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Dustin Hopkins: Forever In The Stars

August 24, 2022

On Saturday, July 24, I attended “The Songbook Academy in Concert,” at The Palladium. Though it went virtual for two years due to COVID-19, this time the annual event was once again presented live. Featuring high school students from all over the country, the forty... read more

‘Spring Awakening: In Concert’ To Benefit Timely Cause

August 11, 2022

“Spring Awakening: In Concert,” an event raising money for All-Options and its Hoosier Abortion Fund, will be held at The Cabaret on Saturday, August 19. All-Options has created the first statewide, community-based abortion fund in Indiana, providing assistance paying for medical care, transportation, childcare, and... read more

’42nd Street’ Chorus Hoofers Steal Show At Civic Theatre

August 4, 2022

The precision and nearly flawless synchronization executed by the 29-member chorus, during phenomenal tap dance numbers in Young Artist Program Production of “42nd Street” a spectacular sight to behold Friday night at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre at the Center for The Performing in Carmel.... read more

Queer Identity is Celebrated in ‘Bed Play’

July 6, 2022

Two realizations came to me soon after seeing “Bed Play” by Indianapolis native Shar Steiman on Saturday on The District Theatre mainstage. One was just how original it was. Secondly, the queer content of this bold piece speaks to just how far the LGBTQIA+ movement... read more

Catalyst Repertory’s ‘Lanista’ Makes For Compelling Drama

July 5, 2022

An hour and fifteen minutes long, local playwright Bennett Ayres’s drama “Lanista” presented by Catalyst Repertory left me wanting more after seeing it on Friday at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre. Handily directed by accomplished actor Zachariah Stonerock, Ayres’s gripping play incorporates themes of honesty, bullying,... read more

‘Every Brilliant Thing” Offers Optimistic Recipe For Hope

June 29, 2022

Fortunately, it has become increasingly common these days for celebrities or other well-known individuals to publicly discuss issues related to their mental health, such as depression, anxiety and panic attacks. It is obviously a positive trend because bringing these problems to light may well prevent... read more

Mark Goetzinger Returns To The Spotlight In ‘Lanista’

June 25, 2022

Compared to other markets, there are only a handful of professional actors with Actors Equity union status, who are able to ply their craft full time in Indianapolis. And though there are an abundance of performance opportunities at community and other nonprofessional theatres, Equity actors... read more