Young Frankenstein (Young Adult Production)
July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 & 21 2013
Young Frankenstein is a musical version of the Mel Brooks movie of the same name about the grandson of Dr. Frankenstein and his creation of a new monster. The musical is the creation of the authors of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers. The show contains such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz.” This Young Adults Production features performers ages 18 to 25. Directed by Kathleen Horrigan. An Indianapolis premiere!
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Xanadu (Young Artist Production)
August 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 & 18 2013
Xanadu follows the journey of Kira, a magical and beautiful Greek muse. She has descended from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, in a quest to inspire Sonny to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco! When Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. This roller-skating musical is based on the cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. This Young Artists Production features performers ages 13 to 18. Directed by Ed Trout.
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
September 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 and October 3, 4, 5 & 6 2013
Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of “talkies.” Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion. Sunset Boulevard is based on the Billy Wilder film of the same name. Directed by Rich Baker. An Indianapolis premiere!
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
November 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and December 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 & 15 2013
All evening performances of White Christmas are at 7:30pm.
Based on the beloved film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. Directed by Bob Harbin.
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based on the Paramount Pictures film of the same name, written by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014 Cabaret Production)
January 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 & 26 2014
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transgender singer. The character of Hedwig was originally inspired by a German divorced U.S. Army wife who moonlighted as a prostitute at her Kansas trailer park home. The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970’s glam rock era of David Bowie, as well as the work of John Lennon and early punk godfathers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. This is Footlite’s annual cabaret production. Directed by Paige Scott.
Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
La Cage Aux Folles
March 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 & 23 2014
After 20 years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the “family business,” a drag nightclub, where Albin is the “star” performer Zaza. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results. Directed by Kathleen Horrigan.
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play by Jean Poiret
May 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 & 18 2014
This musical was the winner of Tony Awards for Best Musical, in 1982, and Best Revival of a Musical, in 2003. Nine is the story of a celebrated Italian film director, Guido Contini, and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life, which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story. Directed by Tim Spradlin.
Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Adapted from Italian by Mario Fratti
Based on Federico Fellini’s film 8 1/2