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!

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)

There Ain't No More!

An award-winning, tour-de-folk operetta celebrating America’s vanishing original art form. In his final performance, an old folk singer confronts his lost love, experiences of the Vietnam War, years of political activism, adventures into the American wilderness, and death itself with five instruments, square-dance calling, and dirty jokes in this haunting, heartfelt hootenanny.

Reviews
Twin Cities: https://www.twincities.com/2017/08/06/fringe-review-there-aint-no-more/

Queen Day

Rock musicals hold a special place on the American stage. The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus presents selections of some of our favorites, including Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and Green Day’s “American Idiot.” Join us for an evening that blends the hard edge of rock and roll and punk with the drama of musical theatre.

Reviews
IndyFringe Talks: http://indyfringetalks.com/queen-day-rules-with-rock/

GOING BACK TO INDIANA

Indianapolis’ District Theatre (formerly Theatre on the Square) and Upland Brewery present an evening with Indiana University Alum and Nashville Recording Artist Elizabeth Eckert and award-winning singer-songwriter Cheley Tackett.

“Take My Hand”

“Take My Hand” (A Blues Man’s Path to Gospel)

Playwright: Lillie Evans

It's 1932 and Thomas Dorsey, a self-taught pianist, is well on his way to being one of the most prolific blues talents in blues history. His vision is to marry church music with blues rhythms—it was called gospel. Pressured to choose between the blues he loves and the music he wants to change, what should he do and what price will he pay to find the answer.

The play was granted a reading at 2017 National Black Theater Festival.

Fringe Against Hate

Tue, 2017-08-29 09:50 -- Pauline

The Anti-Defamation League is proud to present
ADL Fights Hate,
generously hosted by IndyFringe, IPL and the City of Indianapolis. Join us on Sunday, September 10, for a full day of workshops and activities for the entire family.

Un5gettable

Five singers move to the magical metropolis of Indianapolis where dreams of stardom come true. They become friends. They form a boyband. They sing honest singing telegrams for money. They almost fall apart. Then they realize that friendship, not the search for fame, is what makes them Un5gettable.

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