Posts about: Jack Everly

Ben Crawford exhibits Broadway pedigree in ISO Pops concert

April 16, 2019

If ever there were a performer who encapsulates the qualities of a Broadway leading man, it is Ben Crawford. A singer-actor, he appeared Friday in “Broadway & Beyond” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Jack Everly in a Printing Partners Pops concert at... read more

Tony DeSare shows virtuosity and flair in ISO Pops concert

March 10, 2019

Aficionados of piano music and artists who excel at playing the acoustic stringed musical instrument were treated to a rich exposition of both on Saturday at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Performing with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Jack Everly, was pianist-singer-songwriter Tony DeSare... read more

Angela Brown rejoins her ISO family for ‘Yuletide’

December 12, 2018

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra‘s annual holiday extravaganza, “IPL Yuletide Celebration,” conducted by Principal Pops conductor Jack Everly,  which opened on Nov. 30 and continues through Dec. 23, is a bona fide hit. To read my observations of the show, see my review published Dec.1 on... read more

Brown and Kaufman triumph in ‘Yuletide Celebration’

December 1, 2018

Recently, I was asked how many Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra “Yuletide Celebration” productions I had seen during its 33-year history. Upon reflection, I realized that I had reviewed nearly all of them during my 40-plus years as a freelance writer. But I can say without reservation that... read more

Sutton Foster shows off her Broadway pedigree in ISO Pops concert

October 24, 2018

Broadway megastar Sutton Foster was the headliner Saturday for an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Pops concert, “An Evening with Sutton Foster,” led by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Though I have never seen her perform on Broadway, I had the great... read more

James Johnson settles in as ISO’s CEO

October 8, 2018

Back on August 1, I attended a farewell gathering at the Indianapolis Artsgarden for David Lawrence, outgoing president and CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis. While there, I was introduced to James M. Johnson,  CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. I was immediately struck... read more

ISO Pops tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein is blissful

September 20, 2017

If you are an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Pops concert devotee and were present Saturday at the Hilbert Circle Theatre, along with the sold-out audience for “The Golden Age of Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein, you would have thought you died and were in musical theatre heaven.... read more