Cappies: St Joseph Presents the Curious Savage

Show 21: Where: St. Joseph High SchoolDirector: Sarah JenningsSophia Swettenham, Lead CriticElmwood SchoolA great aspect of theatre is its ability to showcase totally unique perspectives perspectives that are sometimes overlooked, or that are so extraordinary that through any other medium they would be misunderstood. In St.

Joseph High Schools production of , the viewpoints and attitudes of a variety of mad people were presented through the eyes of the generous and open-minded Mrs. Savage. Through thoughtful acting and carefully crafted sets and costumes, the plethora of perspectives was certainly celebrated and honoured.

In The Cloisters Mental Institute in mid-twentieth century America, the addition of Mrs. Savage (Emma McCulloch) is a great surprise to the whimsical crew of patients, all living in their own unique versions of reality. Upon the death of her husband, Mrs.

Savage has inherited quite a large sum of bonds, but is thought to be insane by her three ruthless stepchildren for wanting to donate her inheritance instead of keeping it for the family. As Mrs. Savage gets to know the patients, they grow to love her and aid her when she is confronted by her greedy stepchildren in a battle over the bonds, a true clash between good and evil.

Amidst a backdrop of kooky characters, Emma McColloch presented a steady Mrs. Savage, marked with a few quirky streaks. Such an interpretation allowed her to convey the necessary maternal air, which helped unearth some of the other characters secrets, while still showcasing similarities between her and the others so that a great connection was established onstage.

Eccentricity itself was personified by Siobhn McMahon in the role of Fairy May, a young woman who perpetually yearns for attention and love. Her exaggerated movements, often made purposefully awkward, helped to portray Fairy Mays inherent immaturity.As Hannibal, a man who unfoundedly believes he to be a great concert violinist, Spencer Clermont acted with great commitment and verve.

His comedic inclinations helped to make many of Hannibals actions, such as playing the violin dreadfully and throwing cards in the air and picking them up as a bizarre form of exercise, hilarious to watch.Not all of the patients at The Cloisters were exuberant. Bobby Montminy gave a sombre yet poignant performance as Jeffrey, a soldier experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder.

Montminys introverted characterization of Jeffrey was enhanced by his physicality. Indeed, he moved almost mechanically, with unexpected jerks, quite reminiscent of soldiers who suffered the effects of shell shock.The atmosphere of a mental institution was skilfully evoked by the sets, designed by Milena Adames.

The blue colour palette, including pale blue wallpaper and a turquoise chesterfield, created an air of calm and a relaxed atmosphere, as underscored by the doctors at the institution. However, the choice to adorn the institution with furniture of varying styles, including a French provincial dresser, an Art Nouveau radio, and mid-twentieth century chairs, alluded to the overall eclecticism of the patients.Costumes, designed and collected by Siobhn McMahon and Tessa Moore, also suited the time period.

More traditional women, such as Florence (Tessa Moore), were dressed in full-skirted dresses in pretty pastels, while the femme fatale, Lily Belle (Makenna Dancose) wore a slinky black dress. The men wore era-appropriate argyle sweaters and blazers.With a variety of idiosyncratic performances, eclectic set, and colourful costumes, the cast and crew of St.

Joseph High Schools uncovered the necessity of originality in an increasingly uniform and materialistic world.Kyra Devonish, CriticMother Teresa High SchoolWho are the ones that are truly insane Is insanity exemplified when one treats a baby doll as her own son Or is it demonstrated when one treats a large sum of money as a loved one The intriguing circumstances around one womans institutionalization questioned societys definition of sanity in St. Joseph High Schools production of .

Written by John Patrick and premiering October 1950, this play recounts the trials of Ethel P. Savage. After the passing of her husband, she is left with both ten million dollars and the resurfacing of old dreams that had been once forgotten.

Against the wishes of her children, Mrs. Savage chooses to donate the money to various charitable causes. Not only does she now have to face the grief from loosing her beloved, but the wrath of her remarkably greedy children, who will do whatever necessary to get their hands on some cash.

The cast and crew of St. Joseph High School delivered a captivating performance complete with heartfelt moments and comedic relief.Emma McCulloch as Ethel P.

Savage aptly portrayed her characters unique spunk as she interacted with the other patients inside The Cloisters. She did an impressive job portraying emotions of both joy and despair as she felt the love of her new friends and the frustration of her stepchildren.Spencer Clermont, in the role of Hannibal, brought a charismatic confidence to the stage, as he helped Mrs.

