Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.
The winners of the 41st Annual Keller Concerto Competition take the stage to share their extraordinary talent this Saturday, March 5 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Along with this exhibition of the finest young musicians in the area, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra will offer up a performance of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. You’ve heard this instantly recognizable masterwork in movies, cartoons, and television shows – now you can experience it live and in person!
The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. This show, taking place at the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette on March 4 and 5, is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores. Two versions of it are available for presentation. The 1962 version and the 1987 Beaumont version are each based on the same story. Both may be accompanied by a piano, a small instrumental combo or a full orchestra. The 1987 Beaumont version has twice as much dance music as the 1962 version, and the orchestration features a shipboard sound derived from the utility band and less-than-ideal acoustics on board. Terrific Cole Porter songs in both versions include It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You’re The Top and Blow, Gabriel, and Blow.
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