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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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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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“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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Pandemic Relief from Houston’s MUSIC BOX THEATER

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [Click Any Photo to Enlarge] Is there musical theater after Covid-19? You betcha! And Houston’s MUSIC BOX THEATER is prepared to prove it to you. But before I get into that, let … Continue reading

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In Spite of the Crisis, Broadway Bows to “The King” Once More

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” On this National Day of Prayer, please allow me to answer one prayer of my own, that this pandemic crisis currently circling the globe would not forever silence ThePeoplesCritic.com. Let me first … Continue reading

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An Icy and Magical Wonderland in Class Act’s FROZEN

  [Special Thanks to Class Act’s  Kristi Tabor for the photo above, and for the six additional new cast photos we now include at the end of this report. Click any photo to enlarge.] By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The … Continue reading

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Swing Into Spring with BROADWAY AT THE BOX!

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” It seems that each year at this time I am confronted with the daunting task of trying to summarize the countless delights of the MUSIC BOX THEATER’S latest creative tribute to Broadway … Continue reading

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Unforgettable Celebration of a “KING,” from Houston Symphony

By David Dow Bentley III   “The People’s Critic” Of the countless hit recordings left to us by legendary vocalist, NAT KING COLE, the song “Unforgettable” would certainly rank high on that list. The concert is aptly titled, “UNFORGETTABLE: Celebrating the … Continue reading

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TUTS Offers an Unusual Trip with Its Tropical “ISLAND”

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [Click any photo to enlarge] I don’t usually assign my readers “homework” in advance of seeing a show, but it seems appropriate in connection with Theater Under the Stars’ current offering of … Continue reading

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