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Cast announced for Crimes of the Heart

The Belfry Theatre and director Jen Otterman are proud to announce the cast and crew of the dark comedy, "Crimes of the Heart," by Beth Henley. Thank you to those who auditioned.
Cast:
LENORA (LENNY) MAGRATH… Brooke Hackman
MARGARET (MEG) MAGRATH… Sarah Eberhardt
REBECCA (BABE) BOTRELLE… Becca Bartley
CHICK BOYLE… Ka’Lena Cuevas
BARNETTE LLOYD… Mickey Masterson
DOC PORTER… Tanner Brunson
Production Team:
PRODUCER… Ka'Lena Cuevas
DIRECTOR… Jen Otterman
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS… Andrea Odle & Nicole Amsler
STAGE MANAGER… Andrea Odle
LIGHT DESIGNER… Eric Matters
LIGHT OPERATOR… Aaron Ploof
SOUND DESIGNER… Eric Dixon
SOUND OPERATOR… Sloan Haywood
SET DESIGNER… Jen Otterman
SET CONSTRUCTION… Jen Otterman, Jay Mitchell, & Robert Rave
SET DECORATION… Jen Otterman
COSTUMES… Linda Findley Grow
PROPERTIES… Nicole Amsler, Jessica Laird, & Jen Otterman

The show runs April 28-May 7 at Arts for Lawrence’s Theater at the Fort in Indianapolis. Tickets will go on sale soon! Follow The Belfry Theatre on Facebook page for the latest updates.

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The Belfry Theatre earns 12 Encore award nominations

Nominations for this year’s Encore Association awards -- celebrating excellence in community theater -- were announced Sunday night on the Encore Association’s website.

The Belfry Theatre in Noblesville received 12 Encore nominations, one nomination for “The Lilies of the Field,” directed by Linnea Leatherman; two nominations for “Drinking Habits,” directed by Nancy Lafferty; four nominations for “The Dining Room,” directed by Diane Wilson; and five nominations for “Cheaper by the Dozen,” directed by Carla Crandall.

  • Best Lead Actor in a Comedy — Eric Bowman in “Cheaper by the Dozen”
  • Best Lead Actor in a Comedy — DeJon LeTrey Marshall-Fisher in “The Lilies of the Field”
  • Best Major Supporting Actor in a Drama — Tom Riddle in “The Dining Room”
  • Best Major Supporting Actress in a Comedy — Sarah Eberhardt in “Drinking Habits”
  • Best Major Supporting Actress in a Comedy — Cathie Morgan in “Drinking Habits”
  • Best Performer under the age of 18 in a Comedy — Lizzie Schultz in “Cheaper by the Dozen”
  • Best Costumes for a Comedy — Norma Floyd, Carla Crandall, Constance Creviston and Lori Lavalle for “Cheaper by the Dozen”
  • Best Costumes for a Drama — Addie Taylor and Diane Wilson for “The Dining Room”
  • Best Hair and Makeup for a Play — Diane Wilson for “The Dining Room”
  • Best Set Design for a Comedy — David Melton — “Cheaper by the Dozen”
  • Best Set Decoration for a Comedy — Jan Borcherding, Carla Crandall, Kathy Rosemary, Gary Rosemary, Susie Walden, Bob Crandall and Steve Ritter for “Cheaper by the Dozen”
  • Best Sound Design for a Drama — Eric Dixon for “The Dining Room”

The Belfry is among 11 community theaters that are considered for more than 50 categories at the annual awards ceremony.

This year’s 53rd annual Encore Association awards will be an in-person event on Nov. 7 at the 544-seat Toby Theater at Newfields (formerly Indianapolis Museum of Art).

The 52-year-old Encore Association is comprised of nonprofessional, nonprofit community theaters. Its board annually plays host to the awards ceremony recognizing excellence from the previous theatrical season. A committee of judges view productions and select nominees.

