Play It Again, Sam at Artistry

In Artistry’s (formally Bloomington Civic Theater) debut production, Play It Again, Sam, audiences are treated to a laugh a minute romantic comedy which is every bit an ode to its writer Woody Allen. Allan Felix (Alex Brightwell) is a recently divorced and heartbroken magazine writer trying to restart his love life. His wife of two years,…

La Cage Aux Folles at Bloomington Civic Theatre

There comes a time when you realize you can’t please everyone. When you learn that people need to accept you for who you are. That is just one of the messages in La Cage Aux Folles playing now at Bloomington Civic Theatre. In fact “We Are What We Are”, a song about accepting who you…

Next to Normal at Bloomington Civic Theatre

Next to Normal, which opened at Bloomington Civic Theatre on Friday, tackles a topic not regularly broached in musical theatre. The rock musical with a book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt focuses on Diana Goodman (Karen Weber), a mother who struggles with her worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that…

GUYS AND DOLLS at Bloomington Civic Theatre

If you’re looking for an old-fashioned Broadway musical look no further than Bloomington Civic Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls. Full of big production numbers and a Frank Loesser score full of familiar tunes, it is a good idea to take a gamble on this production. Director and Choreographer Matthew Michael Ferrell doesn’t disappoint with his…