Audra McDonald Takes Gov. Mike Pence to Task
A lauded performer soon to appear in Indy took direct aim at the state’s CEO.
The playfulness peaked midway through Act II with the quirkiness of Burt Bacharach’s “Turkey Lurkey Time.” That song, full of fun choreography and the merging of retro fashions with formal tuxes, gave way to the heartwarming high of the night, a haunting performance of the beautiful “Ave Maria” sung by Alex Reuter.
About 85,000 attendees took in the day’s events, including the entertainment on three stages—DJs, drag queens, and song-and-dance acts. The week-long festival’s main day of events attracted about 15,000 more comers than in its previous two years, a sizable gain.