Retro event proves more playful than provocative.
Thoughts on the Globetrotters, Phoenix Theatre’s “Housewives of Mannheim,” and Beef & Boards’ “The Foreigner.”
When this year’s edition of “Yuletide Celebration” maintains its focus on the Indianapolis Symphony
Orchestra, guest host Maureen McGovern and the tap-dancing Santas, it’s as comforting as the
show has ever been.
It might make some top 10 movie musicals lists, but it’s unlikely that “Seven Brides for
Seven Brothers” is on anyone’s list of favorite stage musicals. Which is why Beef
Dinner Theatre’s current production of the show (running through Oct. 4) is so remarkable.
As part of this year’s A&E Season Preview, we thought we’d introduce you to some of the people behind the people on our
This week, more smoke on the same mountain at Beef & Boards and time going slowly at the Phoenix.
This week, William Conner on stage at the IRT and another chorus of "Tomorrow," courtesy of Beef &
This week, two ambitious shows—a new musical at Beef & Boards and magic realism at the Phoenix
Indianapolis-based Beef & Boards has survived 3-1/2 decades by giving viewers what they want. “We cater to our audience,”
said owner and artistic director Doug Stark. “I have no artistic problem with that.”