The Marriage Matinee

The Marriage Matinee

The Marriage Matinee is the joint effort of Mr. and Mrs. Caraker, newlyweds who live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Now that they’ve formed the bond of holy matrimony, they’re hoping to form a similar bond with Indy theater. Dylan Caraker is no stranger to the theater scene in Indy. He has participated in over 20 shows both as an actor and as a techie. Since embarking on his journey into career life (and marriage), he has been craving to find a way back into the performing arts and is excited for this opportunity to share his reflections. Celeste Caraker seeks to integrate the arts into her daily life and serves as a teacher in a performing arts-centered elementary school in downtown Indy. In this capacity, she is seeking to inspire a new generation of performers and audiences. When not working, this husband and wife team can be found perusing the wares of vintage markets and art fairs. As if walking down the aisle wasn’t enough of a trek, they also frequent outdoor hiking and walking areas, usually before or after sampling some local flavors in Broad Ripple or Carmel. Together, they hope to bring a unique and dual-sided perspective on the theatrical endeavors of Indy’s finest performers, for better or for worse…

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BWW Review: 42ND STREET Dances In at Beef & BoardsBWW Review: 42ND STREET Dances In at Beef & Boards
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BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is Tradition at It's Best at Murat Theatre
October 2, 2019

Refreshing a cherished, old-time musical can be a daunting process and undertaking. You have to choose what directions you'd like to goa?? Should you keep the faith with longstanding traditions, or should you try something new and risky? If you want to go for some of both, how much of each should you incorporate? It's difficult to strike that perfect balance a?" it's almost like you're a fiddler on the roof.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Is A Focus on Family
September 25, 2019

After being in a show for over 300 times, how to do you keep it fresh? For Kelly Gabrielle Murphy in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, it's all about the relationships built along the way a?" with the audience and her fellow performers.

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY: Teasing Its Way onto the Stage of Beef & Boards
August 26, 2019

HAIRSPRAY is such a likeable musical, full of catchy upbeat tunes and 60's flair. It is nearly impossible to resist the urge to tap your toes or bob your head as Tracy wheels her way around the dance floor. But the latest production of HAIRSPRAY at Beef & Boards brings more than what the musical has to offer on its own. It has heart and soul that cannot hide, even behind the misty clouds of Ultra Clutch hairspray.

BWW Review: 1984 is Bold and Gripping at Monument Theatre
August 11, 2019

Monument Theatre Company is celebrating its inaugural season with a play that encapsulates so much of its mission. They have entered the Indianapolis theater world to challenge and trouble some of the fixed mindsets that the average theater-goer may have developed. 1984 is the perfect vehicle to bring that goal to life and to create a strong impression on its audiences, leaving more questions than answers.

BWW Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Rolls in at Beef & Boards
July 8, 2019

Nostalgia can be big business, especially in musical theater. Harking back to some by-gone, golden age permeates both politics and pop culture now, but nostalgia has always been rose-tinted and shines above and beyond any hardships, struggles, and even life. Beef & Board once again hits the nail on the head and has successfully recreated classic rock and roll in BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY.

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Swings In at Footlite Musicals
July 7, 2019

The Cathedral of Notre Dame is an internationally recognized symbol, a mammoth structure of stone and priceless art, some of which suffered from the ravages of fire in April. But it is so much more. It is the building that bears witness to the faith and failures of countless people who come to it every day, and Footlite Musicals gives you a window into some of those deep themes with their production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

BWW Review: Taking a Delightful Dive into THE LITTLE MERMAID at Beef & Boards
May 30, 2019

What would it be like to live "under the sea"? Beef and Board's THE LITTLE MERMAID provides the audience with a fantastical glimpse into the world of King Triton and Ariel along with her friends in this colorful, bubbly show now showing at Beef and Boards from now until June 30th.

BWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN at Footlite Musicals
May 18, 2019

Reading the synopsis of CHILDREN OF EDEN leads you to believe you know exactly what's to come. The story of the Book of Genesis is one many people have at least a passing familiarity with. However, this musical makes the stories come to life in new ways and provokes questions and thoughts that are as relevant today as they were in Biblical times. A journey through the Garden of Eden becomes a whirlwind of music, movement, and moving moments that goes far beyond the words on a page.

