You-review-it Monday

March 18, 2013
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

There were lots of choices on the A&E front this weekend. I started with Acting Up Productions' spirited Prohibition take on "Twelfth Night" at the Wheeler Arts Community in Fountain Square, tried out some board games at the WhosYerCon gathering at the Clarion Waterfront, and spent Sunday afternoon at Dance Kaleidoscope's "Piaf Plus."

In between, there was more planning for the IBJ-organized Indy conference for the American Theatre Critics Association, with members arriving as early as today to soak up Indy's A&E offerings. (See story here.)

Oh, and for some unclear reason, I watched "Gremlins" for the first time in decades.

What about you?

Did you get to the Symphony's ABBA tribute? Catch "The Whipping Man" at the IRT? Hear The Leipzig Quartet at the Palladium?

What A&E did you experience this weekend?

Your thoughts? 

ADVERTISEMENT
  • so many choices
    IRT's "The Whipping Man" on Wed, Phoenix's "The Lyons" on Fri & AUP's "Twelfth Night" on Sun would have been a great weekend itself. All very different shows, so each entertaining in a different way. So much talent locally both on stage and behind the scenes. Add in Melissa Nussbaum Freeman's one-woman show at the Fringe, and St. Patrick's Day libations at the Rathskeller, it was a full, long weekend. Only downer was IU's loss Sat afternoon.
  • Thank you for the music
    I took mom to see Rajaton perform the music of ABBA with the ISO. I was really hoping I could give my ticket to my father so he could take her instead, but that didn't happen. I am so glad he didn't feel like going, though I know he would have thoroughly enjoyed it. For starters, the pre-show performance by the high school student musicians was delightful. The quality of the performance was 90% on par with their adult counterparts. We were in the balcony with parents who traveled from all over the country to see their kids perform. I think the energy from the parents pride was as spectacular as the kids' performance. Rajaton sang both with and without symphonic accompaniment. While the performance with the symphony was stellar, the two songs performed a cappella were the most impressive. Since Friday night I have been humming assorted ABBA tunes. "So I say, thank you for the music, for giving it to me."
  • Loved Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
    Really enjoyed Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra's performance with IVCI Gold Medalist Clara-Yumi Kang on Friday night. It was exciting being in a full, sold out hall at the History Center! Don't forget to mention the Chamber Orchestra in your arts happenings because they are a great group to hear!
    • Chamber Orchestra
      Amy, Mentioned the concert in this week's eblast and talked about it on my Friday a.m. WIBC segment. Glad you enjoyed. Looking forward to the ICO's annual silent movie event next month.
    • A Great Evening of Music
      I attended the Leipzig Quartet at the Palladium. After a very stressful week, the performance featuring Haydn and Schubert was just what the doctor ordered. The performance was flawless and the sound quality amazing. It's too bad the crowd was quite small.
    • The Whipping Man
      I think it was this column that tipped me off to this show. I attended Sunday and it was an outstanding performance. I also attended the Q and A afterwards which was rich and enjoyable. Being a native of Virginia the setting of the play in Richmond at the time of the Civil War was particularly poignant for me. The storyline, the superb acting and the great set makes this show a must see. It is only here for a few more days but the riveting message and is thought provoking and powerful. The show was not something I was familiar with and i would see it again. This was my first visit to the IRT but definitely not my last. This relatively new playwright and the resurging popularity of this work addresses a subject many of us have not considered which makes the show even more appealing. The cast is small, tight and play off of each other extremely well. If you can try to attend...I am still thinking of it and appreciative that I went!

    Post a comment to this blog

    COMMENTS POLICY
    We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
     
    You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
     
    Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
     
    No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
     
    We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
     

    Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

    Sponsored by
    ADVERTISEMENT
    1. Uh, sorry Johnnie, but you are incorrect. Despite the assertions by yourself and various defenders and captains, sports attendance is NOT off significantly at most sporting events in the US. Variances in attendance has been in the range of single digits, both + & - for years now. MLB has had most of its best overall attendance nubers in the last decade, and that trend has been consistent for most major sporting events. The number one issue cited by most fans when asked about attendance is the overall cost of attending. The presence of HD and big screen televisions in home doesn't even register, as a factor for not attending an event. VALUE in the product is the key, and apparently is something lacking in the current ICS. What other explanation is there when with what is routinely touted as the "best" racing on the planet, fans are staying away in DROVES. A "close" title battle into the last event at Fontana, with the "cars and stars" of the ICS, and who showed up? MAYBE 8K. Sorry, but HD TV isn't to blame for that kind of fan apathy.

    2. Do you need finance to establish your business ? Are you interested in getting a loan at 3% from our private company? If so please Email: suntrust_oil@blumail.org

    3. If she was worth the $ the public outcry over direct tv dropping them would have kept them on their dishes as we have seen with other companies. I too quit watching channel 13 after she showed up since I left channel 8 because of her all show rather than production results. When Randy on 8 corrected her she had a big head and incorrectly challenged his correction for pronunciation of a city. Other antics while she matures was too much for me with her very inaccurate forecasts. All the forecasters were predicting rain until Thursday except Chris. They predicted sunny on Thursday but instead of rain until Thursday upon which the sun would finally make it out in full glory Chris was right on the money just as I too predicted looking at the radar on weather.gov. One thing I love about Angela is the fear you can see in her every time it thunders in the winter. It far exceeds the entertainment value of her body language (high heel noise drags, depression, etc) when her forecasts are so incorrect. Her hair stands on end, you have to see it!!!

    4. Good Day, Apply For A Loan I am Mr Fernadez Antonio, a private Loan lender and a cooperate financial for real estate and any kinds of business financing. I also offer Loans to individuals, Firms and cooperate bodies at 3% interest rate We offer any kind of loans. email us via fernadezloaninvest@outlook.com LOAN APPLICATION FORM First name:......................... Middle name:......................... Last name:........................................ Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):....................... Gender:........................................... Marital status:................................... Total Amount Needed............................... Loan Duration.................................... Address:.......................................... City:............................................. State/province:................................... Zip/postal code:.................................. Country:.......................................... Phone:............................................ Fax:.............................................. Mobile/cellular:.................................. Monthly Income.................................... Occupation:....................................... Best Regard, Mr Fernadez Antonio.

    5. i will love to share my testimony to you all the people in world i got married to my husband about 2 year ago we start having problems at home like we stop sleeping on the same bed,fighting about little things he always comes home late at night,drinking too much and sleeping with other women out side i have never love any man in my life except him. he is the father of my child and i don't want to loose him because we have worked so hard together to become what we are and have today .few month ago he now decided to live me and the kid,being a single mother can be hard sometimes and so i have nobody to turn to and i was heart broken.i called my mom and explain every thing to her,my mother told me about DR.okoro how he helped her solve the problem between her and my dad i was surprise about it because they have been without each other for three and a half years and it was like a miracle how they came back to each other. i was directed to DR. okoro on his email:okorospell@gmail.com and explain everything to him,so he promise me not to worry that he will cast a spell and make things come back to how we where so much in love again and that it was another female spirit that was controlling my husband he told me that my problem will be solved within two days if i believe i said OK So he cast a spell for me and after two days my love came back asking me to forgive him i Am so happy now. so that why i decided to share my experience with every body that have such problem contact Dr okoro the great spell caster on his email addresses spellcasterforlove@outlook.com

    ADVERTISEMENT