Acting Up Productions, LLC
Acting Up Productions, LLC is a unique mix of classes, arts, performing opportunities and networking which benefits people of all ages. Our mission is to inspire and expand the craft and techniques of the performing arts, through education provided by experienced, multi-talented instructors who hope to enhance the performer’s quality and understanding of their individual gifts, while instilling a deeper respect for the arts and ultimately building community involvement.
Acting Up Productions, LLC was formed from the passion of a combined total of 35 years of experience in the performing arts. The company hopes to provide a quality of education not often found in theatre classes. Acting Up goes beyond the "how" (how you work, how you direct, how you act) to the "why" – (why you work, why you direct, why you act) – by assisting students in discovering and utilizing their vulnerabilities and experiences, thus incorporating their reason into action.
Acting Up Productions, LLC hopes to build community involvement by producing at least 2 fundraising stage productions a year. This will also give students of Acting Up a hands-on opportunity to utilize their newly discovered skills and techniques.
Actors Theatre of Indiana
ACTORS THEATRE OF INDIANA (ATI) is Central Indiana’s professional equity theatre company. This award-winning (2007 and 2008 A-LIST winner of “The Best Theatre Group in Indy”) and nationally recognized arts organization sets the highest artistic standards, creating the powerful experience of shared theatre for its community. Now in its fifth season, Actors Theatre of Indiana continues its strong growth under the leadership team of Co-Founder Cynthia Collins, Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director Don Farrell and Co-Founder/Artistic Director Judy Fitzgerald. The 2009-2010 season will continue its tradition of new work to prove that Actors Theatre of Indiana is where great theatre lives! For more information, call 317-669-7983 or visit our website at www.actorstheatreofindiana.org.
Agape Performing Arts Company
Agape Performing Arts Company is a critically-acclaimed regional youth theatre performing on the Old Northside, for performers ages 10-26, with talented youth from all over central Indiana. Agape brings quality, affordable entertainment, focusing on large-scale musicals, with one all-ages-cast performance annually. Agape focuses on real excellence in all aspects of theatre-related arts, while creating harmony, mentorship and community among the youth and families involved. Agape performs at McGowan Hall, and rehearses at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, of which it is an unfunded ministry.
AMHPA: Awareness of Mental Health through the Perf...
The mission of Awareness of Mental Health through the Performing Arts (AMHPA) is to create awareness of mental health issues by providing education and insights through the performing arts, including music, dance, theatre, and film. The Indianapolis affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a collaborator in this project.
AMHPA was founded in 2006 and has had two previous projects. The first project, entitled "The Power of Story: A Transforming Look at Mental Health," involved theatrical vignettes based on real stories acted out by Picture This Interactive Theatre of Community Health Network. In 2007. AMHPA produced "Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues" by playwright and actor Michael Mack. Both projects were presented in collaboration with the Indianapolis Spirit and Place Festival
Anderson Symphony Orchestra
The Anderson Symphony Orchestra was organized in 1967 by leaders at Anderson University, with its very first performance made up largely of volunteers from the local community. Now 44 seasons later, the ASO is a proud assemblage of professional musicians, who for the most part, earn their living in the music arts. Maestro Richard Sowers has conducted the Symphony since 1989. The organization was incorporated in 1978 is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Artists' Studio - Center for the Performing Arts
The Artists’ Studio was founded in January, 2003 by Joellyn and David Young.
Artist: Craftsman, artisan. 1. A person who does anything very well, with imagination and a feeling for form and effect. 2. A person who works in, or is skilled in the techniques of any of the fine arts.
Studio: a room or rooms where an artist, musician, or photographer works. A room or rooms where dancing, music and drama lessons are given.
These are the principles upon which The Artists’ Studio is founded. It is our goal to provide a safe, nurturing environment for the artist to grow in his or her craft. We provide only professional instructors who have, or are currently working in the performing arts and related art environments. We provide different levels of instruction to encourage those who are new to performance art and to challenge and define those who have chosen the arts as a career or vocation.
The Arts are incredibly important to the total development of a human being. It has recently been discovered that children who study music have an easier time with mathematics and reasoning skills, those who study drama develop reading and memory skills at a faster rate, and of course, dance provides an athletic and cardio workout for any age.
