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.

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

Ghost the Musical Girls Night Out in Indianapolis

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


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


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

I Love Lucy Live On Stage

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

and then they came for me

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


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

old national center

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


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


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


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 […]

Butler Ballet to Present 29th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

The Butler Ballet will hold its 29th annual production of The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 5 at Clowes Hall. This fun holiday tradition will feature over a hundred dancers dressed in colorful costumes, amazing scenery, and the music of Tchaikovsky performed by the Butler Symphony Orchestra. All dances are choreographed by Butler University Department of […]

Butler Dance Students Show Creative Side at Student Choreography Showcase


The dance program Butler University is perhaps best known for ballet performances. But pirouettes and ballerinas are not what you’ll see Friday at Lilly Hall. Instead, dance students will be given a chance to show their creative side in the Student Choreography Showcase. This once-a-year event allows students to take all they have learned and […]

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale


Get ready for a very hairy fairy tale as “Rapunzel” comes to life in a hilarious re-telling of the classic fairy tale. “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” is playing at the Indianapolis Children Museum’s Lilly Theatre now through August 4, 2013. “Oh I wish that I could fly away, far beyond the forest […]

Now Playing at Clowes Memorial Hall: West Side Story


It’s been almost 60 years since West Side Story made its mark on Broadway and enthralled audiences worldwide. It is widely considered one of the greatest American musicals of all-time. Presented by “Broadway in Indianapolis,” this entertaining musical can be seen at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler campus, now through June 9, 2013. West […]

Now Playing: The Sound of Music


The Sound of Music is about as wholesome as it gets when it comes to theatrical entertainment. This iconic production, while perhaps a bit corny by today’s standards, has a way of winning over even the most cynical theatregoers with its classic melodies and uplifting spirit. It is playing at the Beef & Boards Theatre […]

The Butler ArtsFest: Revolution 2.0


Butler ArtsFest : Revolution 2013 will take place from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 28 on the Butler University Campus. This annual festive will showcase the talents of Butler students and other professional Indianapolis artists as they perform art, dance, music and theater. This year’s “revolution” theme alludes to crushed uprisings, riots, repressive regimes […]

Now Playing: American Idiot, The Musical


American Idiot: The Musical, an adaptation of rock band Green Day’s multi-platinum album, American Idiot, is playing at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler campus from April 2 – 7, 2013. The band actually contributed to the writing of the musical, which tells a story of three disaffected young friends who feel repressed by their […]

Menopause The Musical: A Hilarious Parody of "the Silent Change"


Women would be advised to being water-proof mascara. By all accounts, Menopause The Musical is that funny, and it’s playing at the Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre starting March 27, 2013. This is one of those theatrical productions whose worldwide popularity arose by word of mouth. It offers a light-hearted parody of the hormonal turning […]

"Piaf Plus" Offers Gritty Cabaret Twist on Parisian Life


Dance Kaleidoscope, the longest running contemporary dance company in Indiana, offers a gritty portrayal of Parisian life at the IRT’s Upper Stage March 14-24, 2013. “Piaf Plus” is set to the music and vocals of famed French singer Edith Piaf. Watch as these talented DK dancers offer a contemporary twist on the French Cabaret style. […]

Civil War Demons Come to Life in "The Whipping Man"


“The Whipping Man,” a play by Matthew Lopez, is playing at the Indiana Repertory Theatre now through March 24, 2013. The stage is set 1865, as Jews across the country celebrate Passover in a post-Civil War America. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns from the war badly wounded only to find his family missing. […]

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