Outside theater critics chime in on Indy experiences

March 27, 2013
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One of the benefits of hosting an American Theatre Critics Association conference in our town—as IBJ did March 21-24—is that we get a rare chance to read outsiders' perspectives on the work being done in and around Indy.

Here's the first batch of stories posted about their experiences. I'll continue posting them here as they appear.

From the Columbus Dispatch: "The Indiana Repertory Theatre production of a newer play is outstanding. Beef and Board[s] Dinner Theatre’s peppy Indianapolis production of a recent Broadway musical is fun. Yet, hands down (or rather hands applauding so hard it hurt), the highlight ... in Indianapolis was a rare joint concert by Columbus native Michael Feinstein and a Broadway legend: Barbara Cook." Full story here.

From Chicago Stage Standard : "... a whirlwind showcase of fine fare from the nation’s 12th largest city." Full story here.

And from Berkshire Fine Arts: "... this IRT company production surely raises the bar. It’s as good as it gets." Full stories here and here

Your thoughts?

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  • Surprises?
    I'm always interested in what visitors find surprising about Indy, both good and bad. Did your colleagues have anything to say about what they think the city could/should do next ... in the arts or otherwise?
  • Kudos IBJ!
    Kudos to IBJ for taking a leadership role in promoting the arts. In addition to educating locals about all the great work going on in Indy, now you've taken it to a new level in helping tell the story to potential visitors. This is a great benefit to the reputation of Indianapolis as a cultural destination. Bravo!

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