You-review-it Monday

February 20, 2012
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For me, the weekend included Beef & Boards' "Legally Blonde" and the Phoenix Theatre's must-see "August: Osage County." More on both soon--and I'm glad I didn't mix up those two notebooks.

I also realized my son is now old enough to watch and appreciate "The Great Escape" so enjoyed an evening re-experiencing that great Steve McQueen flick.

And you? What did you see, hear or experience this weekend?

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  • yup - must see
    I hardly ever call something a "must see" because art is so personal and who am I to say what someone else must (or, for that matter, must not) see?

    But if I did say things like "this is a must-see," I would say it about the Phoenix Theatre's production of Tracy Letts' award-winning "August: Osage County."

    Holy smokes, that was a brilliant show.

    I'll have more to say about it on my own blog, too.

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit
  • August is an epic play
    I was in NYC this weekend and saw Freud's Last Session (OK), Other Desert Cities (fantastic), and the Encores production of Merrily We Roll Along (delightful).

    Having twice seen August: Osage County on Broadway, I truly believe it is a play that is a must see regardless of who is producing it. The story and text is that good.
  • Carmel Symphony
    I heard the Carmel Symphony with fantastic pianist Di Wu at the Palladium Saturday night. The first half were three favorites of most audiences, Sorcerers Apprentice, Till Eulenspiegel and Meditation from Thais played by concertmaster Larry Shapiro. As is usually the case, Conductor David Bowden did a great job of explaining enough about the works to the audience. The second half was a wonderful Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto with Di Wu. She began with the famous piano chord start at a steadier and quicker pace than I usually hear. She stated in the preconcert talk that she would adhere more to the tempos in the score. The clarity of her sound was most impressive, no doubt aided by the acoustics. It was a memorable performance. Principal Horn David Poncar deserves a mention for the fine performances of the exposed and taxing high horn solos.

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