“We are thrilled to offer a diverse season with a variety of opportunities for both our patrons and our performers. Opening with the regional premiere of THE PROM and closing with the first local community theatre production of ANASTASIA is truly exciting for all our constituents. The return of ELF, THE MUSICAL, our first time producing ROMEO AND JULIET, and DRIVING MISS DAISY in the Studio Theater truly round out a powerful season. THE CAT IN THE HAT, FINDING NEMO, JR., and the Broadway classic CATS are all wonderful icing on the cake!”
– Michael Lasley, Executive Artistic Director
Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny.
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
In this 90-minute version of the Shakespearean classic, you’ll be transported to fair Verona, where we lay our scene. In this new interpretation, adapted especially for the Civic stage by Director Emily Rogge Tzucker, you can expect the romantic tale of star-crossed love, with an extra dash of energy and excitement. Dark, contemporary, and just a little bit rock-and-roll, Civic’s production promises the best of the old, while breathing new life into a classic tale of love and loss.
The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. DRIVING MISS DAISY is a warm-hearted, humorous, and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A long-running Off-Broadway success and an Academy Award-winning film.
From Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens, creators of such Broadway classics as RAGTIME and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, this dazzling show transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.
Tickets and information
Visit TheCenterPresents.org, call the box office at (317)-843-3800, or stop by the Center for the Performing Arts at 1 Carter Green in Carmel. Only season tickets are on sale now. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale later.