You-review-it Monday

October 10, 2011
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For me, the weekend included the world premiere "Do You Hear the People Sing?" concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and a run to Chicago for a look at "Red," the first regional production of the Tony-winning Best Play about artist Mark Rothko. And Chicago traffic gave me plenty of time to listen to Carrie Newcomer's new India-influenced CD.

What about you? Did you get to see some live dance via either the season premieres for Dance Kaleidoscope or Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre? Catch George Clooney or battling robots at the multiplex? Or see "School House Wrong" at the White Rabbit Cabaret?

Whatever you did, fill us in.

Your thoughts?



    I saw two of the three shows that are included in this year's Going Solo Festival at IRT - LOST: A MEMOIR & I LOVE TO EAT. Both were outstanding and feature two outstanding local artists - Constance Macy-Koharchik and Robert Neal, respectively. (I'm sure that Mark Goetzinger is equally good in NOBODY DON'T LIKE YOGI, but I haven't caught that one. Yet!)

    Macy is just lovely as a grieving sister in her show and Mr. Neal owns that stage with a bravura that rivals that of James Beard - the renowned chef he portrays in a well-crafted and poignant script by IRT's Playwright-in-residence, James Still.

    Go support these local treasures!! You won't be sorry.
  • the four elements
    Great performance by Dance Kaleidoscope, as usual.
  • Do You Hear the People Sing?
    I attended the Friday evening show of "Do You Hear the People Sing?". It was a wonderful show and a great opportunity to see world class performers that one would normally have to travel to New York to experience. It was also visually beautiful and overall a wonderful evening.
  • ISO at the Palladium
    We attended the ISO performance of "Do You Hear the People Sing" at the Palladium on Sunday night. The performance was brilliant from the sounds of our very talented ISO members led by Maestro Jack Everly to the extraordinary talents of the Broadway performers along with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. How exciting for Indianapolis and Maestro Everly to be chosen by the dynamic talents of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg for this world premier! Bravo to all the performers.
  • Do You Hear the People Sing?
    I saw the Saturday performance of Do You Hear the People Sing and thought it was amazing. I never thought I would have the opportunity to see Lea Salonga in person. She and the entire cast were phenominal. But the topper for me was that Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Shonberg were actually in attendance. It was a thrill to meet them after the show.
  • Carmel Symphony
    I heard the Carmel Symphony Orchestra concert at the Palladium on Saturday evening. It began with a well performed Beethoven Leonore Overture #3. Principal trumpet Steve Pfoser did a great job with the off stage solos. Stephen Kim was the violin soloist in a terrific Mendelssohn Concerto - he is a young talent that will have a long career, I believe. Tchaikovsky's popular Fifth Symphony completed the performance. Audiences love this work, and it is always a great way to end a concert. Horn soloist Dave Poncar played beautifully and the piece was well interpreted. There were a few glitches here and there in the woodwinds and horns, but my overall impression of the Carmel Symphony is that this does not sound at all like a typical community orchestra. The string sound is full and lush, and the ensemble is able to play masterworks at full tempo and with good blend and balance. Conductor David Bowden does a really good job with the pre-concert talk and with communicating with the audience before pieces.

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