There were no government orders or local restrictions prompting the closures this time around. Rather, businesses were forced to close due to too many staffers getting COVID—or out of caution.
Carmel Community Players launching fundraiser for new theater
Carmel Community Players plans to launch a fundraising campaign next month with the goal of securing $250,000 for the buildout of a planned new community theater on North Meridian Street.Read More
Local arts groups offer help for venues seeking to require proof of vaccination
The Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance are partnering with a technology company to help Indianapolis venues that want to require patrons attending their events to be vaccinated against COVID-19.Read More
Bryan Fonseca, founder of the Phoenix Theatre, dies from coronavirus complications
Fonseca, who had been the creative force behind the Phoenix for 35 years, left in 2018 and founded the Fonseca Theatre Co. on the city’s near-west side.Read More
The Wood Livery Stable had been a fixture in the southeast quadrant of Monument Circle from 1834 until it moved in 1915. The spot was then demolished to make room for the Circle Theatre.
The all-volunteer group says it needs $30,000 to cover expenses before it’s back up and running in September, when it will stage the ABBA jukebox musical “Mamma Mia!”
Main Street Productions plans to build the 6,800-square-foot theater at 220 N. Union Street, moving the Westfield Playhouse from its current theater on State Road 32 in Eagletown to downtown.
Since 1956, Footlite Musicals has built a reputation as a theater for all with volunteer productions of classic musicals. But while Footlite’s bread and butter might be works by the likes of Rodgers & Hammerstein, it has also introduced audiences to many shows unlikely to be seen on other area stages. “Priscilla Queen of the […]
A towering limestone monument to a long-ago Indianapolis mayor will be transformed into a performance venue at Riverside Park, thanks in part to a Lilly Endowment Inc. grant.
Two of Indy’s leading actors gave up lucrative careers in movies, TV and commercials to make a new life for themselves in central Indiana.
Stages around the city are tilting toward the terrifying and dabbling in the macabre at this haunted time of year.
First impressions matter—in life and at the box office. The first show of a theater’s season can define not only expectations, but also fortunes.
The River West Theater Company plans to stage its productions in the Indy Convergence arts space and feature repertoire that focuses on black, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Asian communities.
Bryan Fonseca’s stunning departure comes in the midst of a major transition for the theater, which just moved into a newly built, $11 million downtown facility on Illinois Street.
Plans for the historic structure in the downtown Chatham Arch neighborhood call for three condominiums priced at roughly $1.1 million each. Work is set to begin early next month.
Most musicals come complete with a beginning, a middle and an ending. “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” has the first two but—instead of a single denouement—offers endings, plural.
In a somewhat unusual move, the theater is making a public plea for a naming rights sponsor with a specific price tag.
Kansas-native James Still first came to Indianapolis in 1991, to take part in a playwriting symposium. He later landed the role of playwright-in-residence and has had 20 plays produced here.
The group has been putting on plays at a space in Carmel’s Clay Terrace shopping center for more than eight years, thanks in large part to the largesse of the landlord. Now it needs to find a new home.