Next to the old theater building the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama center provides state-of-the-art technology, expansive workshops, spacious directing and acting studios, and two new performance spaces.
This little theater in the middle of nowhere offers surprising fare. Host to comedies, dramas and musicals, Buck Creek features all-volunteer casts who offer a range of talent. Over the span of nearly 40 years, the players moved around from church to church before settling in the Playhouse, an old tennis facility turned church turned theater. The performers can entertain a full house of up to 130 audience members.
Offering a unique mix of classes and performing opportunities, Acting Up Productions finds its home in Greenfield, Indiana. However, audiences need not travel too far to see AUP, as this group often mounts productions in Indianapolis theaters, including the Wheeler Art Center, Theatre on the Square and IndyFringe Theatre. Founding partners Brian Noffke and Elizabeth Williams are on a quest to create a community of artists that grasp not only the “hows” of theater but also the “whys” through a range of educational opportunities. Their annual Night of the Living Dead production offers gruesomely realistic Zombie action, and has become a cornerstone of their season.
Castlewood Chamber Singers, drawing most of its members from southern Marion County, is a mixed-voice, a cappella ensemble. Their repertoire of secular and sacred vocal music is fashioned into programs to suit a venue or sponsoring organization.
U of I cultural venues, in addition to the almost daily programs in Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, include Schwitzer Student Center, and Ransburg Auditorium and Studio Theatre in Esch Hall. The Kellogg Writers Series are free and open to the public, as are many music programs by students and faculty. U of I Theatre Department productions require tickets.
Opening in 1921, Victory Theatre has been a cultural staple, hosting a variety of shows and events, in Evansville ever since.
As an integral part of the Beech Grove cultural scene, Spotlight Players present a full season of plays each year. With a mission to enrich the lives of their audiences through theatrical engagement, Spotlight Players offer a range of comedy, drama and full-scale musical productions. Past works include David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross and A Tuna Christmas.
Seating approximately 80 people, this flexible thrust black-box style space is UIndy's most intimate performing venue.
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