Category Archives: Greater Houston Weekly Columns

A “Drowsy” Broadway Rival From Masquerade

      If anyone thinks we have to go to Broadway to see the best of musical theatre, I would suggest you hurry over to Masquerade Theatre during the current run of a splendid, “Drowsy Chaperone.” It features one of the … Continue reading

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Sad Tidings for Texas Repertory Theatre

             Recently, following what he called a “shellacking” for the Democratic Party in the 2010 election, President Obama remarked that “…sometimes you hit homeruns, and sometimes you have to settle for base hits…” Baseball fans know it is also possible … Continue reading

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White House Celebrates Broadway on PBS

It was a pleasant surprise this past summer when the Director of National Publicity for PBS television station WETA in our nation’s capital contacted me about reviewing the most recent edition of the series, In Performance at the White House. … Continue reading

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Houston Ballet “Fancy Free” and Then Some

It was to be the last of the three selections performed by the Houston Ballet on Friday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, but the ballet “Fancy Free” could have very well replaced the actual title for that entire … Continue reading

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A Complex “Rent” from Masquerade

As I sit here at my laptop during yet another Entergy Company summer power failure, the task before me seems a bit ominous at best. There are times, I believe, when we critics must be on a journey to learn, … Continue reading

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”Jane Eyre” a Masterpiece From Masquerade

I am never surprised to see ever-increasing excellence in each new production from Houston’s Masquerade Theatre. That has been a “given” under the continuing leadership of founder/director, Phillip Duggins. But this month’s premiere production of the newly revised musical, “Jane Eyre” … Continue reading

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