Savage settle into her new environment. His boldness added a new energy on stage that was admirable. Siobhn McMahon was tremendously adorable in the role of Fairy May.

Her comical portrayal of mundane activities such as walking and climbing stairs was always appreciated.Kyle Conger, Patrick Harris, Justin Hope-Wyllie and Mason Thivierge worked together as the lighting crew, executing nearly every cue perfectly. Creative lighting schemes, such as using a lamp on stage to turn off all of the stage lights, were impressive.

St. Joseph High Schools comical production of was entertaining and very well done. This show served as a reminder to always seek out multiple perspectives and remember that sanity is subjective.

Will Prieur, Lead CriticMother Teresa High SchoolBecoming old and losing ones mind may seem like no laughing matter, but the cast and crew of St. Joseph High School showed otherwise in their hilarious production of .The play, written by John Patrick, was first performed in October of 1950 at the Martin Beck Theatre and was produced by the New York Theatre Guild.

The play is about a woman named Ethel P. Savage (Emma McColloch), whose husband has died and left her ten million dollars. Her greedy and spendthrift stepchildren have her committed to a mental institution called The Cloisters, in an attempt to get the money for themselves.

While in the institution, Mrs. Savage makes friends with the other patients. When her children later return, questioning where the money has been hidden, the fun begins.

A large part of the shows success was due to McCollochs exceptional portrayal of the eccentric Mrs. Savage. McColloch was an arresting presence whenever she was on stage.

She delivered Ethels flawed puns with a tender demeanour. Through her frail movements and loving tone, McColloch perfectly represented a mother in her scenes with her fellow Cloister residents. The theme of what a real family is came through in scenes with Hannibal (Spencer Clermont) especially.

In their production, the cast of St. Joseph High School showed strong comedic timing, through characters like the Cloister residents Hannibal and Fairy May (Siobhn McMahon). McMahon, playing the part of a compulsive liar, showed high energy throughout the show.

Through her loud entertaining bursts of childlike speech and her gregarious nature, McMahon exuberantly portrayed a grown-up stuck in a fantasy of still being a young child.Another standout in the show was Spencer Clermont playing a statistician who was replaced by technology. Clermont always managed to get a laugh out of the audience as Hannibal, who is convinced he is a violin virtuoso but really cannot play.

He was literally gut busting with his slapstick movements as he futilely tried to exercise around a potbelly.The set, designed by Milena Adames, was another highlight, as it looked like a comforting and homey abode for these residents. Adames and the set crew from St.

Joseph paid tremendous attention to detail with comfy couches, a vintage radio, an old piano and overflowing bookcases. The crew even decorated the set with old-fashioned wallpaper.The many costumes, put together by Siobhn McMahon and Tessa Moore, were also true to the era of the early 1950s.

All of the patients wore specific colours or patterns in each of their outfits to match their characters. One special costume was a deliberately hideous pink and green floral dress worn by Fairy May, with many big bows and buttons sewn on to it.Cheers to the St.

Joseph High School cast and crew of for putting on a witty and entertaining show that stayed true to the theme of looking below the surface to find the true nature of people!Erin Lynn, Lead CriticSt. Paul High SchoolLaughter is healthy!

While the 1950s are remembered as a classy, polished decade, St. Joseph High School reminded viewers that one could find humour in unlikely situations, just as one might find sanity in a sanatorium. first opened in October 1950.

The comedy satirizes wealth and explores mental health by following Mrs. Savage, a supposedly senile woman, who is forced into a sanatorium for investing heavily in a memorial fund to live her dream life and to help others.The cast and crew produced a both hilarious and endearing play.

The cast cohered excellently and managed to portray unique relationships, while those behind the stage rendered the performance a just tribute to the 1950s.Emma McColloch portrayed Mrs. Savage.

She personified her characters elderly age and optimistic glow confidently, with calm, smooth movements and a crisp voice. She interacted with all other cast members excellently, which rendered their relationships captivating.Jaebets Joseph played one of Mrs.

Savages greedy children, Samuel. Contrasting his siblings austere personalities, he delivered his lines with hilarious, exaggerated anger that represented his characters foolish nature.The Cloisters drove the shows energy with their powerful dynamic.

