We had two final full houses for our show. We turned people away on Saturday night and had to add chairs to our Sunday performance.
Karen did one of our pre-show songs("I didn't know that our romance had ended until you poisoned my food.") with Scott Ballantine, who has been playing with Karen at the Canal Point Grill on Sunday nights all summer. She did beautifully.
A gender studies professor from Butler came up and talked about the fantastic politics of the piece,… Continue
Added by Diane Kondrat on August 31, 2008 at 9:03pm —
As the performers are preparing for their final show, and Smoosiers, along with other Indy residents take their seats for the last time this season the inevitable question is what's next for SI?
Without any formal data it appears we have had a positive impact on Fringe - Their numbers are up, and performances, even mid week were full. Now we can't take all the credit, but I know SI members were out in force.
And Fringe had a positive impact on SI. We have added about 100… Continue
Added by Lorraine Ball on August 31, 2008 at 1:18pm —
Hey Smaller Indiana. It's Blog day!!! Check out www.blogday.org to find out what this is all about.
My Post for BlogDay2008.
Well. This is my first year participating in Blog Day.
I have been pushing through my google reader and making a detailed list of the top blogs I have read in the past couple of months. It was extremely hard for me to cut down the list to… Continue
Added by Kyle Lacy on August 31, 2008 at 11:55am —
An audience that is primed and ready for the show. An audience that freely laughs, applauds and participates with the show is like crack to an actor, and I gladly admit to my addiction to it. Especially in musical theatre comedy, there is nothing that fixes and actors graving like a hot audience.
Last night we had such an audience. Now don't get me wrong, most of our audiences for THE PRODUCERS (Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre,… Continue
Added by Eddie Curry on August 31, 2008 at 11:31am —
By Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post
Barack Obama is an immensely talented man whose talents have been largely devoted to crafting, and chronicling, his own life. Not things. Not ideas. Not institutions. But himself.
Nothing wrong or even terribly odd about that, except that he is laying claim to the job of crafting the coming history of the United States. A leap of such audacity is odd. The air of unease at the Democratic convention this week was… Continue
Added by Jim Brown on August 30, 2008 at 10:35am —
Four weeks ago, I applied for a Post Office box from my friendly neighborhood USPS. Two and a half weeks later (8-19-08), I received a call informing me I could pick up my keys. Later that afternoon I drove to the Post Office, excited at the prospect of my very own P.O. Box.
4:20 pm --- Get in line.
4:30 --- It’s my turn and I begin my transaction with the Post Office Customer Service Representative—CSR—she began typing.
Added by Amy Stark on August 30, 2008 at 9:12am —
Going to the Fringe today? Need a break between shows? A quick beer and a brat? Stop by the FREE FringeCentral Outdoor Stage. Enjoy the shade under our tent; relax to some jazz; have a laugh at improv; see the guy who sang at Kathryn Heigl's wedding!
Saturday, August 30
2- 4 p.m. (Family Friendly)
2:00 p.m. S.T.E.V.E
- Funk, latin and jazz trio.
2:45 p.m. Indy Prov
3:15 p.m. Robert Scott
- World music
Added by Justin Brady on August 30, 2008 at 8:02am —
I am the project manager for an event called "Creating a Shared Future: Immigration and Community. A world cafe forum." that will be held on Sept 24th in Lafayette. I'm excited to be part of this planning committee. Not only have I met a great group of Do-ers in the Lafayette area, but every planning conversation we have is an enlightening one. I’ve been living in the Lafayette area for a little over a year now. I consider myself a Do-er, so even before I moved to Lafayette from Indianapolis, I… Continue
Added by Liddy Romero on August 29, 2008 at 11:00am —
It has been a pretty busy week around here at Brandswag. Projects have been piling up and there never seems to be enough time... for anything. The past 48 hours have been pretty efficient in terms of business and extremely inefficient in the realm of Social Media. I have been writing posts every day for the better part of a couple months and yesterday was the first time I have missed in awhile. Truthfully it upsets me.
I thought about continuing the posts on… Continue
Added by Kyle Lacy on August 29, 2008 at 8:30am —
Another surprising night. Another amazing acknowledgement of the power of WORD OF MOUTH. I've done quite a few shows (Shakespeare in My Room in Indy, Dear John in Bloomington) where there is a wonderful production and no one in the chairs and you cancel the show and eat the money because nobody came.
