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Saturday, November 16, 2019

A Holiday Appetizer from Lone Star Lyric at Ovations by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” [All photos by ThePeoplesCritic.com. Click any photo to enlarge] No, it wasn’t a Christmas show. Not yet. That treat is just around…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

YTA Event Brings Music and Elegance to THE GLADE by David Dow Bentley III

By David Dow Bentley III     “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by ThePeoplesCritic.com. Click any photo to enlarge] For the many Montgomery County supporters of the annual Young Te…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Costumes and Sets Crown Crighton’s Joyful CINDERELLA by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III    “The People’s Critic” Conroe’s wonderful Crighton Theatre has, for many years, continued to send me personal invitations to the shows mounted by the mu…

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

A Symphonic Tour of Europe from Rick Steves & Houston Symphony by David Dow Bentley III

  It was like an exquisite fairytale tour of the continent for lucky audiences at last weekend’s Houston Symphony concert titled, “Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey.” A full …

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

A Complex SPRING AWAKENING from TUTS by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” Let’s be clear right out of the box. The current offering from Houston’s Theater Under the Stars is NOT your grandma’s Broadway…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

A “BRASSY” ENCORE FOR THE MUSIC BOX THEATER by David Dow Bentley III

[All Photos by ThePeoplesCritic.com. Click any photo to enlarge] By David Dow Bentley III   “The People’s Critic” If The Music Box Theater was revisiting some familiar territory duri…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stage Right’s Comical WILD WOMEN Reveal Our Unspoken Dilemma by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” Who among us has not noticed the explosion, in recent years, of the growing industry of storage facilities designed to relieve us of …

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Electrifying CHORUS LINE Rocks the Room at TUTS by David Dow Bentley III

    By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [All photos of this current TUTS production of A Chorus Line by MELISSA TAYOR] ***Click Any Photo to Enlarge*** By way of f…

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Houston Symphony Commemorates the Heroes of 9/11 and Beyond by David Dow Bentley III

[All photos courtesy of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Click any photo to enlarge.] By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” Aptly titled A SYMPHONY OF HEROES, the Hous…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Swinging SATCHMO Celebration from Anderson Twins & Friends by David Dow Bentley III

BY DAVID DOW BENTLEY III    “The People’s Critic” It seems to be becoming an annual musical celebration of the end summer as brilliant jazz musicians, Peter and Will Anderson, hold …

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Monday, July 29, 2019

A Brilliant Bublé Wows New York Fans at The Garden by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III – “The People’s Critic” [All photos property of ThePeoplesCritic.com  Click any photo to enlarge] As the full-house crowd at Madison Square Garden eagerly a…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Cinematic Fun at the Music Box Theater by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III “The People’s Critic” It’s that time again. Time to get out and enjoy the nightlife in Houston. The cheerful delights continue as the familiar troupe at the …

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Friday, May 10, 2019

HOUSTON BALLET Brings the Calm after the Storm to the Woodlands Pavilion by David Dow Bentley III

By David Dow Bentley III     “The People’s Critic” Miraculously, after several days of violent storms across much of Texas and the Houston area, it was a perfectly beautiful and pl…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Krajewski Returns Amid Musical & Acrobatic Splendor at Jones Hall by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III “The People’s Critic” Photos: Chris Gray/Cirque de la Symphonie [Click any photo to enlarge]   The fun at Houston Symphony’s Jones Hall began as soon as muc…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

“13” is a Lucky Number for Houston’s LoneStarLyric by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” It is hard to believe it is the better part of two decades since I first had the pleasure of hearing talented soprano, Kelli Este…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

RAGTIME is a Mystical Work of Art from TUTS by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by Melissa Taylor. Click any photo to enlarge] I recall back when I first became curious about the musical, RAGTIME, …

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Stage Right’s DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Arrives at Crighton Theatre by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” [Click any photo to enlarge] The wonderful Stage Right Players, resident company of the exquisite Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas, …

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mystical Manifestation of SINATRA at Woodlands Pavilion by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” They say that “seeing is believing,” but there are magical times when that old saying seems dramatically challenged. Such was…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

BOSTON POPS is the Crown Jewel in Pavilion’s 30th Anniversary Celebration by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [Click any photo to enlarge] Longtime readers of this column may recall my report of the last visit of conductor, Keith Lockhart …

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

A 35th Anniversary Triumph for YOUNG TEXAS ARTISTS by David Dow Bentley III

By David Dow Bentley III   “The People’s Critic” [Click any photo to enlarge] In the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV), scripture reminds us, “To every thing there is a season…” a…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

MUSIC BOX Offers Another Lullaby to Old Broadway by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” The Texas-sized excitement of our city’s annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was just minutes away, but over at the nearby Mu…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

TUTS’ Latest “MAMMA MIA!” tops them all! by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by Melissa Taylor. Click any photo to enlarge.] Regular readers of this column may recall that when it comes to revie…

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Houston Symphony Celebrates ELLA FITZGERALD by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” I don’t remember the exact details of the performance, but sometime in the late 1970’s or early 80’s, I recall viewing one …

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

A Dazzling “42nd STREET” Thunders on to Crighton’s Stage by David Dow Bentley III

[All Photos by David W. Clements / DWC Photography. Click any photo to enlarge] Even if you have not yet been a lucky audience member for Stage Right’s new production of the legendary Broa…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Courageous and Shattering NORMAL HEART from Lone Star College by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III       www.ThePeoplesCritic.com For weeks Americans across this land have been virtually paralyzed with a sense of desperation and hopeless despair as they watc…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Musical Soap Opera a New 80’s Twist at the Music Box by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III Regular customers of The Music Box Theatre (and there are plenty of them filling the house at each performance), are very familiar with the way each month-long produ…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

LONE STAR LYRIC and Kelli Estes Are a Perfect Match for Broadway Music by David Dow Bentley III

By David Dow Bentley III     www.ThePeoplesCritic.com      [Click any photo to enlarge] And speaking of a “match,” the wonderful “BROADWAY LIGHTS” production Miss Estes’ L…

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“W I Z” Fans Ease on Down the Road to TUTS by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   www.ThePeoplesCritic.com It was just before curtain time when Dan Knechtges, the very enthusiastic Artistic Director of Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars, step…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Stage Right’s Enchanting Journey INTO THE WOODS by David Dow Bentley III

The music of Broadway composer, Stephen Sondheim, is unusually complex and sophisticated, but sometimes considerably dark as well. It would never be confused with the cheerful Rodgers & …

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dancing is the star of Class Act’s THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     www.ThePeoplesCritic.com [All photos by Tracy Robinson/spryART. Click any photo to enlarge.] It would be another terrific musical offering from Montgomery Co…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Wondrous Blend of Houston Symphony, ABBA, and RAJATON by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   www.ThePeoplesCritic.com It was a night of music that I dare say will not be soon forgotten by those of us blessed to be in the Jones Hall audience for the Houst…

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