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MUSIC BOX Offers Another Lullaby to Old Broadway

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” The Texas-sized excitement of our city’s annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was just minutes away, but over at the nearby Music Box Theatre, the chic cabaret’s popular cast of five is … Continue reading

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Hobby Center’s Latest “MAMMA MIA!” tops them all!

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by Melissa Taylor. Click any photo to enlarge.] Regular readers of this column may recall that when it comes to reviewing productions of the longtime Broadway hit musical, MAMMA MIA!, … Continue reading

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A Dazzling “42nd STREET” Thunders on to Crighton’s Stage

[All Photos by David W. Clements / DWC Photography. Click any photo to enlarge] Even if you have not yet been a lucky audience member for Stage Right’s new production of the legendary Broadway musical, 42nd STREET, perhaps you have … Continue reading

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“BROADWAY” Returns to Houston at the Music Box

Yes, it’s happily that time again. Spring is here, and Houston’s evermore popular MUSIC BOX cabaret is presenting its 2018 edition of “Broadway at the Box.” This little troupe of five very talented players, and their equally talented 5-piece G-SHARP … Continue reading

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Stellar Ensemble Illuminates TUTS Production of BRIGHT STAR

With claims of being “inspired by real events,” and with fine direction from Walter Bobbie, the current Theatre Under the Stars production of the Broadway musical, BRIGHT STAR, has no shortage of charms. A delightful collaboration of music and story … Continue reading

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Theatrical Whirlwind for ATCA San Francisco

[Click any photo to enlarge] #ATCASF17         For members of the American Theatre Critics Association, (AMERICANTHEATRECRITICS.ORG) their recent national conference was a late-spring week overflowing with the delights of the San Francisco theatre scene. The annual convocation moves around the country … Continue reading

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A Soaring DREAMGIRLS Triumphs in Houston

[Click any photo to enlarge.] When I first saw the musical, DREAMGIRLS, back in 1982, the Broadway blockbuster was at the beginning of what would become a four-year run on The Great White Way. With the often-thrilling music of Henry … Continue reading

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