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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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MUSIC BOX Blends Comedy with Fantasy for Magical Fun

For a long time I have wondered if the talented quintet of players at Houston’s evermore popular MUSIC BOX nightclub wouldn’t eventually run out of cleverly planned and executed themes for their numerous shows each year. Happily, that time has … 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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‘Greater Tuna’ Rendition Takes a Tumble at Crighton

Many years ago in New York I reviewed the opening night of a new musical titled, “The Devil of Delancey Street. I opened my report with these lines: Richard Nixon famously remarked, “I am not a crook!” Let me paraphrase … Continue reading

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Musical Artistry Prevails on Night of YTA Gala and Concert of Finalists

[Click Any Photo to Enlarge]  There was an atmosphere of celebration last weekend here in Texas. As folks looked forward to the end of winter’s dark days and the arrival of Daylight Savings Time, students and families prepared to welcome … Continue reading

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A “DREAMCOAT” Dream Come True from Class Act

[Click any photo to enlarge.] It’s that time again. Now entering its 20th season with this 60th production, it seems that every six or seven years Class Act Productions mounts another brilliant staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music) & … 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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