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Indianapolis Theater Events, February 2012

Indianapolis theater blooms in the dead of Winter this February 2012, with eclectic, engaging and exciting performances across the Circle City. Make an evening of it at any of these incredible Indianapolis nonprofit organizations. Whether you taste is for drama, comedy or musicals, the Indianapolis theater scene has got you covered. After the events of the Super Bowl roll through the city at the beginning of the month, take a taste of Indianapolis arts at any of these performance venues. Here is a preview of the various Indianapolis events occurring on stage across Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Repertory Theater

indiana-repertory-theatre-1God of Carnage – Boys will be boys. And parents will be parents. After a scuffle on the playground, the parents of two boys are forced to meet to work things out. What begins as a conversation between mature people devolves into a comedy of bad manners, where telling the difference between the kids and the grown-ups becomes next to impossible. Yasmina Reza’s edgy satire places audiences on the front line of a battle field where nothing is as it seems.

Indiana Repertory Theater
140 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.635.5252

Theatre on the Square

Theater-on-the-Square-Mass-Ave-Indianapolis-IndianaSister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class -If you are at all familiar with the popular musical comedy Nunsense, then the name Sister Robert Anne holds great meaning for you. This songbird stars in her own “One-Nun-Sense” musical event. Take a seat in her Cabaret Classroom, where she uses her material from her debut show to teach audiences how to prepare and perform their own cabaret act.

Theatre on the Square
627 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.685.8687

The Phoenix Theatre

Current-Economic-Conditions-at-Phoenix-Theater-Indianapolis-IndianaCurrent Economic Conditions – When twenty-something Lily Booker loses her successful job and budding social life, she is forced to move back to her parents home. With her freedom newly limited, as they snoop through her lingerie purchases and offer unwanted dating advice, Booker learns that you really can’t go home again. This charming play offers a bitingly sarcastic wit for a generation of young workers faced with a declining economy.

August Osage County -The Weston family are all intelligent and emotional creatures who have the innate ability to torment each other. When the patriarch of the clan goes missing, the family is forced to assemble to both support and as a by product attack each other. As family secrets are revealed, burdens and grudges abound in this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play.

Phoenix Theatre
749 North Park Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205
317.635.7529

Civic Theatre

The Tarkington Theater, Indianapolis, IndianaLend Me a Tenor – Ken Ludwig’s Broadway hit is a mad-cap comedy about a struggling opera company. As the Cleveland Grand Opera Company faces imminent catastrophe when its star is hopped up on tranquilizers, making performance impossible. Can an aspiring singer named Mac take his place on center stage? As he attempts to impersonate the fallen star, shenanigans ensue including mistaken identities, romantic entanglements and all manner of fast-paced comedy.

Civic Theatre
At the Booth Tarkington Theatre
3 Center Green, Suite 200
Carmel, IN 46032
317.843.3800

Clowes Memorial Hall

Clowes-Memorial-Hall-Indianapolis-Indiana-2Magic School Bus Live! The Climate Challenge -For decades the Magic School Bus cartoon on PBS has been educating children about science. Now this celebrated kids show comes to life on stage. Staring Ms. Frizzle and the whole gang, buckle up for an exciting adventure about the telltale signs of climate change. Plus, learn how you can make a difference through recycling, conservation and alternative energy.

Freedom Train – The remarkable story of Harriet Tubman lives on in this theatrical presentation. Though she was born a slave destined to live in a dire situation, she took control of her fate and the fate of those around leading more than 300 runaways to safety. Her incredible story as a conductor of the Underground Railroad has inspired generations of children to greatness. Hear an account of her self-sacrifice, dedication and endurance.

Clowes Memorial Hall
4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317.940.6444

Actors Theatre of Indiana

Studio Theater, Indianapolis, IndianaGodspell – The classic Broadway show comes to the Studio Theater. Based on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew and featuring a brilliant score by Stephen Schwartz, “Godspell” features a string of well-known songs including “Day by Day,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back O Man” and more. See the parables of Jesus Christ in a human light with upbeat songs and a strong message. Presented by the Actors Theater of Indiana.

