You-review-it Monday: Holiday weekend 1

November 28, 2010
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

The stuffing wasn't even out of the turkey when the Christmas shows began taking over the performing arts scene in Indy. I didn't make it to the Monument lighting, but I did catch the Indiana Repertory Theatre's "A Christmas Carol," "A Very Phoenix Xmas" and the latest installment of "A Beef & Boards Christmas."

Did you attend any of the above? Or did you take in a movie, lose yourself in a good book (my weekend readings included Stephen Sondheim's "Finishing the Hat" and Ben Yagoda's "Memoir: A History") or get out to a museum or gallery show?

What arts did your extended weekend include?

ADVERTISEMENT
  • 3 shows and fun column
    I enjoyed three live theatre shows:

    1. "A Very Phoenix Xmas 5: Regifted" at the Phoenix Theatre

    2. "The Santaland Diaries" by the Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington (but coming to the Indy Fringe Theatre for 12 performances starting this Thursday, December 2, and starring Indy's own Scot Greenwell)

    3. "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

    My thoughts about the Phoenix show are already up on my blog. I will write about the other two shows soon, plus the ISO's Xmas show and the Niall de Burca storytelling concert(s) at the Indiana History Center coming up next weekend.

    But what I wanted to "review" today here on Lou's blog is this:

    Lou, I always look forward to reading your Saturday morning (online) A&E reviews but I especially loved what you wrote this past weekend, about what you are thankful for in the Indianapolis arts community.

    I am thankful for all of that, too, and thankful to you for expressing it.

    (And thankful for the IBJ for supporting you!

    By the way, guess what I discovered the last time I checked the IBJ from my iPhone: you can get the new IBJ mobile app for free for a while if you download it now. Yay! How did I live without my iPhone?)

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit
  • 2 movies
    I saw two movies this holiday weekend. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1" and "Burlesque." Both were amazing and highly enjoyable. Both are highly recommended!
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    Lots of people think this show is fantastic. I found it to be way too long, with too many spoken word segments. In addition, most of my group of 19 people could not understand the words.
    Of course, the light show is terrific. The kids loved that part.
    Overall I liked most of the music.
    Last comment is that the artist's physical performances are a bit much-this is not the 80s, but a lot of the audience must still be there.
  • Circle of Lights
    had awful entertainment for the most part. The troupe of overly made up dancing Britney Spears wannabe's was passable at best, the soloist (Jennifer Kyle?) couldn't stay on key, and the contrived song by a band member about shopping traffic was amateur, redundant and poorly miked. Come on Indy, there's a lot of talent here, where were they Friday night? Certainly not invited to perform on the Circle.
  • A Christmas Carol
    It was my first time to see it at IRT, and it was enchanting. I loved it. It will become a tradition for me.
  • rev
    Enjoyed the new tradition of Rev Peyton's Big D(*& Band at the Vogue. fun fun fun.

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. By the way, the right to work law is intended to prevent forced union membership, not as a way to keep workers in bondage as you make it sound, Italiano. If union leadership would spend all of their funding on the workers, who they are supposed to be representing, instead of trying to buy political favor and living lavish lifestyles as a result of the forced membership, this law would never had been necessary.

  2. Unions once served a noble purpose before greed and apathy took over. Now most unions are just as bad or even worse than the ills they sought to correct. I don't believe I have seen a positive comment posted by you. If you don't like the way things are done here, why do you live here? It would seem a more liberal environment like New York or California would suit you better?

  3. just to clear it up... Straight No Chaser is an a capella group that formed at IU. They've toured nationally typically doing a capella arangements of everything from Old Songbook Standards to current hits on the radio.

  4. This surprises you? Mayor Marine pulled the same crap whenhe levered the assets of the water co up by half a billion $$$ then he created his GRAFTER PROGRAM called REBUILDINDY. That program did not do anything for the Ratepayors Water Infrastructure Assets except encumber them and FORCE invitable higher water and sewer rates on Ratepayors to cover debt coverage on the dough he stole FROM THE PUBLIC TRUST. The guy is morally bankrupt to the average taxpayer and Ratepayor.

  5. There is no developer on the planet that isn't aware of what their subcontractors are doing (or not doing). They hire construction superintendents. They have architects and engineers on site to observe construction progress. If your subcontractor wasn't doing their job, you fire them and find someone who will. If people wonder why more condos aren't being built, developers like Kosene & Kosene are the reason. I am glad the residents were on the winning end after a long battle.

ADVERTISEMENT