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In “Guys and Dolls,” a New York gambler is challenged to take a female missionary to Havana, Cuba. They fall for each other and the bet has a hidden motive to finance an illegal-floating crap game.
John Walls is returning to the stage as Nathan Detroit, one of the show’s leading roles. (Submitted Photo)
John Walls returns to theater as Nathan Detroit in ‘Guys and Dolls’ By Christian Sorrell • firstname.lastname@example.org junior high and high school. They (schools) had a fantastic music program at Moorseville, where I attended school at the time,” Local attorney John Walls, 43, has said Walls. “After that, I attended always had a profound love of muIndiana University. I didn’t want to sic, art, performance and the stage. major in music. I knew I didn’t want After being forced to focus on his a career in it, but I wanted to concareer and his family for some time, tinue doing it. Its program was large Walls is looking to make his return enough I would be eligible for differto the theater as Nathan Detroit ent types of performance as long as in the Civic Theatre’s “Guys and I was good enough, not just if I was Dolls.” Walls majoring in it.” “I started singing and dancing in
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While he continued to perform throughout college, Walls’ continued education and desire to build his career quickly overwhelmed the opportunities for future performances. “When I started graduate school, I left it all behind, and I’ve always missed it,” said Walls. “The last (performance) I did was around 16 years ago.” After following his niece’s involvement with local community theater, Walls decided to take a chance and audition for a small part in the upcoming production of the Broadway classic, “Guys and Dolls.” “I originally auditioned for a smaller, supporting role, but got a call back for Nathan Detroit, a leading role in the show,” said Walls. “I felt very humbled they (production members) took that kind of a risk on me as a firsttime performer with them, and as someone who had not performed in so long.” Walls says he understands the pressure is now on him to deliver with his performance. The rehearsal schedule is a massive investment, especially the volunteer status of those involved. For the past month, the cast and crew have been holding rehearsals in the evenings for three hours a day, five days a week. All of this passion and hard work has only inspired Walls to do even better. “The amount of work required by everyone, cast members and crew members, is the most impressive thing I have seen since I started working with the Civic (Theatre),” said Walls. “It has really rekindled this fire inside me (to perform).” ◆ WHAT: “Guys and Dolls” ◆ WHEN: Friday through May 12 ◆ WHERE: The Tarkington, 3 Center Green, Carmel ◆ COST: $39 general, $20 child ◆ INFO: thecenterfortheperformingarts.org
“The Raven” – In theaters Friday, a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Together, a young detective and Poe (John Cusack) must join forces to stop the killer. Prototype 2 – In stores today, become the ultimate shape-shifting weapon in this sequel to the 2009 original. Step into the role of Sgt. James Heller as you attempt to hunt down Alex Mercer, the original game’s protagonist. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 – $60. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” – In theaters Friday, Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the Year award. The film features clay animation from the creators of “Wallace & Gromit” and “Chicken Run.” “This Machine” by The Dandy Warhols – In stores today, the ninth studio album from The Dandy Warhols features previouslyreleased singles “SETI vs. The WOW! Signal,” “Rest Your Head” and “Well They’re Gone.” For more information and other local events, see the Event Calendar on Page 4.
