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BWW Review: 'Dancing in the Street' with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Old National Centre BWW Review: 'Dancing in the Street' with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Old National Centre
by The Marriage Matinee - March 30, 2017

Imagine an era full of raw energy, vivid passion, and a thirst, drive, and talent that is unparalleled in American musical history. This vibrant scene is revived in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, an embodiment of a people's voice that speaks to the soul of America. It evokes its dreams and its drive, and the a... (more...)
BWW Review: Humors and Egos Collide in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Civic Theatre BWW Review: Humors and Egos Collide in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Civic Theatre
by The Marriage Matinee - March 20, 2017

If you have a fondness for frivolity, a love of all things irreverent, a strong like or dislike for Shakespeare, and a ready and willing laugh, you belong at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre's production of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED).... (more...)
BWW Review: BOEING BOEING at Indiana Repertory Theatre BWW Review: BOEING BOEING at Indiana Repertory Theatre
by Melissa Hall - March 13, 2017

One man, three fiances, one Paris apartment; what could possibly go wrong? The Indiana Repertory Theatre presents Boeing Boeing, a farce set in the 1960s and complete with all the hallmarks of the genre. The three women are all flight attendants from different countries. ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Old National Center BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Old National Center
by Melissa Hall - February 09, 2017

Like so many others, I grew up watching Disney's The Little Mermaid. The lyrics of those songs are ingrained on my brain to this day. So seeing Broadway Across America's current production of the story is bittersweet. It was fun to revisit the characters, but it was impossible not to compare the mus... (more...)
BWW Review: SOUTH PACIFIC Returns to Beef and Boards thru Oct 4 BWW Review: SOUTH PACIFIC Returns to Beef and Boards thru Oct 4
by Anton Anderssen - September 04, 2015

After seeing a myriad of plays, I believe SOUTH PACIFIC is one of the best musicals ever created. The music is infectious, the costumes are bold, the sets are dreamy and exotic, and the storyline is a romantic fantasy. ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Karen Irwin: A Piece of Her Heart, A Tribute to Janis Joplin BWW Reviews: Karen Irwin: A Piece of Her Heart, A Tribute to Janis Joplin
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - August 13, 2014

Karen Irwin tore up the stage at The Cabaret at The Columbia Club July 25 and 26. The Indianapolis native is well known for her bluesy rasp vocals and excellent coverage of Janis Joplin tunes. So popular is Irwin, the entire weekend was sold out for both performances, matching her prior visit to thi... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Broadway in Indianapolis 2013/2014 Season BWW Reviews: Broadway in Indianapolis 2013/2014 Season
by Trevor Cox - July 22, 2014

And that concludes another stellar season of Broadway touring shows through Indianapolis. Five exciting, high-energy shows each spent one week in the capital of Indiana, as well as an extended run for a Broadway favorite. Here's a recap of the shows from the 2013/2014 season.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Broadway Across America's WICKED BWW Reviews: Broadway Across America's WICKED
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - November 20, 2013

The old sayings, 'You've got to see it to believe it,' and 'You either get 'IT'or you don't,' are certainly sayings that could be (and probably are) applied to WICKED. With its 10th anniversary this year, and nine current productions performing around the globe, I must say I was completely surpri... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre's LES MISERABLES BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre's LES MISERABLES
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - October 07, 2013

I do not think it is out of line to say Les Miserables has been the most anticipated production on the Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre's 2013 lineup. Some hoping it would be great, others certain it would not be.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Indy Fringe Festival 2012: 465: SEX DRIVE...A Musical BWW Reviews: Indy Fringe Festival 2012: 465: SEX DRIVE...A Musical
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - April 22, 2013

The Indy Fringe Festival's popular show states it boldly in the title, 465: Sex Drive...a musical. So no one mistakenly shows up with children for a performance about Indianapolis' loop around the city, perhaps? During the carpool trip around the city's loop and throughout a therapy session for the... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards' MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards' MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - April 22, 2013

