News from the Center for the Performing Arts:
- The Center announced its lineup for opening week, Jan. 22-30. Among the events: A gala concert with Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti and the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and a "Now Hear This at the Palladium" competition for local musicians and performers. The Wright Brothers will perform a concert celebrating the construction team and the classical accoustics will be tested by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Miro Quartet.
While we wait for it to open, here's some news from some of the companies that will be calling the Center home. To be clear: These events aren't happening at the Center, but are upcoming events from what will be some of its resident companies.
- Indianapolis Children's Theatre (a division of Indianapolis Civic Theatre) will be revisiting "Schoolhouse Rock" Oct. 11-16. Most of the run will be for school groups, but there will be a pair of public performances on Oct. 16.
-- Actors Theatre of Indiana will be presenting the Rodgers and Hammerstein revue "A Grand Night for Singing" July 7-Aug. 1 at the Carmel Community Playhouse. The cast includes Bradley Reynolds, a 1980 Speedway High School grad who is up for a Tony Award this year as a producer of the Broadway revival of "Ragtime."
--Carmel Repertory Theatre is holding auditions this week for the local premiere of "13," which will open its 2010-2011 season. The musical, composed by Jason Robert Brown, calls for an all-teen company. In the meantime, CRT's production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" opens this weekend.
--Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre revisists past pieces in "Reincarnation," being offered for two shows this weekend at Pike Performing Arts Center.