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‘Sweeney Todd’ is a transcendent arts collaboration

February 24, 2020

I have had the great pleasure of reviewing numerous performing arts events at the Palladium, located at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, ever since it opened in 2011. During that time I have witnessed many bravura performances by some of the most... read more

‘Be Here Now’ is a quirky and compelling existential ride

February 1, 2020

Try as I may, it is impossible to cover every performing arts event in a market where the options continue to grow. Sometimes my schedule is full or I am simply not aware of certain productions. Such was the case of Summit Performance Indianapolis’ “Be Here... read more

EGOT Award-winning Rita Moreno remains relevant as ever

January 30, 2020

During the course of my career, I have my met my share of celebrities, including a few presidents and Hollywood and Broadway starts galore. Being human, I admit, some have left me starstruck. One such luminary is Rita Moreno, winner of all four prestigious awards... read more

‘Come from Away’ is an Antidote for Toxic Times

January 27, 2020

I had the good fortune to see the smash-hit musical “Come from Away” on Broadway in NYC in late November, so I was doubly blessed to see it again with the North American tour presented by Broadway in Indianapolis on opening night January 21 at... read more

Local dancer points toward tomorrow on the stage

January 23, 2020

I enjoy blogging because it gives me the opportunity to feature emerging artists who represent the next generation of great performers. I never forget what an impact it had on me when I saw my name in print for the first time in my hometown... read more

Ben Vereen will be ‘Steppin’ Out’ at The Palladium

January 13, 2020

“I spent the day at a church in Harlem feeding the homeless. It is something we should all do,” said the world-renowned entertainer Ben Vereen when I spoke to him by phone the day after Thanksgiving. I called him to talk about his one-man show,... read more