Posts about: Summer Stock Stage

Summer Stock Stage’s ‘Chicago’ Sizzles At The Park

July 24, 2021

Last night, I joined fairly new friends Fernando and Rick to see “Chicago,” presented by Summer Stock Stage at The Park, the outdoor venue at Phoenix Theatre. The savvy couple, who recently relocated from L.A. to Indy, are knowledgeable about the performing arts, have sophisticated... 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

Teen performers excel in Sondheim classic

July 30, 2019

One of my biggest challenges when it comes to reviewing is there is always a chance that I will see the same show multiple times, both professional and non-professional productions. That means that I have to endeavor to remain objective and judge each production on... read more

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ is a summer breakout hit

July 2, 2019

  Those who read me regularly know what a fan I am of Summer Stock Stage, the seasonal program that provides on-stage opportunities for high school students from a number of high schools in Central Indiana. So, it should not be a surprise that, once... read more

Electrifying performances dominate ‘Violet, The Musical’

June 10, 2019

On the onset, let me just say how thoroughly impressed I am with ECLIPSE, the emerging artists offshoot program of Summer Stock Stage, co-founded by Artistic Director Emily Ristine Holloway and Managing Director Rachel Riegel. Their inaugural production of “Spring Awakening” in 2017 and their... read more

Kyle Ragsdale’s singular art graces playbills and stages

April 11, 2019

The Indiana Repertory Theatre commissions Indianapolis artist Kyle Ragsdale to create original paintings for each of its shows to use for marketing and playbills. Having been a long-time fan of Ragsdale’s distinctive work, I was curious about his collaboration with the IRT, one of two... read more

Rising stars shine brightly in ‘Dogfight’

June 4, 2018

Having reviewed “Spring Awakening,” Eclipse’s hit summer show last year, I had high expectations that its current production, “Dogfight,” another musical, would match the quality of its predecessor. I am happy to report that I was not disappointed when I saw it Friday at the... read more