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On the Aisle with Tom Alvarez

Tom Alvarez reviews what’s coming up on stage this week in Indy.

Tom’s Performing Arts Picks

Audra McDonald – 6 time Tony Award winner

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Audra McDonald was forced to reschedule April 25 performance with the ISO due to illness.  The NEW concert date with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra set for June 30 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Tickets for the April 25 concert date will be re-issued for the June 30 concert date. Tickets for the rescheduled performance will go on sale April 24. Purchases can be made online at or by calling the ISO Box Office at (317) 639-4300.

In her rescheduled appearance in June, Ms. McDonald and the ISO will present a program of Broadway hits, familiar favorites and songs from her newest album, Go Back Home, led by conductor Andy Einhorn.

Not to be missed.”

“Spamalot” – for 18 and up

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

April 24 – May

Really hilarious.”

“Beauty and the Beast” – good gateway performance to get your kids interested in

Clowes Memorial Hall

May 1 –

Musical numbers that people are familiar with like ‘Be our Guest’ are in that show.”

Itzhak Perlman

The Palladium



Actors Theatre of Indiana

May 1 –


Footlite Musicals

May 1 –

Tom’s Throw Back Thursday picture come from one of his early stage rolls…It was “Blood Wedding”  a 1967 Purdue-Indiana Theatre production.

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