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‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ hopes to create the perfect date night By Christian Sorrell • email@example.com
Starting this week, Actors Theatre of Indiana will be closing out its 2011-2012 season with “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The musical comedy is the second-longest-running off-Broadway musical. It first premiered in 1996 and continued until July 2008 after 5,003 performances. “The show is about people trying to connect. It’s very, very funny and really follows the fine line of relationships,” said Don Farrell, co-founder of ATI, the show’s director and a member of the cast. “The central idea of the show is based in truth. We spend the first half of our lives trying to find the perfect mate, and then the second half trying to change him or her.” Farrell first saw the show years ago while on a date. He found himself and his date poking fun at one another over the similarities between the events portrayed on the stage and the events they had been through in their own relationship. “It is the perfect show for date night,” said Farrell. The show is comprised of a number of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships and utilizes a cast of four,
along with two musicians, a pianist and a violinist. Farrell was quick to point out the entire cast and crew members are talented and quite established throughout Indiana. “Everyone in our production is a professional in his or her respective trade,” said Farrell. “That’s one of the things that set ATI apart from other theater companies in the area. It’s the difference between professional theater and community theater.” ATI has rated the performance PG-13. Farrell stated while the show certainly doesn’t include R-rated elements, some portions wouldn’t be appropriate for children. For a chance to win two tickets to “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” search “Actors Theatre of Indiana” on Facebook and “Like” its page. ◆ WHAT: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” ◆ WHEN: Friday through May 20 ◆ WHERE: The Studio Theater, 4 Center Green, Carmel ◆ COST: $40 general, $36.25 senior, $30.50 student ◆ INFO: thecenterfortheperformingarts. org
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Andrew Young lives the music he sings. Young has the ability to open his heart, pour out the colors of his emotions and life experiences to paint you a picture with his voice. He has come a long way since he was a “Star Search” Champion in 1989; he has acted, sung and done voiceovers in advertisements for a number of national companies. He has played venues across the nation and opened for national recording artists Blackstreet, Ginuwine, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Digital Underground, Regina Bellem, Babyface and many more. He had his own regional TV show on the WB Network, appropriately named “Andrew Young Live.” For more information, please visit www.currentnightandday.com. The Place: 3855 E. 96th St., Indianapolis Friday – Flatland Harmony Experiment with J.C. Clements Saturday – Brooke Roe and the CrossRoad Union Detour: 110 W. Main St., Carmel Friday – The Why Store Saturday – Tennessee Walker Duo Mickey’s Irish Pub: 13644 N. Meridian St., Carmel Friday – The Bishops Saturday – Whiskey Biscuits Mo’s Irish Pub: 13193 Levinson Lane, Noblesville Friday – Loo Abby Saturday – Through Being Cool
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An Evening with David Sedaris • Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He will visit Indianapolis for one night only, featuring all new readings of his work and a book signing • 7:30 p.m. • Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis • $40 to $55 • 940-6444
“The Music Man” • This all-American classic musical comedy is the tale of a lovable con man who – in order to sell musical instruments – convinces the town he can teach its children to play • Tuesday – 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday – 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • $37 to $60, includes dinner buffet • 872-9664 “Charlotte’s Web” • Enjoy this dramatic adaptation of the treasured tale by E.B. White that features a cast of madcap farm animals that exemplify bravery, love and the true meaning of friendship • 10 a.m. • Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis • $13 adults, $8 children • 940-6444
The Works of Suzanne H. Landshof • Beautiful work in the scale of 1 inch to the foot (1:12), all created by museum co-founder Suzanne H. Landshof • Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. • Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections, 111 E. Main St., Carmel • $5 adults, $3 children younger than 10 • 575-9466 Carmel Arts Council English Silver Tea • Enjoy delicious finger foods and tea, listen to songs from “Hello, Dolly!” by the Civic Theatre and shop at the silent auction • 2 to 5 p.m. • Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St., Carmel • $25 • 844-4989
Dwight Yoakam • A true icon, Yoakam’s intricate, catchy melodies paired with his poignant lyrics have been mesmerizing appreciative audiences for years • Friday – 8 p.m., Saturday – 8 p.m. • The Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel • $53 to $123 general, $18 to $73 student • 843-3800 “12 Angry Men” • Stand witness to the charged claustrophobic atmosphere as 12 men bring their life experiences into the jury room where the life of one accused boy rests in their hands • Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2 p.m. • The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville • $15 adults, $12 children • 773-1085
“Dearly Beloved” • The first in a series of plays centered around the Futrelle sisters. They all meet at the wedding of one of the sister’s daughters in which laughter and hijinks ensue • Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2:30 p.m. • Mud Creek Barn, 9740 E. 86th St., Indianapolis • $13 • 290-5343 Follow the North Star • You will experience what it was like to seek freedom on the Underground Railroad. Be changed forever as you encounter the fears and challenges faced by those on the path to independence • Friday and Saturday, lasts 90 minutes with groups leaving every 15 minutes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers • $20 general, $17 members • 776-6006 Lilly House Tours • Free tour of the Lilly House, home of the late Indianapolis legend, J. K. Lilly Jr. • Friday to Sunday – 2 p.m. • Lilly House Lobby, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • Free • 923-133
