You-review-it Monday: 'Sunday in the Park...' and more

October 22, 2012
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For me, the weekend included a glorious trip to Chicago on a beautiful Saturday to visit the Art Institute, tour the Tony-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and then see a transformative production of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical "Sunday in the Park with George."

More on specifics later.

Suffice it for now to say that it was wonderful not just seeing the show and the artwork that inspired it, but experiencing it all with such engaging, curious, interesting folks. (More info on future IBJ A&E Road Trips coming soon.)

In the meantime, tell me what you experienced this weekend. Did you get to the Heartland Film Festival (screenings of gala awards program)? Visit a Halloween horror atraction? Catch a concert?

What did you hear, see, read or otherwise experience this weekend?

Your thoughts?

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  • Chicago and Bloomington
    I was one of the lucky people who chose to join Lou on the IBJ trip to Chicago. The trip was wonderful on all fronts and as Lou mentioned the show was terrific. Sunday in the Park with George is playing through November 11th and is well worth the trip. It should've be missed by those who love Sondheim or anyone else for that matter. Then I had tickets for The Merry Widow performed by the IU Opera on Sunday afternoon. What a joyous, tuneful way to end a very satisfying weekend.
    • Oops
      Make that "it shouldn't be missed"
    • what a weekend!
      We also so enjoyed the Chicago trip-wont repeat the prior commenter's remarks but agree totally. also went to both the Happy Hour on Thurs and classical concert on Fri at the ISO-glad they are back-thanks to Printing Partners! on sunday went to a little publicized but marvelous program of modern music at the Indiana Landmarks. The first time I can say I really enjoyed listening to new music.
    • heartland
      In my old age of 36 I've lost my penance for shrugging off movies selected by the Heartland Film Fest committees as being, well, sappy dork drool. The gala on Saturday was nice enough with fewer-than-i-expected to see local artists but was fun. I had met one of the Rodrigos in town from Brazil for the North American premier of Tom Sadhands so I had promised to make it to the screening on Sunday ALL THE WAY OUT at traders point (talk about 'heartland'). The short film was incredible and totally worth sitting through some pretty obviously mediocre "whimsical" shorts for the pay off of seeing what could easily be a feature length from the likes of Wes Anderson: real heart, quirk, story, and imagination... best thing I did all weekend!
    • Chicago
      We took a two-and-a-half day trip to Chicago as well this past weekend. We saw the hilarious musical parody of Brian DePalma's film, "Carrie," entitled "Scarrie: The Musical" produced by Hell in a Handbag Productions; Lifeline Theatre's Victorian thriller, "Woman in White;" the 80's musical "Xanadu" at Drury Lane-Oak Brook; and the pre-Broadway world premiere of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's "Kinky Boots: The Musical," based on the film. It was a fast and fun weekend of theatre!

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