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Cast Announcement for Wait Until Dark

The Belfry Theatre is proud to announce the cast of "Wait Until Dark:"

Mike Talman..................................Brock Francis
Sgt. Carlino.................................Adam Workman
Harry Roat, Jr................................Jeremy Risner
Susy Hendrix............................Lisa Rittenhouse
Sam Hendrix..................................... Brian Coon
Gloria............................................Teagan Cortez
Policemen.......... Erik Shaver and Eric Bowman

Director is Jen Otterman. Producer is Joni Corbett.

"Wait Until Dark" is the first show in the 55th season and runs Sept. 27-Oct. 13.

2019-2020 Belfry Theatre Season Schedule

The Hamilton County Theatre Guild proudly announces the 2019-20 season of The Belfry Theatre, celebrating its 55th season.

WAIT UNTIL DARK

Directed by Jen Otterman
By Frederick Knott

Sept. 27-Oct. 13, 2019

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered, the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. “‘Wait Until Dark’ is a tense thriller." —NY World-Telegram & Sun.
"Frederick Knott is a master craftsman…" —Women's Wear Daily.
"…a first rate shocker…the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." —NY Post.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Directed by Nancy Lafferty
Doris Baizley adaptation

Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 2019

This highly inventive adaptation of the classic Dickens story is paired down to its essential elements. In this version, we encounter a company of traveling players about to perform the Dickens story. As the on-stage trunk of supplies opens, actors and clowns spill out and roll on. The rag tag players quickly become the characters of the story, and we are pulled into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, complete with the Christmas Spirits who warm the Scrooge’s heart. This version of A Christmas Carol is certain to be a delight for all ages. Audiences will leave the theater with good feelings and the holiday spirit.

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM

Directed by Ron Richards
Music by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 2020

Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions of a new generation with “Side by Side by Sondheim.” Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for diehard fans. In this award-winning revue, some of the most lush, unforgettable songs from this musical theater master are presented in one magical evening. Featuring music from “Company,” “Follies,” “A Little Night Music,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Anyone Can Whistle” and “Pacific Overtures,” not to mention the classics written with musical theater giants, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers, this dazzling array of some of Sondheim's best-known songs demonstrates his masterful craft and astounding creativity.

 

MARVIN’S ROOM

Directed by Brent Wooldridge
By Scott McPherson

March 20-April 5, 2020

Bessie, a strong-willed woman, takes care of her bedridden father and eccentric Aunt Ruth. After Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, her estranged sister, Lee, comes to visit and to be tested as a possible bone marrow donor for her sister. The reunion between the sisters is initially uncomfortable, aggravated by the difficult behavior of Lee's two sons. The two women eventually confront their shortcomings as sisters, reach out to each, and arrive at an understanding about the importance of family. It may be considered a drama but Marvin's Room is both funny and touching in equal measure.

 

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

Directed by Barcia Miller Alejos
By Caroline Francke
From the novel by Edward Streeter

May 29-June 14, 2020

Mr. Banks learns that one of the young men he has seen occasionally about the house is about to become his son-in-law. Daughter Kay announces the engagement out of nowhere. Mrs. Banks and her sons are happy, but Mr. Banks is in a dither. The groom-to-be, Buckley Dunstan, appears on the scene and Mr. Banks realizes that the engagement is serious. Buckley and Kay don't want a “big” wedding—just a simple affair with a few friends! We soon learn, however, that the “few” friends idea is out. Then trouble really begins. The guest list grows larger each day, a caterer is called in, florists, furniture movers and dressmakers take over, and the Banks household is soon caught in turmoil — not to mention growing debt. When Kay, in a fit of temper, calls off the wedding, everyone's patience snaps. But all is set right, and the wedding (despite more last-minute crises) comes off beautifully. In the end, the father of the bride is a happy, proud man, glad that the wedding is over, but knowing too that it was worth all the money and aggravation to start his daughter off so handsomely on the road to married life.

 

A CHORUS LINE – HIGH SCHOOL EDITION

Directed by James H. Williams

July 24-Aug. 2, 2020

(This Apprentice Players production is not part of The Belfry Theatre’s regular season)

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Edward Kleban. Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian. Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions Inc. Adaptation and support materials for the High School Edition. Developed by iTheatrics Under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald.

Is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers – those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself. “A Chorus Line” is also about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience and holds it by the collective heartstrings until the final, ultimate choices are made. For everyone, at one time or another, puts his life on the line. We all compete, no matter what business we’re in, for promotion, for attention, for approval and for love. Specifically, “A Chorus Line” takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical.