“Indiana on My Mind” • The latest exhibit by the Hamilton County Artists’ Association focuses on Hoosier landscapes and life by local Hamilton County artists • Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St., Noblesville • Free admission • 776-2278
DADDY • DADDY performs SATURDAY live at the Sanctuary featuring Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack and Lisa Oliver-Gray • Doors open at 6 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m. • The Sanctuary, 75 N. Main St., Zionsville • $30 in advance, $35 at the door • 773-1117
Marc Ryan • Seen as the host of Outdoor Channel’s “Mudslingers,” on HDNet’s “Drinking Made Easy” and CMT’s “Greatest Redneck Moments,” Ryan is becoming a popular face on TV. Born and raised in Louisiana, he believes life should be all about having fun • ThursRyan day – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. • Morty’s Comedy Joint, 3625 E. 96th St., Indianapolis • $12 • 848-5500
Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” • In this critically-acclaimed show, Birbiglia, one of today’s funniest comedians, shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget • 8 p.m. • Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis • $25 to $35 • 940-6444
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” • Four actors take on the lives of more than 20 characters as they face the trials and tribulations of dealing with the opposite sex. It’s the perfect date-night comedy for adults • Friday – 8 p.m., Saturday – 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday – 2 p.m. • The Studio Theater, 4 Center Green, Carmel • $40 (senior and student discounts available) • 843-3800
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Carmel Symphony Orchestra SUNday presents Family Fun! • Watch your young children’s and grandchildren’s amazement and delight as they are invited to sit among the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and hear “Greatest Hits for Kids” • 3 p.m. • The Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel • $22.50 general, $5 child • 843-3800
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Dwight Yoakam – A true icon, Yoakam’s intricate, catchy melodies paired with his poignant lyrics have been mesmerizing appreciative audiences for years. See him perform live at The Palladium (1 Center Green, Carmel) this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $53. For more information, call 843-3800.
“The Devotion of Suspect X” by Keigo Higashino Commentary by Brian Barrett Readers’ Advisory Librarian
Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” – In this critically-acclaimed show, Birbiglia, one of today’s funniest comedians, shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. See it this Saturday at Clowes Memorial Hall (4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis) at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call 940-6444.
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir to mark 75th anniversary – The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir marks its 75th anniversary season with a performance of the Berlioz Requiem. In terms of performing forces, this piece is among the largest musical compositions for choir and orchestra, and summons to the stage more than 200 singers, a large orchestra, tenor soloist and four off-stage brass bands. For more information, please visit currentnightandday.com.
Indiana High School Talent Showcase – The best in high school talent from all over Indiana are set to perform May 5 in the inaugural Indiana High School Talent Showcase at the Palladium (1 Center Green, Carmel). Tickets are $20 for general public and $15 for students (younger than age 18). For tickets and more information, visit thecenterfortheperformingarts.org. Night and Day internships – Interested in becoming an entertainment or online/social media intern for Current Publishing? Send an e-mail including any writing samples, past experience and your résumé to email@example.com.
In this riveting mystery, the focus is not on who commits the crime, but what happens after the crime is committed. Early in the story, Yasuko Hanaoka kills her abusive ex-husband when she and her teenage daughter are forced to defend themselves against him. What follows is a high-stakes chess match between two brilliant minds: Yasuko’s next door neighbor Ishigami, a quiet high school math teacher harboring a secret crush on the beautiful Yasuko, who assists in covering up the crime; and Ishigami’s former university classmate Yukawa, a talented physicist, who is helping the police with its investigation. After a brief reunion between the two, Yukawa is convinced Ishigami is somehow involved with the crime. It is fascinating to read how Ishigami attempts to stay one step ahead of the police by
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misdirecting them at every turn. The plot is flawlessly constructed and tension mounts as the motivations of each character are slowly revealed. The writing style is straightforward with clear prose and vivid description. The reader gets to experience everyday life in Tokyo, such as the public transport system, crowded apartment buildings and police procedure. Twists and turns abound as one needs to pay close attention to the details to see if the unassuming math teacher will outwit the clever physicist. The interaction between these two intriguing characters is captivating, with even the most tedious conversation occasionally divulging important clues. Fans of police procedurals and mysteries set in other nations may enjoy this gripping story. Enormously popular in Japan, this mystery was recently translated into English and has been nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel.
