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Indianapolis is home to a very active theatre scene. Almost everyday, there is a new play, musical or other theatre related event to enjoy. Below are the latest theatre related headlines.

IndyFringe: Two Shows to Wow the Whole Family

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IndyFringe 2014 is running for two more days- the last of the 384 performances are happening today and tomorrow. Shows take the stage at eight venues, running from 1:30pm through 10:30pm. The houses have been full, the reviews have been good, and the eleven days some of my favorite of the year. Last night I […]

IndyFringe 14: Two Shows for the New Millenium

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IndyFringe, the annual theatre festival that takes over Mass Ave every August, is in full swing. Every evening, theatre goers enjoy new shows from all genres, from comedy to drama to the not-easily-categorized. Most of the shows are rated at least PG-13, but there are a few that are family-friendly, or at least not offensive. […]

Who’s Napping Now?

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Indianapolis used to be called “Nap Town” for it’s sleepy demeanor. As recently as 25 years ago, downtown Indianapolis was shuttered up and locked down after the business crowd left at 5:00pm and weekends could be described as “ghost town.” Oh, how times have changed! No one can accuse Indianapolis of napping any more. Just […]

IndyFringe Opens 10th Anniversary Festival

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The 2014 IndyFringe Festival kicks off this weekend. This is the 10th anniversary of the edgy theater festival. In 11 days, there will be 384 performances across a eight of theaters along and near Massachusetts Avenue. Seventy eight different shows, all 45-60 minutes in length, will rotate daily, starting at 1:30 in the afternoon (on […]

A Mammogram and a Show at Indy Fringe Festival

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The Indy Fringe Theatre Festival is known for its edgy theatrical offerings, live stage shows that push the limits of human emotion and experience. This year, one of those shows is taking that emotion and turning it into something practical. The Actual Dance, a play written by Sam Simon, is the true story of Sam’s […]

Cabaret is Alive and Thriving in Indianapolis

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Cabaret is alive and well in Indianapolis, and thanks to the efforts of the The Cabaret at the Columbia Club as well as the Booth Tarkington Civic Theater in Carmel, the next generation of cabaret performers is getting superb training. The spring adult class, The Singing Actor/Cabaret Performance, just wrapped up at the Booth Tarkington […]

Miles and Ellie at the Phoenix Theatre

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Miles and Ellie opened this weekend at the Phoenix Theatre, and I’m pretty sure everyone in Indianapolis needs to see this show. It’s a sweet, charming, cheesy look at first love, family feuds, and 90s nostalgia. It pokes fun at rom-coms while promising the play itself is not a love story. And I loved every […]

Addams Family the Musical: Spooky, Cooky, and All Grown Up

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As a Twittic for Broadway Across America in Indianapolis, I have been going to the theatre in Indy for years to provide Twitter reviews of touring musicals. Since I get two tickets, and babysitters are hard to come by, I usually take a kid with me each time. The tween loves musicals and begs to […]

May Brings Multicultural Performances to the Phoenix Theater

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The month of May finds the Phoenix Theater hosting two multicultural shows on its lower level stage. From the southwest of the past, to the Middle East of today, the Phoenix Theater fulfills its mission of bringing diverse and provocative theater to the city of Indianapolis. The current production of Bless Me, Ultima, will include […]

Listen to Your Mother at Indiana History Center

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Last year, I had the immense honor of being a part of the Listen to Your Mother Show in Indianapolis. Today, I got to see it again from the house seats, and it was just as amazing as I remembered it. Listen to Your Mother is a nationwide show that gives motherhood a microphone. Stories […]

Sister, Sister: Two Girls, Two Suburbs, One Night on the Town

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My family is from southern Indiana. I grew up in the toe of Indiana’s boot, but my sister and I both ended up Central Indiana. We live less than 20 miles apart, in north side suburbs, and mostly touch base whenever we’re in our homewtown. Recently, we’ve both been making an effort to get together […]

Spring Broadway Season in Indianapolis Begins in March

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The 2013-2014 Broadway season in Indianapolis resumes next month, when Ghost the Musical opens in Indianapolis on Tuesday, March 4th. There has been a long break in this Broadway season, with no shows since Wicked in November. Wicked was beautifully done, and I had an amazing evening with my mom, sisters, and my teen daughter. […]

UIndy Theatre department offers free preview of new production

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The Indianapolis theatre scene is rich with a number of professional and community theatres to give patrons a choice of offerings that run the gamut from classic to musical to avant garde. Of course, many of those actors got their training in college theatre programs. One such program at the University of Indianapolis is set […]

I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

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The classic American television sitcom I Love Lucy is coming to the Old National Center February 11-16 only not as a TV show, but as a live musical stage event. Step back in time and see Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel live on stage and in color. I Love Lucy fans will love this tribute […]

And Then They Came For Me: A Must-See Production at the IRT

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This was my first time attending a production at the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, but I have to say that their performance of And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank was by far one of the best plays I’ve had the privilege of seeing anywhere. Set against the backdrop of Europe […]

Now Playing at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre: Lend Me a Tenor

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What happens when a world-famous tenor shows up late for a performance at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company? Just about everything! Ken Ludwig’s farcical comedy, Lend Me a Tenor, now in its 25th year, is playing at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre on the city’s northwest side now through February 2, 2014. The story […]

50 Shades! & Rock of Ages at Old National Centre

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This coming weekend the Old National Centre will be busy all weekend long hosting both the hot new show 50 Shades! The Musical and the famous classic Rock of Ages. An original parody of E.L. James’ blockbuster 50 Shades of Grey, the controversial book turned musical is now on its second leg of its National […]

Going…Going…Gone: A Fun, Improvisational Comedy Act at IndyFringe

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Poor old Ed, the owner of Ed’s Auction House, has died. And now all his quirky, weird, kitschy and basically crappy possessions must be auctioned off, quite literally, to the audience. Care to place a bid? Going…Going…Gone is a unique, improvisational comedy act that takes place the first Sunday of each month at IndyFringe. What […]

Now Playing: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is playing at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel December 13th, 2013 – January 4th, 2014. Ever since Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King) collaborated to produce this musical in the 1970s, Joseph and […]

Wicked the Musical: The Story of Oz before Dorothy

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The Wizard of Oz is one the most popular stories ever. Yet despite the enchanting story that it tells, there remains an untold backstory. Wicked is that story. And it’s playing through Sunday, December 1st at the Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis. Based on a novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the story of […]