Directory of 2008 Shows

"The Moment" photo by John Castillo

Tonight I am indulging my inner librarian, who is often frustrated by the imprecision of the Search box that came with this WordPress theme. 

Below is a list of the shows that I saw in 2008, grouped by performance company and then alphabetized by show title, with links to the companies and links to my reviews of the shows if I wrote about them here on Indy Theatre Habit.  Performance companies are also labelled according to whether they are:

**  “professional” (all of the company’s artists and staff are paid)

** “all volunteer,” (none of the company’s artists or staff are paid)

** a “hybrid” (the company has a mixture of paid artists/staff and volunteers)

I will be the first to say that “professional” does not necessarily mean high quality and “all volunteer” does not necessarily mean disappointing quality.   These are just general categories.

The companies are also labeled according to location.  All theatres are in Indiana unless otherwise noted. 

If you see any errors and/or know of an affiliation with which I should have tagged any of these companies, please let me know.  If you would rather remain anonymous, please feel free to email me directly with info about a company rather than leave a public comment.  My email address is amarylliswriter at gmail dot com.

 

ACTORS THEATRE OF INDIANA (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

ALL ALIKE PRODUCTIONS (hybrid? no longer operating; Indianapolis)

ALLEY THEATER (hybrid? no longer operating; Indianapolis)

AMERICAN CABARET THEATRE (under new management and in a new location in 2009, but in 2008 ACT was a hybrid, I think, of paid artists and volunteers; Indianapolis)

ARTBOX PRODUCTIONS (all volunteer, I think; Greenwood)

BEEF AND BOARDS DINNER THEATRE (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

BELFRY THEATRE (all volunteer; member Encore Association; Noblesville)

  • “It’s a Wonderful Life (Radio Play)” (judged for Encore – no review)
  • “Lost in Yonkers” (judged for Encore – no review)
  • Two Orphans

BUCK CREEK PLAYERS (all volunteer; member Encore Association; Indianapolis)

  • “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley” (judged for Encore – no review)
  • Honk
  • “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (judged for Encore – no review)

CARMEL COMMUNITY PLAYERS (all volunteer; member Encore Association; Carmel)

CENTER STAGE COMMUNITY THEATRE (all volunteer; member Encore Association; Lebanon)

COMEDY SPORTZ (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

EPILOGUE PLAYERS (all volunteer; member Encore Association; Indianapolis)

FOOTLITE MUSICALS (all volunteer; member Encore Association; Indianapolis)

  • “Bye Bye Birdie” (judged for Encore – no review)
  • “Crazy for You” (judged for Encore – no review)
  • Jane Eyre

THE GARFIELD SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (all volunteer; Indianapolis)

  • “Romeo and Juliet” – no review because I arrived late.

GOING DEEP: THE LONG TRADITIONAL STORYTELLING RETREAT (professional – all artists are paid; Bethlehem)

HEARTLAND ACTORS’ REPERTORY THEATRE (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

HENDRICKS CIVIC THEATRE (all volunteer; member Encore Association; Hendricks County various locations)

  • “Fracas at Jitter Junction” (judged for Encore – no review)
  • Joseph

INDIANA HISTORY CENTER (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

INDIANAPOLIS CIVIC THEATRE (hybrid – some staff and designers are paid, performers and some crew are volunteers; Indianapolis)

INDIANAPOLIS FRINGE FESTIVAL (hybrid – some staff and performers are paid, others are volunteers; Indianapolis)

INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

MERRY MAC PLAYERS (all-volunteer? Martinsville)

Miscellaneous

  • “Fiddler on the Roof” presented by Clay Middle School’s Drama Club – no review
  • Holiday Melodies” – a concert to benefit the Danville High School Band Department in Danville, Indiana.
  • The Vagina Monologues” – organized by Kelly Thomas to benefit the Julian Center; presented at the Wheeler Arts Community building in Indianapolis

MORRIS BUTLER HOUSE (hybrid? Indianapolis)

MYERS DINNER THEATRE (professional – all artists are paid; Hillsboro)

MYSTERY CAFÉ (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

OUR TOWN PLAYERS (all volunteer; member Encore Association; Franklin)

PHOENIX THEATRE (professional – all artists are paid; member National New Play Network; Indianapolis)

RED BARN SUMMER THEATRE (hybrid? Frankfort)

SAPPHIRE THEATRE COMPANY (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

SHADOWAPE THEATRE COMPANY (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

SPOTLIGHT PLAYERS (all-volunteer; member Encore Association; Beech Grove)

STAGEWORTHY PRODUCTIONS (all-volunteer; member Encore Association; Indianapolis)

STORYTELLING ARTS OF INDIANA (professional – all artists are paid; Indianapolis)

THEATRE ON THE SQUARE (hybrid – some staff and performers are paid, others volunteer; Indianapolis)

VICTORIAN THEATRE BY CANDLELIGHT (all volunteer? Indianapolis)

WAYNE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY THEATRE (all volunteer; member Encore Association; Indianapolis)

  • Pippin” – I saw this show twice.

WESTFIELD PLAYHOUSE (all volunteer; Eagletown)

 Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com

7 thoughts on “Directory of 2008 Shows”

  1. My God, Hope….it looks like you have been meeting yourself coming and going. Bless your heart for taking on as much as you do. It is greatly appreciated by all of us in the Indy theatre community!

  2. Yikes! You’re right, Rebecca! Thank you! I am just on a quick break at my day job right now, but when I get a moment later on I will add “Evil Dead” to my directory.

    Hmm. I wonder what other shows I missed adding to this list. But checking will have to wait until the weekend….

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

  3. Turns out I had missed a Phoenix and an Indy Civic show as well as the two TOTS shows. And then, of course, while I was trying to insert them, I lost a whole block of text. Aaarggh!

    But now I _THINK_ I have included every show that I saw in 2008.

    Thanks again, Dane and Rebecca, for your input.

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