(A CHORUS LINE High School Edition is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Co. www.tamswitmark.com)

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Season Tickets are available for $75.00 per person for the five regular shows (a savings of $13) 

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Cast Announcement for Red, White and Tuna

Hamilton County Theatre Guild announces the cast for "Red, White and Tuna," its final show of the 2018-19 regular season.

Noblesville’s Ron Richards is director of the comedy, which runs May 31-June 16 at The Belfry Theater in Noblesville.

The cast features three actors, who play multiple roles and both sexes in this comedy, a satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town.

Here is the cast:

  • Barb Weaver as Elmer Watkins, Didi Snavely, Petey Fisk, Charlene Bumiller, Stanley Bumiller, Vera Carp and Garland Poteet.
  • Diane Wilson as Star Birdfeather, Thurston Wheelis, Bertha Bumiller, R.R. Snavely, Inita Goodwin and Momma Byrd.
  • Adam Workman as Pearl Burras, Joe Bob Lipsey, Mayor Leonard Childers, Reverend Sturgis, Spikes, Amber Windchime, Arles Struvie and Helen Bedd.

The much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy (“Greater Tuna” was produced at the Belfry in the 1990/1991 season and “A Tuna Christmas” was produced at the Belfry in the 2000/2001 season) takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town. (However, audiences should know that they need not to have seen the other Tuna productions to enjoy this one.)

Along with Tuna's perennial favorite characters, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies in another side-splitting Tuna spoof of life in rural America.

Show dates are May 31-June 16, 8 p.m. May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 2 p.m. June 9 and 16, at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.

Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.

Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams.

Tickets are on sale for the show, $17 for adults, $14 for ages 12 and younger and ages 65 and older. 

Auditions Announced for HONK! Jr.: The Musical

Hamilton County Theatre Guild announces open auditions for The Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players summer youth production, "Honk! Jr.: The Musical.

 Auditions: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2; and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 3, at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.

 Seeking youth ages 5-13, who will sing a 16-bar song and present a two-minute monologue, poem or story (no songs or monologues from the show, please). Accompaniment provided; please bring piano sheet music. Or a CD or pre-recorded track on your cell phone are allowed. Auditions will take place on the theater stage in front of other children auditioning. Those auditioning will be asked to learn a short dance number and perform it with a small group. Those auditioning should bring tap shoes if they have them.

 Please bring head shot to attach to audition form.

 Production: There will be a total eight shows over two weekends, including Saturday and Sunday matinees, July 26-Aug. 4. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 26 and 27 and Aug. 2 and 4; and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, July 27 and 28 and Aug. 3 and 4. Call will be at least 90 minutes prior to each show time. Location: The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.

 This Apprentice Players summer youth program is free of charge. There are no fees. However, cast members will be asked to pay for their own costumes, whether purchased or created by The Belfry Theatre's costumer, who will determine costumes, including shoes, for all cast. Cast members are also asked to provide their own makeup once makeup requirements/guidelines are established.

 Rehearsals will be 6:30 pm.. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings, beginning Monday, June 10, with rehearsals running later during tech week, which is the week of July 28. A full rehearsal schedule will be available when rehearsals begin.

 Parents will be expected to sign up to volunteer during rehearsals and during the run of the show, to help backstage, with costumes and makeup, security, lobby decorating, set construction and painting, public appearances, and wherever needed. For rehearsals and performances, parents are asked to bring their child to the stage door, and must come into the building to pick up their child after rehearsals and performances for safety. There will be a check-in and check-out sheet daily.

 Any and all expected absences for rehearsals should be noted on the audition form. If the director believes a potential cast member would miss too many rehearsals, director would not cast the child in the production. No absences are allowed during the run of the show.

 Dance experience is not required, however, those auditioning will be asked to include their tap, jazz, ballet and other dance experience on audition forms.

The Belfry is accepting applications for backstage crew members, ages 12 and older, for "Honk!"
 
Public appearances: Cast and crew members make public appearances, including participating with The Belfry Theatre during the Noblesville Fourth of July Parade on July 4 (parade is at 2:30 p.m., with lineup beginning at 1:30 p.m., running until 2:30 p.m.), and performing and volunteering at the kids games and Belfry booth at the Noblesville Fireworks Festival that same evening, at 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., with fireworks, at Forest Park (note change in venue this year). There could also be an afternoon appearance at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair tentatively on July 20.
 
Directed by James H. Williams, the show is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
 
Synopsis: Honk! Jr.:The Musical is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, incorporating a message of tolerance. The book and lyrics are by Anthony Drewe and music is by George Stiles. The musical is set in the countryside and features Ugly, a cygnet that is mistaken as an ugly duckling upon falling into his mother's nest and is rejected by everyone but Ida, a sly tomcat who only befriends him out of hunger, and several other barnyard characters.
 
This Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players production is not part of The Belfry Theatre's regular season, which means the show is not included with season tickets. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for ages 12 and younger and ages 65 and older. There are no free passes for parents, families, during the eight-show run. For reservations, call (317) 773-1085 or visit https://thebelfrytheatre.com/
 
Questions about auditions may be emailed to ApprenticePlayers@gmail.com
 

Auditions for ‘Red, White and Tuna’ comedy

Auditions have been announced for The Belfry Theatre's spring production of "Red, White and Tuna."

Auditions are 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16, at The Belfry Theatre, in Noblesville.

Seeking: 2 - 4 adults, men and women. Play has 10 male and 10 female Texan characters. All actors will play multiple roles and will play both sexes.Those cast will need to be agile and able to make lightning-fast costume changes, some without assistance.

Ability to do Texas/southern accent a plus but not required at auditions.

Production: Opens the weekend after Memorial Day so some rehearsals Memorial Day/Race weekend will occur. Show dates are May 31-June 16, 8 p.m. May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 2 p.m. June 9 and 16, at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.

Show synopsis:The much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy (“Greater Tuna” was produced at the Belfry in the 1900/1991 season and “A Tuna Christmas” was produced at the Belfry in the 2000/2001 season) takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town. (However, audiences should know that they need not to have seen the other Tuna productions to enjoy this one.)

Along with Tuna's perennial favorite characters, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies in another side-splitting Tuna spoof of life in rural America.

Produced with special arrangements by Samuel French Inc.

Written by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard and Joe Sears.

For more information or to receive the rehearsal schedule, contact director Ron Richards at 317-773-0433. 

Cast Announcement for Gilligan's Island: The Musical

Hamilton County Theatre Guild proudly announces the cast for The Belfry Theatre’s “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical.”
 

Gilligan – Ian Marshall
Skipper – Bob Trimmer
Thurston Howell III – Andy Ober
Lovey Howell – Nancy Rairdon
Ginger – Audrey Larkin
Professor – Brian Mathis
Mary Ann – Jennifer Kauffman
Alien – Joshua Harrington

 James H. Williams is the show’s director, with assistant director Fran Knapp, and producer Michael Lipphardt.

 The family-friendly stage musical version of the ever-popular and iconic 1960s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island" will be presented over three weekends: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 29, 30, April 5, 6, 12 and 13; and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 7 and 14.

 Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for ages 12 and younger and ages 65 and older.
 

Reservations may be made by calling (317) 773-1085 and pay at the door or pay online at https://thebelfrytheatre.com/index.php

Hamilton County Theatre Guild announces the cast and crew for “The Savannah Sipping Society,” the third production in The Belfry Theatre’s 54th season.

“The Savannah Sipping Society,” a Jones Hope Wooten comedy, will be presented Feb. 1-17 at The Belfry Theatre in Noblesville.

Show director Barcia Miller Alejos announces the cast:

  • Randa Covington - Krysty-An Spartz
  • Dot Haigler - Carla Crandall
  • Marlafaye Mosley - Ann Ellerbrook
  • Jinx Jenkins - Barb Weaver 

Eight shows will be presented over three weekends: 8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15; 8 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 10 and 17.

Production inquiries: email director Barcia Miller Alejos at barciaalejos@gmail.com

Assistant director is Eric Matters. Set designer is Jay Ganz. Producers are Jen Otterman and Ka'Lena Cuevas.

Tickets for the show are $17 for adults, $14 for children up to age 12 and ages 65 and older.

Auditions Announced for Gilligan's Island: The Musical by Hope Juber and Laurence Juber

Auditions will be held on January 14 and 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Directed by James H. Williams

Produced by Michael Lipphardt

Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is a family-friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 60’s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island”. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans…romance develops…the castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter…it’s fun, wacky and entertaining with 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs.

Audition will be held on January 14 and 15 with callbacks on the 17th if needed form 7:00 – 9:00 PM.   Auditions will be held at Noblesville United Methodist Church (door #1), 2051 Monument St, Noblesville, IN 46060.  Those considering auditioning should be 18 years or older and need to be ready to start rehearsals the following week.

Show dates are as follows:   March 29 – April 14, 2019, with possible added performances on Thursday April 4th and 11th, pending ticket sells.

The Cast

  • Gilligan – The Skippers 1st Mate – 1st Tenor (F – G flat)
  • Skipper – The Captain of the USS Minnow – 1st Tenor (F – G flat)
  • The Professor – College Science Professor – 2nd Tenor (G – G)
  • Thurston Howell III – Successful Businessman -A Millionaire – Baritone (G – D)
  • Lovey – Thurston’s Wife – Alto (A flat – E)
  • Ginger – Well Know Hollywood Actress - Mezzo (G sharp – F)
  • Maryann – Country Farm Girl – Soprano (G – G)
  • The Alien – A male or female visitor from Outer Space – Baritone/Alto – (G – D)

You will be asked to prepare a show tune that will show off your vocal range for the character you’d like to be considered for.  Please pick a passage of 16-32 measures long from a number that best shows your vocal range.  Please be prepared to run vocal scales if needed.

