A new piece puts both the players and the listeners together on their best for a new experience.
"We've got a season that I think offers something for everyone and anyone." Douglas Booher, Director, Indiana University Auditorium.
Under conductor Jose Valencia, the Musical Arts Youth Orchestra’s spring concert featured classics from the repertoire along with Christopher Renk's winning entry in the MAYO Composition Contest.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” at the IU Auditorium is a very pleasant evening of musical theater that spoofs musical theater. The format is reminiscent of “Our Town,” but instead of a somewhat dignified and distant narrator describing Grover’s Corners we have a very personable, lonely young man, played by John West. WFIU's George Walker has the review.
Actor and singer John West says that he’s found the perfect part for his talents in the touring production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” His central role in the musical is called “The Man in the Chair,” and that’s where he pretty much stays for the entire show. “I’m an actor and a singer, but no one has ever been willing to pay me to dance,” says West. WFIU's George Walker has more.
Grammy award winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo makes its first appearance at Indiana University on Monday March 2nd. The a capella ensemble uses South African rhythms and gospel music to create a unique and soulful sound. Director of the IU Auditorium, Doug Booher told Erica Hunter why this group is unique...