For a full list of all nominations, visit http://www.encoreassociation.net/

Callout for Prospective Guest Directors

The Belfry Theatre is having a callout for guest directors for the theater's 59th season, for 2023-24.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information to Belfry director Jennie Smith Otterman, by Nov. 1, to beachfairies@hotmail.com.

Any questions or inquiries should also be directed to the email above.

Celebrating our 58th Season

Hamilton County Theatre Guild announces The Belfry Theatre’s 58th season, for 2022-23

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER (Sept. 23 - Oct. 2, 2022)

In just a few weeks, our first show will open at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville. The show is “Rehearsal for Murder,” which is adapted for the stage by D.D. Brooke from the television play by Richard Levinson and William Link. This murder mystery is directed by Diane Wilson and will be performed from Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2022, at The Ivy Tech Auditorium, 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville. 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Nov. 25 - Dec. 4, 2022)

Our holiday show is the well-loved musical “The Sound of Music,” which will also be performed at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville. With music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and a full cast of children and adults, your hearts will be full as you watch this well-known story come to life on the stage. Directed by Evan Elliott, “The Sound of Music” will be performed from Nov. 25-Dec. 4, 2022, at The Ivy Tech Auditorium, 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville. 

 

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Feb. 10 - 19, 2023)

Following our holiday show, we will move to the Arts for Lawrence’s Theater at the Fort for the next three shows. Who doesn’t want to experience the travels of a hot-air balloon in “Around the World in 80 Days,” which is directed by Eric Matters. This play is adapted by Mark Brown from the novel by Jules Verne, and will be performed from Feb, 10-19, 2023, at Arts for Lawrence’s Theater at the Fort, 8920 Otis Ave. in Indianapolis.

Individual tickets for "Around the World in 80 Days,"will be sold through Arts for Lawrence's Theater at the Fort website. 

 

THE GREAT GATSBY (March 17 - 26, 2023)

Remember reading “The Great Gatsby” in high school? Let’s watch that classic story unfold on the stage in March. Adapted by Simon Levy from the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby” is directed by Andrea Odle, and will be performed from March 17-26, 2023, at Arts for Lawrence’s Theater at the Fort, 8920 Otis Ave. in Indianapolis. 

Individual tickets for "The Great Gatsby" will be sold through Arts for Lawrence's Theater at the Fort website.

 

CRIMES OF THE HEART (April 28 - May 7, 2023)

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We all know what families can be like. Our final adult show of the season, “Crimes of the Heart,” reminds us of the humor and dysfunction that exists in every family. Written by Beth Henley, and directed by Jen Otterman, “Crimes of the Heart” will be performed from April 28-May 7, 2023, at Arts for Lawrence’s Theater at the Fort, 8920 Otis Ave. in Indianapolis.

Individual tickets for "Crimes of the Heart" will be sold through Arts for Lawrence's Theater at the Fort website. 

 

WILLY WONKA JR. (July 27-30, 2023)

We will move back to The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville for the Apprentice Players’ summer youth musical production of “Willy Wonka Jr.” This popular story is based on the Roald Dahl book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” with words and music by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley and adapted for the stage by Lesley Bricusse & Timothy A. McDonald. Directed by Nancy Lafferty, “Willy Wonka Jr.” will be performed from July 27-30, 2023, at The Ivy Tech Auditorium, 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville. 

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Additional Ticketing Information 

Individual Ticket Prices

$20 for adults
$15 for youth and students
$15 for ages 65 and older
$15 for all military personnel

For reservations, call 317-773-1085 or visit https://www.thebelfrytheatre.com 

Group Rate Tickets

Group rates of 10 or more purchased in advance are also available. 

For Season/Flex Tickets

(one ticket for every show in the regular 2022-23 season) and Flex Tickets (6 tickets that can be used in any increment for any regular-season 2022-23 shows) by phone, or click the button below to order online.

Gift Cards

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