Each auditioner will be asked to read from the script as well as being ready to learn a short dance routine.

For additional information contact the director at Gemini1969@gmail.com

Auditions for “The Savannah Sipping Society”

Auditions for “The Savannah Sipping Society” comedy, by Jones, Hope & Wooten, will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville,

There will be readings from the script. Auditionees also need to prepare a monologue from one of the four audition selections of the script, which is provided in the audition packet.

An audition form, in the audition packet, should be completed prior to the audition. If you are unable to complete the form prior to the audition, please arrive early to complete it.

Bring a headshot if you have one, and attach it to the audition form. If not, one will be taken at the audition.

All actors will be notified by 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, either by email or phone.

The show’s director is Barcia Miller Alejos. Assistant director is Eric Matters. Co-producers are Jen Otterman and Ka’Lena Cuevas.

Production and audition inquiries: email director Barcia Miller Alejos at barciaalejos@gmail.com

Rehearsals will begin Monday, Dec. 10. Rehearsals will be 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 10-19, from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Rehearsals will reconvene on Jan. 2, 2019, and will run until Jan. 24, 2019, and follow the Monday-through-Thursday schedule.

Tech Saturday will be all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2019. Tech Week will be Monday, Jan. 28-Thursday, Jan. 31, with call at 6:30 p.m. for full runs of the show.

Full makeup and costumes are required beginning Jan. 26 and until Opening Night.

During the three-week run of the show, there will be brush-up rehearsals on Thursday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Any expected absences for rehearsals should be noted on the audition form. No absences are allowed during the run of the show.
Eight shows will be presented over three weekends: 8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15; 8 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 10 and 17.

While written as a delightful laugh-a-minute comedy that Jones, Hope, and Wooten are known for, The Savannah Sipping Society has depth and poignancy that touches on the true meaning of friendship and what it means when circumstances force us to adjust to the uncomfortable changes and twists and turns that life brings.

We meet four unique Southern women: Randa, Dot, Marlafaye and later, Jinx, their new “life coach.” They agree to meet on Randa’s verandah on Friday nights for cocktails. They all desire to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, as they each are going through a dramatic and difficult change in their life. They are each very different people with seemingly nothing in common, but are drawn together by fate and an impromptu happy hour! With a little encouragement, they decide it’s time to reclaim the enthusiasm for the life they’ve lost throughout the years. Over the course of six months, which are filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment. Most importantly, they realize it’s never too late to make “old friends” new. So, raise your glass to these strong women and their fierce embrace of life and say, “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, and Wooten comedy!

There are four main characters in the play, plus one non-speaking role:

  • Randa Covington (stage age 49) Randa is a perfectionist and workaholic, struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.
  • Dot Haigler (stage age 69) Dot is still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement. She also faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch — and all alone.
  • Marlafaye Mosley (stage age 57) Earthy and boisterous, Marlafaye is a good ol’ Texas gal. She has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex.
  • Jinx Jenkins (stage age 53) Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.
    Randa’s Grandmother (non-speaking role; stage age 81) Grandmother of Randa who appears and dies. Elegant matriarch of powerful, southern family
    Tickets for the show are $17 for adults, $14 for children. For reservations, call (317) 773-1085

Click here for an Audition Packet (PDF Version)

Click here for an Audition Packet (Word Version) 

 

Cast Announcement for It's a Wonderful Life

Hamilton County Theatre Guild announces the cast and crew for “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the second production in The Belfry Theatre’s 54th season.

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” the theater’s holiday show, will be presented at The Belfry Theatre for three weekends, Nov. 23-Dec. 9.

Show director Sam Brown announces the cast:

  • George Bailey - John Parks Whitaker
  • Mary Hatch - Emily Schaab
  • Clarence - Jerry Seward
  • Mr. Potter - Mark Tumey
  • Uncle Billy - Guy Grubbs
  • Mother Bailey - Carla Crandall
  • Peter “Pop” Bailey - David Burch
  • Violet - Emily Ramquist
  • Young George - Ian Gamble
  • Ernie - Bob Trimmer
  • Bert - Marc Rifkind
  • Mr. Gower - Rob Lawson
  • Sam Wainwright - Zach Buzan
  • Frankie - Missy Rump
  • Jo - Elizabeth Schultz
  • Harry Bailey - Clay Brown
  • Cousin Tilly - Katie Buzan
  • Young Mary - Addison McMillan
  • Young Violet - Evelyn Rose Burch
  • Zuzu Bailey - Caitlyn Graves
  • Tommy Bailey - Carson Graves
  • Pete Bailey - Jacob McVay
  • Janie Bailey - Riley McCoy
  • Annie - Tanzania Hampton
  • Marty Hatch - Logan Browning
  • Watchman - Dee Carmichael
  • Ruth Bailey - Annie Brown
  • Jane Wainwright - Jackie Graves
  • Mr. Carter - Eric Bowman
  • Flo - Debbie Coon
  • Horace - Dee Carmichael
  • Young Sam - Colby Graves
  • Young Harry - Carson Graves

