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ISO Takes On 'Anything Goes' with Glamorous Guests

The ISO’s latest is a glitzy lesson in 1930s romance, with zealous orchestral flourishes steered by Jack Everly. Rachel York guides the ship from there, as comely evangelist–turned–entertainer Reno Sweeney.

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Broadway's 'Memphis' Heats Up Clowes Hall

The surefire standout of the night was Jasmin Richardson as Felicia, just as impressive in her quiet moments on stage as when she let that glorious voice soar.

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Award-Baiting Play 'I and You' Now Playing at Phoenix Theatre

“The moral of it is very much related back to what Whitman is trying to teach—that everyone is a part of everything, everywhere,” says Katherine Shelton (Caroline). “No one really dies, because everyone lives.”

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Sandi Patty, Von Trapps, and More Star in ISO's Yuletide

The songstress revealed various realms of her range, both musical and stylistic, and, at one point, took the theater to church.

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A New Christmas Carol at Indiana Repertory Theatre

The cast welcomes a new Bob Crachit to the show, Mark Scheibmeir—a film and stage actor heralding from L.A.

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Review: Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Phoenix Theatre

Including the complexities of when to wear white (“Just never wear white”)and the perplexity of the sleeveless turtleneck (“Are you hot or are you cold? Make up your mind!”).

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Review: Dos Fallopia at Phoenix Theatre

Koch and Platt opened their performance as pair called the Polka Dots, who “put the fun back in funeral” at an Indiana-based funeral convention. The two kept the satire local …

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REVIEW: Clybourne Park at Phoenix Theatre

The brilliance of this play lies in understanding that, as an audience, we aren’t laughing at the ethnicity, tragedy, or handicap of the characters. Rather, it allows us the chance to laugh at ourselves for our own prejudices and judgments.

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REVIEW: The Whipping Man at Indiana Repertory Theatre

It’s April in 1865. General Robert E. Lee has surrendered, and Southern soldiers are retreating home. For many of them, it takes days and weeks to return from Appomattox.The slaves are freed. And it just so happens to be a time that people of Jewish faith are preparing to celebrate Passover. It is also a sad time for African Americans as they discover President Abraham Lincoln’s passing.

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A Little Night Music Sends in More Than Clowns at IRT

The show’s transparent theme is timeless: Comically bad people engage in alternately rosy and fatalistic relationships at all levels of society.