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Brian Regan at the Murat Theatre

Live Nation welcomes comedian Brian Regan to the Murat Theatre at Old National Center on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 7:30 pm. Critics and peers agree: Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Regan fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.

Regan’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2013. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience, revered by his peers and fairly clean content, which continues to grow Regan’s fan base. In March of 2010, Regan broke the record for the most consecutive shows by a comedian at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. With five sold out performances, Regan beat the previous record of four shows set by Jerry Seinfeld in 2005. In January 2012 Regan beat his record by performing ten sold-out shows at Abravanel Hall.

Regan first appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 1995, which solidified his place on the show. He has now made more than 20 appearances. A dorm room favorite, Brian’s 1997 CD, “Brian Regan Live,” has sold more than 150,000 copies. Last year, Regan’s highly anticipated second album, “All By Myself,” was released on CD available only through his website. Releasing two critically acclaimed hour-long Comedy Central specials and DVD’s in as many years Regan helped set a standard of excellence that others continually try to follow.

For more information, check out Regan’s website at www.brianRegan.com.

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: Now Playing at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

As someone who usually tries to steer clear of “classical” musicals, I was excited to have the opportunity to check out the national tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF that is taking the stage at the Old National Centre.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, written by Broadway legends Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiorello!, The Apple Tree, She Loves Me), tells the story of Tevye and his family in a Tsarist Russia in the early part of the 1900’s. Audience members experience a gamut of emotions through Tevye’s experience in his small (mostly) Jewish village.

Even though the musical was written in 1964 and is considered “dated” by many, one can still find many relevant moments throughout the piece. Though set in a very specific time and place in history, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is an absolute must-see for anyone who calls themselves a lover of the theatre.

This touring production left me with many positive things to say, so I’ll be brief. As FIDDLER ON THE ROOF tells the story of Tevye AND a community, a large cast is necessary. This cast of more than thirty performers left me awestruck with their huge ensemble numbers. The vocal quality I was hearing was so rich, full, and beautiful. As a performer myself, obviously the vocal direction for this show gets two thumbs up from me. I was also very impressed by the sound of the three sisters. Normally, when I hear someone singing music from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, they sing it as classically as possible. Not these three ladies. The three sisters (played by Brooke Hills, Sarah Sesler, and Chelsey LeBel), brought a more modern color and “ping” to their famous trio, “Matchmaker.” My favorite musical number in the whole show, “The Dream,” definitely does not disappoint. I will not give it all away, but when dead relatives (Fruma Sarah and Grandma Tzeitel) come back in a musical number, you know it is worth watching. And last but not least, I was definitely impressed with the fluidity of this set. The set seamlessly went from home to tailor shop, etc. and back again.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF plays at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre through March 11, 2012. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit indianapolis.broadway.com.