Here is the crew:

  • Director - Sam Brown
  • Assistant director - Nancy Lafferty & Bob Hammett
  • Producer: Betsy Reason
  • Stage manager - Anne Auwaerter
  • Technical director - Nancy Lafferty
  • Lighting operator - Andrew Young
  • Sound design -  Jim Williams
  • Costumes - Norma Floyd
  • Props - Jan Borcherding and Susie Walden
  • Set decoration - Jan Borcherding and Susie Walden 

The Belfry is located at 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 23, 24, 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9. 

Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for ages 12 and younger and ages 65 and older. 

For reservations, click below or call (317) 773-1085 and pay at the door. Individual tickets, season tickets and flex passes are available.

 

The Belfry Theatre announces auditions for "It's a Wonderful Life." 

One-day auditions for ages 12 and younger will begin at 3 p.m. and will end no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Adult auditions will offer two nights of auditions: at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, and at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.

Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. A read-ahead of audition sections of the script can be attained from the director in PDF format or available in a downloadable audition packet below.

Here is a Google link to read-ahead audition scenes that will be read from the script during auditions.  

Production dates:

There will be a total eight shows over three weekends, including Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 24, 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8; and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9. There could be additional Saturday matinees added during the run of the show. Call will be at least 90 minutes prior to show time.

Rehearsals will be announced, with increased rehearsal time closer to production. During the three-week run of the show, there could be brush-up rehearsals on Thursdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. Any expected absences for rehearsals should be noted on the audition form. No absences are allowed during the run of the show, including the possible additional Saturday matinees.

During the first weekend of the show, cast is expected to participate in the Noblesville Christmas Parade, which is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. The Belfry annually has a parade entry with a trailer and hands out candy and show literature.

The play is being directed by Sam Brown. To reach this show's director, Sam Brown, email him at samuel.m.brown26.civ@gmail.com.

Director's synopsis of the play: “We follow the life of George Bailey, his dreams, his family, his disappointments. George contemplates suicide, but his guardian angle shows him how he impacted lives of those around him. A Christmas Classic, high on the list of best films ever made.

Character breakdown:

  • George Bailey (Stage age 20 to 35 throughout show): a man with big dreams. He desires to get out of Bedford Falls and see the world before becoming an architect who builds the biggest bridges and buildings the world has ever seen.
  • Mary (Stage age 18-33 throughout show): becomes George's wife. She has always been in love with him even since she was a little girl, and moves back to Bedford Falls in hopes that he will marry her, which they do.
  • Mr. Potter (Stage age 55+): the richest man in town and his desire is to own every piece of land under the sun so that he can make more money from the people and gain more power.
  • Clarence (Stage age 60+): a simple-minded angel who has yet to get his wings. He is sent from Heaven in order to stop George from taking his life during his lowest point.
  • Uncle Billy (Stage age 55+): George's business partner - drunk and forgetful uncle.
  • Mother Bailey (Stage age 40ish through 65ish throughout show): George’s sweet mother who is embittered without George’s existence.
  • Pop (Stage age 40 to 55): George’s kindly father who runs the Bailey Building and Loan who dies of a stroke.
  • Frankie (Could be male or female – adult): Executive angel concerned about George Bailey’s welfare.
  • Jo (Could be male or female – adult): Frankie’s assistant angel.
  • Young George Bailey (Stage age 11 to 12): Ambitious, energetic boy who works at the drugstore and does what is right.
  • Violet (Stage age 25 to 35): Attractive, flirtatious woman who flirts with all the men in town.
  • Harry Bailey (Stage age 19 to 34 throughout show): George’s younger brother who is a football all-American and WWII hero.
  • Ernie Bishop (adult male): Cab driver and friend of George.
  • Bert (adult male): Policeman and friend of George.
  • Sam Wainwright (Stage age 20 to 35 throughout show): Successful businessman and investor.
  • Children (Stage ages 6 to 12): Young Mary, Young Violet, Young Sam, Pete Bailey, Tommy Bailey, Janie Bailey, Zuzu Bailey.

