Monthly Archives: May 2023

A Sensational Opening for the New MUSIC BOX Theater

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [Click any photo to enlarge.] A brief transportation delay in reaching the new location may have caused me to miss the first moments of the Opening Show from the MUSIC BOX THEATER … Continue reading

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A Winning “RENT” Production for Some, But Not For All

[All Photos by Melissa Taylor. Click any photo to enlarge.] By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III “The People’s Critic” It was bold. It was brassy. It was rowdy. It was brazen. It was “in-your-face.” And for much of the time, it … Continue reading

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“ANYTHING GOES”: Another Class Act Success

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [Photo by Spry Art Photography] It was Thomas Wolfe who famously wrote, “You Can’t Go Home Again.” But I’m thinking that maybe he was wrong, because after two of our nation’s Pandemic … Continue reading

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OSCAR Nods Miss the Mark

Only rarely do I venture into the realm of film criticism, preferring as I do, reviewing live performances of all kinds, from theatre to symphony, ballet to opera, and assorted concerts as well. Here, I will depart from that pattern … Continue reading

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