Da Camera's Sarah Rothenberg Talks 30th Anniversary Season
July 16, 2017

Da Camera's 30th anniversary season, 'No Place Like Home,' highlights the complexity that surrounds such a seemingly simple concept.

BWW Interview: The Circus Comes to Town! PIPPIN's Holland Vavra and Thomas Williams Take Us Under the Big Top
July 7, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN comes to the Miller Outdoor Theatre, courtesy of TUTS, for six free performances.

BWW Interview: Breast Cancer and Drug Use and Nazis, Oh My! Jennifer Decker Talks the MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION IX
June 29, 2017

Breast cancer, drug use, Nazis -- sounds like the MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION is back.

BWW Interview: Snoopy Speaks! Houston's Own Ryne Nardecchia Explains THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY
June 7, 2017

Ryne Nardecchia - a product of the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and recent Texas State grad - returns to Houston to play one of comics' most iconic characters and possibly America's most famous canine, Snoopy, in the Theatre Under the Stars production of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY.

BWW Interview: Intrepid Fringe Opens 50 Shades of Shakespeare Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub
May 18, 2017

Intrepid Fringe opens a Steampunk, 50 Shades of Shakespeare production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub.

BWW Interview: FUN HOME's Abby Corrigan on Trust, Travel and 'Changing My Major'
May 9, 2017

The three Alisons of FUN HOME will take the Hobby Center stage next week as the Tony-winning musical opens in Houston. Today we catch up with the college-aged Medium Alison, Abby Corrigan, to talk about trust, travel and the showstopper 'Changing My Major,' soon to be added to your Broadway playlist (if it's not there already).  

BWW Interview: Next Iteration's 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series Shines a Spotlight on Diverse Voices
May 8, 2017

What happens two years later, when the media leaves and the milk cartons fade, for the grieving mother of a kidnapped child? What next for a 42-year-old linguist who discovers her unborn baby may never be able to speak? What dream do immigrants actually find in America? Next Iteration Theater Company explores all this and more in the 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series.

BWW 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 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 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 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.