The curtain is about to go up on Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s season at The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts. And, as has been the case the previous two seasons since Civic relocated from Indianapolis, we’re thrilled to be a main-stage sponsor of the season. Founded in 1915, it now is under the proficient management of Executive Director Cheri Dick and Artistic Director Bob Sorbera. The principal resident company of the 500-seat theatre will produce “Pippin” (Sept. 6-21), “Schoolhouse Rock Live” (Sept. 25-28), “1940s Radio Hour” (Oct. 25-Nov. 9), “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (Dec. 13-Jan. 4), “Steel Magnolias” (Feb. 7-22) and “The Cat in the Hat” (Feb. 25-March 2). We’re certain it will be a season to remember, because that’s exactly what Civic always delivers. It’s not too soon to buy season or single-show tickets. You may do so at www.civictheatre.org or 843-3800.
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It is with great pride that we share with you the news of our sponsorship of the Carmel High School Ambassadors’ coming season. It’s proof, again, that we don’t simply cover the arts but support them, too. The Ambassadors are in a funding drive for, among other efforts, a spring break performance trip to London’s West End and Disneyland Paris. We’ll provide information in coming issues of Current. Suffice it to state, we want to make sure this wonderful community resource is fully funded so the student performers will maximize on what could be the trip of a lifetime. In case you don’t know, The Ambassadors is a select group of singers and dancers in grades 11 and 12 accompanied by the members of the Ambassador Brass. The program, for years, has been acclaimed nationally, and we hope it will be so internationally in the not-to-distant future. To donate, please call Randy Sorrell at 679-2565.