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By Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star

June 15, 2017

Whether you're looking for traditional art installations, a historical bike scavenger hunt or movie music, July is bringing a mix that will satisfy your inner arts geek.


Posted by kbrueckmann on June 13, 2017

By Eric Milkereit, Local lifestyle & entertainment blogger

The seasons change. Winter turns to Spring. Spring turns to Summer. But there’s always a constant. There’s a Cabaret season on the horizon. As much as I love the Cabaret, even I know that’s weak…….I’m sorry.

The point is the Cabaret’s summer season is just about to start. In an effort to inspire some excitement and generate new fans of this great organization, I wanted to write a brief preview of the first show of the 2017 summer season.

Krysta Rodriguez is premiering her new cabaret in Indianapolis after starring on the small screen with John Lithgow in the NBC comedy Trial & Error.

By Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal

Emptying the notebook on A&E news:

— The Cabaret has extended its stay at its temporary home at Indiana Landmarks Center while it solidifies plans for its own building. The summer/fall lineup includes "In the Heights" star Mandy Gonzales (who will also be keynoting the annual Start with Art luncheon while she's in town), Will Swensen (currently on Broadway in "Waitress") with radio host and musical theater know-it-all Seth Rudetsky, the "Side Show" duo Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, and the return of Jane Lynch.

By Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal

LaChanze, the Tony-winning star of Broadway’s “The Color Purple,” brought a jazzy set to the Cabaret’s temporary home at the Indiana Landmarks Center on May 5. She explained that her offering was a sampling of three distinct cabaret programs she has created and the result, while musically outstanding, was structurally disjointed.

Still, when a tribute to Diane Ross includes the unexpected inclusion of “Be a Lion” (from “The Wiz”) and “It’s My Turn,” it’s clear that LaChanze isn’t following anyone else’s rulebook. Other highlights included songs from both “The Color Purple” and the actress’ breakthrough “Once On This Island” as well as a bring-down-the-house closer to Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”

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