I usually write my reviews in the order that I saw the shows. However, I am going to break that rule a bit this week and therefore wanted to give you a heads-up. Here is my blogging plan for the next few days:
- Theatre Review of opening night of “The Giver” at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
Short version: If you are already a fan of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award winning author by the same name, then you MUST see this adaptation written by Eric Coble and directed by Richard J. Roberts. It is very, very satisfying. If you have never heard of Lois Lowry’s book, I bet you would like this show if you like futuristic explorations of utopia/dystopia.
- Tweeting of the Encore Awards event Monday night.
It shouldn’t take me too long to transfer my @IndyTheatre tweets from that night to an easily re-readable story form here on my blog. I will feel better knowing that that content is here, where I can more reliably get to it. (Twitter is fun, but it conks out much too frequently!) Also, I like being able to have almost all of my content in one searchable place.
- Storytelling Review of “The Flame of Love: the Legend of Tristan and Iseult” told by Patrick Ball and The Medieval Beasts last Sunday afternoon.
- Highlights from the “Jersey Boys Sneak Peek Event” at the Murat Theatre a week ago Monday.
“Jersey Boys” won’t be here in Indianapolis as part of the Broadway Across America series until next summer but I am already counting the days after hearing two actors and the stage manager from the Washington, D.C. company talk with IBJ’s arts editor Lou Harry about the show. “Oh, what a night!” I floated home from that fun event with a huge souvenir book and music sampler CD under my arm.
There are a lot(!) of shows going on this weekend that I would like to see, but I am only going to have time to review one of them: “Elephant Man” at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre.
What have you seen lately that you loved? (or hated?)
Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com
11/20/09 – It looks as if I will not have time to write more about the “Jersey Boys Sneak Peek Event” after all, so I ‘ll just say again that I enjoyed it very much, that I learned a lot of intriguing things about a show that was new to me, and that I am therefore VERY much looking forward to seeing the show itself when it comes through Indianapolis next summer!