A night out at the theatre in Indianapolis is surely one of the most popular things to do in Indianapolis and its immediate environs, especially during the magical months of summer. This year, July offers live theatre productions in Indianapolis that are calculated to entertain, enliven and enrich. Live theatre in the form of stage plays and musicals from the irresistible Wizard of Oz to the long-awaited third installment of the Greater Tuna trilogy will be appearing at various Indianapolis performing arts venues this July.
|Get a preview of the hilarious musical Church Basement Ladies 2 in this professional video trailer of the stage play.|
See Fun City Finder‘s hand-picked list of not-to-be missed theatrical productions during July of 2011 below.
Live Theatre Productions in July, 2011 in Greater Indianapolis
|Avenue Q – This production delivers yet another top-notch Phoenix show, this time in the form of a laugh-a-minute, Tony Award-winning musical comedy. Though this theatre piece features incredible over-sized puppets, the material is not for children.
Through July 10, 2011
|Church Basement Ladies 2 (A Second Helping) – This popular musical comedy is set in the year 1969. It’s the sequel of the first Church Basement Ladies, inspired by a best-seller called Growing Up Lutheran. The “Beef” part of this Beef & Boards production consists strictly of comfort food such as Honey Pecan Fried Chicken and Penne Pasta.
July 7 – August 28, 2011
Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre
|Blood, Sweat and Togas – The Mystery Café is the United States‘ longest-running dinner theatre exclusively offering murder mysteries. There’s probably a good reason. See this Gladiator spoof and interact with the actors at The Milano Inn, a popular Indianapolis restaurant. “Is it murder? Or gluttony?”
July 2 – August 23, 2011
The Mystery Café of Indianapolis
| Kings of Conjuring – Indy Magic Monthly at TOS brings you the Kings for a rollicking good stage show in downtown Indianapolis’ arty cultural district called Mass Ave. One night only.
July 5, 2011 – 7:00 pm Lobby Magic, 7:30 pm Showtime
Theatre on the Square
Tickets: $12 – 20
|The Andrews Brothers – ATI presents this swingin’ musical revue mixed with whackiness, nostalgia and lots of laughs. Set in the South Pacific in 1943 wartime, the Andrew Brothers agree, the U.S.O. show must go on, no matter what. At the magnificent new Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.
July 8 – July 24, 2011
Actors Theatre of Indiana
The Studio Theater
Tickets: $33.75 – $37.50
|Red, White and Tuna – Those guys from Greater Tuna, Texas are back! Catch the long-awaited third part of the Tuna Trilogy and prepare to be jovially infected with the residents of Texas’ third-smallest town’s strange and hilarious brand of patriotism.
July 8 – 30, 2011
Theatre on the Square
Tickets: $20 – $25
|Family Secrets – The legendary Walker Theater in the heart of Indianapolis’ downtown district brings Hoosiers from Indy and other nearby cities in Central Indiana this memorable window on the travails and celebrations of family. Produced by Centennial Productions.
July 14 – July 17, 2011; 7:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Madame Walker Theater
Tickets: $35 – $50
|The Wizard of Oz – Mainstage Theatre in next-door Anderson, Indiana presents this timeless story, adapted for the stage in 1986.
July 21, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2011; 7:30 pm
Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre
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