You-review-it Monday: Broad Ripple Art Fair and more

May 18, 2014
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For me, the weekend was monopolized with my daughter's college graduation. A good thing, indeed, especially when coupled with a trip to Washington, D.C.'s Hirshhorn Museum for the unsettling show ""Damage Control," featuring a wide variety of artists exploring destruction. More, if I recover, later.

Being out of town, though, meant missing the Broad Ripple Art Fair. Fill me in on what you found there on the visual or the performing arts side.

Besides BRAF, did you get to see "The Addams Family"? I caught it early in the week. (Find my review here.) Or "Bless Me, Ultima" at the Phoenix? James Torme at the Cabaret? "Mary Poppins" at Beef & Boards? Glick glass at the IMA? (Thoughts on the latter here.)

Whatever you saw over the weekend, chime in here. I look forward to reading about your weekend A&E experiences.

  • Mary Poppins
    We caught opening night at Beef & Boards Mary Poppins. Eddie Curry brought out the tragedy of George Banks' sad and lonely upbringing and the cycle of how lessons learned in childhood are hard to unlearn as adults. Buddy Reeder was a delightful Burt and, as always, was one of the best dancers B&B has had in recent years. Mary Poppins the musical differs from the movie in its treatment of the song "Spoonful of Sugar". In the movie, I recall the children being given medicine after being out in the rain. Instead in the musical version the medicine is more of a punishment for bad behavior. I found it a rather disturbing theme. It gets worse with "Brimstone and Treacle". That one plot element aside, the show is expertly performed and practically perfect in every way.

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