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October Marks Comeback Of Indy Broadway Series

September 5, 2021

Theatre lovers everywhere, including yours truly, were elated to hear recent news that all 41 legendary theatres from Midtown to Lincoln Center that have sat empty during the pandemic since March 20, 2020 will soon reopen to full capacity. “Waitress” and “Hadestown” re-opened Thursday and... read more

Fringe Musical Spotlights Talents Of Creative Duo

September 2, 2021

There are a variety of reasons I wanted to see the concert version of “Oak Island,” a musical presented at the 2021 IndyFringe Festival by American Lives Theatre, on Aug. 26 at IndyFringe Basile Theatre. Since Magic Thread Cabaret, of which I am artistic director,... read more

Latin Jazz Artist Seeks To Connect Cultures Through His Music

August 20, 2021

    One of the advantages of blogging is the ability to write about whatever or whomever I choose. Having written for television, websites and print publications for years, I was used to adhering to their policies and styles. And since my professional interests and... read more

‘Godspell’ Electrifies In The Park

August 9, 2021

An occupational hazard of operating as a local reviewer for as long as I have is seeing the same plays and musicals multiple times. Depending on the quality of the production, it’s not really a chore because I never tire of some shows. It’s like... read more

Daniel’s Vineyard Is Site Of Annual Opera Fundraiser

August 3, 2021

It’s not often one associates a lobster feast with opera, much less something heralded as a “Lobsterpalooza” held in a vineyard in Indiana, right? That’s exactly the unlikely combination of attractions featured in the 11th Annual Lobsterpalooza, benefitting the Indianapolis Opera. Held at Daniel’s Family... read more

Jane Martin Comedy Is A Satirical Love Letter To The Theatre

August 1, 2021

A few months following my return to reviewing shows, I’m still feeling the excitement and satisfaction of gathering with my fellow humans at live performances. The glowing sensation continues to linger and I hope that it doesn’t dissipate for a while longer, considering what we... read more