Posted in Indianapolis theater: previews

Openings for the weekend of 9/13

Phoenix Theatre: The Legend of Georgia McBride

The King has left the building—but the Queens are here to stay! Slip into a sequined Stiletto, and get ready to shimmy and shake with humor and heart in this charming romp.

  • Sept. 13-Oct. 6, Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • $25-$44
  • www.phoenixtheatre.org

Phoenix Theatre: An Evening with Lillian Baxter

An Evening with Lillian Baxter is the 1974 comedy cabaret memoir of Hollywood’s favorite has-been, Lillian Baxter. In this whirlwind one-act, Lillian chronicles her career from MGM to television to obscurity as she ponders love and a life shared with seven gay ex-husbands. The Great American Songbook never had so much fun!

Open Indy Showcase: Molly Brennan

Chicago’s queen of mischief and mayhem alongside some Indy favorites including Beverly Roche, Lukas Schooler, Bethany Bak, Michelle Buchanan, Lauren Curry, Ryan Mullins, and Georgeanna Smith Wade.

Storytelling Arts of Indiana: Indy Story Slam “Neighborhood Stories”

Fans of The Moth Radio Hour and similar spoken-word events all over the country can share their stories here at home or just come to listen and support other members of our growing storytelling community. Story Slams offer a platform to tellers of all levels, to preserve local oral history, in a casual and encouraging environment.  

  • Sept. 19;  Biergarten hours are 5:30-9 p.m.; Indy Story Slam starts at 6 p.m.
  • Garfield Park Conservatory,
  • Free

Fonseca Theatre Company: Rice and Beans Festival

FTC’s inaugural event will have food, music, and activities the whole family can enjoy! The Rice and Beans festival is a passion project of founder Bryan Fonseca, and Rice and Beans is meant to reflect the theater’s mission through culinary delights. Food samples, bounce house for kids, music, and hula hoops! Confirmed bands include Tim Brickley and the Bleeding Hearts as well as Bill Myers and the Trash Collectors. Plus, there will be guided tours of the nearly completed Fonseca Theater.

 Storytelling Arts of Indiana: “Comedy with Jen Kober”

SAI has partnered with Butler Arts Center to offer you half off a ticket to see “Comedy with Jen Kober. You can see her original blend of stand-up, storytelling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Kober was the 2017 winner of NPR’s Snap Judgement Comedic Performance of the Year for her “Girl Scout Cookie Caper” story that went viral. Use the promo code “FUNNY.”

Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block is a funny comedy about two writers stuck in a writer’s retreat studio together. Add an overbearing retreat manager and a swiftly approaching deadline and you get a wonderfully delightful romantic comedy.

Mud Creek Players: Steel Magnolias

A beloved stage play by American writer Robert Harling, it is a comedy-drama about the bond among a multi-generational group of southern belles in northwest Louisiana. As the title suggests, the play celebrates the notion that while southern women may appear as delicate as magnolias on the outside, on the inside they are, at the core, as tough as steel.

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