Author Archives: The People's Critic

About The People's Critic

David Dow Bentley III, writes columns about the performing arts which are featured in newspapers from the East Coast to the Gulf Coast. A member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA), The International Theatre Critics Association, and America's oldest theatrical club, The Lambs, he also had long service as the editor of The Lambs' Script magazine. Mr. Bentley may be contacted via e-mail at ThePeoplesCritic3@gmail.com.

RAGTIME is a Mystical Work of Art from TUTS

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, I was astonished upon locating a synopsis of the plot, … Continue reading

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Stage Right’s DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Arrives at Crighton Theatre

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by Dave Clements/DWC Photography*  Click any photo to enlarge] The wonderful Stage Right Players, resident company of the exquisite Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas, is well known for its many … Continue reading

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Mystical Manifestation of SINATRA at Woodlands Pavilion

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 the case last Saturday night when a unique concert titled “FRANK. The … Continue reading

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BOSTON POPS is the Crown Jewel in Pavilion’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

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 and the Boston Pops Orchestra to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell … Continue reading

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A 35th Anniversary Triumph for YOUNG TEXAS ARTISTS

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…” and what a joyful season of the year we have … Continue reading

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MUSIC BOX Offers Another Lullaby to Old Broadway

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 Music Box Theatre, the chic cabaret’s popular cast of five is … Continue reading

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Hobby Center’s Latest “MAMMA MIA!” tops them all!

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 reviewing productions of the longtime Broadway hit musical, MAMMA MIA!, … Continue reading

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