Posts about: Indiana Repertory Theatre

Brian Payne enters ‘preferment’

July 5, 2023

The VisionLoft at the Stutz Building downtown was packed to the gills Tuesday, June 27, with those gathered to honor and pay tribute to Bryan Payne, who was retiring as President & CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) after 23 years. His last... read more

DK Closes 50th Season With Hochoy Masterpiece

June 6, 2023

Experiencing Dance Kaleidoscope artistic director David Hochoy’s lavish opus, “Scheherazade,” performed Friday on the OneAmerica Stage at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, was great cause for reflection and nostalgia for yours truly. Since it first premiered in 1992, I have reviewed Hochoy’s dazzling creation at least... 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

Director Richard J. Roberts At Helm of ATI’s ‘Violet’

October 27, 2022

Whenever I have the opportunity to mention how I became a reviewer, I always credit Richard J. Roberts, who is the dramaturg at Indiana Repertory Theatre. When I first met Roberts in 1991, we were both members of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus. At the time,... read more

Priscilla Lindsay Makes Her Auspicious Return to IRT

October 5, 2022

I could not have been more pleased when actor Priscilla Lindsay reached out to me last month to inform me that she had been cast in “Sense and Sensibility” by Jessica Swale – an adaptation of Janes Austen’s novel – which is presented by Indiana... 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

Timeless ‘Steel Magnolias’ Continues To Endure

May 16, 2022

As a reviewer, it can be a blessing or a curse to see the same play or musical multiple times. When I review a work I’ve seen before, I always try to judge it on its own merits. Such was the case for “Steel Magnolias,”... read more