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Richard P. Buswold

Associate Critic

Richard P. Buswold first appeared on stage at age 11 at Coleman Elementary as King George III in a costume he made himself. He has been involved in theatre ever since with more than forty productions to his credit in the last 40 years. He has done almost everything; acting, production assistant, lighting design, sound design, costume construction, stage manager, set design/construction/crew. As of yet he has not directed a show but maybe that will come in time.

He took a 14 year hiatus from the live theatre world to raise his four kids with his wonderful wife, Lori. Lori, his son and oldest daughter have been and are part of the Six Flags Over Texas performing company and his middle daughter performed in the Buckley Award winner for Best Musical 2017, "Mary Poppins" produced by Birdville High School. Yes, the theatre roots run deep in his family. He returned to acting, landing the role of Col. Pickering opposite Stan Graner, in Artisan Center Theatre's 2017 production of "My Fair Lady." His favorite roles have been "Finian's Rainbow" (Sherriff), "The King and I" (Kraholme), "My Fair Lady" (Col Pickering – ACT and Alfred Doolittle – Theatre Coppell), "Big River" (Pap Finn) and being a PA on the Emmy Award winning "Book a Trip" where three of his four kids worked with nationally known children's performer, David Chicken.

Prior to joining The Column he was a contributing critic for another website for two years. He is employed by both Birdville ISD and International Leadership of Texas Schools as an adjunct teacher and is a casino dealer for Dallas based GameOn! party company.

Past Reviewed Shows listed by most recent to oldest.

Show Theatre Company Posted
SISTER ACT Artisan Center Theater 9/1/2017
RENT Bass Hall, Fort Worth 10/19/2017
DIVINE: LIVE AT THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Giant Entertainment 7/15/2017
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Granbury Theatre Company 11/21/2017
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players 9/18/2017
CABARET Lakeside Community Theatre 8/8/2017
DISASTER! ONSTAGE in Bedford 7/3/2017
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Plaza Theatre Company 2/22/2018
TREASURE ISLAND Plaza Theatre Company 9/28/2017
TWELFTH NIGHT Stolen Shakespeare Guild 2/13/2018
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER Stolen Shakespeare Guild 10/16/2017
ON THE TOWN Stolen Shakespeare Guild 7/10/2017
LAURA Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre 9/18/2017