Posts about: Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

2023 Top Ten Performing Arts Events

December 27, 2023

  In pursuit of my mission to shine a spotlight on local performing arts organizations and artists, I am determined to do so. In that spirit, I offer the following list, in random order, of my top ten favorites, shows I reviewed last season throughout... read more

Gregory Glade Hancock Premieres Another Masterpiece

November 1, 2021

There is no artist in Indiana who can capture the essence of another country’s culture as effectively or wondrously as Gregory Glade Hancock, artistic director of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre. Just as he did in 2019’s “La Casa Azul,” an original musical about artist Frida... read more

Isolation Sparks Creativity For Versatile Artist

April 1, 2020

“I have been doing this since I was a little kid,” said cellist, Indianapolis makeup artist and wig master Andrew Elliot in a phone interview regarding his recent posts on Facebook depicting him dressed as both male and female characters from theatre, books and the... read more

Civic’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ bursts with vibrant energy

October 5, 2019

The downside of reviewing theatre for as many years as I have is, inevitably, I see the same plays and musicals multiple times. In some cases, it’s a chore, but other times, it is a complete joy. Such is the case with “Mamma Mia!” presented... read more

‘Soul Sisters’ evokes nostalgia in homage to legendary singers

August 8, 2018

There is no more pleasant way to spend an afternoon than to attend, like I did Sunday, a Dance Kaleidoscope concert, particularly one that is held at the well-appointed and comfortable Tarkington Theatre at Carmel’s Center for the Performing arts. The program itself, which paid... read more

‘Guys and Dolls’ is a Civic’s Young Artists Program coup

July 28, 2018

Revisiting shows over and over again can be an occupational hazard for reviewers. In the case of the classic musical “Guys and Dolls,” I have seen many professional, community and educational productions of the piece throughout my writing career, but I decided to endure it... read more