Clowes Memorial Hall

Butler University

Indianapolis, Indiana

December 1, 1963

Exterior of Clowes Memorial Hall

Clowes Memorial Hall was built in 1963. Streisand played there two months after it opened. The auditorium seats 2,200 people.

A story in the local Indianapolis newspaper:

Audience Bewitched by Barbra Streisand

With the daintiness of a bulldozer, Barbra Streisand showed a Clowes Hall audience last night why she is the dazzling darling of improvisational singing today.

The rising young singer is regarded as one of today's most promising stars. Her concert showed why.

Backed by 18 members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Miss Streisand bewitched her audience with almost 20 songs in the 90-minute show. Her strong-voiced style presented some of the clearest enunciation the hall has echoed.

She established an early tie with the audience by wearing the same zany "sailor suit" dress she wore on the Judy Garland television show about a month ago.

The Brooklyn-born singer appeared somewhat frightened in her early songs and allowed her soft, lower vocal ranges to slip into nasal tones [....]

Local newspaper ad for Streisand show at Clowes


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