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Pasta Salad Ingredients: 8 ounces rotini pasta, 1 large tomato, chopped, 1 medium green pepper, chopped, 1 medium red pepper, chopped, 1 small onion, chopped, 1 (2-1/4-ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced, 1 (8-ounce) bottle sun-dried tomato salad dressing, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese Directions: Cook pasta according to directions. While pasta is cooking, chop tomato, peppers and onion into very small pieces. Add olives and mix. Drain rotini; rinse with cold water for about 3 minutes. Mix pasta with tomato, peppers, onion and olives. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Add salad dressing; mix well. Add Parmesan cheese; mix well. Serve immediately . - Food.com
Chicago Deep Dish Sausage Pizza Ingredients: 1/2 pound Italian sausage, 1/2 cup chopped onions, 1/2 cup chopped green peppers, 1/2 cup pizza sauce,1 (391-gram) can refrigerated pizza dough, 2 cups Italian shredded cheese, divided Directions: Heat oven to 350 F. Brown sausage with vegetables in
skillet. Stir in pizza sauce. Remove from heat. Unroll pizza dough; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch deep-dish pie plate sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese on bottom of crust; cover with sausage mixture and remaining cheese. Bake 35 minutes, or until crust is deep golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting to serve. - Allrecipes.com
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Ingredients: 1 large onion, cut into 1/4inch slices, 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 1 cup milk, 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs, seasoned salt to taste, 1 quart oil for frying Directions: Heat the oil in deep fryer to 365 F. Separate the onion slices into rings. Set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until coated; set aside. Whisk the egg and milk into the mixture using a fork. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on wire rack to drain until batter stops dripping. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs. Scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Tap to remove it from the crumbs. Repeat with remaining rings. Deep-fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoned salt. Serve. - Allrecipes.com
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Cocktail 707 Ingredients: 1/4 cup citron vodka, 1/4 cup vodka, 1/4 cup pear vodka, 1/2 cup cranberry-raspberry juice blend, 1/2 lime, juiced, 2 wedges lime, for garnish Directions: Pour the citron vodka, plain vodka, pear vodka, cranberryraspberry juice and lime juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into chilled glasses; garnish each glass with a lime wedge to serve. - Allrecipes.com
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Ingredients: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup blanched, slivered almonds, 1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur, 12 cannoli shells, 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 12 maraschino cherries Directions: In a large bowl, stir ricotta cheese with 1 cup confectioners’ sugar until combined. Add almonds, chocolate chips and almond liqueur. Carefully spoon into cannoli shells filling from the center out. Sprinkle individual serving plates with powdered sugar and cocoa, or
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Charleston's The Scoop: If a fun, casual dining experience is what you’re in the mood for, then look no further than Charleston’s. Charleston’s is a traditionallystyled restaurant featuring gas lighting to enhance your dining pleasure. But that’s only the beginning as a menu filled with chicken, steak, ribs and fish entrées awaits you at Charleston’s. Burgers, sandwiches and salads are also part of the many selections. Don’t forget to check out the special soups and starters. Charleston’s also features a gluten-free menu. Type of food: Chicken, steak, ribs, fish Price of entrees: $12 to $24 Specialties: Chicken Reservations: Not accepted Smoking: Not permitted Dress: Casual Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: 846-5965 Address: 14636 N. Meridian St., Carmel Web site: http://charlestons.ehsrg.com
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A compact, tidy little heist thriller, "Contraband" took in a major score at the box office early this year, raking in $66 million on a budget of just $25 million. And it features Mark Wahlberg being so effective in a role tailor-made for him, as the cool confidence man, the underdog who keeps one step ahead of those looking to do him in. I must confess that early in his career, I was not a fan of Wahlberg's thespian skills. Truth be told, I mocked him for his wooden line delivery and unyielding sour expression. But he's grown considerably as an actor over the years, and seems to have gotten smart about what sort of parts work best for him. Wahlberg plays Chris Faraday, a one-time expert smuggler who's decided to go straight. But he gets sucked by into that world when his brother-in-law dumps a large shipment of drugs after the authorities raid his boat.
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