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‘Going, Going, Gone’ at the IndyFringe Theatre, Dec. 2

December 1, 2012 Leave a comment
Going, Going, Gone at the IndyFringe Theatre

Going, Going, Gone at the IndyFringe Theatre.

By Jen Thomas
On behalf of IndyFringe

Ed’s Auction House opens for business again on Dec. 2, 2012, this time with a former Broadway actor joining one of the show’s co-creators onstage in the live auction comedy “Going…Going…Gone.”

Lynn Stafford has appeared on Broadway in “The 1940s Radio Hour,” off-Broadway in “The Fantastiks,” and in numerous regional theatres across the U.S. The Indianapolis native is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music and the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and president of the management consulting firm LS Stafford & Associates. Indianapolis writer and PR consultant John Thomas collaborated with Lou Harry to create “Going…Going…Gone” for the 2012 Indy Fringe Festival, but this is the first time either Thomas or Harry have appeared in the show.

After attracting sellout crowds at the 2012 Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, “Going…Going…Gone” opened earlier this year as a monthly show at the Indy Fringe Basile Theatre. Created and produced by Two First Name Productions – aka, Harry and Thomas – “Going…Going…Gone” is featured at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month.

The show takes place on the final night at Ed’s Auction House. Ed’s dead, and those close to him face the task of selling off his last worldly possessions. How? By having the audience bid using fake money they received when they entered the theatre.

The action unfolds as the actors learn along with the audience what items must be auctioned off – and create the stories behind those items. The best part? Audience members who place winning bids take their purchases home.

Some of Indy’s best and gutsiest talents – including actors you’ve seen at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Indiana and the Phoenix Theatre – have signed on. And, as they did at the Fringe Festival, audience members likely will make repeat visits to see how different actors manage the madness. After all, it’s never the same show twice.

“Going…Going…Gone” – the live auction comedy

Sunday, Dec. 2, and then the first Sunday of every month

IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E St. Clair St., Indianapolis

$15; $12 for students and senior citizens. Tickets available at Information available for office parties and other private events


Editor’s Acknowledgment: JTPR, Inc.

‘Home for the Holidays’ at the Carmel Palladium, Dec. 15

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Carmel Palladium

Carmel Palladium. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Stacy Clark
Indiana Wind Symphony

Whether it is four miles, 400 miles or forever in your memory, the Indiana Wind Symphony (IWS) invites the central Indiana community to come Home for the Holidays on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 7:30 pm, with a concert sure to evoke feelings of good will and cheer.  The IWS, under the direction of Charles Conrad, will perform delightful and stirring musical fare with guest vocalist Michael Deane, sure to put you in the holiday mood.

This and all IWS performances take place at the Carmel Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, where the Indiana Wind Symphony is a resident ensemble. Single performance tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased at the Palladium Box Office, by going to, or by phone at 317-843-3800.

The Program

Home for the Holidays – Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm

Charles Conrad, Conductor
Michael Deane, Tenor

Beckel         A Christmas Fanfare
Nowak         A Christmas Portrait
Holdridge    O Joyful Children – Michael Deane, tenor
Goldman     Christmas March
Bobrowitz   A Chanukah Celebration
Williams     Fantasia on Greensleeves – Carl Butler, flute and Melissa Gallant, harp
Anderson    Christmas Festival


Boysen         December Dance
O’Laughlin   Holiday Portraits
Grainger       Sussex Mummers Carol
Nestico         A Fireside Christmas
Adam           O Holy Night – Michael Deane, tenor
Reed             Russian Christmas Music

About the Indiana Wind Symphony

The Indiana Wind Symphony is entering its 13th season of performing as Indiana’s premier adult concert band, under the direction of Charles Conrad.  The IWS is a 75-piece adult concert band comprised of a mix of professional musicians, music educators and other serious amateur musicians working in a variety of other professions.   The group has performed several American premiers of compositions by contemporary composers and showcased the musical talent of native Hoosiers and nationally-renowned musicians.  The Indiana Wind Symphony is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with the mission to present artistic performances of significant music for band and wind ensemble to the Central Indiana community.