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Eric Bird

Associate Critic

Eric Bird has always had a love for the arts. Growing up in southern Mexico he was exposed to the arts from a young age by dancing Ballet Folkclorico. Eric's venture in the arts continued in high school, where he joined the Rondalla Benemerito de las Americas, a group of guitarists that played romantic Spanish music. He quickly advanced to be the artistic and musical director of the group by the beginning of his second year. As director he was able to take the Rondalla on tour to several places throughout Mexico, including Veracruz, Puebla and Mexico City.

Eric has a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts from Brigham Young University, with a minor in Ballroom Dance. He has performed in several shows, including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pirates of Penzance and Beauty and the Beast. He has also worked in almost all aspects of theatre, including directing, choreography and dramaturgy.

In dance Eric has trained extensively in Ballroom with former professional competitors Karson and Betsy Denney. He was a member of the Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company from 2010-2012, one of the largest and most successful collegiate Ballroom Dance companies in the United States. Eric and his wife Bria are currently amateur Ballroom Dance competitors. They also teach all styles of partner dancing.

The combination of music, theater, and dance has given Eric a unique understanding of the arts. He has developed a good eye for what goes into creating a show as a whole and for seeing how it all ties together. Eric looks forward to using his knowledge and experience as a critic for The Column.

Past Reviewed Shows listed by most recent to oldest.

Show Theatre Company Posted
HELLO, DOLLY! Stolen Shakespeare Guild 7/18/2022
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Granbury Theatre Company 5/7/2019
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Granbury Theatre Company 10/2/2018
ALL SHOOK UP Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players 7/2/2018
PICASSO: MATADOR DE MALAGA Ochre House Theater 6/26/2018
BRIGHT STAR AT&T Performing Arts Center 6/18/2018
GUYS AND DOLLS Granbury Theatre Company 4/3/2018
BRIGHT IDEAS Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre 1/16/2018
9 to 5: THE MUSICAL Granbury Theatre Company 2/28/2017
CHICAGO MainStage Irving-Las Colinas 11/9/2016
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Casa Manana 6/6/2016
HELLO, DOLLY! Granbury Theatre Company 5/17/2016
IN THE HEIGHTS Music Theatre of Denton 5/9/2016
CRIMES OF THE HEART Allen Community Theatre 2/1/2016
SWEENY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Granbury Theatre Company 10/12/2015
HELLO DOLLY! Theatre Arlington 9/14/2015
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Stolen Shakespeare Guild 8/17/2015
BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO Plaza Theatre Company 8/18/2014
THE FANTASTICKS Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players 3/9/2014
INTO THE WOODS Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts 2/25/2014
ENCHANTED APRIL Theatre Arlington 1/20/2014
THE SOUND OF MUSIC The Firehouse Theatre 11/18/2013
LUCKY STIFF Granbury Theatre Company 10/29/2013
HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY WaterTower Theatre 10/14/2013
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Denton Community Theatre 9/22/2013
KISS ME KATE Artisan Center Theater 9/16/2013
THE WOMAN IN BLACK Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre 9/9/2013
GO BACK FOR MURDER Garland Civic Theatre 8/27/2013
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Lakeside Community Theatre 8/3/2013
MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND Jubilee Theatre 7/29/2013
9 to 5: The Musical Garland Summer Musicals 7/22/2013
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF The Firehouse Theatre 7/15/2013
FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Grand Prairie Arts Council 6/17/2013
THE SECRET AFFAIRS OF MILDRED WILD Mesquite Community Theatre 6/10/2013
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF OhLook Performing Arts Center 5/27/2013
CRIMES OF THE HEART Mesquite Arts Council 5/13/2013
42ND STREET Artisan Center Theater 4/28/2013