Menopause the Musical opens at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre this week to the sound of an audience gone wild. Who knew menopausal-age women (and their menfolk, by the way) could be so energetic and exuberant?... (more...)
BWW Reviews: IRT's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC BWW Reviews: IRT's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - February 01, 2013

Two-time Grammy Award winner Sylvia McNair lights up the IRT stage in A Little Night Music.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Despite Stellar Cast, Touring Production of MIRACLE ON 34th STREET Needs a Miracle BWW Reviews: Despite Stellar Cast, Touring Production of MIRACLE ON 34th STREET Needs a Miracle
by Harmony Wheeler - November 25, 2012

Greeting audiences with a familiar New York City backdrop painting framed in a gorgeous white paneling and seasonal decor, the touring production of "Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical" doesn't offer much beyond its original seasons' greetings. Despite a strong, talented cast, the musical only offe... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre Serves Up a Delicious CHICAGO BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre Serves Up a Delicious CHICAGO
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - October 02, 2012

Chicago the musical, one of theater's favorites, returns to the stage in Indianapolis at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre Serves a Delicious NUNSENSE BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre Serves a Delicious NUNSENSE
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - August 10, 2012

When is a greeting card more than a greeting card? When it spawns a commercially successful international sensation known as Nunsense, one of off-Broadway's most commercially successful shows. Six sequels, three spin offs and a television show followed quickly. Originating from Dan Goggin's line of ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Tom Wopat - Love Swings Live at The Cabaret at The Columbia Club BWW Reviews: Tom Wopat - Love Swings Live at The Cabaret at The Columbia Club
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - July 16, 2012

Mr. Tom Wopat jauntily ambled onto the poshest stage in town, The Cabaret at The Columbia Club, Indianapolis. The three-time Tony Award-nominee ('99, '08, '11) of stage and screen shared samples from his musical works, including his most recent CD, Tom Wopat: Consider it Swung.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Theater Review: Beef and Boards: THE WIZARD OF OZ Runs May 31 - July 19 BWW Reviews: Theater Review: Beef and Boards: THE WIZARD OF OZ Runs May 31 - July 19
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - June 04, 2012

Two performers step into the Gotta Go Spotlight by standing out with the energy and enthusiasm brought to their roles. Curry, whose version of Professor Marvel was a little quiet and sedate, delighted the audience with his animated style as the Wizard. Portraying the phony wizard with just the ri... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Phoenix Theatre's AVENUE Q BWW Reviews: Phoenix Theatre's AVENUE Q
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - May 07, 2012

In a pleasantly bizarre, Sesame Street-meets-The Breakfast Club kind of way, Avenue Q gets its point across.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Shannon Forsell Lights up The Cabaret at The Columbia Club BWW Reviews: Shannon Forsell Lights up The Cabaret at The Columbia Club
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - April 27, 2012

Whether gracefully lounging across a polished piano, sassing up a self-deprecating joke or sharing a tender thought about husband, David Forsell, the chanteuse lights up the stage and heart.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN - Fast-Paced Hilarity BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN - Fast-Paced Hilarity
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - April 18, 2012

With devil-may-care good looks and obvious merriment at being such a scoundrel, Clark is pure joy to watch ... while conning the entire town.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: IRT performs Noel Coward's FALLEN ANGELS March 13 - April 15 BWW Reviews: IRT performs Noel Coward's FALLEN ANGELS March 13 - April 15
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - April 10, 2012

While the spouses are away, the wives are at play ... with martinis, Champagne, and various smart cocktails in an attempt to numb their deepest romantic desires for heartthrob Maurice.... (more...)
THE STORY OF THE LITTLE MERMAID Runs 11/30-12/14 At Theatre At The Center THE STORY OF THE LITTLE MERMAID Runs 11/30-12/14 At Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - November 03, 2009

Based on the original Hans Christian Anderson tale, this special holiday musical adaptation of The Story of the Little Mermaid tells of the adventures of the Little Mermaid who falls in love with the handsome 'human' Prince.... (more...)