The ensemble portrayed the quirky bonds the patients shared, for example, by barrelling up and down stairs, toppling over each other, or walking fastidiously around a carpet. Siobhan McMahon played Fairy May, one of the patients. She embodied her high-strung, childish character amazingly through her exaggerated and peculiar movements and shrill, piercing voice.

Even in the background of scenes, she would move around characteristically. When her character wore a dress held together by pins, for example, she would squeal in pain as she sat down.Another member of the Cloisters, Jeffrey, was played by Bobby Montminy.

Portraying a much more subdued character, Montminy balanced the casts high energy with slow pensive movements. His actions also portrayed his character with consistency. As the veteran was scarred, he shakily held his hand to his face for the entire play, giving the illusion of shell-shock.

Sets, designed by Milena Adames and her team, echoed the fifties. The set ranged from eye-catching, exquisite pieces such as a regal baby blue couch, vintage lamp, and patterned wallpaper, to small details such as a flower painting, candlestick, and tall plant. Hairstyles suited characters unique personalities; the angry Mrs.

Paddy had teased, unruly hair, while the elegant, though eccentric, Mrs. Savage donned a blue-tinted wig tied into a bun. Makeup, although subtle, fit the time period, with rouged cheeks and bright red lips.

St. Joseph High School rendered their production of an authentic period piece, an entertaining comedy, and a thoughtful lesson on family, love, and greed.Cassandra Chabert, CriticSt.

Paul High SchoolMoney, insanity, a group of misfits, and a sprinkle of 50s swing music; what can go wrong From the comedic timing to the intricate sets, St. Joseph High Schools production of was mirthful and created a memorable lesson., a comedy written by John Patrick, takes place during the 1950s.

After the death of her husband, Mrs. Savage, an elderly woman, is sent to The Cloisters institution by her stepchildren. Here, she fits in with an odd but comforting group of people that just want to be loved.

As she reveals that she has hidden the 10 million dollars her husband left behind, her stepchildren are on the hunt for the bonds. Torn between her family, the patients, and her morals, Mrs. Savage keeps her wits and unexpectedly reveals the hiding spot while recognizing the value of others.

Emma McColloch, as Mrs. Savage, played her role with certainty. McColloch had a mother-like presence on stage and throughout the show.

Between her facial expressions and her genuine sympathy, McColloch made the story believable. Additionally, she kept small mannerisms and never broke out of character. As she comforted Mrs.

Paddy (Sarah Siciliano), McColloch softened her tone, which helped build the emotional impact of the story. To enhance her character, bold colours were chosen to respect the era and to reflect her persona.As Samuel Savage, Jaebets Joseph expressed lots of humour with his side comments accompanied by large gestures and constant bickering with Lily Belle (Makenna Dancose).

With their dynamic rapport, Joseph and Dancose characterized the reality of siblings through their tone of voice and physicality. Even when they were not the main focus of the scene, they were always in character and occupied themselves with small slaps and frustrations.Altogether, the cast created an energetic show, despite the limited location.

At times, it was difficult to hear what actors said due to poor pronunciation or missed lines, but their constant enthusiasm and natural ability to recover compensated for this. Additionally, the actors embodied their characters, which rendered the play a realistic scenario. The patients admiration and love for Mrs.

Savage created a realistic family-like scene, while Mrs. Savages stepchildren persistently kept at her throat when it came to the bonds.To support these characters, the set, created by Milena Adames, imitated a 1950s style.

Blue wallpaper was carefully cut and secured to the flats. Inside the room, furniture from the 50s era was well placed around the set, including a bright blue couch on top of a carpet. Other intricate details such as candles and flowers sat amongst the vivid decorations.

The performers made good use of their space, thanks to the practicality of the set and their movement of the props. Each object served a purpose and flowed from actor to actor or from actor to table effortlessly. The head of Mrs.

Savages teddy bear, for example, could be ripped off and attached back on immediately in a short transition.Through the cast members convincing acting and chemistry, and the intricate details found around the set, the students at St. Joseph High School produced a phenomenal production of .

The production at St. Joseph High School was reviewed by 34 critics representing 12 schools. The critic discussions were mentored by teacher Jennifer Simpson of Mother Teresa High School and student reviews were edited and selected for publication by teacher Anne-Louise Andrade of St.

Mark High School, who could see only the reviews, not the names or schools of the reviewers.The Citizen and 26 high schools are participating in the Cappies, a Washington, D.C.

