You-review-it Monday

July 25, 2011
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For me, the very busy weekended included a Symphony on the Serengeti...er, Prairie performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Time for Three, and Arlo Guthrie (a terrific but off-balance show, with Guthrie's second-half appearance being cut short because the Arlo-less first act ran long).

I also made it to the Phoenix Theatre's production of "With a Bang," the ComedySportz World Championships, and a pop-up theater production of local playwright Bennett Ayre's "The Eel Catchers" at Theatre on the Square. I also caught Actors Theatre of Indiana's "The Andrews Brothers" earlier in the week. More on all--or, at least, most--of these in upcoming blogs and in my print column.

And you? Did you catch any of the above or brave the heat for other shows, movies, concerts or exhibtiions?

What did you see this weekend?

Your thoughts?

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  • Arlo
    Arlo Guthrie’s biggest hit, “The City of New Orleans,” was written and first recorded by singer-songwriter Steve Goodman, who said that all of the song’s lyrics happened to him on a train trip to Illinois with his wife. Guthrie recorded “City” in 1972 because he wanted a rock song to shed his folkie image. Rockaeology at http://bit.ly/lzg8Zz has the story of how producers sped up the “depressing tempo” of Arlo’s best take to create a rock classic.
  • Eels
    I look forward to hearing your comments about "The Eel Catchers." It looks kind of interesting, but I can't figure out exactly what it is. Maybe it is best to go into things like that.

    For me, I saw "Captain America," which is really not my kind of movie at all, but this one was made with a kind of knowing corniness that made it very entertaining.
  • CInderella
    So many things to do this weekend. We attended the opening weekend of Hendricks Civic Theatre's production of Cinderella at Tr-West High School on the westside. Fun show for the family!
  • Seinfeld
    Went to see Seinfeld at a jam-packed Murat - such a great time! Can't wait till he returns.
    Saw the Andrews Brothers last weekend - fabulous show!
    We are so fortuntate in the venues and talent available right here. There's always something going on or coming up.
  • Maggie Drennon house part
    Never been to a house party. Have been following Maggie Drennon (Celtic folk music/history) for 20 years. Was fantastic to see her in an intimate setting.
  • CSz!
    I wrote a little about the 2011 Comedy Sportz World Championship here on Lou's blog "last Monday" when I came home from the opening matches on Wednesday night. I had had so much fun that I wanted to tell the world about it!

    I went back on Friday night and had a wonderful time all over again. I wish I could have gone to every match over the four days!

    I laughed 'til I hurt, but the hurt was healing, if that makes sense. Who was it that said laughter makes the best medicine?

    The energy at the Athenaeum as the ComedySportz teams from all around the country - including our own Indy team - competed to make the audience laugh without using curse words or off-color jokes was exhilerating. I was, and am, filled with admiration for the skill, creativity, generosity, and joy that every one of those improv artists brought to this competition.

    I enjoy going to Indy ComedySportz events year-round, but this tournament was something special.

    I wonder where it will be next year? I wouldn't mind traveling to be in the audience again, if it is not too far away.

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit (on hiatus from blogging but not from seeing shows!)
  • ComedySportz 2012
    Hope,
    The 2012 ComedySportz World Championship will be held in Chicago.
  • Chicago!
    Oh-ho! I feel a road trip coming on!

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit (on hiatus from blogging but not from seeing shows!)

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