Prior to starting this column, I covered the performing arts for Examiner.com, which ended operations in 2016. While writing for that website for eight years, I published an annual top-ten list of what I regarded as the best shows reviewed each year. Once I started my own site, and for no particular reason, I ceased compiling my list. However, remembering how popular it was and conscious of expanding my readership, I have decided to bring the list back.
More importantly, if I can advance my mission to shine a spotlight on local performing arts organizations and artists, I am determined to do so. In that spirit, I present the following list of my top ten favorites shows seen in Central Indiana.
KDO Event of the Year – Kids Dance Outreach
Magnolia Ballet – Phoenix Theatre
Tosca – Indianapolis Opera
Sense & Sensibility – Indiana Repertory Theatre
Something Rotten – Footlite Musicals
Violet – Actors Theatre of Indiana
Yuletide Celebration – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Admissions – American Lives Theatre
Nutcracker – Indiana Ballet Conservatory
Hispanic Heritage Concert – Carmel Symphony Orchestra