You-review-it Monday

December 17, 2012
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So what did you hear, see or do on the A&E front this weekend?

Catch up on movies? Start digging into the book that's going to carrying you through the holiday season? Catch Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis Opera, or the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Fill us in.

Your thoughts?

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  • The Hobbit
    Seriously, I am a nerd. What else would I do on opening weekend but see The Hobbit part 1 and get all giddy about the Star Trek preview? No spoilers from me - see the movie - it was awesome.
  • Pi
    Though it's been out for a couple weeks, I was finally able to see Life of Pi in 3D. Ang Lee produced a beautiful experience which did a pretty good job of following the book. Though Lee and Suraj Sharma will likely get Oscar nods, the real stars of the movie were the hundreds of CGI animators who made a tiger so realistic, you could almost feel its breath when it roared.
  • Indianapolis Opera
    I saw Amahl and the Night Visitors on Friday night. It was performed in the Basile Opera Center which I think I very family friendly because the audience sits so close to the stage. The opera was written for families and it was nice to see so many families in the audience. The young man playing Amahl had a little trouble being heard in the first scene. I was very impressed with Elizabeth Batton, as the mother, she both reduced her own volume to better match partner and managed to help him find his own volume by the end of the scene. I have been very impressed with what the Indianapolis Opera has done with the Basile Opera Center over the last three years. The operas performed there are shorter, simpler and very approachable to those not familiar with opera. I think with the proper outreach this could help them build a bigger opera audience for the future. I hope it works.
  • DK - Old Blue Eyes and the Rat Pack
    Terrific show (as always) by DK set to music from the Rat Pack Era. First half was a new piece by Cynthia Pratt that we thought was one of her strongest yet. 2nd half another premiere by Hochoy -- terrific, beautiful and full of energy. Bonus was a nice conversation with the wife of one of the newer dancers in the company. They're doing it again at the Tarkington in January -- go see it!

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