Category Archives: Indiana Festival Theatre

(Really) getting to know the cast of ‘Dames at Sea’

By Amy Reader When we watch a performance, it’s easy to think that the people on stage aren’t really people. Rather, they are beautifully talented demi-gods who can sing, dance, and act at the same time. However, actors are just … Continue reading

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WFIU, too, makes much ado about our MUCH ADO!

George Walker, WFIU’s producer and on-air broadcast director, has been reviewing theatre and opera productions in the Bloomington area for many years. He recently posted his review of the IFT’s production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, noting that “There’s eloquence, … Continue reading

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“Droll, fresh and brimming with feisty characters”; “a lot of laughs”; “a marvelous production”; and other nice things from the HERALD-TIMES review of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

To my mind, the very good things reviewer Doris Lynch has to say about our comic production of Much Ado about Nothing are pretty spot on. Many in our audience would agree. We’ve already had people return to see the … Continue reading

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A “luscious musical” not to be missed — The Herald-Times review of SWING!

(Thanks to the editor of The Herald-Times for permission to reprint Doris Lynch’s review of our currently running musical revue, Swing! The original review is to be found here on the heraldtimesonline.com website—you’ll need a password to the site to read it, by … Continue reading

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Singing Those Alumni Tunes

The music of the musical Swing! is chockablock full of great tunes from the 1930s and ’40s; some of the tunes, however, are contemporary, written specifically for the Broadway production, in part, I think, to show that swing music, while no … Continue reading

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Thoughts From An Intern

As I was deciding where I wanted to intern this summer, I wanted to go somewhere that would most benefit my understanding of Shakespeare, as I’ve become obsessed with his work throughout my college career. The theatre seemed to be … Continue reading

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“Swing!” Opens Next Week!

The Tony-nominated Swing! opens the Indiana Festival Theatre season to a sold-out house June 12 and plays through June 30. Its schedule of performance–and the schedule for the entire Festival Theatre season–may be found by clicking here. Swing! is based … Continue reading

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