Hiatus, Lacuna, Pause.

Dear readers,

For a number of reasons that I am not going to discuss, I am not going to blog any more for a while.  I may come back to it later.

I would like to thank everyone that has read and responded to Indy Theatre Habit over the past three and a half years.  I hope you will continue to make a habit of going to see live theatre.

I’ll see you there!

Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com

(The above photo of a resting amaryllis bulb was taken by Lori L. Stalteri.)

P.S. – If you’re curious about what I’ve been seeing, I am maintaining my Directory of 2011 Shows.  Last updated 12/29/11.   And although I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter, for now I am also tweeting about almost every show I see:  www.twitter.com/IndyTheatre.

Theatre Review: “Chicago the Musical” by Actors Theatre of Indiana

On Saturday night a friend and I drove to the new Studio Theater to see the Actors Theatre of Indiana production of “Chicago the Musical.” 

The Studio Theater is part of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.  Carmel is just north of Indianapolis.  Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI) is the Center’s resident professional theatre company.

The book for “Chicago the Musical” was written by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse.  The music is by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb.  Judy Fitzgerald directed ATI’s production.

I loved the intimacy of this production!  I recognized many of the performers from other professional shows in larger venues around town over the years.  It was a treat to be able to see and hear these beloved performers doing their thing up close in a cozy space and in a show that highlights their singing and dancing talents.

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