Category Archives: Conroe Courier

From Houston Ballet: A MADAME BUTTERFLY of Tragedy and Grace

[All photos courtesy of Houston Ballet. Photographer: Amitava Sarkar] Whenever I am privileged to report on an important ballet performance, I am reminded of a tender lyric in the legendary Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. It reminds us that “Everything … Continue reading

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HSO and 007 Electrify Pavilion Audience

My two-decade journalistic journey through the delights of countless varied performances I have enjoyed at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion began when I reviewed the Houston Grand Opera production of Bizet’s CARMEN at the venue back in 1998. In all … Continue reading

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‘Greater Tuna’ Rendition Takes a Tumble at Crighton

Many years ago in New York I reviewed the opening night of a new musical titled, “The Devil of Delancey Street. I opened my report with these lines: Richard Nixon famously remarked, “I am not a crook!” Let me paraphrase … Continue reading

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Crighton’s BLITHE SPIRIT is a Ghostly Affair

[Click any photo to enlarge] After a pleasant summer visiting family and friends in the generally cooler northeast regions of New York and New England, and despite the lingering summer heat and humidity of the Lone Star State, it was … Continue reading

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Fine Voices Highlight TUTS “OLIVER!”

[All Photos by Christian Brown – Click any photo to enlarge] There is a pivotal moment in the Charles Dickens classic tale, “Oliver Twist,” when the hungry and naïve young orphan, Oliver, finishes the humble bowl of gruel he has … Continue reading

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A “CABARET” Miracle for Houston

 All photos by Joan Marcus from the 2016 National Touring cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET. [Click any photo to enlarge] It is the early 1930’s in Berlin and the powerful rise of the Nazi party is not far off. Before … Continue reading

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Magic Prevails in Houston Ballet’s SLEEPING BEAUTY

[Click any photo to enlarge] A glorious evening would begin on a briefly awkward note. Never in my two decades as a performing arts critic have I ever failed to arrive well in advance of curtain time. Nevertheless, last Thursday … Continue reading

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