All shows, auditions and rehearsals will take place at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville

Audition Packet

Announcing Cast & Crew for Our Town

Hamilton County Theatre Guild announces the cast and crew for “Our Town,” the first production in The Belfry Theatre’s 54th season. 
“Our Town” is celebrating its 80th anniversary and will be presented at The Belfry Theatre for three weekends, Sept. 14-30.

Show director Nancy Lafferty announces the cast, in order of appearance:

  • Stage Manager: Susan Hill, Noblesville
  • Dr. Gibbs: Kelly Keller, Fishers
  • Joe Crowell: Logan Browning, Noblesville
  • Howie Newsome: Ian Montgomery, Indianapolis
  • Mrs. Gibbs: Cathie Morgan, Carmel
  • Mrs. Webb: Jan Borcherding, Noblesville
  • George Gibbs: Matt Hartzburg, Indianapolis
  • Rebecca Gibbs: Ella Walsworth, Carmel
  • Wally Webb: Ben Ohning, Noblesville
  • Emily Webb: Lexi Odle, Noblesville
  • Mr. Webb: Jeff Maess, Indianapolis
  • Simon Stimson: Thomas Smith, Westfield
  • Mrs. Soames: Diana Wilson, Carmel
  • Constable Warren: Edd Booher, Noblesville
  • Si Crowell: McKenzie Odle, Noblesville
  • Sam Craig: Daniel McCarthy, Lawrence
  • Joe Stoddard: Robert Hammett, Noblesville
  • Additional Townspeople: Andrea Odle, Noblesville
  • Hannah Partridge, Noblesville
  • Nancy Rairdon, Noblesville Jackson Stollings, Noblesville

Here is the crew:

  • Director: Nancy Lafferty, McCordsville
  • Assistant Director: Sam Brown, New Palestine
  • Producer: Betsy Reason, Noblesville
  • Stage Manager: Edd Booher, Noblesville
  • Lighting Operator: Aidan Lucas, Fishers
  • Set Construction: Mike Mellott, Noblesville
  • Costumes: Cathie Morgan, Carmel

The Belfry is located at 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. the second and third Sundays, Sept. 14-30. Tickets are $17 per adult, $14 per child ages 12 and younger.

Cast Announcement for "Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical"

The Belfry Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and crew of The Belfry Apprentice Players' production of Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical, on stage July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5, 2018, featuring local actors ages 13-20, and crew ages 12 and older. 

Here is the list of cast and crew:

  • Mitchie Torres - Kelly Haas
  • Shane Gray - Liam Baumer
  • Nate Gray - Hugh Paul
  • Jason Gray - Aidan Johnston
  • Caitlyn Geller - Riley Hobbs
  • Tess Tyler - Ava Benvenutti 
  • Ella Pador - Gracie Phlipot
  • Rosie Day - Elizabeth Schultz
  • Barron James - Jaden Sparks
  • Sander Loya - Kim Droz
  • Andi Hosten - Grace Mandel
  • Brown Cesario - Nicole Tomaszewski 
  • Dana Turner - Erin Weller
  • Luke Williams - Isaac Anderson
  • Axel Turner - Nathaniel Lewis
  • Georgina Farlow - Cassidy Henson
  • Margaret “Peggy” Dupree - Miriam Schaffer
  • Ensemble - Dana Hackney, Keira Poynter and Abby Replogle 
  • Director - James H. Williams
  • Assistant director - Amy King
  • Producer - Betsy Reason
  • Music director - Will Rogers
  • Choreographer - Amber Phlipot
  • Stage manager - Jennifer Poynter
  • Student lighting designer and operator - Aidan Lucas
  • Props - Karyn Louise Hobbs
  • Student director - Kylee Booher
  • Student stage manager - Addison McMillan
  • Crew - Katie Brown, Quentin Hobbs, Jace King, Brayden Johnson, Katelyn King, Faith Pinegar, Amelia Ringer, Estia Wallace and Annie Widows.

"Our Town" Audition Announcement

Auditions for The Belfry Theatre’s “Our Town” will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29, and 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville, IN 46060.

Please prepare a short (one-minute) monologue. There will be readings from the script. You may also be asked to pantomime a simple action. Bring a head shot to include with audition form. Please note: The director is seeking a diverse cast.

Synopsis:

Join us as we open The Belfry Theatre’s 54th season in celebration of the 80th year of the American classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder. “Our Town” tells the story of a fictional small town in America during the early 1900s, through the everyday lives of its citizens. On a bare stage, with the use of heavy pantomime, the story of life, love and death unfolds before us with delicacy and tenderness. With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, “Our Town” offers us universal truths about what it means to be human — in any town, at any time.