If you or your child is currently looking for a place to discover their creativity, please come and visit The Artists’ Studio.
ArtMix is a non-profit arts service organization providing access to the arts for people with disabilities. ArtMix (formerly VSA Indiana) fulfills its mission through a series of arts programs led by 20+ professional Teaching Artists who provide programming in schools, community centers, hospitals, and on-site in our adaptive arts studios near downtown Indianapolis.
Through its programming, ArtMix increases access, engagement, knowledge, and skills in and through the arts. Collectively, ArtMix programs serve more than 6,000 people each year. The programs create opportunities for learning, self-expression, and socialization, and increase community understanding and acceptance of people of all abilities. ArtMix was founded in 1982 and is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
For more information visit artmix.org or call (317) 974-4123.
Arts for Lawrence
Mission: Arts for Lawrence connects arts to the community to inspire everyone every day.
Vision: Living Lawrence – A vibrant arts destination.
Partnerships for Lawrence offers public arts programming in visual and performing arts. The Theater at the Fort provides a venue for local performers, Lawrence Township school performances, Summer Art Camp, Monthly Poetry readings and art exhibitions. Other programs include outreach in visual arts instruction, public art installations, and a community mural program.
Arts for Learning
The largest provider of arts education programs in Indiana, Arts for Learning works with more than 100 artists and organizations to provide young people the opportunity to experience the arts directly in schools and other venues.
Asante Children's Theatre of Indianapolis
The Asante Children’s Theatre of Indianapolis, IN (ACT) is a youth development organization committed to enriching the lives of young people so they become empowered citizens of the world.
Instructors and mentors use acting, dancing, singing, and storytelling to develop meaningful life skills helping youth prepare for their role in college, work and society. Our overarching goal is to sponsor a “Culture of Excellence” that encourages our participants to be the best they can be at all times. The achievement of producing accomplished entertainers and quality productions results in empowered youth, well-rounded citizens, enriched family lives, strengthened family bonds and a more vibrant community.
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving up food, fun and fabulous live entertainment for everyone since 1973. Located in College Park, the theatre was part of a chain of dinner theatres built by Louisville contractor J. Scott Talbott. It was called "Beef" because of the delicious hand carved roast beef served before the performances, and "Boards" referring to the boards or stage of a theatre.
Today, the Indianapolis location is privately owned and the sole remaining Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, entertaining more than 155,000 theatergoers annually.
Each season includes professional Broadway shows, select concerts and acclaimed children's theatre productions by our resident Pyramid Players.
But a visit to Beef & Boards is more than just great theatre! We offer a tasty dinner buffet prepared by our in-house chef, plus a full-service bar and mouthwatering gourmet desserts. Be sure to stop by the Intermission gift shop for unique gift ideas, and ask about seeing more shows for less through our VIP membership program.
Come see why each year more and more people discover the value and quality of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre!
Beef & Boards is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the only union for professional actors in legitimate theatre.
Our Mission is … to create interest and participation in community theater by providing quality, entertaining theatrical productions. Our Vision is … is to be recognized as a pre-eminent community asset in Central Indiana by providing quality theatrical productions in a collaborative, welcoming, and intimate atmosphere.
BOBDIREX was formed by Bob Harbin in 2010 with help from close friend and business associate, John Austin Butsch. A mission statement was formed “excellent production values with tight budgets, diversity in casting and dedication to the growth of the youth of Indianapolis.” BOOGIE WOOGIE HOLIDAYS will finish out our second year of production, and with strong box office and private sponsorships/donations we are surviving!! The Indianapolis Press has been generous in its praise of our efforts.
We will always be a collection of creative people, located in our city of Indianapolis, dedicated to bringing you the best entertainment possible. I hope you will take the opportunity to become a part of our family on the stage, behind the scenes, as a financial supporter or as a part of our wonderful audiences.
You’re invited to the party. We need you.
Thanks for coming out to the show!!!
