May 4, 2015

Spamalot and the Civic Theatre's 2015/16 Season Announcement

If you’re already a fan of Monty Python, then seeing the current production of Spamalot at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre should be a no-brainer. For the rest of the theatre-going crowd don’t go to this musical expecting life-altering drama or lyrics filled with lines of wisdom. This is pure entertainment and it’s done so well. With numbers like, “The Song That Goes Like This” and “The Fisch Schlapping Song” it’s clear the show is focused on fun. 
 
Robert Koharchik does an incredible job with the set. He recreates the Monty Python scenes from the French castle to the Camelot casino perfectly. The high tower windows on either side of the stage worked particularly well.

A few awards for the show: 
Best Dance Moves: Sir Robin
Best Insults: The French
Best Hair: Sir Dennis Galahad
Best Use of Coconuts: Patsy 
Best Jazz Hands: Sir Lancelot 
Best Dramatic Performance: Tim the Enchanter 

Just sit back and revel in the absurdity of the show. If you’ve seen Monty Python skits or movies and hated them, then skip this one. But if that’s the case, we might not be able to be friends anymore. 

Don't Miss the Show:

Performances: The show runs until May 9. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Thursday through Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is located at 3 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032 at the Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: Ticket prices range from $24 to $46.50 and can be purchased by calling (317) 843-3800 or visiting www.civictheatre.org. 

Up next is “Alice in Wonderland” in June. 

 Photos courtesy of Zach Rosing
 
The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is thrilled to announce the 2015/16 Indianapolis season. Season tickets are now on sale.

Little Women the Musical
(September 11-26, 2015)
Based on Louisa May Alcott's 1869 classic, it is centered on Jo March, an aspiring writer, her sisters - romantic Meg, pompous Amy, and kind-hearted Beth - and their beloved Marmee, at home in Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away during the Civil War. Interwoven with the story of their lives are several recreations of the short stories Jo writes in her attic studio. Sutton Foster was nominated for the Tony Award and won the Drama Desk Award for her 2005 performance.

The Game’s Afoot
(October 23-November 7, 2015)
The Plot (thickens?): It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.

Mary Poppins
(December 11, 2015-January 2, 2016)
Based on the similarly titled series of books by P.L. Travers and one of the most popular Disney movies of all time. The show played on Broadway for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. Songs include Chim Chim Cher-ee, A Spoonful of Sugar and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Doubt, A Parable
(February 5-14, 2016)
Winner of the 2005 Drama Desk Award, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, John Patrick Shanley’s drama is set in 1965. Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young, open-minded, Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Ultimately, it is up to the audience to determine guilt or innocence, or whether or not such rulings are even possible.

Fiddler on the Roof
(April 22-May 7, 2016)
A musical theatre tradition, Tevye the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Winner of 9 TONY Awards when it debuted in 1964, it continues touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty. This universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon.

In addition to these memorable and entertaining shows, Civic has more in store for 2015-2016 with its winter concert, performances by Jr. Civic and Civic’s Young Adult Program and Backstage Exclusive events throughout the season. For more information about Civic Theatre’s 2015-2016 schedule, subscriptions and single ticket sales, please visit civictheatre.org or call (317) 843-3800.

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