Category Archives: American Theatre Critics Association

YTA Event Brings Music and Elegance to THE GLADE

By David Dow Bentley III     “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by ThePeoplesCritic.com. Click any photo to enlarge] For the many Montgomery County supporters of the annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition (www.ytamc.com), the last Friday of October was a splendid … Continue reading

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A Symphonic Tour of Europe from Rick Steves & Houston Symphony

  It was like an exquisite fairytale tour of the continent for lucky audiences at last weekend’s Houston Symphony concert titled, “Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey.” A full house packed Jones Hall, and with top ticket prices above one … Continue reading

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A Complex SPRING AWAKENING from TUTS

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” Let’s be clear right out of the box. The current offering from Houston’s Theater Under the Stars is NOT your grandma’s Broadway musical. For all of its theatrical dimensions and explorations of … Continue reading

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A “BRASSY” ENCORE FOR THE MUSIC BOX THEATER

[All Photos by ThePeoplesCritic.com. Click any photo to enlarge] By David Dow Bentley III   “The People’s Critic” If The Music Box Theater was revisiting some familiar territory during this third edition of its seemingly annual show, “KEEP IT BRASSY,” it … Continue reading

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“13” is a Lucky Number for Houston’s LoneStarLyric

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” It is hard to believe it is the better part of two decades since I first had the pleasure of hearing talented soprano, Kelli Estes, as she performed in New York City. … 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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“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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