Saturday, September 1

Actors Theatre of Indiana Announces 2012-13 Season

ATI 2012-13 Season
September 7-30
Based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, this piece debuted on Broadway in 1959 starring the legendary Ethel Merman as Mama Rose, the mother who so desperately wanted her daughter to succeed. Written by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, the score contains such classic songs as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You.”


October 26-November 18
Take a dollop of "Grease," mix in some "Pump Boys and Dinettes" and add a generous dose of "Forever Plaid" for the high-octane fun of "Route 66." From the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along the “Main Street of America” to the California coast with the surf music of the '60s, this musical revue features “Rock ‘n’ Road” hits including, “Dead Man's Curve,” “King of the Road,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Little GTO,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” and many more.

The Musical of Musicals...The Musical!

February 1-24
With book, music and lyrics by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. Sometimes one musical is not enough! In this comic Off-Broadway satire of musical theatre genres, the same story, “You Must Pay The Rent”, is told five different ways - each in the distinctive style of a different master of the form...Rodgers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma, South Pacific), Stephen Sondheim (Company, Sweeney Todd), Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly, Mame), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera, Evita), & Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret).

My Fair Lady

May 10-19
May 29-June 9
Based on Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion," with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, "My Fair Lady" is triumphant. With "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On The Street Where You Live" and "Get Me To The Church On Time" it's no wonder everyone - not just Henry Higgins - falls in love with Eliza Doolittle. Includes a 10-person cast and dueling pianos for this unique version of a classic.

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