Pnina Topham

Pnina Topham

Lifelong theatre obsessive P’nina Topham firmly believes that everything can be improved with singing and dancing and cheese. She was honored to have been named PRSA’s PR Professional of the Year, and is thrilled to be contributing to Broadway World. Unfortunately, Topham reached the pinnacle of happiness upon seeing Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! Life has been downhill ever since. Twitter/IG: @pninatopham




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BWW Interview:  Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Talks Houston Symphony, Musicals, and Young ThugBWW Interview: Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Talks Houston Symphony, Musicals, and Young Thug
Posted: Apr. 4, 2019


BWW Review: FIRST SUBURB at The Catastrophic Theatre is All That and a Bag of ChipsBWW Review: FIRST SUBURB at The Catastrophic Theatre is All That and a Bag of Chips
Posted: Nov. 20, 2018


BWW Review: Everything is RENT at The Hobby CenterBWW Review: Everything is RENT at The Hobby Center
Posted: Aug. 10, 2019


BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Brings Shtick, Slapstick and Spit-take Silliness to the Hobby CenterBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Brings Shtick, Slapstick and Spit-take Silliness to the Hobby Center
Posted: Mar. 28, 2019


BWW Review: Do Yourself Justice: Go See RAGTIME at the Hobby CenterBWW Review: Do Yourself Justice: Go See RAGTIME at the Hobby Center
Posted: Apr. 22, 2019


BWW Review: TOAST Goes Against the Grain at the Catastrophic TheatreBWW Review: TOAST Goes Against the Grain at the Catastrophic Theatre
Posted: Apr. 16, 2019


BWW Review: Got Kids? Get 'Em to ANASTASIA!BWW Review: Got Kids? Get 'Em to ANASTASIA!
Posted: Mar. 7, 2019


BWW Review: Everything is RENT at The Hobby Center
August 10, 2019

In 1996, Jonathan Larson's rock-opera RENT changed the landscape of American theatre. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of seven artists, struggling to navigate between their dreams and the harsh struggles of real life. Though first performed two decades ago, RENT's messages of love, acceptance, and loss remain poignant today.

BWW Review: Do Yourself Justice: Go See RAGTIME at the Hobby Center
April 22, 2019

RAGTIME is a vivid portrait of America in the early 20th century, when worlds and cultures collided on issues of race, class, gender equality, and politics. This deeply moving musical features a Tony award-winning score, book, and original Broadway orchestrations. This spectacular production of RAGTIME holds a mirror up to America, and the reflection isn't always pretty. But it is imperative and important that we see ourselves, our past, and our potential future in that mirror, for those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.

BWW Review: TOAST Goes Against the Grain at the Catastrophic Theatre
April 16, 2019

The world premiere of Brian Jucha's TOAST at the Catastrophic Theatre is a theatrical experience unlike any other. This deeply layered, highly surrealist adventure draws audiences through realms of reality, and varied states of consciousness, with a mashup of vignettes featuring current events, scenes from the movie Alien, stories about love, and a parade of flamingos. It reveals and revels in themes of loss, betrayal, love, and the meaning of life. TOAST is hilarious, absurd, mesmerizing, and not-to-be-missed.

BWW Interview: Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Talks Houston Symphony, Musicals, and Young Thug
April 4, 2019

Grammy Award-winning duo Indigo Girls will join the Houston Symphony for a very special one-night-only performance. Join the American folk-rock duo, conductor Sean O'Loughlin, and the full complement of the Houston Symphony at 7:30pm on April 10, 2019 at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts.

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Brings Shtick, Slapstick and Spit-take Silliness to the Hobby Center
March 28, 2019

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is not just a comedy of errors featuring a theatre company's mishaps on stage - it is a family-friend two-hour long blooper reel that brings down the house, and lights it on fire in the process.

BWW Review: Got Kids? Get 'Em to ANASTASIA!
March 7, 2019

The musical ANASTASIA is the most saccharine, sweet, and kid-friendly musical I've seen to date. This all-ages production is particularly well suited for introducing younger audiences to the magic of musical theatre.

