Actors Theatre of Indiana —resident professional theatre company of The Studio Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts presents its 12th Season. The 2016–2017 season opens with The Tony® Award-winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (September 16 – October 2, 2016); followed by John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Tony® Award-winning musical CABARET (November 4–November 20, 2016); the Indiana Premiere of Broadway’s most uproarious affair, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (January 27 – February 12, 2017); and closes with the glimpse at the core of Judy Garland through song in, BEYOND THE RAINBOW (April 28 –May 14, 2017).
In addition to the four shows in the theatre’s subscription series, Actors Theatre of Indiana presents a holiday add-on production, the return of last season’s sold out show, COMPLETELY CHRISTMAS, Memories, Mistletoe & Manger Included, starring Actors Theatre of Indiana Co-founder and Artistic Director, Don Farrell and Mary Jayne Waddell for a limited-engagement run in The Studio Theater (December 8 – 10, 2016).
THE 2016-17 SEASON
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET The Tony® Award-winning Jukebox Musical
Written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
September 16 – October 2, 2016
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, the four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including, Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That’s All Right, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’On, Sixteen Tons, Hound Dog and many more!
CABARET The Tony® Award-winning Iconic Musical
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
November 4 – November 20, 2016
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub in 1929, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd…and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Featuring the well known hits, Willkommen,
Cabaret, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, The Money Song and Two Ladies.
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi
January 27 – February 12, 2017
Broadway’s most uproarious family affair! Blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests and enough twists and turns to make even the most experienced wedding planner throw up his hands and say ‘HOLY MATRIMONY!’ IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity…it’s all relative! RSVP for this Indiana premiere that originally starred Tony Award® winner, Tyne Daly and directed by Emmy and Tony Award® winner, David Hyde Pierce. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be home by 10.
BEYOND THE RAINBOW
By William Randall Beard
April 28 – May 14, 2017
“The story of my life is in my songs.” … Judy Garland
The time is April 23, 1961, when a 38-year old Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall in what the New York Times called “the concert of the century.” Set both on the stage of Carnegie Hall and in Garland’s mind, BEYOND THE RAINBOW simultaneously treats its audience to the famed concert while telling the life story of one of Hollywood’s most unforgettable icons. An unforgettable portrait of a child actor turned star who captivated the nation with her spectacular talent and tumultuous life. Featuring 24 of her hit songs including, The Man That Got Away, That’s Entertainment, and Get Happy…just to name a few…
COMPLETELY CHRISTMAS, Memories, Mistletoe & Manger Included
Original Actors Theatre Production – limited run
December 8 – December 10, 2016
Take a break from the commercialized Christmas craziness and join Don Farrell and Mary Jayne Waddell for an unforgettable evening of holiday merriment. Your stocking will be filled with familiar musical treats and unexpected surprises that would even warm the heart of Ebenezer Scrooge. Laugh along as they share how ancient beliefs and superstitions found their way into our music and celebrations.
Come celebrate this season of music, family, friends and the most important event in human history, the birth of a babe in a manger.
More information: Performances are Wednesdays at 7:30pm (discounted ticket rate of $25.00), Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm in The Studio Theater, 4 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032. We will present our Talkback series, “Unplugged” featuring the cast/artistic staff immediately following the 2nd Sunday 2pm show of each production.
Single ticket prices are $43.00 for adults, $37.00 for seniors, $20.00 for students (with valid student I.D.) and Wednesday evening performance are $25.00 for all adults.