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Cabaret’s Grande Dame Returns To Headline At Feinstein’s

April 26, 2023

Fresh off her smash Carnegie Hall solo concert on March 24, Marilyn Maye, considered one of the finest jazz singers of all time, performed Friday, the first of a two-night engagement at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael, the room she opened two years ago. I had... read more

‘Clue’ Is A Madcap, Gleeful Romp At IRT

April 25, 2023

Fans of farce, crimes novels, mystery, gaming and pop culture characters are guaranteed to revel in all the silliness and zany antics inherent in “Clue,” which closes Indiana Repertory Theatre’s 50th Season. I attended Sunday’s 5 p.m. performance. “Clue,” written by Sandy Rustin, is adapted... read more

IMC Offers Valentine To Renowned Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann

April 20, 2023

There really is no other choral organization, other than perhaps within the local high school show choir realm, that is quite as leading edge as the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, now in its 33th season. That estimation is based on the professional quality of its adventuresome... read more

‘Two Mile Hollow’ Lampoons White Privilege And Angst

April 4, 2023

  One of my all-time favorite TV shows is “The Carol Burnett Show,” starring the brilliant comedian, who, along with her wacky co-stars, kept American television audiences in stitches for 11 seasons, beginning in 1967. The pop culture classic, which featured broad, over-the-top physical sketch... read more

Lianne Marie Dobbs Is Caramel Bound to Headline At Feinstein’s

March 30, 2023

  The entertainment world, at least in my purview, seems to be getting smaller and smaller as I encounter more publicists representing clients, as well as performers reaching out to me directly and on behalf of others. Such is the case with actor-singer-impressionist Christina Bianco... read more

Hochoy’s Swan Song Features ‘Musical Decades Tour’ Reprise

March 29, 2023

To call David Hochoy prolific does not even come close to accurately measuring the scope of the body of work the choreographer created during his 32-year tenure as the visionary artistic director of Dance Kaleidoscope. Having covered Indiana’s premiere contemporary dance company over its half... read more

‘The Convent’ Explores Spirituality Through A Comic Lens

March 28, 2023

  Ever since Summit Performance of Indianapolis was founded in 2017, the women-focused theatre company has consistently presented work featuring spectacular performances, and “The Convent,” seen Friday, was no exception. Written by Jessica Dickey, the dramedy was proficiently directed by Summit’s artistic director and founder... read more