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Twin Pleasures Illuminate TUTS Production of OKLAHOMA!

[ All Photos by MELISSA TAYLOR.  Click any photo to enlarge ] There is bittersweet irony in the fact that the supremely joyful current OKLAHOMA! production from Theatre Under the Stars began its run at Houston’s Hobby Center on this … Continue reading

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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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Splendid Music & Dance Highlight “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” at TUTS

[CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE] It comes as no surprise that the treasured music and lyrics of George & Ira Gershwin can still produce a winner for Broadway. That fact is made abundantly clear in the Broadway national tour of … 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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Jopling Brings Joy to the World at Peekskill’s Paramount

[Click any photo to enlarge.] For those lucky enough to have been part of last Sunday’s packed house at the PARAMOUNT Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, New York, the Christmas season got off to a rollicking good start with the … Continue reading

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A Miraculous ALADDIN from Houston Ballet

There are moments in life when, if we are very lucky, we find ourselves in the presence of artistic brilliance of such a high order that the stunning result seems almost beyond comprehension. Such is the case with Houston Ballet’s … Continue reading

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Houston Ballet’s MERRY Farewell for a Beloved Dancer

YourHoustonNews.com_9-25-13 Fans of the legendary Broadway musical A Chorus Line will recall the song and lyric line announcing that, “Everything is beautiful At the Ballet.” That may never have been truer than at the recent opening night of the Houston … Continue reading

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Visual Opulence Crowns Splendid Dancing of Houston Ballet’s GISELLE

 YourHoustonNews.com_5-14-2012 I often have the pleasure of reviewing the Houston Ballet in their Brown Theater home at the Wortham Theater Center. There, it is not surprising to see some dramatic set or staging of their fine productions. But it was … Continue reading

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Audience Takes Flight For Stunning “COME FLY AWAY”

YourHoustonNews.com_4-13-2012 There really were moments during the Houston Hobby Center’s opening night of COME FLY AWAY that we audience members felt we were being lifted heavenward. There was heavenly song with the carefully integrated vocals of the late Frank Sinatra … Continue reading

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“Tapestry” Premiere Anchors Houston Ballet’s ROCK, ROLL & TUTUS

HereHouston.com_3-14-2012 If the title of Houston Ballet’s current production, ROCK, ROLL & TUTUS, seemed a bit silly, the dance artistry displayed on Opening Night certainly was not. The first of the program’s three segments was the World Premiere of company … Continue reading

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