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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Relevancy Is Unmistakable

January 27, 2024

One would be hard pressed to find many people in this country who have not read Harper Lee’s ’To Kill  a Mockingbird,” a novel published in 1960 that was required reading in high schools and middle schools. The 1962 Oscar winning film version starring Gregory... read more

Revived Inge Play Recalls Dawn Of The Turbulent 60s

January 16, 2024

As my plus one and I took our seats at the American Lives Theatre production of “Natural Affection” at IndyFringe Basile Theatre, my guest who is 30 years my junior, asked if the set of the drama which takes place in 1962 in a Chicago... read more

IRT’s “Fannie” Features Explosive Solo Performance

January 15, 2024

If the Tony Awards were handing out honors for acting, on a regional level, Maiesha McQueen would surely qualify for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. That is because the critically acclaimed actor, whose credits include Broadway and regional theatre performances, delivered... read more

DK Concert Offers Contrasting Styles of Two Master Storytellers

January 13, 2024

A symbolic passing of the torch transpired Thursday, on opening night of” Divas A-New, “presented by Dance Kaleidoscope at Howard Schrott L. Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University.  Representing a transition from the past to the present, the program consisted of a revival... read more

Melissa Errico Displays Broadway Pedigree At Feinstein’s

January 6, 2024

  Make no mistake —singer-actor-recording artist and writer Melissa Errico is every inch a classic chanteuse. Appearing as if she was born to perform in cabaret, she turned in a compelling performance Friday at the posh Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael in Carmel. Playing to a... read more

‘Broadway Baby’ Melissa Errico Set To Return to Feinstein’s

December 30, 2023

Tony nominated actor-singer-recording artist-writer Melissa Errico, who last performed at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael in February 2022, makes her return to the popular Carmel night spot to headline in “The Life & Loves of a Broadway Baby.” Accompanied by sought after Tedd Firth, her pianist-music... read more

2023 Top Ten Performing Arts Events

December 27, 2023

  In pursuit of my mission to shine a spotlight on local performing arts organizations and artists, I am determined to do so. In that spirit, I offer the following list, in random order, of my top ten favorites, shows I reviewed last season throughout... read more

2023 Top Ten Performing Arts Luminaries

December 26, 2023

My mission in writing this column is to shine a spotlight on Central Indiana performing arts organizations and artists. In that spirit, I offer the following list, in alphabetical order, of individual performing arts figures. It is my distinct pleasure to honor this accomplished group... read more