-based program that uses high school critics to review high school theatre. The program is a unique partnership between the Citizen, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Three schools from other boards in the region and two private schools have also joined.

The four winners of the lead acting categories will receive a bursary provided by the international law firm Gowling WLG Canada LLP.Follow the Cappies on Twitter @OttawaCappies.

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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Marry with Hindu Ceremonies ...
After a year of insatiable rumours and another four months of a whirlwind engagement, Quantico star Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas have officially been proclaimed husband and wife twice ! The two paid homage to their respective backgrounds by including a Christian and Hindu wedding ceremony in their festivities which took place last weekend. They were first married in a Christian ceremony on Saturday, officiated by Jonas father, according to Vogue. A Hindu ceremony was held the next day in the historic sandstone Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan in Chopras home country of India, ending the week-long wedding festivities with aplomb. People will need vacations after this wedding, Chopra was quoted as saying in an last week. While she probably meant it as a joke, its a sentiment deeply related to by anyone, Indian or otherwise, who has had to plan an Indian wedding. Hindu weddings are known worldwide for their extremely colourful, elaborate ceremonies, filled to the brim with flower decorations, religious rites, social functions that can last over a week. Unlike a Christian ceremony which usually start and end on the same day, a Hindu wedding usually involves a series of pre-wedding rites designed to physically and emotionally prepare the bride and groom for their nuptials : A post shared by (@priyankachopra) on The ceremony is generally the first to prelude any Hindu wedding and usually takes place months before the actual ceremony. Known as one of the most significant pre-wedding ceremonies, its considered as a stamp solidifying the bride and grooms commitment to the marriage. Unlike a traditional Christian ceremony which sometimes includes a question asking if there are any objections to the wedding on the day itself, there are no take backs after the ! Chopra and Jonas announced their upcoming wedding with a ceremony in August. An important part for a girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi, wrote Chopra in an Instagram post. A rite that typically takes place a day or two before the wedding, the m ceremony is one of the most coveted by women within the wedding. Here, all of the women in the bride and grooms families, along with guests gather while the bride traditionally has elaborate, intricate henna designs applied to her feet and hands. Apart from its beauty, is known for its cooling properties and is thought to calm the bride before her ceremony. Sometimes, designers will hide the grooms initials within their designs on the brides hands for the groom to later search for. While the ceremony is traditionally women-only, most functions today also allow men to attend. Nick Jonas is pictured laughing with Chopra during her ceremony in an Instagram post, which she captioned, Once again we made it our own and it was an afternoon that kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed. A Hindu wedding icebreaker ! Apart from the , the ceremony is generally one of the most fun ceremonies for guests and families alike. Here, the bride and groom, in separate locations are slathered with a thick paste of , i.e. turmeric powder, rose water and sandalwood powder, by their respective family members and guests. The powder is thought to strengthen and beautify the couple before the nuptials as well as ward off any evil that comes their way. While Chopra held a ceremony as per tradition, Jonas reportedly did not and instead participated in a ceremony afterwards, i.e., a ritual in which turbans are tied for the groom and other male relatives involved in the wedding. A post shared by (@priyankachopra) on Open bar, make way ! The is an Indian weddings extravaganza, that can either be made as lavish as a Bollywood movie or instead modest and toned down. As a Hindu ceremony traditionally does not involve the exchange of rings, couples normally perform the rite during the , the last function to take place the night before the wedding day. As means song or sung together, its a night filled with music and dance and long-practiced performances by friends and relatives of the bride and groom. Chopra posted a sneak-peek of her and Jonas on Instagram. The post included a video of clips showcasing a spectacular event filled with stage lights, Nick Jonas flawlessly dancing in traditional Bollywood style with props, a performance by Joe Jonas and a mother-daughter dance by Chopra and her mother. As guests and relatives slowly wake up amidst the exhaustion and hangovers from the previous night, the bride is already out of bed, showered and in the middle of makeup and hair. , Priyanka Chopra donned a sari in red as according to Hindu custom while Nick was attired in a turban and traditional wear. The day traditionally begins with a ceremony in which the groom arrives on a horse, complete with a throng of friends and relatives dancing to festive drum beats. Reportedly Chopra joined Jonas during his festivities. A post shared by (@filmfare) on While many Hindu weddings nowadays come with their own twists and variations, every wedding at its core will include a , a ritual conducted by sitting around a sacred fire and , which literally translates to seven steps, but in reality means completing seven rounds around the fire in order to become husband and wife. With the exchange of rings completed the night before, the groom instead places a necklace, known as a around the brides neck, officially wedding her to him. Chopra and Jonas reportedly maintained a strict no-pictures policy during their wedding which means us fans will have to wait longer before we can steal ideas from the couples fairytale palace wedding.