Actors Theatre of Indiana
at the Studio Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts
4 Center Green
Carmel, IN 46032
317.843.3800

Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre

The Dixie Swim Club – This sweet and poignant story of friendship follows five Southern women on their annual August getaway. The bonds they share were forged on their college swim team. See 37 years of love, laughter and meddling in each others lives as they retreat to their Beach Cottage each August.

Legally Blonde – You loved the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, now relive her Elle Woods’ triumphant tale in this pop rock musical. Woods doesn’t take no for an answer, not from her sorority sister or from Harvard Law. Along the way, this fashionista learns that being yourself never goes out of style.

Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 North Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317.872.9664

Carmel Community Players

Company – Meet Bobby, a single man celebrating his 35th birthday. His best friends: five married couples. His love life: juggling three girlfriends. The challenge: discover how to grow up and learn to commit. Through a series of vignettes linked together through his birthday festivities, Company is an enthralling musical comedy that will have you laughing out loud. This Tony Award winning musical features songs like “Side by Side by Side,” “What Would We Do Without You?” and “The Ladies Who Lunch.”

CCP’s Valentine’s Cabaret – Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with the Carmel Community Players. Enjoy an all ages cabaret performance brimming with local talent that is sure to get you in the mood for celebrating the one you love.

Abraham Lincoln Hoosier Hero – As one of the greatest and most influential leaders of all time, Abraham Lincoln could teach us a thing or two. And he does in this one man performance that details his life from a Hoosier boy to a White House sensation. Plus, enjoy a question and answer session with the man in the stovepipe hat.

Carmel Community Playhouse
at Clay Terrace
14299 Clay Terrace Blvd.
Suite 140
Carmel, IN 46032
317.815.9387

IndyFringe Theatre

The Trance Sisters: HypnoProv – The Trance Sister, Alpha and Theta, are a truly wacky pair. Their unique stage hypnosis/improvisation delivers laugh out loud entertainment. The show is a goofy combination of hypnosis, comedy, improv and audience participation.

Hooray for Speech Therapy with Kurt Fitzpatrick – A star of the 2011 Indy Fringe Festival returns to Indianapolis with his autobiographical comedy, which was part of the very first Fringe. From early childhood, Fitzpatrick suffered from stutter. Go with him on his speech therapy journey, where he transforms from a speechless kid to the man who put together this show.

IndyFringe Theatre
719 East St. Clair St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317869.6611

NoExit Performance Company

Reloaded – The celebrated Indianapolis theater group, NoExit Performance Company presents a retrospective of their past work. Revisit the visceral images and emotional movement in their early shows at this fundraiser event.

Big Car Service Center
3819 Lafayette Rd
Indianapolis, IN
317.258.2255

Butler University

Butler-University-Indianapolis-IndianaTartuffe – Moliere’s final play is by far his most well known and greatest comedy in the western theatre canon. French for “the impostor,” Tartuffe follows a pious fraud as he tricks a well to do family into bending to his whims. Filled with stock characters and classic comedy, this commedia dell’arte play still delights audiences today.

Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317.940.9247

University of Indianapolis

University-of-IndianapolisFunny Valentines: A Dinner Theatre Production – Meet Andy Robbins, an illustrator for a successful series of children’s book. After he divorces his wife, losing his partner in life and in work, he decides its time to win her back. Yet, the affections of another woman could complicate his plans. Find out what happens when his wife reappears eight months pregnant in this dinner theater production.

University of Indianapolis
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
317.788.3455

Check out one or all of these Indianapolis events this February. Make an evening of it with dinner and show by stopping in at any of these Indianapolis restaurants before the curtain rises. Then discuss your favorite moments over a nightcap at any of these Indianapolis bars.

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