Music

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE DISTRICT THEATRE

In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Forbidden Broadway pokes, teases and lampoons anything Broadway has to offer- but always with love. This canon of witty and often times brilliant parodies is a time capsule of the American Theatre. Journey through more than 20 Broadway shows and spend the evening with Carol Channing, Julie Andrews, Ethel Merman, not to mention the casts of "The Lion King," "Wicked," "Mamma Mia," "Hairspray" and so many more in this entertaining tribute to some of Broadway's greatest shows and stars!

IndyBlues Revue - Motown

Indy's own Brenda Williams headlines a group of Indy's finest musicians in a high energy concert series celebrating America's great Rhythm and Blues tradition. Wait ‘til you hear the horn section with the rhythm section keeping things tight and right!!

Emily Asher's Garden Party Quartet Lunchtime concert

Start your First Friday and Pride Weekend early...

Emily Asher‘s Garden Party Quartet direct from NYC brings a fast paced Lunch Time set of the music from Indy, Hoagy Carmichael's Songbook and up-tempo Swing.

Asher leads with her tenacious trombone and sweet vocals, Mike Davis adds his virtuosic trumpet playing, Rob Adkins keeps things right with his swinging bass lines and Adam Moezinia has it humming with his Juilliard-honed guitar mastery.

Rock E Bassoon on the Outdoor Stage

Rock E Bassoon is the world’s only electric rock bassoon band. Rock E Bassoon plays classic rock and pop, including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Brittney Spears and Beyonce.

The band is comprised of musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the faculty of the Butler School of Music and some of Indiana’s finest free-lance professional bassoonists.

Big Beautiful Women of Broadway (BBWOB)

Actor/singer James Solomon Benn presents his 75-minute cabaret show “Big Beautiful Women of Broadway,” featuring songs sung by or made famous by the women of Broadway.

Benn’s vocal stylings include jazz, pop, gospel, R&B, and the blues. The show is the anticipated followup to James’ comic cabaret “Little Butchie Sings!” James is an Arts Council of Indianapolis / Creative Renewal Artist Fellowship recipient and a member of the Fonseca Theatre Company.

Debbie Nelson & In Full Transition

Debbie Nelson & In Full Transition are the winners of the 2018 Naptown Blues Challenge, which presented an opportunity for the band to perform at The International Blues Challenge on Beale Street Memphis, TN. They are a high energy group that performs a plethora of blues and R&B sounds from age-old favorites to contemporary as well as their own original music.

The Gershwins: Brothers in Song - SOLD OUT!

I Got Rhythm, Summertime , S’Wonderful, Embraceable You...….and so many more….Brothers George and Ira Gershwin teamed up to compose songs you know and love. Songs that endure. Timeless music from The Great American Songbook.

Indy’s own Brenda Williams leads an all-star cast, including special guest Everett Greene, of a program exploring the songs and stories of these brothers and the music they composed.

Not Exactly Paris

Featuring the music of Elvis, Blondie, Peter Cincotti, Michael Leonard and others, "Not Exactly Paris" is an evening of jazz and storytelling.

Described as "funny and touching" by the DC Cabaret Network, the audience is guided on a personal yet universal journey of love and loss.

Emily Asher's Garden Party Quartet

Straight from New York City to Indy’s District Theatre Emily Asher‘s Garden Party Quartet brings a full, two-set program of freshly arranged tunes from the Hoagy Carmichael Songbook along with her new program: Swingtime in the Garden. The band delights audiences of all ages with Asher‘s tenacious trombone and sweet vocals, Mike Davis’s virtuosic trumpet playing, Rob Adkins swinging bass lines and Adam Moezinia’s Juilliard-honed guitar mastery.

Fallen from the Toy Box

From the award-winning creators of Fruit Flies Like a Banana come tales of youth and consequences. Inspired by our discarded mementos, this musical reverie revisits fairy tales, childhood games, and the secret life of toys. As always, the "seriously talented musicians" (CBC) of The Fourth Wall expertly blend music, theatre, and "deft choreography." (Wall Street Journal) FIVE STARS - CBC, Manitoba & Winnipeg Free Press. “So beautiful you might get a little verklempt. Go feel what it’s like to be a kid again.” (Winnipeg Free Press)

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