You-review-it Monday

October 19, 2009
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I hope, unlike me, you weren't fighting the flu and, instead, got out to take advantage of some Indy A&E offerings.

Did you get to a Heartland Film Festival flick? "Carmina Burana" at Clowes? "Shipwrecked! at the Phoenix?

Okay, so you went to "Where the Wild Things Are." What did you think of it?

Your thoughts?

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  • Young talent
    I went to see "Sweeny Todd" at Ben Davis High School. The performance was very good. The planning that went into the set surprised me by how well and professional looking it was. Some of the area high schools' plays are worth checking out. I've seen plays as Park Tudor as well. Even with budget cuts, the arts are still alive and showcase some young talent!
  • Another you-review-it comment wad
    Lou, I was sorry to hear that you were sick and were therefore not going to be able to write about "Carmina Burana." It was a transformative experience for me on Sunday afternoon and I would have loved to be able to read your more experienced take on it. I'll write about it in more detail on my own blog in a few days.

    In the meantime, I am working on a detailed review of "Shipwrecked." I saw that show at the Phoenix on Saturday night and found it odd but charming, with priceless acting.

    I have already posted to my blog my thoughts on "Rabbit Hole," the first show to go up in the Carmel Community Players' very cool new space in the Clay Terrace shopping mall.

    I'm looking forward to seeing a preview of "Jersey Boys" tonight. Maybe I'll see you there?

    Hope Baugh - Indy Theatre Habit
  • responses
    Liz: Nice to see a gutsy high school production out there. Would love to see a teen Sween.

    Hope: It will be tough to miss me at the Jersey Boys event--I'll be doing the onstage interviews. "Oh what a night," indeed.

    --Lou
  • Hey! We have paragraphs again!
    Yay! Your comment box allows paragraphs again! Good. :-) Thanks, too, for putting my blog at the top of your blog roll and making it possible for people to read it directly without the bottom getting cut off.

    While I'm thanking you, Lou, thanks for your previous blog post about the speaker at the recent conference on developing new audiences. (I forget what it was called.) Interesting reading, and I had been curious about that conference.

    See you at the theatres...

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit
  • Ah, Paris
    Went to see "Paris" at the Landmark. Lots of small stories embraced by a cinematic presentation. You will care about the characters, the actors are tremendous and the backdrop is, well, what can you say about Paris?
    Truly lovely.
  • "Carmina Burana"
    So sorry that you were sick, Lou. Perhaps it's not kosher for an artsitic director to talk about a program he just put up but I would have to say that seeing this manisfestation of "Carmina Burana" at Clowes Hall over the weekend thrilled me in a way that I will remember all of my life. The grandeur, sweep and overall artistic integrity and excellence of each component, dancers from DK, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, APA Fellows Michael Sheppard and Stephen Beus, the vocal soloist, ICC, percusiionists from ICO, and not the least the stage of Clowes Hall itself all added up to an overwhelmingly stunning production. It truly was a manifestation of the power of community, and what is more, OUR community! Bravo to us all!

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