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Pop Stars Face Blackouts Under Eu Plans to Ban High-power Stage Lights
POP stars face a concert black-out under EU plans to ban high-power stage lights. New energy efficiency rules will outlaw the use of traditional tungsten bulbs and many of the latest LED fittings. Concert promoters warn it will be catastrophic for spectacular touring shows by artists such as Beyonce, Take That and Taylor Swift. And it will force small theatres, school halls and community venues to splash out to replace older lighting systems. The EUs proposed Ecodesign Working Plan will regulate stage lighting under the same rules that govern household and office use. Brexit will come too late to save music shows and theatre from the diktat, which comes into force in September 2020. Tugnsten and arc light bulbs would become unavailable and high-quality LED lighting units now on the market would also be banned. Theatre lighting technicians say all the tools and equipment needed to put on a show will be put out-of-date by the new rules. Lighting chiefs have launched a petition, signed by 80,000 so far, calling for an exemption for the entertainment industry. They say high-powered gear is vital to vital to highlight drama, emotion and energy in a performance. UK Music boss Michael Dugher said: This could have a serious impact on the music industry that contributes 4.4billion a year to our economy . While we recognise the importance of improving energy efficiency, there is a real risk venues could face huge costs to replace perfectly good lighting equipment. Despite UK Music and the Music Venue Trust winning much-needed changes to planning laws recently, this could not come at a worse time for many grassroots venues which are already battling to survive in the face of rent and rate hikes. It is vital that we maintain the existing exemption until a proper assessment has been made of the impact of the proposed change and we find a solution that everyone is happy with.
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Grand Ole Oprys Circle Is Unbroken
NASHVILLE, TENN.Brad Paisley and Little Jimmy Dickens helped a handful of construction workers install the circle in the centre of the Grand Ole Opry House stage Wednesday after flood waters nearly destroyed the precious piece of country music history. The two then performed the Opry standard, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? That is a classic song thats been sung here for generations and its taking on new meaning with all of this, Paisley said. Officials announced the Opry House will reopen to the public with a star-studded performance Sept. 28 and the Oprys 85th anniversary celebration will go on as scheduled in October. Were having a party, Opry president Steve Buchanan said. The circle, made in 1974 from a part of the old stage from the Oprys former home at Ryman Auditorium, was submerged in more than a metre of water during the May flood that damaged the Opry house and the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort in Nashville. Many musicians and fans consider the circle the heart of country music. The wood carries scuffs from the boots of the genres biggest stars and is a destination for aspiring singers from all corners of the world. This is absolutely the one place that matters more than any other in country music, Paisley said. Buchanan said the two-metre circle of oak buckled but proved to be sturdier than the modern Opry stage. It was refurbished by Nashvilles CC Cabinet Inc., and is now surrounded by a dark brown teak that helps the lacquered circle stand out under stage lights. Paisley said hes amazed at how far the reclamation project has come since the days following the flood, which caused more than $2 billion damage in Nashville alone. When I first walked in here everything you see including the rafters and the very top pews were covered in a sort of brown film from the dried mud that had become dust and it was horrendous looking, he said. I didnt know how they were ever going to get it clean and rebuilt, and all of these things that needed done. Associated Press
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Crews Sifting Through Debris, Search for Answers to Stage Collapse
