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.

50 Shades! & Rock of Ages at Old National Centre

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. […]

Disco in a Convent? It’s “Sister Act” the Musical

From the London stage to Broadway to Indianapolis comes a surprising theatrical remake of the popular 1992 film, “Sister Act”. Co-produced by Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in the original movie, Sister Act promises a fun filled evening for everyone with witty banter, great casting, and an outstanding music score by Alan Menkin (“Beauty and the […]

Funny, Musical, Imaginative: It’s the Voca People

An inter-galactic is coming to the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana. Voca People is a unique theatrical performance that combines modern beat box, a-cappella singing and other amazing vocal effects, such as guitars, trumpets and other instruments. The entire performance takes place without the aid of actual musical instruments, and is performed in a humoristic way […]

Beef & Boards Theatre Celebrates 40th Anniversary with 9 to 5: The Musical

Egotistical bosses beware: The ladies are fed up! The Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre kicks off its 40thAnniversary Season with 9 to 5: The Musical. Based on the famous 1980 film, the play offers a hilarious story of sexism and revenge as three ladies plot to get even with their bigoted boss. When things don’t […]

Our Funny Valentine: Enjoy Dinner and a Play at the Candlelight Theatre

Enjoy a theatrical play and dinner on Valentine’s Day as the Candlelight Theatre presents “Our Funny Valentine” at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site on North Delaware Street. This performance offers three vignettes inspired by the works of such all-time great authors as Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll, and adapted for stage by resident playwright James […]

Ladies First: Now Playing at the Oaklandon Civic Theatre

Now playing at the Oaklandon Civic Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana is a clever play written by Robert Gerlach and James McDonald. Directed by Clance LaTurner, Ladies First is a comedy about the hilarious interplay that ensues when a nervous Jackie Kennedy, having just completed a restoration of the White House in 1962, decides to invite Eleanor, […]

Jersey Boys: A History of The Four Seasons, Live at Old National Centre

Jersey Boys is playing at the Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis through January 16, 2013. This documentary-style, jukebox musical looks at how four blue-collar kids went on to become one of the greatest musical successes of the 1960s, the Four Seasons. Since its Broadway opening in 2005, Jersey Boys received critical acclaim. The musical […]