This doesn't seem to be the case with A******* AND AUREOLES. We had a full house and a leap-to-the-feet standing ovation last night. Two more shows to go and Karen and Eric and I are so… Continue
Added by Diane Kondrat on August 29, 2008 at 6:44am —
Here is a libertarian/conservative view of Obama's speech tonight. Most may disagree, but I just want some answers on how these policies will be done. Disclaimer: I am voting for Bob Barr(L) and sorry for any misspellings.
-Talked way too much in the beginning about Bush. He is not running against Bush, but McCain.
-"Hurrican Katrina" comments blamed on Republicans. Once again, the governor that was in during Katrina was voted out of office (Democrat) and now Bobby Jindal(R) is… Continue
Added by Steve Stuck on August 28, 2008 at 11:00pm —
My youngest daughter fell in love with Olympic gymnastics this year. The last two weeks have been a constant flurry of cartwheels, flip-overs, and handstands. Sometimes she cartwheels around as a mode of transportation.
Belgian Gardens elementary school of Towsnville, Queensland, Australia
would have a hissy fit.
They recently banned students from doing cartwheels, handstands, somersaults, and any other form of… Continue
Added by Erik Deckers on August 28, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Not to write two complaining posts in a row on purpose but here it goes:)
My wife had to order a small part for a breast pump, which only cost $3. The web site had a minimum order of $10, so she found a Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme. This creme sounded really compelling: "Help for… Continue
Added by john blue on August 28, 2008 at 9:52pm —
(photo: A P-51 "Mustang" and an F-22 "Raptor" cruise the air together at the Indianapolis Air Show)
Thanks Smoosier Jason Bean
of bnpositive for the tix.
I took my boys Charlie (9) and Robbie (5) to the Indianapolis Air Show last Saturday. Despite the oppressive sun and heat, we had a great time bounding through a cavernous C-130 cargo plane and a Special Ops "Chinook" helicopter (think… Continue
Added by Mike Magan on August 28, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Confessions of a Fringe Technician is going to be performed in its entirety on
Saturday at 1:30pm
Sunday at 9:00pm
by Jason Kruger and Andy Brynildson.
This is a slight change from the normal lineup that included two other actors.
I would tell you more, but the rumour mills will be running at full speed as soon as this is posted and read.
I am not sure if this will work.
I do know that it will be the most high energy show I have ever… Continue
Added by Andy Brynildson on August 28, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Last night a few of my friends came with me to see Squashamole at Comedy Sportz. This was not my favorite show of the season, but it was interesting. A little preachy, with a focus on opening a conversation about local, organic, green products, it is part play, part audience improv.
That's where the lots of friends coming along would help. The audience was a bit sparse, it was after all 6:00 on a Wednesday night, and the show really needs a full crowd. It works best if there are lots… Continue
Added by Lorraine Ball on August 28, 2008 at 4:30pm —
If you live within driving distance of Peru, Indiana or Hammond, Indiana, make it a point to go see LITTLE BIG TOP, an independent movie by Indiana native Ward Roberts.
Playing in Peru at the Kerasotes Theater
from Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at 7 and 9:40 PM.
Playing in Hammond at the Kennedy Theater
Added by Cathy Day on August 28, 2008 at 4:11pm —
The Broadway musical that won the most Tony Awards EVER, The Producers
, is currently running at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre (NW Side of Indy). In spite of rave reviews from the local press, The Producers isn't selling as well as the previous show, Smoke on the Mountain
, which has never been on Broadway.
Smoke.. is light on plot but filled with incredible Blue-Grass Gospel music, and could be… Continue
Added by Amy Stark on August 28, 2008 at 3:46pm —
Last night's show was fun in the fact that I realized I will never be a very good Writer, Director or Actor.
Now, hear me out:
I might not be very good, but I WILL have fun doing it. That part, I am never ever going to stop.
Not in a million bajillion years.
I am not sure who derailed the show last night, but the fact that it has happened with ever show I have performed here in Indy, does not bode well.
Audience numbers for my show have been dismal to say the… Continue
Added by Andy Brynildson on August 28, 2008 at 2:25pm —
I was waiting outside the Theatre on the Square for the "A******* & Aureoles" show to start when Phil van Hest of Phil the Void walked by. I had seen him several times around Mass Ave, but didn't know who he was, so I introduced myself to him.
"Have you been to my show yet?" Phil asked.
"No, I haven't had a chance. I won't be able to go," I said.
"Well, you should have gone," Phil said, poking me in the chest.
"I know, I know. I'm… Continue
Added by Erik Deckers on August 28, 2008 at 2:15pm —