BWW Review: MAMA MIA! Dances in at Fort Wayne Civic
May 2, 2019

Based on songs by ABBA, Mamma Mia! is established in a Greek island where a young lady named Sophie Sheridan is about to get married. Getting married without her birth father giving her away is deeply troubling her, so she sets to remedy that. However, she really has zero clue who he is, so she invites three men who were amorously involved with her mother some 20 years ago to the wedding. When they arrive on the island, Sophie's mother, Donna Sheridan, is brought back memories of love and heartbreak.

BWW Review: Hot Pies Served with a Side of Sass at WAITRESS
April 24, 2019

At first glance, WAITRESS has a deceptively simple surface plot. Woman in a bad marriage hangs with gal pals encouraging her to do better for herself. That may be the bare bits of this musical, but its complexities and melodies are as enticing as one of Jenna's famous pies.

BWW Review: Fresh Passion and Fresh Pies Served Up in WAITRESS at Murat Theatre
April 15, 2019

We had the privilege of interviewing Steven Good, who plays Dr. Pomatter in the upcoming tour of WAITRESS coming through Indianapolis. We had to ask him what this musical is able to serve up, other than pies, and he had some great insight to share with us about this fun and touching musical.

BWW Review: 42ND STREET Dances In at Beef & Boards
April 8, 2019

Razzmatazz, glitz, glamour, intrigue: 42ND STREET is filled with these classic themes, which is why it still thrills audiences decades after its premiere.

BWW Review: THE KING AND I Revitalized at Clowes Memorial Hall
March 7, 2019

The musical, THE KING AND I, accounts the experience of widow Mrs. Anna Leonowens (Anglea Baumgardner), an English school teacher, who was take on as a main driving factor in the King of Siam's push to modernize Siam in the late 1800s. Anna and her young son travel to Siam where she teaches the royals about culture, customs, and the modern world. With the King also being thought of as "a barbarian", Anna also prepares a formal party for English diplomats with hopes they will change their tune about the King.

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JOSH HENRY at The Cabaret
February 25, 2019

The draw is easy: Joshua Henry, Broadway star, with a meteoric rise which includes HAMILTON. Enough said, right? But therein lies the beauty of the setting of a cabaret.

BWW Review: Timothy Matthew Flores Brings Youthful Exuberance to THE KING AND I
February 22, 2019

THE KING AND I has the power to evoke many iconic songs, images, and fond memories. It has become a designated Broadway classic. However, what do the classics have to offer us in this modern age? Timothy Matthew Flores fills us in on how this national tour has breathed new life into the classic, showing its timeless qualities.

BWW Review: GREASE Strikes Lighting at Beef & Boards
February 11, 2019

'Grease' is certainly the word at Beef & Boards as the original production of the celebrated musical started its run.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK, Well, Rocks at Clowes Memorial Hall
January 31, 2019

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a musical about rebellion, the mantra of "sticking it to The Man", of children finding their voice in a controlled and advantaged setting and finding their courage to rise up.

BWW Review: TIME FOR ADULTS TO GET SCHOOLED: DEIDRE LANG at Clowes Memorial Hall
January 26, 2019

We had the privilege of speaking with Deidre Lang, who plays Ms. Sheinkopf in the upcoming touring production of School of Rock, and she had quite a few reasons why we all need to go back to school. She reflected with us on what this show can mean as something beyond a musical, which predominantly features kids, and how it can speak to us as adults.

BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD Slays at Footlite Musicals
January 20, 2019

The advertising is very clear: for mature audiences only. MURDER BALLAD is a rather steamy and enticing piece of musical theater.

BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON Rings the Doorbell at Clowes Memorial Hall
December 20, 2018

The assumption when you take your seat for THE BOOK OF MORMON is that you will laugh, perhaps even laugh a lot, but that is far from the truth. You are much more likely to be in physical pain from full-belly laughing for nearly the entire show. Trey Parker and Matt Stone did an exceptional job using humor as a vehicle for some excellent life lessons.



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