BWW Review: FIRST SUBURB at The Catastrophic Theatre is All That and a Bag of Chips
November 20, 2018

The Catastrophic Theatre's production of FIRST SUBURB is utterly relatable and simply unshakable. From the open to the close, the show felt like a hug from an old friend. Set in the 90's, the show actively triggers your sense memory, and immerses audiences into the way-back-when. But like most memories of yore, things are seldom what they seem. FIRST SUBURB delivers an evening of levity and warmth. And on these cold winter nights, there is simply nothing better.

BWW Interview: Rachael Logue of ADVANCE MAN at Horse Head Theatre Co.
October 8, 2018

The Horse Head Theatre Co. presents an absurdist, modernist and darkly comedic staged reading of Abe Koogler's ADVANCE MAN. We talk with Director Rachael Logue about the anything-but-boring, star-studded, provocative, evocative one-night-only performance.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts is a Dream (I Dreamed)
September 27, 2018

No need to bury the lede: this production of LES MISERABLES is the most true-to-Broadway theatrical experience I have ever had outside of the Great White Way. Cameron Mackintosh's subtle updates breathe new life into the classic material, and deliver one of those rarified theatrical moments in which everything comes together as intended - the kind of show where you catch yourself holding your breath, lest you miss a moment.

BWW Review: No Love for Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES
July 19, 2018

LOVE NEVER DIES is an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions. The show is a study of what happens when someone in power values consumerism over content. It is a production propelled by run-amuck theatrical vanity, seemingly produced with the single intention of filling seats, backed by a marquee name. LOVE NEVER DIES is nearly unwatchable, and absolutely unworthy of your time and money.

BWW Review: A Modern Twist on the Classic Tale - GUYS & DOLLS at Theatre Under the Stars
June 17, 2018

Despite its flaws, it's hard not to enjoy GUYS & DOLLS. The music is infectious, and the characters are memorable. This production isn't perfect, nor is it a rendition of the old classic; some attendees are bound to be startled or surprised by the modern twists. But if you know what you're getting going in, this show is worthy of your time and the ticket price. For families of all ages who want to have fun without a ton of thought, go!

BWW Review: STRANGERER Things on Stage at The Catastrophic Theatre
May 30, 2018

STRANGERER things take place at the 2004 presidential debate, when President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry decide to murder PBS newsman and debate moderator Jim Lehrer. Absurdist playwright Mickle Maher's funny and farcical reimagining of the debate is as ambitious conceptually as it is comedically.

BWW Review: JIM LEHRER AND THE THEATER AND ITS DOUBLE AND JIM LEHRER'S DOUBLE - Double the Jims, Double the Fun
May 30, 2018

JIM LEHRER AND THE THEATER AND ITS DOUBLE AND JIM LEHRER'S DOUBLE is strange, evocative, terrifying, and hilarious. For audiences seeking something out of the ordinary, for those who welcome intellectual challenges, and for folks who want a really big laugh, buy a ticket today.

BWW Review: Stages' GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL Is the Most Fun You've Had in a Long Time
May 7, 2018

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL has officially joined the ranks as one of my all-time favorite musicals. Set on 'this side of the tracks,' the show will steal your heart and make your face hurt with laughter.

BWW Review: HAMILTON Hits Houston and Blows Us All Away
April 27, 2018

HAMILTON is inarguably fantastic. It is extraordinary in its ability to cross every boundary and connect with audiences from every background. It is a masterpiece, a true work of art. It is visually stunning, musically astounding and, from top to bottom, the very definition of theatrical greatness.

BWW Review: Clutch Play SMALL BALL Delivers for Catastrophic Theatre
April 9, 2018

SMALL BALL is a farcical, fantastical and downright fabulous basketball musical that tells a very human story about loss, love, and finding a home.

BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR Burns Out Too Soon
March 17, 2018

BRIGHT STAR follows two pairs of star-crossed lovers, two decades apart, all against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. And now through March 25, the Tony Award-nominated musical makes its home at the Hobby Center.

BWW Review: RIVERDANCE Amazes at the Hobby Center
March 15, 2018

I have never written 'tour de force' without a hint of irony. But that's simply the most accurate way to describe RIVERDANCE - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR. The longest-running and most popular Irish-centric international dance act in history has been seen by over 25 million people over 20 years for one reason: it's really, really good.

BWW Review: LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR at Catastrophic Theatre
February 16, 2018

LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR is an evocative theatrical experience, rooted in the intertwined existence of farcical and absurd characters, each seeking love, respect and/or money, and the most potent human driver: acceptance.