Theatrical performing arts in Indianapolis and its environs are perhaps the only Indianapolis events that pack enough punch to rival Indianapolis auto racing and the other Indianapolis sports which frequently take over the Circle City. This June, many fine Indianapolis theatre companies offer their usual irresistible fare. From fairy tales to courtroom dramas, from Indianapolis to Bryant, Indiana, stage plays and theatrical productions during June of 2011 are abundant and varied enough to transport any Hoosier into the magical world of make believe.
Theatre Productions in June of 2011 in Greater Indianapolis and Environs
|Mame – This long-standing hit Broadway musical needs no promotion. The Bearcreek Farms Country Resort is putting it on in tiny Bryant, Indiana. Bryant, in Jay County, is about a two-hour drive northeast of Indy, making it a nice day trip from Indianapolis.
Through June 4, 2011; Thursdays – Saturdays, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Bearcreek Farms Goodtimes Theatre
|Humble Boy – Wherein Felix Humble learns about life and love and finding forgiveness among tears and laughter. The Belfry Theatre puts on musicals, comedies and dramas in a community theatre setting in the Indy suburb of Noblesville, Indiana.
June 3 – 19, 2011; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00 pm and 2:00 pm
The Belfry Theatre
|A Few Good Men – This stunning stage play was also an Academy Award-winning movie. Produced by the Mainstage Theatre in nearby Anderson, Indiana, the heavy-hitting show features a great courtroom drama and the directorial debut of Roland VanHorn.
June 16 – 25, 2011; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre
|Andersen – A Fairy Tale Life – This affectionate nod to Hans Christian Andersen is a musical biography of the grand storyteller from Denmark. Produced by the Carmel Repertory Theatre in their beautiful new Carmel, Indiana digs.
June 16 – 26, 2011; 8:00 pm and 2:30 pm
The Studio Theater at Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $17 – $20; 8:30 and 2:30 pm
|Frankenstein, a New Musical – Put on by Indy’s Buck Creek Players, this show boasts smashing music, costumes and a heart-pounding, Gothic story by Mary Shelley that has stood the test of time.
June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2011; 8:00 pm and 2:30 pm
Buck Creek Players Theatre
Tickets: $14 – $16
|SUDS – The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera – Loaded with over 50 songs dating back to the 1960s, SUDS is a fun musical romp the whole family will find super-bubbly. Presented by the Carmel Community Players.
June 9 – 19
Carmel Community Playhouse
Tickets: $12 – $15
|Avenue Q – This production was a Tony award winner for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score. Produced by the tried and true Phoenix Theatre, this Indianapolis theatre event will be a memorable one.
June 2 – July 10, 2011; Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Tickets: $15 – $30
|Cinderella – This musical is as enchanting as they get. Treat yourself to a delicious meal, along with the play, for a once-in-a-lifetime fairy tale dinner theatre experience.
May 12 – July 1, 2011
Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre
Tickets: $36 – $59, includes dinner
Athenaeum Theatre | Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre | Buck Creek Playhouse | Clowes Memorial Hall | Columbia Club | Hedback Theatre | Hilbert Circle Theatre | Indiana Repertory Theatre | Indianapolis Civic Theatre | IndyFringe Building | Irving Theater | Ruth Lilly Performance Hall | Madame Walker Theatre | Old National Centre (Murat) | The Palladium | Phoenix Theatre | Scottish Rite Cathedral | Theatre on the Square | Warren Performing Arts Center | Indianapolis Theatre Companies | More Greater Indianapolis Theatres
Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre | Anderson’s Paramount Theatre and Ballroom | Boggstown Cabaret Supper Club in Shelby County | Carmel Center for the Performing Arts | Carmel Community Playhouse | Carmel’s Palladium | Fishers’ Artists’ Studio | Greencastle’s Putnam County Playhouse | Greenfield’s H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts | Lebanon’s Theatre at the Milk Building | Muncie’s Ball State University Theatre | Nashville’s Coachlight Musical Theatre | Rushville’s Rush County Playhouse | Shelbyville’s Strand Theatre | Indianapolis Theatre Companies | More Central Indiana Theatres