You-review-it Monday

October 4, 2010
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For me, it was pretty much a non-stop arts weekends, with season-opening concerts from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (with Itzhak Perlman), the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (with Grace Fong) and the Cabaret at the Columbia Club (with Maude Maggart). Plus there was "Holes" at the Indiana Repertory Theatre and more advance screenings of Heartland Film Festival movies (the better to preview with).

Look for more about these in upcoming blogs and in the print IBJ.

In the meantime, tell me about your A&E experiences. Were you at any of the above? Did you make it to First Friday and/or catch the Sarah Ruhl play at the Phoenix? Did you friend "The Social Network"?

Your thoughts? 

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  • Always good for a laugh
    Had another chance to see Ron Spencer channeling Bette Davis at TOTS' And Then There WasNun. Opening scene with Hitchcock was especially (p)funny.
  • Holes - a hole lot of fun
    The IRT show really follwed the TV movie fairly well. Good to see kids in the audience. I would recommend it.
  • Carmel Symphony
    Saw the opening of the Carmel Symphony w/organist Ben Cameron. It was outstanding!
  • The Producers
    Yesterday marked closing night of "The Producers" at Footlite Musicals. Had a wonderful time performing and thank you to our great audiences.
  • Itzhak Perlman
    We had the once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Itzhak Perlman with the marvelous Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Perlman's performance was exquisite and the symphony was superb!
  • Two excellent shows and a long book
    I loved the two live theatre shows I saw this weekend:

    "Cabaret Poe" is a funny-dark original musical written and directed by local performance artist Ben Asaykwee that is based on, and respectful of, the stories and poems of Edgar Allen Poe. I think adult and teen Poe fans will love the creative re-imaginings of favorite Poe pieces that use sung and played music, dance, acting, slam-recitation, and artful staging...and Poe newbies will come to understand why so many people love to re-read this writer, especially this time of year.

    "Cabaret Poe" runs weekends at the Irvington Lodge, with additional performances closer to Halloween. (Look for cabaretpoe dot com online.) I missed this show's Indy premiere last year, but I've been told that it has been re-worked and expanded since then. In any case, it is a treat.

    "In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play," by Sarah Ruhl, at the Phoenix Theatre is a treat, too. Yes, yes, on one level it is about the early history of vibrators. In other words, it is a show only for adults, and only for adults that are not easily embarassed by seeing the "medical" orgasms of both men and women on stage.

    But really, it is about the fact that there are no shortcuts to love and intimacy. And oh, it is a beautiful, beautiful show, both visually (gorgeous Victorian set and costumes!) and in terms of its language and story, exquisitely presented by the actors under Bryan Fonseca's direction.

    More about both of these shows on my own blog soon.

    I thought I might go see the Facebook movie late last night because so many friends, on Facebook and off, had recommended it to me. However, I was almost at the end of a long, long, long - but very engaging - novel so I kept going with that instead and finally(!) finished it:

    The Passage, by Justin Cronin, is a suspenseful story about a vampire virus that was developed for military use but which got, of course, out of control.

    This is a book for Stephen King fans, for post-apocalypse fans, and for people who like to feel a sense of accomplishment when they finish a book. ("I read the WHOLE thing!") It is fun and relatively easy to read...there is just a LOT of it.

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit

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