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Texas Rep Celebrates Rosemary “TENDERLY”

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” They say that “timing is everything,” but after a pandemic year-and-a-half of being unable to fly back east from Texas to visit the bulk of my family, I am now having the … Continue reading

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Musical Joy Returns to the Crighton via “PETER PAN”

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” Peter Pan, the classic 1954 musical now playing at the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas, is my first childhood memory of being fascinated by a Broadway show. Mom & Dad had … Continue reading

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WHO CAN HELP?

 WHO CAN HELP?As we are all aware the problem of hunger in the country is becoming extremely serious and this is a perfect time to take some steps to alleviate that. Below is a link to an easy site where … Continue reading

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Brilliant Minnelli Performance Seems a Song for Our Time

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III “The People’s Critic” It was back in another century and another world when I first became aware of a rising talent named LIZA MINNELLI. It was a simpler time in America and the world, and … Continue reading

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CINDERELLA Event Supports the Actor’s Fund

My sources tell me that this YouTube video of the classic 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s  “Cinderella,” will be available (in support of http://www.TheActorsFund.org/Cinderella), just today, Saturday, March 25th, and tomorrow Sunday, March 26th. One or both of the two links … 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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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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A Complex SPRING AWAKENING from TUTS

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” Let’s be clear right out of the box. The current offering from Houston’s Theater Under the Stars is NOT your grandma’s Broadway musical. For all of its theatrical dimensions and explorations of … Continue reading

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RAGTIME is a Mystical Work of Art from TUTS

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by Melissa Taylor. Click any photo to enlarge] I recall back when I first became curious about the musical, RAGTIME, I was astonished upon locating a synopsis of the plot, … Continue reading

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