I have long admired Ellinger’s signing of programs offered by Storytelling Arts of Indiana. I was glad to hear that she and her colleagues will again be signing for the Hoosier Storytelling Festival, coming up October 8-11, 2008.
I was delighted to hear that she and her colleagues are now also working with the Indianapolis Civic Theatre. Ellinger was going to watch that night’s performance of “Little Shop” on a monitor backstage in order to practice signing it for the Saturday night performance.
Later, I asked Civic’s director of marketing, Ulrike Steinert, for more information. She told me that Civic is “now working with Interpreting Services, Inc. to provide a signed performance of every mainstage show. These are typically the last Saturday of the run (except for the holiday show The Wizard of Oz.)”
Steinert also gave me a list of scheduled interpreted performances during the 2008-2009 season at Civic:
Golda’s Balcony – November 15, 2008
The Wizard of Oz – December 27, 2008
Enchanted April – February 14, 2009
West Side Story – March 28, 2009
Twentieth Century – May 16, 2009
I really admire the Indianapolis Civic Theatre for offering this!
Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com