Monthly Archives: March 2016

A “CABARET” Miracle for Houston

 All photos by Joan Marcus from the 2016 National Touring cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET. [Click any photo to enlarge] It is the early 1930’s in Berlin and the powerful rise of the Nazi party is not far off. Before … Continue reading

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By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III [Click any photo to enlarge] For those seeking relief from the seemingly endless woes that newscasters assault us with on a daily basis, the cheerful answer may have arrived via the latest offering from … Continue reading

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YOUNG TEXAS ARTISTS Celebrated with Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue

[Click any photo to enlarge] There are those rare occasions in life when it seems the stars are fully in alignment. Such was the case on Saturday night last weekend in Conroe, Texas, when after a soaking week of much … Continue reading

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AT TUTS: It’s a Jolly Holiday with MARY POPPINS

[Click Any Photo to Enlarge] It was the opening week for the new Theatre Under the Stars production of the ever-popular Broadway musical, MARY POPPINS. Though it was a school night, there was an almost carnival-like atmosphere with the many … Continue reading

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Houston Symphony Celebrates Goodman with Bennett’s Virtuosity

It was a night of dazzling music that will be long remembered by those fortunate enough to attend one of the three dazzling performances with which the Houston Symphony closed out “leap weekend” at the end of February in this … Continue reading

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Magic Prevails in Houston Ballet’s SLEEPING BEAUTY

[Click any photo to enlarge] A glorious evening would begin on a briefly awkward note. Never in my two decades as a performing arts critic have I ever failed to arrive well in advance of curtain time. Nevertheless, last Thursday … Continue reading

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