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The Candy Man Is Coming To Clowes In Beloved Musical

October 18, 2021

After a lengthy hiatus, due to nearly months and months of sickness, loss, isolation, social upheaval and general uncertainly, the public yearns for live entertainment and is flocking to the theatre in droves. Luckily for Central Indiana, the popular Broadway in Indianapolis series is returning... read more

‘Phantom’ Triumphs At Beef & Boards

October 11, 2021

If professional awards were given out at the conclusion of the Indianapolis theatre season, the list of nominees would surely include Logan Moore for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Courtney Cheatham for Best Leading Actress, Suzanne Stark for Best Supporting Actress and Bill Book... read more

Randy Rainbow Is Larger Than Life in Palladium Debut

October 8, 2021

Right up front, I wish to answer two very important questions regarding Randy Rainbow, who appeared Thursday night at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel as part of his “Pink Glasses Tour.” Did the humor of the political satirist, who... read more

Logan Moore Transforms Into The ‘Phantom’ at Beef & Boards

October 8, 2021

  Indianapolis actor Logan Moore, who along with many other performers was prevented from practicing their beloved craft during much of the pandemic, returns to the stage in the title role in “Phantom,” through Nov.-21 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. The musical, an adaptation... read more

American Lives Theatre Prepares For Short Play Festival 2021

October 6, 2021

Adding to the richness and vitality of the local theatre scene through its mission and programming is American Lives Theatre,  a professional theatre founded in 2019 by artistic director Chris Saunders. Following its mission to “engage, provoke, and entertain by presenting a mirror to Indianapolis,... read more

Indy Cabaret Singer Makes His Feinstein’s Debut Soon

September 24, 2021

  There are few, in any,  local performers who can claim a mentor, much less a dear friend, like legendary singer Marilyn Maye, but singer Roger Schmelzer holds that treasured distinction. And no one was more pleased than Maye when she heard he booked his... read more

‘Collective Effervescence’ Makes A Comeback At The Cabaret

September 20, 2021

        2021-22 The Cabaret Season performers – L. to R. Megan Hilty, Flor de Taloache, Telley Leung, The Skivies, Lasana Kazembe, Well- Strung, Beth Leavel, and Ana Gasteyer – Courtesy of The Cabaret. Used with permission. Despite the curve thrown by the... read more

Bobby Easley Bolsters His Brand On Both Sides of the Camera

September 15, 2021

I have written previously about the intersection that is frequent in my encounters with people in the arts community. One of my most unique experiences was acting in a film titled “Witch House,” directed by Indy auteur Bobby Easley, who is also a screenwriter-producer-actor and... read more