Production Dates:

There will be a total eight shows over three weekends, including Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30. Call will be at least 90 minutes prior to show time.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals will be 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, with increased rehearsal time closer to production. There will be an additional tech rehearsal on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. for crew and at 1 p.m. for cast. Full makeup and costumes will be required Sept. 10-12, with rehearsals beginning at 6:30 p.m. During the three-week run of the show, there will be brush-up rehearsals on Thursdays, Sept. 19 and 26. Any expected absences for rehearsals should be noted on the audition form. No absences are allowed during the run of the show.

The play, in three acts, is being directed by Nancy Lafferty.

Character breakdown: 14 actors

The cast is a company of actors, who are staging the play. Smaller parts require good, versatile actors to play multiple characters. Looking for actors with strong focus and ability to mime actions and use of props. Excellent parts for young actors/ actresses!

  • Stage Manager – age and gender open. Must be a good story teller, able to command the stage and engage the audience. Loves people, easy going and grounded with a clear wisdom.
  • Emily Webb – female. Stage age: 16 to 20. The love story with her and George is the spine of the action of the play. She has the strongest love of life and enthusiasm.
  • Mr. Charles Webb – male age between 30 and 55 or so. He is highly educated and is the editor and owner of the only local newspaper. Has a strong connection with his daughter.
  • Mrs. Myrtle Webb – female age between 30 and 55 or so. Mother of Emily and Wally.
  • Wally Webb – young boy age 11 to 13.
  • George Gibbs – male. Stage age 16 to 20. He is an idealist and a romantic. The love story with him and Emily is the spine of the action of the play. He strongly and sincerely desires to be the best person he can be for the love of his life.
  • Dr. Frank Gibbs – male age between 30 and 55 or so. He is a doctor and family man. Romantic and in love with his wife.
  • Mrs. Julia Gibbs – female age between 30 and 55 or so. Mother of George & Rebecca. Strong love for her family. A romantic who dreams of visiting Paris. Strong connection with her son.
  • Rebecca Gibbs – young girl age 11 to 13. Has a strong sense of energy and wonder about the world.
  • Joe Crowell – male (or female) age 14 or so. Delivers the newspapers and sets up important sense of friendliness among the neighbors of the small town. Actor will also play one or two ensemble roles.
  • Howie Newsome – male (or female) age 14 or so. Delivers the milk, leading the horse and wagon. Sets up important sense of friendliness among the neighbors of the small town. Actor will also play one or two ensemble roles.

Audition Packet

Click here to download an Audition Packet

 

"Camp Rock: The Musical" Audition Announcement

Audition Dates:

Auditions for The Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players' production of Disney's "Camp Rock: The Musical" will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6, at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. Doors open 30 minutes early

The Belfry is seeking youth ages 13-20, who will sing a 16-bar song and present a two-minute comedic monologue (no songs or monologues from the show, please). Accompaniment provided; please bring piano sheet music. Or a CD or pre-recorded track are allowed. Please bring head shot to attach to audition form.

Click here for the Camp Rock Audition Packet (pdf)

Synopsis:

Disney's Camp Rock is a combination of The Disney Channel's "Camp Rock" and "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam." It will fire up the stage with more than a dozen songs, including "This is Me," "Can't Back Down," "It's On" and "We Rock." A classic story of rivalry and power, the musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock's very existence. Production:

Performances:

There will be a total eight shows over two weekends, including Saturday and Sunday matinees, July 27-Aug. 5. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call will be at least 90 minutes prior to show time. Rehearsals will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday beginning Monday, June 18, with rehearsal running later during tech week.

Information for Parents:

Parents will be expected to sign up to volunteer during rehearsals and during the run of the show, to help backstage, with costumes and makeup, security, lobby, public appearances, and wherever needed. Any expected absences for rehearsals should be noted on the audition form. No absences are allowed during the run of the show.

Public Appearances:

Cast members will make public appearances, including participating with The Belfry during the Noblesville Fourth of July Parade on July 4, and performing at the Noblesville Fireworks Festival that same evening at Noblesville High School; at the Noblesville Street Dance on July 14; and at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair on July 21.

Please Note: 

Directed by James H. Williams, the show is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. This Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players production is not part of The Belfry Theatre's regular season, which means the show is not included with season tickets. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for ages 12 and younger. There are no passes for parents, families, during the eight-show run.

Crew Members Needed:

Also, The Belfry is also accepting applications for crew members for "Camp Rock The Musical." Crew members must be at least 12 years of age. For questions, email director James H. Williams at gemini1969@gmail.com.

 

The Belfry Theatre's 54th Season Announced

The Belfry Theatre is pleased to announce its 54th theater season for 2018-19. 

