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September 17, 2016

“The Three Musketeers”

The fight coach will be as important as any of the actors when the IRT stages Catherine Bush’s theatrical adaptation of the classic swashbuckling adventure. The supporting cast is a veritable who’s who of local talent, including Rob Johansen, Robert Neal, Charles Goad, Scot Greenwell, Emily Ristine and Scott Russell. Sept. 20-Oct. 15 Indiana Repertory Theatre Details

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has cast a spell on its box office, leading it to add performances of its planned presentation of three of the Harry Potter films this season. It starts in September with the movie that started it all (not counting the books, of course).  Sept. 23, 25, Oct. 27, 30 Hilbert Circle Theatre Details

Reduced Shakespeare Company’s “The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition”

Anyone who has been following the political races knows that right now is a good time to A) know a little something about history and B) laugh. That’s the combo offered by this playful group, whose work has been described as “intellectual vaudeville” and whose original, often silly creations have gone on to be produced by theaters around the world.  Sept. 20 Tarkington Theatre Details

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

What started in 1977 as a group of dancers touring senior centers has evolved into one of the leading modern dance troupes in the country. You can save the trip up Interstate 65 and down the Dan Ryan Expressway by taking a short trip to Carmel for a look. Sept. 23-24 Tarkington Theatre Details

“The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan”

Shanghai Peking Opera Company brings its “Hamlet” variation to Purdue University, following a long history of non-English adaptations of Shakespeare. But this isn’t just an operatic reskinning of the classic. Peking Opera makes use of ritual action, acrobatics and elaborate costuming. The company claims the production was designed to be more accessible than traditional Chinese opera for foreign audiences (that’s us).  Sept. 23 Loeb Playhouse, West Lafayette Details

Also this week

Former Fifth Dimension core Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. play the Palladium Sept. 23.

Lauryn Hill comes to the Murat Sept. 22.

The Phoenix Theatre opens its season with "Peter and the Starcatcher" Sept. 22-Oct. 23.

Cynthia Pratt choreographs "Riverrun Revisited," a site-specific work Sept. 24 at Brookside Park featuring Butler Ballet dancers.

Jonathan Edwards takes to the Warehouse stage Sept. 23. Leo Kottke follows on Sept. 25.

“Weave Wars,” Sept. 23-Nov. 19 at the Indianapolis Art Center, is a group show featuring a range of artists challenging assumptions about fiber art.

Heather Styka & Friends kick off the Indy Folk Series Sept. 25 at Unitarian Universalist Church.

Raymond Leppard conducts the opening concert in the University of Indianapolis' Faculty Artist Concert Series. Sept. 19. Performers include the Festival Orchestra, soloist Zachary DePue, and more.

In D. Paul Thomas' new play "They Call Me Genet," Sept. 23 at Park Tudor's Ayres Auditorium, Jen Johansen plays Indianapolis native Janet Flanner, who gained fame as a Paris correspondent for The Ne Yorker

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