You-review-it Monday

May 3, 2009
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Yes, I know, you ran the Mini. But what else did you do this weekend?

Anybody else catch "Miss Saigon" at Footlite or "Twentieth Century" at Civic? Or find your way into one of the sneak previews of the new "Star Trek" film? (Unfortunatley, because of a review embargo until next week, I can't tell you about the latter. I'll just say that it's a rare case of Hollywood getting something just right when there were so many opportunities to mess it up. It's one of the most straight-up entertaining films I've seen in a long time and I think it will work for both hardcore fans and newcomers. Now, that wasn't a review, was it?)

Of course, there was more going on. Maybe you were grooving to Doc Severinsen with the ISO? Or hitting First Friday gallery openings? Or catching some comedy in the clubs?

Tell us about it.

Your thoughts?
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  • Actually, I volunteered at the mini marathon but sat. evening my wife and I went to the Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder concert at the Warren Perf Arts Center. It was a wonderful show. It is unbelieveble to watch a live performance of bluegrass music when professionals of this caliber are holding the instruments. Made me want to go home and throw out my guitar & banjo because I have no business owning them....
  • Saw Jersey Boys in Chicago at the Bank of America Theater...if you grew up in the 60's listening to your folks music, you will enjoy the show. The story is compelling as well...
  • Based on reviews and comments we heard, we decided to not go see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Instead, our group of 6 gave our tickets to a group which works with abused women and kids. 3 mothers and their kids got to see the play and probably enjoyed it a lot more than we would have.

    My wife and I also spent Friday night in Rising Sun, Indiana, where I have a piece of sculpture in the 3rd Annual Rising Sun Juried Art Exhibition. The town is trying to become more than the home to a riverboat casino. There are numerous galleries downtown along with the Pendleton Art Center, where the show is currently running. Each month they have a new show planned. It's about a 2 hour drive from the northside of Indianapolis and makes for a pleasant overnight getaway. For more info go to http://www.artsinrisingsun.com.
  • I went to the Lawrence Central HS performace of The Pajama Game, which was very colorful and fun! and also took in Gregory Hancock's latest G2 in Concert dance creation. These dancers are mostly HIGH SCHOOL kids, and oh-so-talented! They seem to have boundless energy and strength as well...So, after a weekend of teenaged performanced (also hit a Cathedral volleyball tourney)...I'm feeling pretty old, fat, and generally talent-less. *sigh*
  • I saw Crowns Friday night at the IRT. What a joyful piece of theatre. It was such a wonderful experience for the entire audience. I loved watching how the show would move the audience to react. It was hard not to want to get up and dance and sing with the wonderfully talented cast. And of course the hats and costumes were perfection. If only more people wore hats these days! I only wish I had seen it sooner so I could encourage more to attend.
  • I went and saw the Acro-cats Cat Circus at the Fringe on Saturday - and what a treat it was. Nine cats, one kitten, three rats, a chicken, a ferret, and some monkey-bear thing all performing - tightrope walking, bowling, riding skateboards, and playing the drums, keyboard, and guitar in the band. The moments where the cats just refused to perform were just as entertaining as when they actually did what they were suppose to. Now this was some great theatre!!!
  • I saw Rabbit Hole @ the IRT Saturday afternoon. It only runs through this Sat., 5/10 so grab your tickets quickly. An emotional and subtle drama, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it features solid performances by veteran IRT actors Priscilla Lindsay, Lauren Lovett, and Ryan Artzberger and is well worth your time (2 hours, 5 minutes).

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