Indianapolis Civic Theatre: Community Troupe in Indianapolis

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The Indianapolis Civic Theatre is widely recognized among members of the Indianapolis performing arts community as one of the largest and longest-running community theaters in the United States. For almost a full century, the Indianapolis Civic Theatre has been supplying noble aspirations, generating smiles and pulling at the heart strings of Indianapolis kids and adults alike, onstage and off.

This active Indianapolis theatre company divides their time equally between performances and Indianapolis education programs. Their mission is “to foster a love of theatre through imagination, education and participation.” The Indianapolis Civic Theatre undertakes theatrical arts courses for adults on down to kids as young as the age of four.

A season with the Indianapolis Civic Theatre is guaranteed to be an entertaining spectacle, with glitzy fun for the whole family. A typical Indianapolis Civic Theatre season is usually heavy on the musicals, and might include productions like West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, Little Shop of Horrors and Enchanted April.

Auditions for all productions by this Indianapolis community theatre are open, as opposed to pre-cast. The ICT even provides a free ongoing workshop on how to perfect your audition.

It takes many, many dedicated people to present a full-length stage play, and many more to pull off a full-length musical. The Indianapolis Civic Theatre is always searching for volunteers to fit the bill, so if you have a dedication to Indianapolis art, consider signing up to help out at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre.

This organization has developed a longstanding, comprehensive educational program targeted to entice Indianapolis locals and to pull in interested students from outlying suburbs such as Carmel, Noblesville, Anderson, Westfield, Lawrence, Zionsville, Greenfield and Brownsburg.

Courses at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre include:

Junior Civic Workshops: for preschoolers to grade 9. These junior workshops introduce the young to the magic of theater.

Musical Theatre: For kids from grades 1 through 9. These courses instruct the students not only about musical theater and dance, but how to ace an audition. Culminating in a recital, it also provides a free play pass.

Girl Scouts: For Brownies and Juniors. Short, magical workshops.

Summer Day Camps: For kids between 8 and 18. Lots of dramatic fun, and a free play pass.

Act One: Geared for those between the ages of 7 and 15. Admission by audition only.

Backstage Pass: For kids between 3 and 10, divided into six groups by age. Includes instruction and a free play pass.

Studio Series: Serious training in acting, singing and dancing for Indianapolis high school students and adults.

Located just minutes from downtown Indianapolis in Marian University, a performance by the Indianapolis Civic Theatre is one of the most popular things to do in Indianapolis for tourists as well as for long-time locals.

Indianapolis Civic Theatre
3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1960

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