Monthly Archives: February 2016

A MERMAID of Pure Theatrical Joy

[Click any photo to enlarge] It is always a pleasure when a fine pit orchestra sets the tone for a delightful musical even before the curtain rises. Such is the case when gifted music director/conductor, Rae Moses, leads his musicians … Continue reading

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THE PRODUCERS Explodes Across the Crighton Stage

[Click any photo to enlarge. All photos by Michael Pittman] By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III Old timers will remember early television’s Ed Sullivan and his long-running variety program, “Toast of the Town,” which was eventually renamed after the legendary … Continue reading

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How appropriate that on this Super Bowl weekend the Houston Symphony has chosen to screen a super movie with 1952’s MGM musical classic, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, starring Hollywood legends, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. But this one-weekend … Continue reading

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Surprising Houston Symphony Event Leaves Keillor Fans Smiling

Those who say, “You can’t go home again,” have probably never enjoyed A Prairie Home Companion, and its weekly PBS radio journeys to host Garrison Keillor’s fabled hometown of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, a fictional Minnesotan small town “where all the … Continue reading

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