You-review-it Monday

April 22, 2013
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For me, the weekend started with a Thursday visit to the new Schrott Center for the Arts on Butler University's campus and continued on Friday with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra's lively accompaniment to the silent film "Show People," for which I provided the opening remarks (interesting back story there). Saturday included the Phoenix Theatre's annual benefit at the Alexander Hotel, providing an opportunity to help celebrate that essential Indianapolis theater.

On the movie front, I finally watched "Skyfall" and believe I'm the only moviegoer who preferred "Quantum of Solace." And, inspired by the IRT's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Acting Up's recent "Twelfth Night,"  I continuing catching up on the wonderful PBS series "Shakespeare Uncovered" and reading Aaron Frankel's lively and instructive recent book, "Shakespeare for American Actors and Directors".

How about you? What did you see, hear or read over your weekend?

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  • APA Finals Rocked!
    I was privileged to hear the last two competitors in this weekend's APA finals held at Hilbert Circle Theatre. When I saw Sean Chen walk out on the stage, I thought, "How can a slender young fellow like that do justice to Bartok?" About two minutes into the work, my ears told my eyes they were wrong. Wow! That guy has arms and fingers made of steel! I kept expecting the Steinway to explode into a million pieces (and Mr. Chen to shoot straight up into the acoustical clouds). A worthy winner for a magnificent competition.

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