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Watching The Tempest at White River State Park

Call it serendipity, call it blind luck, call it a mystic spell that took me to some remote island, but Saturday night found my two youngest kids, Emma and Ben, and me at White River State Park to see Heartland Read more >

Back With the Church Basement Ladies at Beef & Boards

If there’s one show that I absolutely clamor for at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, it’s the Church Basement Ladies. This month, Beef & Boards is showing A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement, bringing Mrs. Snustad, Mrs. Gilmerson, Karin Engelson, Read more >

Beef & Boards Kicks Off 2014 Season With ‘Lend Me A Tenor’

It’s a rare event for Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre to do a regular play with little to no singing. But when they do, it’s always a special treat for me. This year, Beef & Boards kicked off their upcoming Read more >

Two Festival of Trees in Indiana This Year

Paramount Theatre Festival of Trees, Anderson, Indiana At the Paramount Theatre, they’re bringing back the local favorite, the Festival of Trees. With decorated trees, wreaths, Larry Davenport’s world-famous train village, musical concerts, a visit by Santa Clausweek-long children’s entertainment, ballroom Read more >

IndyFringe Festival Wrap-Up: New Attendance Record. Again.

The 9th annual IndyFringe Festival closed Sunday, August 25th, having set attendance and box office records yet again. According to the Festival organizers, 17,286 people watched a play during the 10 days festival, marking a 16% increase over 2012 (another Read more >

Free Summer Concert Series Returns to Kokomo

Looking for fun, affordable getaways for your family this summer?  Look no further than Kokomo.  Enjoy FREE concerts in Downtown Kokomo – all summer long!  Well-known bands and musicians will perform at the Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion in Foster Park. Read more >

Civic Theatres in Indiana

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about live theatres around downtown Indianapolis. And while I missed a few theatres we have around town (Asante Children’s Theatre, Beef & Boards, as well as theatres out in the suburbs), I realized I Read more >

Amy Hayes’ Twelfth Night at Indy Fringe Sure to Please

Most people don’t realize that in Shakespeare’s days, his plays were not the high-brow cultural experiences we think of. They’re not all Sir Laurence Olivier/Dame Maggie Smith posh English accents. These were bawdy, low-brow shows that “the masses” could enjoy. Read more >

2012 Indy Fringe Theatre Festival, August 17 – 26, 2012

It’s August in Indianapolis, and that means it’s my favorite time of year: the Indy Fringe Theatre Festival is back! This will be my fourth festival and I always have a great time every year, watching shows, meeting the actors, Read more >

Renovation of Historic Elkhart Theatre Earns Indiana Landmarks Award

Indiana Landmarks, a private nonprofit organization that saves meaningful places throughout the state, has awarded its annual Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration to the City of Elkhart for saving The Lerner Theatre. Built in 1924, the theater was built to Read more >