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.

LONE STAR LYRIC and Kelli Estes Are a Perfect Match for Broadway Music

By David Dow Bentley III     http://www.ThePeoplesCritic.com      [Click any photo to enlarge] And speaking of a “match,” the wonderful “BROADWAY LIGHTS” production Miss Estes’ Lone Star Lyric troupe just provided Houstonians was performed at the local MATCH Theatre Complex (https://matchouston.org/) located … Continue reading

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“W I Z” Fans Ease on Down the Road to TUTS

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   http://www.ThePeoplesCritic.com It was just before curtain time when Dan Knechtges, the very enthusiastic Artistic Director of Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars, stepped on stage to welcome the audience of the current run of the new … Continue reading

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Stage Right’s Enchanting Journey INTO THE WOODS

The music of Broadway composer, Stephen Sondheim, is unusually complex and sophisticated, but sometimes considerably dark as well. It would never be confused with the cheerful Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes that you might hum on the way home from a … Continue reading

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Dancing is the star of Class Act’s THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     http://www.ThePeoplesCritic.com [All photos by Tracy Robinson/spryART. Click any photo to enlarge.] It would be another terrific musical offering from Montgomery County’s treasured youth theatre group, Class Act Productions. Last weekend in the Nancy Bock Performing … Continue reading

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The Wondrous Blend of Houston Symphony, ABBA, and RAJATON

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   http://www.ThePeoplesCritic.com It was a night of music that I dare say will not be soon forgotten by those of us blessed to be in the Jones Hall audience for the Houston Symphony’s celebration of what … Continue reading

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K. D. Lang Captivates Adoring Fans at Houston’s Jones Hall

By David Dow Bentley III   http://www.ThePeoplesCritic.com With a one-night performance in Houston Symphony’s Jones Hall, it was more than a concert. It was truly a blockbuster event when the k. d. lang INGÉNUE Redux Tour honored Houston this week, as … Continue reading

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Music Box Fulfills its Promise to KEEP IT BRASSY

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III       http://www.ThePeoplesCritic.com The talented cast on stage at Houston’s popular nightclub, THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE, included most of “the usual suspects,” minus cast regular, Cay Taylor, who was out of town. Joining performers Brad Scarborough, Rebecca … Continue reading

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