Posts about: Indiana Repertory Theatre

2023 Top Ten Performing Arts Luminaries

December 26, 2023

My mission in writing this column is to shine a spotlight on Central Indiana performing arts organizations and artists. In that spirit, I offer the following list, in alphabetical order, of individual performing arts figures. It is my distinct pleasure to honor this accomplished group... read more

Bold New Look Revealed in Dance Kaleidoscope Season Opener

October 23, 2023

There was significant anticipation and excitement in the air at Indiana Repertory Theatre prior to the Friday performance of “New Horizons,” that opened the 51st season of Dance Kaleidoscope on the OneAmerica Stage.  The concert was the maiden voyage of Joshua Blake Carter who was... read more

IRT Opens 51st Season With Gothic Monster Tale

September 30, 2023

Led by new Margot Eccles Artistic Director Benjammin Hanna and Managing Director Suzanne Sweeney. the Indiana Repertory Theatre launched its 51st season Friday, Sept. 22, on the OneAmerica Mainstage with “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley’s 1818 horror novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,” adapted by... read more

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