Posted in Indianapolis theater: previews

Openings for the weekend of 6/9

Theatre on the Square: The Great Bike Race

 

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“The Great Bike Race” at Theatre on the Square

The Great Bike Race, one of the top sellers of the 2014 IndyFringe Festival, returns to Theatre on the Square in a new full-length production. The Great Bike Race tells of the disastrous running of the second annual Tour de France. In 1904, France’s greatest cyclists met and then preceded to cheat, lie, and sabotage their way through the historic race. Check out a preview here.

 

  • June 9-24, Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.
  • $25 ($20 for student, senior, or military). IndyPride pricing specials for the Saturday, June 10 performance: all tickets are BOGO, as well as special $10 industry pricing for Indianapolis-area theater professionals.
  • zrpevents.vbotickets.com to purchase online or visit www.tots.org to learn more

 

Bonnie & Clyde at Buck Creek Players

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“Bonnie & Clyde” at Buck Creek Players

The new musical by Frank Wildhorn, Don Black, and Ivan Menchell. At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to two of America’s favorite folk heroes, and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, the Tony-nominated show (from Jekyll & Hyde‘s Frank Wildhorn) is the electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

 

  • June 9-25, Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • $20 ($18 for children, students, and senior citizens)
  • www.buckcreekplayers.com

 

And don’t forget …

Khaos Company Theatre’s “Much Ado About Something” IndieGogo fundraiser continues through July 22. The goal is to raise $30,000 by midnight on July 22. These funds will be used to cover expansion costs, including rent, maintenance, set-design, costumes and general up-keep of the theater for the next year. The theater will accept any donation but has some incentives for those who donate more. Some prizes include KCT T-shirts, KCT mugs, tickets to KCT’s production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, KCT 2017 season passes, A Cast-Talk Back after the performance of Much Ado About Nothing, and a masquerade festival. The summer masquerade festival includes local artist booths, local musicians, local food trucks, masquerade mask contest (bring your own!), face painting, silent auction, and more.
Go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/much-ado-about-something for the full campaign description and to donate to the cause.

Sunday, June 11 is the Tony Awards. Kevin Spacey (meh) is the host for this year’s event. Performances include the casts of Bandstand, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Falsettos, Groundhog Day: The Musical, Hello, Dolly!, Miss Saigon, War Paint, and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, along with additional performances by The Radio City Rockettes and Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. (meh). The show will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS from 8-11 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). You can also watch the Tony Awards online with CBS All Access. More info at cbs.com/all-access, www.tonyawards.com.