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Laurie Lynn Lindemeier

Associate Critic

Laurie Lynn Lindemeier has performed and written all her life, most recently as a community voice columnist for the Dallas Morning News. Laurie delights in marrying the arts of writing, music and theatre as a reviewer and critic.

Writing is Laurie's passion. In the wee hours of the morning Miss Lindemeier sits at her laptop writing and revising book projects and magazine articles. Afternoons Laurie instructs talented young singers and pianists while seated by her grand piano.
Miss Lindemeier?s performance background includes singing contralto in the Dallas Opera Chorus for three seasons, and performing leads with Deep Ellen Opera, Texas Gilbert and Sullivan Company, Cathedral Players of Dallas and Surfside Theatre in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

In the late 1980?s Laurie lived in Florida. While there Miss Lindemeier sang as a cantor at a synagogue and was a featured soloist with the Florida Spacecoast Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kennedy Space Center. She also worked behind the scenes as stage manager of Tartuffe with the Ensemble Theatre.

Laurie received her English degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, a private college in St. Peter, Minnesota. Miss Lindemeier also studied two terms at The University of Exeter in England. During that time she played "Miranda on the greens" in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Miss Lindemeier continues her Shakespearian love affair by attending and/or reviewing the bard's performances in the Metroplex as often as her scheduled allows.

Laurie is a hybrid singer - a lyric spinto soprano with low notes. Opera and musical theatre delight her equally. When Miss Lindemeier reviews musicals she listens carefully to the singers and observes how their dramatic capabilities couple with their vocal communication and technical prowess. In addition, as an award winning watercolor artist, the set colors and design catch Laurie's attention. As a musician, the quality and balance of the orchestra to the voices may make or break Miss Lindemeier's impression of a performance.

Past Reviewed Shows listed by most recent to oldest.

Show Theatre Company Posted
CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA Fort Worth Opera 5/4/2017
VOIR DIRE Fort Worth Opera 4/27/2017
CARMEN Fort Worth Opera 4/26/2017
MY FAIR LADY Artisan Center Theater 2/13/2017
DON’T TALK TO THE ACTORS Circle Theatre 6/21/2016
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Fort Worth Opera 5/4/2016
BURIED ALIVE / EMBEDDED Fort Worth Opera 5/1/2016
JFK Fort Worth Opera 4/26/2016
HAMLET Fort Worth Opera 5/5/2015
DOG DAYS Fort Worth Opera 4/30/2015
LA TRAVIATA Fort Worth Opera 4/28/2015
IOLANTA Dallas Opera 4/13/2015
LA BOHÈME Dallas Opera 3/17/2015
LA WALLY, ACT IV and EVEREST The Dallas Opera 2/4/2015
SILENT NIGHT Fort Worth Opera 5/7/2014
WITH BLOOD, WITH INK Fort Worth Opera 5/1/2014
COSI FAN TUTTE Fort Worth Opera 4/29/2014
THE PEARL FISHERS Fort Worth Opera 4/23/2014
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Fort Worth Opera 5/7/2013
THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT Fort Worth Opera 4/30/2013
GLORY DENIED Fort Worth Opera 4/23/2013
THE BIRTH OF MERLIN Stolen Shakespeare Guild 11/7/2012
LYSISTRATA Fort Worth Opera 5/29/2012
THREE DECEMBERS Fort Worth Opera 5/21/2012
TOSCA Fort Worth Opera 5/15/2012
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Music Theatre of Denton 5/8/2012
MARY POPPINS (NATIONAL TOUR) Bass Hall, Fort Worth 3/30/2012
OLIVER! Artisan Center Theater 3/27/2012
OLEANNA Art Centre Theatre 2/21/2012
CHARLOTTE'S WEBB Casa Manana 2/14/2012
SECRETS OF A SOCCER MOM Circle Theatre 2/1/2012
NEW JERUSALEM Stage West 1/10/2012
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS (National Tour) Bass Hall, Fort Worth 12/1/2011
ARMS AND THE MAN Stage West 11/2/2011
RABBIT HOLE Runway Theatre 8/17/2011
LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE Rover Dramawerks 7/20/2011
JULIUS CAESAR Fort Worth Opera 5/31/2011
OUR TOWN Theatre Frisco 5/30/2011
BLAME IT ON THE PONY EXPRESS OR THE BRIDE CAME C.O McKinney Repertory Theatre 5/18/2011
SAVAGE/LOVE Sundown Collaborative Theatre 5/2/2011
TOMMY TUNE - STEPS IN TIME Dallas Summer Musicals 3/18/2011
SUNDAY IN NEW YORK Rover Dramawerks 2/1/2011
CAMELOT Artisan Center Theater 1/18/2011