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, the state’s largest professionally managed community theatre, founded in 1915, provides quality live theatrical entertainment for a broad-based audience. The Theatre produces six shows during its mainstage season, featuring both large-scale musicals and popular plays, in addition to concert-style musical presentations and annual youth productions. Civic represents a unique blend of avocational actors, technicians and professional staff, and offers a wide variety of educational and community outreach programs.
The theatre has been a vital part of the city’s cultural landscape, serving audiences and cast and crew members from Indianapolis, Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Greenfield, Greenwood, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville and communities throughout Central Indiana for 95 years. Civic is the principal resident company of The Tarkington, a 500-seat state-of-the-art proscenium theater, at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.
Buck Creek Players
Buck Creek Players presents theater in an intimate setting that stimulates and inspires through exceptional artistry. The organization provides an atmosphere of education, professionalism, caring, and support through opportunities for all ages in volunteer-driven operations and programs. Members believe that theater should involve, engage, reflect, and nourish the community it serves. The group is currently in its 43th year of producing award-winning community theater.
Carmel Community Players, Inc.
The mission of the Carmel Community Players is to provide quality, live, dramatic and musical presentations that expand and develop creative, cultural, and educational opportunities for the entire community.
Carmel Repertory Theatre
Welcome to the Carmel Repertory Theatre! We are a non-profit community arts collective that encourages self-expression through theater, music and dance. We believe that art is an essential part of any thriving community. We believe that arts lift the spirit and raise the collective consciousness of the citizens of Carmel. We collaborate with artists and artistic organizations in an effort to facilitate mutual support, recognition, and the exchanging of ideas. We work to encourage a thriving community of artists and appreciation of art within Carmel. We facilitate classes, lectures, performances, and exhibits in an effort to enrich the lives of all citizens of Carmel. The Carmel Repertory Theatre strives to unleash the artistic potential of every community member.
Carmel Repertory Theatre, Inc. seeks to develop, engage, and challenge audiences and volunteers through the expansion of theater education and performance for both artists and the greater Carmel community.
Center Stage Community Theatre
Center Stage Community Theatre of Lebanon, IN, has been producing high quality theatrical performances for the last fifteen years. To date we have produced more than 46 plays, comedies, dramas, mysteries,satires, and one musical. For years we performed on the high school stage, then on a grade school stage, although we have been known to produce a show in the American Legion, the Elks Club, an empty building, a large bookstore, outside on a street, and even a person’s home.
Center Stage Productions
The Mission Statement of Center Stage Productions
Center Stage Productions, a faith-based community theater, exists at Southport Presbyterian Church to develop the artistic talents of members of our community and to produce quality family entertainment in a Christ-centered atmosphere.
Encourage and strengthen the creative talents of each person.
Assist in the spiritual development of all involved.
Provide quality entertainment that is family friendly and is consistent with biblical messages and truths.
Center Stage Productions is, by leaps and bounds, and with critical acclaim, becoming the leading community theater production company on the south side of Indianapolis. Since 1997 we’ve introduced hundreds of theater goers to positive and heartening drama experiences.
What makes Center Stage Productions stand out above the crowd? Good question! Our continuing goal is to become a premier producer of quality family entertainment. We aim to present a wide spectrum of dramatic works that are at times comedic, at times provocative, at times heart wrenching—and always in good taste. We strive to be a place where you can bring the whole family with confidence, knowing that your ticket dollar will provide theater that will entertain, not embarrass. For more information, please call the Southport Presbyterian Church office at 317-534-2926 and leave a message for Center Stage Productions.
Christian Youth Theater
CYT was founded in 1981 in San Diego, California by Paul and Sheryl Russell, who also founded Christian COmmunity Theater (CCT) for actors of all ages. Since 1981, CYT has grown to be the nation’s largest children’s theater organization with programs in thirteen states. Every session, more than 12,000 children participate in classes, and over 100,000 community members attend their performances.
Becuase CYT does not own facilities, the organization rents space in the local community, utilizing classrooms and stages in churches, schools and local theaters. CYT is not affiliated with a particular church body, and people of all faiths are welcome.
CYT stands in the forefront in its committment to the highest ethical, moral, technical and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who must understand our mission statement, values, objectives and goals. All CYT staff strive to be excellent role models.
Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler Arts Center
From music and dance to opera and Broadway, Clowes Memorial Hall has presented the finest in performing arts since its doors opened in 1963. Clowes offers world-class entertainment and variety for audiences of all ages. Located on the campus of Butler Unversity and minutes from Broad Ripple and Downtown Indianapolis, Clowes Memorial Hall offers an extraordinary series of arts education opportunities.
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
We’re not what you remember! Conner Prairie Interactive History Park still offers the opportunity to step into the 1800s but now we’re offering more exciting, hands-on, interactive activities than ever before. Soar to new heights on our tethered passenger helium balloon in 1859 Balloon Voyage. Electrify your mind in Create.Connect, an indoor interactive area where history and science intersect through wind power, electricity and energy.
Conner Prairie continues to invited families of today to engage, explore and discover what it was like to live and play in Indiana’s past. We bring history to life by recreating settings and time periods and by engaging visitors through first-person costumed interpreters and hands-on experiences. We have several themed historical areas on 200 beautiful, wooded acres, including, 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, Lenape Indian Camp and a 19th-century village called 1836 Prairetown. We also offer tours of the 1823 William Conner Homestead – the first brick home in Hamilton County, built by a prominent trader and community leader. Guests can also mingle with our rare and historic farm breeds in our Animal Encounters Barn and explore the outdoors in our Nature Walk. Every visit is a unique adventure that provides an authentic look into the history that shapes us today. Our goal is to educate families through fun and interactive experiences that expose them to history, nature, science and the arts.
EclecticPond Theatre Company
We aim to become one of the leading companies producing inventive and exciting adaptations of Shakespeare and other playwrights, enabling the works to become relevant and appealing to a new generation of audiences. Through these adaptations, both modern and classical, and a program of new writing, we aim to invigorate personal interest in theatre for young and old alike.
Whilst retaining our ‘nomadic’ touring company ethos, we aim to create a permanent base for the company that serves not only as a versatile performance space, but also as a focus for community participation, involvement and education.
The organization provides for the exchange of ideas, education, presentation of awards, and communication between groups and individuals interested in offering or furthering community theatrical productions.
Epilogue Players, Inc.
This organization’s objectives are to give senior citizens an artistic and creative outlet, and to provide quality theater for the community.
Footlite Musicals is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1955. We offer the best of Broadway presenting seven musical productions each year. A new show is on stage about every six weeks beginning in July.
Come early and enjoy our beautiful two-manual, eleven-rank Page Theatre pipe organ, one of only a few left in the United States.
Footlite is conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis at the corner of 19th and Alabama streets in the center of the historic Herron-Morton Place neighborhood. Herron-Morton Place is an historical district in Downtown Indianapolis, dedicated to restoration and renewal. The boundaries of the neighborhood are East 16th Street on the south, East 22nd Street on the north, the alley west of North Pennsylvania on the west, and the alley east of Central Avenue on the east.
Footlite’s mission is to produce musicals and other dramatic offerings and to provide for education and training of persons in the theatre through hands-on experience and classes in the various stages of dramatic and musical theatre.
Footlite needs help of all sorts, and anyone is welcome. The varied activities call for volunteers with interests in sewing, box office, painting and set construction in addition to orchestral and performing talents. We seek your experience, your advice, your participation and your support. Call the box office (317) 926-6630 to be a part of it all.
Franklin Performing Arts Center
The Franklin Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Franklin Community High School is a state-of-the-art, 918 seat, professional, educational, and multi-purpose performance venue. The Franklin Performing Arts Center is located on the south side of Indianapolis in Franklin, Indiana. The Franklin Performing Arts Center hosts a myriad of events including concerts, musicals, plays, community events, dance recitals and competitions, as well as a number of school assemblies, and much more. In addition to the 918 seat theater, the Franklin Performing Arts Center is equipped with a dance rehearsal room, hair and makeup room, scene shop, band and choral rehearsal rooms.
The Franklin Performing Arts Center is available to rent for events small and large. Our state-of-the-art venue and professional service make us one of south Indianapolis’s most popular performance venues.
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