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Bard Fest Opens This Week

Indy's Shakespeare festival is back for its 5th year! Bard Fest 2019 includes productions of "Henry IV", "Hamlet", a youth production of "The Tempest", and the regional premiere of "Lear's Shadow" by Elerding - an award-winning adaptation of King Lear.

For tickets and more info, visit their website here. 
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The Little Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can

All aboard! The Indiana Repertory Theatre's Exploring Stages program is currently producing "The Little Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can", written by James Still, the playwright-in-residence. He's reimagined the classic tale through the eyes of an imaginative brother and sister. Devan Mathias and Isaiah Moore play the enthusiastic duo. They throw themselves into the roles and embody the frustration, joy, and vulnerability of two kids. 

Throughout the show Frankie Bolda provides dozens of musical embellishments to each scenes. Kazoos, tambourines, cymbals, and train whistles make up her costume and add to the fun. 
As the little train attempts to climb the big hill the children in the audience find themselves cheering her on. The story, by its very nature, is repetitive, but it gives the kids a chance to grasp the idea and works well for the youth audiences it's intended for.  Grab your kiddos, nieces and nephews, or grandkids and visit the Choo-Choo as she teaches audi…

Fonseca Theatre Company Announces 2019/20 Season

The Brothers Paranormal by Prince Gomolvilas October 18th – November 10th, 2019  The Brothers Paranormal tells the story of two Thai-American brothers who launch a ghost-hunting business in order to capitalize on the nationwide increase in sightings of Asian-looking ghosts. When the siblings end up investigating the home of an African American couple who claim to be haunted by one very terrifying spirit, everyone’s notions of reality, fantasy, and sanity clash against the shocking truth. At times haunting, at times hilarious, "The Brothers Paranormal" serves as a powerful metaphor for grief, loss, and healing among communities of color.
A Very Bryan Chrystmas 13: How the Grinch Culturally Appropriated Christmas November 29th - December 22nd, 2019 Join us for a good dose of holiday spirit and cheer as we explore (comedically) what the holidays mean across different cultures and how traditions evolve!  As a huge fan of variety shows and holiday music, Bryan personally curated and c…

Beef & Boards announces 2020 Season

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce its 2020 season.

Steel Magnolias (Jan. 4 – Feb. 2) The season opens Jan. 4, 2020 in a Louisiana beauty salon with Robert Harling’s landmark play Steel Magnolias. This funny and touching story centers on six Southern women who share recipes, beauty tips, and gossip, and forge a bond as strong as steel. Through love, laughter, and loss, they can always find strength in each other. Steel Magnolias is rated PG-13 and is on stage through Feb. 2.
Saturday Night Fever (Feb. 6 – March 29) Audiences are invited to put on their boogie shoes for the first new show of the season: Saturday Night Fever, opening Feb. 6. In this sensational slide back to the ‘70s, a streetwise kid from Brooklyn escapes his troubles by dancing. This energetic disco-mania musical is filled with chart-breaking ‘70s hits like “Stayin’ Alive,” “Boogie Shoes,” “Jive Talkin’,” “More Than a Woman,” and “Disco Inferno.” Rated PG-13, Saturday Night Fever is on stage through …

IRT 2019/20 Season Announcement

Indiana Repertory Theatre has announced the 2019 - 2020 season, which ranges from classic and beloved stories to thought-provoking and diverse work. Scheduled from September 4, 2019 to May 10, 2020, the season will take audiences on a journey through modern and historical times, realistic and magical elements, and intense and heartwarming emotions. 

New elements this upcoming season include an expanded schedule for the Exploring Stages production The Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can to provide options for both fall and spring performances, and this year’s version of A Christmas Carol will feature certain design updates that have not happened in more than fifteen years.
Marking a quarter century of support for the Indiana Repertory Theatre, OneAmerica Financial Partners is the Season Sponsor for the 25th straight year. This support will continue for the 2019 - 2020 season and is pledged through 2025.
Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose September 4 – 29, 2019 A young man’s life hangs in the balanc…

Phoenix Announces 2019/20 Season

The Phoenix Theatre is excited to announce its 2019/20 season. The Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre plans to embrace the community passionately with their new theme “Connections” this season. Connections will build bridges and community outreach for all to experience and enjoy the arts in a variety of ways, up close and personal.

Connections also symbolizes Phoenix’s partnerships with collective members (Q Artistry, Summit Performance Indianapolis, Phoenix Rising Dance Company and Eclipse), connection to the community with the town-hall series Trail Talks, connection to visual arts with Gallery Phoenix which is booked with local artists exhibits through 2020, connection with new education programs Arc, Entr’acte, and rEvolve, and connection to each other through their thought-provoking and challenging productions.  
The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez Sept. 12 - Oct. 6 The first production in the season will be The Legend of Georgia McBride. Elvis-impersonator Casey discovers he…

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Lovers of theatre can usually remember their first introductions to the stage. Whether it's a school performance or a professional one, those earliest shows leave an impression. The Indiana Repertory Theatre's current offering, Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, is a delightful way to make theatre accessible for kids as young as 3. The show begins with listening rules for kids, who are on the floor in storytime seating. The relaxed style takes away the intimidation that some people can associate with professional theatre. 
Devan Mathias and Carlos Medina Maldonado star as Piggie and Gerald respectively. Their enthusiasm and playful performances has the kids laughing aloud. The musical, written by children's author Mo Willems, is a sweet story of friendship and trying new things. It even includes some fun Shakespeare and Star Wars references for older audience members. 
Each season the IRT offers one children's show for kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. I'…