Category Archives: The Courier Columns

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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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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Crighton’s Pleasant “MILLIE” Avoids Near Calamity

                      By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [Click any photo to enlarge] It was not your normal Saturday night at the beautiful Crighton Theater last weekend in downtown Conroe, Texas. As might be expected, the current Broadway musical … Continue reading

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A Holiday Appetizer from Lone Star Lyric at Ovations

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” [All photos by ThePeoplesCritic.com. Click any photo to enlarge] No, it wasn’t a Christmas show. Not yet. That treat is just around the corner for Houston’s popular Lone Star Lyric cabaret, and … Continue reading

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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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Costumes and Sets Crown Crighton’s Joyful CINDERELLA

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III    “The People’s Critic” Conroe’s wonderful Crighton Theatre has, for many years, continued to send me personal invitations to the shows mounted by the much-loved STAGE RIGHT PRODUCTIONS Company. The group has as its longstanding motto: … 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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