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Ballerina Eagerly Returns To Perform In Person At The Toby

April 16, 2021

Though COVID-19 precautions still exist locally, the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths are decreasing and vaccinations are making people feel more comfortable venturing out to restaurants, entertainment venues and small gatherings. Each day brings news that more in-person, live arts performances are being presented... read more

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Transforms Into Musical

March 14, 2021

Joel Kirk, CEO of Discovering Broadway, is still basking in the glow of his organization’s successful execution of an artist’s retreat for the creative team of a stage-musical adaptation of the hit 2006 film “The Devil Wears Prada” starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The... read more

Talk-Show Host Juggles Dual Careers As Singer And Educator

March 5, 2021

Having recently profiled singer, recording artist, booking agent, and talk-show co-host Lee Lessack, I determined I wanted to learn more about Robert Bannon, who co-hosts “Quarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails” with Lessack. The show, which can be accessed on Facebook and YouTube livestreams each Thursday at... read more

SSS Announces New Season At Downtown Outdoor Site

February 27, 2021

As performing arts organizations adapt, reinvent themselves or pivot in order to fulfill their missions, engage their audiences or simply survive during the pandemic, Summer Stock Stage has found a novel solution. Co-founded in 2004 by artistic director Emily Ristine Holloway, SSS is a nonprofit... read more

Lee Lessack Reinvents Himself As Virtual Talk-Show Host

February 23, 2021

When it comes to two degrees of separation, one can definitely encounter it in the world of entertainment. For me, that phenomenon was reinforced a few weeks ago when Cory Lingner, a New York-based performer who has been spending the pandemic with his family in... read more

Livestreamed Holiday Show To Feature Feinstein And Special Guest

November 19, 2020

World-renowned entertainer Michael Feinstein will team up with special guest and celebrated inspirational performer Sandi Patty to present a livestreamed concert, “Home for The Holidays: An Evening with Michael Feinstein and Special Guest Sandi Patty” on Friday, Nov. 20 at 8:00 p.m. The FREE online... read more

Artist Reflects On His Rarified Career Behind The Scenes At the Met

October 26, 2020

This past spring, former students in the theatre department, known at the time as Purdue-Indiana Theatre (PIT) at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, from the mid-to-late 60s, including yours truly (1965-1968), were planning to reunite for a ceremony at which a plaque in memory of... read more