iReport: Are you there? Share photos, videos (CNN) -- Crews on Sunday sifted through debris of a concert stage that collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, trying to determine what caused the accident that killed five people and injured 40, authorities said.The fairgrounds were closed Sunday as investigators began the search for answers. The state fair was expected to reopen to the public Monday following a public memorial service to remember those who were killed and injured, said Cindy Hoyne, the fair's executive director.Forecasters warned heavy rain and strong winds would hit the fair nearly two hours before the storm moved through, causing the collapse of the stage Saturday night. The National Weather Service estimated winds at 60 to 70 mph.Metal scaffolding fell onto the "Sugarpit," a section usually occupied by Sugarland's most ardent fans, about four minutes after authorities took the stage to warn the crowd to seek shelter, according to a timeline of events released by investigators Sunday."It's not clear to me at this stage how anyone could have foreseen a sudden, highly localized gust of wind in one place," Gov. Mitch Daniels said.Video shows the blue canvas top fraying and flapping just seconds before the steel scaffolding gave way, sending a heavy bank of stage lights and metal onto fans closest to the outdoor stage.Gov. Daniels described the collapse as a "freakish accident."Sugarland, an Atlanta-based country duo, escaped injury since they had not yet come onstage. They later posted a message on Twitter saying they were "stunned and heartbroken for the fans."The group -- along with its opening act, Sara Bareilles -- cancelled their scheduled performance Sunday night at the Iowa State Fair. According to the fair's website, "aside from coping with the magnitude of the accident, the ongoing investigation prevents the band from getting what may remain of their stage equipment."Jennifer Nettles, one half of the Sugarland duo, posted a statement on the group's web site Sunday, saying "there are no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity.""There are only prayers for peace in the hearts of the bereft, and prayers of thanksgiving for those who were spared or safe. A piece of our heart is left in that grandstand," Nettles said.Sara Bareilles, who had just finished her performance when the collapse occurred, tweeted Sunday she was still thinking of all those affected."On her web site, she wrote: "The accident at the Indiana State Fair felt like a bad dream. The weather changed in a matter of minutes and the stage collapsed in a matter of seconds. "She called the emergency response "incredibly quick." While most of the injured were treated and released from Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, nine patients were admitted and still being treated Sunday afternoon, the hospital said. Three children remained at Riley Hospital for Children, the hospital said.The Marion County, Indiana, coroner identified the three women and two men who died as: Tammy Vandam, 42, of Wanatah, Indiana; Glenn Goodrich, 49, of Indianapolis; Alina Bigjohny, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Christina Santiago, 29, of Chicago; and Nathan Byrd, 51, of Indianapolis. Vandam, Goodrich, Bigjohny and Santiago were dead at the scene, while Byrd died later at the hospital, the coroner said.Friends, colleagues and family gathered Sunday to remember Santiago at Chicago's Howard Brown Health Center, a health care organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, where she worked."We have lost a fierce warrior, an amazing activist," said Rosa Yadira Ortiz, board president for Amigas Latinos, a group for lesbian Hispanics in Chicago that Santiago was involved in. "She really brought us all together."The families of two of those hospitalized released brief statements Sunday, each asking for prayers and privacy."Jenny Haskell, a 22-year-old Ball State senior, is very critical at this time," her family said.A fifth-grader, identified only as Jade, is in critical condition, according to her family."A big gust of wind came through. You could see a lot of people panicking," said Aaron Richman, who witnessed the collapse at the fair in Indianapolis. "All the scaffolding and speakers -- all that came crashing down -- and the whole stand just collapsed."Allison Hoehn, another concertgoer, said many attendees rushed to those trapped after the stage crumbled."We tried to get down to help, but no one was moving," Hoehn said. "The storm came on so fast and the stage just snapped like a toothpick."Spectators grabbed parts of their seats to assemble makeshift stretchers, Hoehn said."Everyone rushed to help, and we saw people searching and pulling people out," she said. "(I) saw five people go away on stretchers. It was amazing how many people ran in to try to lift the scaffolding."Capt. Brad Weaver, commander of special operations for the Indiana State Police, said he took the stage at 8:45 p.m. to warn the audience of severe weather.Weaver said he "saw the framework from the stage start to come over."He said he and others took cover behind a trailer, which was also struck by debris from the stage.Weaver said authorities were in the process of issuing an evacuation order, but Hoehn said no one told the crowd at the concert to evacuate.Earlier this month, severe weather caused a stage to collapse before a Flaming Lips performance in Oklahoma.The August 6 incident occurred after heavy winds and rain pounded Tulsa, ending a block party music festival that featured Primus, the Flaming Lips and other acts. A lighting rig fell down and struck audio equipment and instruments. It was unclear whether there were any injuries.And last month, a severe storm toppled a stage when classic rock band Cheap Trick was performing. No one was seriously hurt during the incident at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest in Canada.CNN's Alan Duke, Chelsea J. Carter, Leslie Tripp and David Williams contributed to this report.
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