Artists' Studio moves to Athenaeum 

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(Fishers, Ind.) October 1, 2009 - The Artists' Studio located since 2003 in Fishers will produce The Rocky Horror Show, LIVE! three performances only at The Athenæum Theatre in Indianapolis on October 29th & 30th at 8:00 PM and October 31st (Halloween) at midnight. "Producing Rocky in downtown Indy has been a dream of mine since we first performed the show in Fishers, we just feel downtown is the place for this cult classic and will be a more convenient location than suburban Indianapolis," said David Young Owner & Producer at The Artists' Studio. He continued, "We hope this will be the beginning of a long relationship with The Athenæum, one that will give Indy residents, who won't travel to Fishers, a chance to see our shows. Cassie Stockamp, President of the Athenaeum Foundation stated, "I am very excited about the show and believe our theatre is a great venue for this musical, one where a new generation of theatre goers will have an opportunity to see performances in this historic place, I am happy The Artists' Studio is willing to give this a try."

The Athenæum, originally named Das Deutsche Haus, is the most ornate and best preserved building affiliated with the German American community of Indianapolis. Once used as a German American turnverein and clubhouse it currently houses many groups, organizations, and businesses including a four hundred seat theatre/ballroom where the ROCKY will play.

The Artists' Studio, frequently abbreviated TAS, was founded by David and Joellyn Young in January 2003 as an independent for-profit community theatre. The theatre, located in Fishers was renovated from a night club and a stage was added. Despite being in Fishers, Noblesville considers TAS to be one of its own places of interest. The proscenium stage is made of classic design and allows for a variety of different trims to be placed around as well as the movement of the back wall. The remaining space allows for a 220-seat house complete with sound and lighting systems, office space and classrooms. Cast, crew, and various other members are volunteers with few employed within the productions themselves.

Tickets are on sale now and can be reservation by calling (317) 594-5070.


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