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Review: HAIRSPRAY at Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre is a toe-tapping good time Photo Review: HAIRSPRAY at Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre is a toe-tapping good time
by Tara Olivero - July 11, 2022

What did our critic think of HAIRSPRAY at Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre? The Indiana Music Theatre Foundation is back again with a toe-tapping, fun-filled production of HAIRSPRAY, performed by the Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre as part of this year's Three Rivers Festival. After last summer's stu...
BWW Review: THE CHRISTMAS TREE SHIP at Blue Gate Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE CHRISTMAS TREE SHIP at Blue Gate Theatre
by Brian Hilbrand - December 03, 2021

Blue Gate Theatre’s The Christmas Tree Ship, is a new musical inspired by the true story of the famous Christmas Tree Ship, the Rouse Simmons.  The story about a ship, a storm, and a Christmas story of heroic proportions. Experience one woman's unsinkable determination to continue her husband's miss...
BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at Round Barn Theatre Photo BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at Round Barn Theatre
by Tara Olivero - September 13, 2021

A sweet show for the whole family, LITTLE WOMEN runs at the Round Barn Theatre in Nappanee through October 23rd....
BWW Review: WHEN CALLS THE HEART THE MUSICAL Shines At Round Barn Theatre Photo BWW Review: WHEN CALLS THE HEART THE MUSICAL Shines At Round Barn Theatre
by Tara Olivero - June 25, 2021

World Premiere of WHEN CALLS THE HEART THE MUSICAL on stage at the Round Barn Theatre through July 17-- you won't want to miss this show....
BWW Review: BEST OF ME- A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY at Blue Gate Theatre Photo BWW Review: BEST OF ME- A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY at Blue Gate Theatre
by Brian Hilbrand - April 26, 2021

Blue Gate Theatre’s The Best Of Me - A New Musical Comedy, is a show that is about a young Amish girl, who finds herself unable to do the traditional things Amish women are know for, and finds herself with her eyes set on Broadway!  The Best of Me is currently playing at the Blue Gate Music Hall in ...
BWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at Elkhart Civic Theater is good enough to make you hate Photo BWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at Elkhart Civic Theater is good enough to make you hate theater
by Clark Cameron Ponce - April 13, 2021

Crossing the line between a show and the real world, [title of show] puts sexism and sexual harassment on stage. ...
BWW Review: ORFEO ED EURIDICE at Goshen College is a Well-Designed Treat Photo BWW Review: ORFEO ED EURIDICE at Goshen College is a Well-Designed Treat
by Clark Cameron Ponce - March 26, 2021

Creativity and ingenuity on behalf of director Amy Budd and producer Anna Kurtz Kuk, as well as designers and cast, elevates an evening in front of a screen into a night spent traveling alongside Orfeo’s descent into loss and love....
BWW Review: New Musical THE GÜT LIFE! Promises A Simple But Güt Time at Blue Gate The Photo BWW Review: New Musical THE GÜT LIFE! Promises A Simple But Güt Time at Blue Gate Theatre!
by Brian Hilbrand - August 06, 2020

Blue Gate Theatrea??s A Güt Life! is a show about life on an Amish farm, and how it is full of unique challenges and rich blessings.   Presented by Amish story tellers Eliza and Simon Yoder, who give you a glimpse into their life together.  Not only does this charming show not only have jokes that w...
BWW Review: H20: A PLAY ABOUT WATER at CLAY HIGH SCHOOL Photo BWW Review: H20: A PLAY ABOUT WATER at CLAY HIGH SCHOOL
by Braden Allison - March 02, 2020

a?oeWater is life, and there can be no life without water.a?? This is the main concept of Clay High School's award-winning production of H2O: A Play About Water. The show consists of separate vignettes about the place of water naturally on the planet and what role it plays in man-made society. The m...
BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at ART4 Photo BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at ART4
by Braden Allison - February 12, 2020

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BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at South Bend Civic Center Photo BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at South Bend Civic Center
by Braden Allison - January 26, 2020

In reference to the traditionally male-majority casting of Peter and the Starcatcher, Director Grace Lazarz states 'To me, greater artistic opportunity for women is one small way to move in a different direction-to tell the same story but do it in a more radical way. And thus, the all-female cast of...