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Priority list includes Heartland Film Festival, 'Rocky Horror' live

October 17, 2016

There's a lot to choose from on the A&E front this weekend. Here's some of what's new and promising:

Heartland Film Festival

Not sure what to see at this year’s Heartland Film Festival? I’ve screened a fair number of the offerings and have offer 11 choices here.  Also on the program, appearances by actors Brian Dennehy, Karen Allen, and more. Oct. 21-30 Various locations Details

“Finding Home: Indiana at 200”

Writers from around the state contributed this mosaic-like look at Indiana’s history. Songs by Tim Grimm punctuated the theatrical tableau.  Oct. 18-Nov. 13 Indiana Repertory Theatre Details

“The Rocky Horror Show”

It’s time to do the time warp again as producers Zach Rosing and Zack Neiditch team up once again on the live version of the show that spawned a cult following. The cast includes Tim Hunt, Claire Wilcher, Betsy Norton and Scott Keith. Oct. 21-29 Athenaeum Theatre Details

“Moving Sculptures”

Dance Kaleidoscope brings back Brock Clawson’s “Lake Effect Snow” as well as David Hochoy’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Also on the bill: the Indianapolis School of Ballet’s “Capriccio Espagnol.” Oct. 20-23 Indiana Repertory Theatre Details

“Young Frankenstein”

Expect all the production value stops to be pulled out when Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre stages Mel Brooks’ follow-up to his hit musical version of “The Producers.” Oct. 21-Nov. 5 Tarkington Theatre Details

Also this week

Faith Prince, of Broadway’s “Guys and Dolls” and “A Catered Affair,” performs at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club Oct. 21-22.

L.A. Theatre Works, the outstanding company that presents script-in-hand readings from its home base in California, hits the road for this production of Abby Mann's “Judgement at Nuremberg," about post-World War II war-crimes trials, Oct. 18-19 at Loeb Playhouse, West Lafayette.

Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen team up at the Palladium Oct. 19 followed by Joan Baez Oct. 20.

A capella group Vocalosity plays IU Auditorium Oct. 20 and Clowes Hall Oct. 21.

The Indiana State Museum’s latest exhibit, “Design Zone” (Oct. 22-Jan. 8), explores how math and related subjects pertain to architects, video game designers, music producers and more. 

Bill Oberst Jr. of TV’s “Criminal Minds” performs Ray Bradbury’s “Pillar of Fire,” Oct. 21-23 at the IndyFringe Building.

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