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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

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