Category Archives: The Villager Columns

Merry Mayhem from a “GENTLEMAN” at the Hobby Center

[Click any photo to enlarge] My recent trip to Houston’s Hobby Center to view the current national tour production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” somehow reminded me of the advertising slogan from … 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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Frothy Fun from “SWEET POTATO QUEENS” at TUTS

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III http://www.ThePeoplesCritic.com [Click any photo to enlarge] For those seeking relief from the seemingly endless woes that newscasters assault us with on a daily basis, the cheerful answer may have arrived via the latest offering from … 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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THE MUSIC MAN: Fresh as Ever at Theatre Under the Stars

[ CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE ] Anthony Crane as Harold Hill and Sara Jean Ford as Marian Paroo with cast. Photo by Bruce Bennett, courtesy of Theatre Under The Stars.   Like the seasons of the year, there are … Continue reading

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TOMMY TUNE AWARDS : “The Biggest Celebration”

Whenever he was distressed about disturbing current events in the news, it was not uncommon for my late father to announce, “The world is going to hell in a handbasket!” If he could have been with me for the recent … Continue reading

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“JOSEPH” Gives the People What They Want at TUTS

With Spring Break underway for many in surrounding Houston areas, the Theater Under the Stars offering of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT had no opening week shortage of eager young faces looking down to the stage from box seats … Continue reading

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