Indianapolis Theatre Offerings for January, 2011: The Inspiring, the Thought-Provoking and the Hilarious

Getting back into the swing of work these days, after all the holiday frolicking? Toiling away conscientiously at your New Year’s resolutions? Don’t forget to schedule some fun to balance it all out and avoid partying withdrawals. A fine way to plan fun for your new year would be to check out the various Indianapolis theatre offerings for January, 2011. The Circle City is widely known throughout Indiana as a cultural and theatrical hotspot, and if you’re not catching a show now and then, you just might be missing out on some of the biggest benefits living in Indianapolis has to offer.

Take a glance in the chart below at the Indianapolis theatre companies offering live stage shows coming up during January of 2011. If you’re interested in Indiana theatre productions in other Central Indiana cities, see the handy collection of links at the bottom of this article.

Indianapolis Theatre Offerings for Jan., 2011

For one night only, you can visit the renowned Athenaeum Theatre and see a very special show called Operation Comedy.  You will laugh and you may cry, but you will not come away unmoved. Operation Comedy is much more than an evening of comedy on tour, it’s a movement designed to honor and thank our American warriors.
January 8, 2011
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee during the month of January, 2011. This is a laugh-a-minute story about six teenagers who sure can spell, but haven’t a clue about how to really grow up, and neither do the grown-ups who guide them. All this, and dinner too!
Through January 30, 2011
Greenfield-Central High School is well-known in the area for their performing arts program. This January, enjoy their presentation of To Kill a Mockingbird in nearby Greenfield, Indiana.
January 20-22, 2011
The Indiana Repertory Theatre has the classic and inspirational stage play The Diary of Anne Frank scheduled through mid-February, 2011. This new adaptation will have you opening your heart to the young girl whose diary brought hope to people all over the world, in all sorts of sitiuations. The IRT is located in Indy‘s downtown sector, just a few blocks from the famous Monument Circle.
January 18 through February 24, 2011
The Phoenix Theater is presently offering Norway, a contemporary, thought-provoking play about relationships, obsession and truth. This performing arts venue is renowned for its slick, professional productions. Located in downtown Indianapolis.
January 6 through 30, 2011
Indy’s own Theatre on the Square offers up the challenging and undeniably hilarious Why Torture is Wrong…and the People Who Love Them.  Take a good look into the nation’s phobias and follies surrounding the subjects of political correctness and homeland security, and just enjoy the raucous, satirical ride.
Through January 22, 2011


Indianapolis Theatres and Performing Arts Venues

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

Central Indiana Theatres and Performing Arts Venues

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