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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.

Andersons Bring GERSHWIN Celebration to Symphony Space

The month began with a miserable April Fool’s Day on Friday, and wintry weather had been delaying spring’s arrival for too long. But 24 hours later, Saturday began to warm things up with pleasant morning sunshine embracing Manhattan. By afternoon … Continue reading

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Stutzmann & ASO Offer Warm Tribute to Ukranian Struggles

It was a concert long in the planning, but who could have known the added significance Mozart’s “REQUIEM” would take on amid the swirl of cataclysmic world events that would surround Sunday’s final performance in Atlanta’s Symphony Hall? But even … Continue reading

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Stephen Sondheim Remembered

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III “The People’s Critic“ As the world mourns the recent loss of legendary musical genius, Stephen Sondheim, I was moved to look back over the many times in the last two decades that I have had … Continue reading

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The Andersons Return to Symphony Space

Anderson Twins + Vince Giordano & Friends = Return of Musical Joy By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” It had been nearly two Pandemic years since I had the pleasure of attending a performance of any kind in … Continue reading

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Texas Rep Celebrates Rosemary “TENDERLY”

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” They say that “timing is everything,” but after a pandemic year-and-a-half of being unable to fly back east from Texas to visit the bulk of my family, I am now having the … Continue reading

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Donny Edwards Gives a Royal “TRIBUTE TO THE KING”

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III      “The People’s Critic” Last weekend, after a year of repeated pandemic-related concert rescheduling, the Crighton Theatre’s much anticipated, and long-delayed opening night of “An Authentic Tribute to the King,” had finally arrived to the delight … Continue reading

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“FOOTLOOSE” Brings Joyous Revival to the Owen Theatre

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III    “The People’s Critic” [All photos by Trevor Hall Photography. Click any photo to enlarge.] It seems to be happening bit by bit. The pre-pandemic world we once knew is creeping its way back toward the … Continue reading

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ODD COUPLE Offers Theatrical Light at the End of Pandemic Tunnel

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III “The People’s Critic” [PHOTOS BY: Michael Pittman. Click any photo to enlarge.] Perhaps William Shakespeare was not predicting our approaching Texas pandemic winter storm when he wrote the line, “…Now is the winter of our … Continue reading

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Musical Joy Returns to the Crighton via “PETER PAN”

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” Peter Pan, the classic 1954 musical now playing at the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas, is my first childhood memory of being fascinated by a Broadway show. Mom & Dad had … Continue reading

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WHO CAN HELP?

 WHO CAN HELP?As we are all aware the problem of hunger in the country is becoming extremely serious and this is a perfect time to take some steps to alleviate that. Below is a link to an easy site where … Continue reading

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