Our staff member Jo Ann enjoyed an impromptu dinner and show date night last Friday, here's a little about her fun experience:
My Valentine surprised me with an early celebration. ‘Dinner and a show' became really special in Carmel. It was our first visit to Mangia's in the Carmel City Center and we were wowed with a appetizer, brandied scallops and wild mushroom ravioli. The scallops were buttery; melt in your mouth goodness. The ravioli was delicious too!
After dinner it was off to the Studio Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts to see The Actors Theater of Indiana's performance of The Musical of Musicals.
It's a parody of musical theatre genres with the same story, "You Must Pay The Rent" told in the styles of Rodgers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma, South Pacific), Stephen Sondheim (Company, Sweeney Todd), Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly, Mame), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera, Evita), & Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret). June's character (for the Rodgers and Hammerstein scene) becomes Junita in the Andrew Lloyd Webber scene and it gets funnier as each scene unfolds. If you are a fan of musicals, have ever participated in community theater or been dragged to a performance, you will find this laugh out loud funny. This ensemble delivers a hilarious evening of entertainment with strong vocals and acting along with lightening quick costume changes and the barest of props to take the audience from one musical style to the next. The Musical of Musicals runs Thursdays through Sunday (matinee) until the end of February.