  • “Our Town,” Sept. 14-30, directed by Nancy Lafferty.
  • ”It’s a Wonderful Life,” Nov. 23-Dec. 9, directed by Sam Brown.
  • ”The Savannah Sipping Society,” Feb. 1-17, directed by Barcia Alejos.
  • ”Gilligan’s Island: The Musical,” March 29-April 14, directed by James H. Williams.
  • ”Red, White and Tuna,” May 31-June 16, directed by Ron Richards.
  • ”Honk, The Musical,” July 26-Aug. 4, Directed by James H. Williams.

All shows will take place at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. Season tickets and flex-pass ticket information will be announced soon.

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Cast Announcement for Brighton Beach Memoirs

The Belfry Theatre proudly announces the cast for its upcoming production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” directed by James H. Williams with assistant director Fran Knapp. The show is on stage June 1-17.

Here is the cast:

  • Russell Watson – Jack Jerome
  • Missy Rump – Kate Jerome
  • Jake Hobbs – Stanley Jerome
  • Jack Lindner – Eugene Jerome
  • Barb Weaver – Blanche Morton
  • Sabrina Duprey – Nora Morton
  • Kim Droz – Laurie Morton
  • Steve Jerk – Older Eugene Jerome

 

The Belfry proudly announces auditions for Brighton Beach Memoirs

By Neil Simon

Directed by James H. Williams
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Audition Dates: April 3 & 4, 2018

  • Auditions will be held at Noblesville United Methodist Church, beginning at 7:00 PM. 2051 Monument St. Noblesville, IN 46060
  • Please have prepared:  An age appropriate monologue and be prepared to read from the script.

Performance Dates:

  • Fridays and Saturdays June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16 with curtain at 8:00 p.m.

  • Sunday Matinees on June 10 and 17 with curtain at 2:00 p.m.

Synopsis:

Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and Grandpa the Socialist and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon‐style.  Here is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle‐class Brooklyn walk‐up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

List of Characters:

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS IS RATED PG‐13.    ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR CASTING

  • Eugene-Age almost 15 (could be older than 15, but must be able to look 15)
  • Blanche-Kate’s Sister ‐ age 38
  • Kate Jerome-Blanche’s Sister, Eugene’s mother- age 40
  • Laurie-Blanche’s Daughter ‐ age 13 (could be older than 13, but must be able to look 13)
  • Nora-Laurie’s sister and Blanche’s older daughter-age 16 (could be older, but must look 16)
  • Stanley Jerome-Eugene’s older brother-age 18 (could be older, but must look 18)
  • Jacob “Jack” Jerome-Stanley and Eugene’s father, Blanche’s husband‐age 40

Audition Forms:

Those under 18 are requested to fill out an audition/permission slip before auditioning.  If you wish to fill out your audition form/permission form and bring with you to auditions, please note below:

For further information, contact Director James H. Williams at Gemini1969@gmail.com

Purchase Tickets:

 

Encore Association's 48th annual Encore Awards

The Belfry Theatre cast and crew from the comedy, "The Foreigner" earned six awards at the Encore Association's 48th annual Encore Awards on Oct. 30 at The Toby theater at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

 

Noblesville's Geoff Lynch accepts an award for Best Sound Design for a Comedy, for "The Foreigner" at The Belfry Theatre, during the Encore Association's 48th annual Encore Awards on Oct. 30 at The Toby theater at Indianapolis Museum of Art.


Fishers' Jim Williams reads the nominations and presents an award for Best Light Board Operator for a Comedy at the Encore Association's 48th annual Encore Awards on Oct. 30 at The Toby theater at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Noblesville's Geoff Lynch accepts an award for Jake Pedzinski, who earned Best Light Board Operator for a Comedy, for "The Foreigner" at The Belfry Theatre, during the Encore Association's 48th annual Encore Awards on Oct. 30 at The Toby theater at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

The Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players wait in the balcony to perform "Under the Sea" from their summer production, Disney's "The Little Mermaid," at the Encore Association's 48th annual Encore Awards on Oct. 30 at The Toby theater at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

The Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players perform "Under the Sea" from their summer production, Disney's "The Little Mermaid," at the Encore Association's 48th annual Encore Awards on Oct. 30 at The Toby theater at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

The Belfry Theatre's Ginny Burt (from left), Elaine Wagner and Larry Wagner attend the Encore Association's 48th annual Encore Awards on Oct. 30 at The Toby theater at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

The Belfry Theatre costumer Norma Floyd created this Ursula costume for Addison McMillan, who played in the theater's Apprentice Players production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid."

Congratulations to the Belfry Award Winners Presented October 30, 2017

The Hamilton County Theatre Guild, The Belfry, would like to congratulate all our volunteers for their participation in the 2016-17 season

The Encore Association Judges’ Committee has recognized the following for their excellence in bringing outstanding performances to the Metropolitan Indianapolis Community live theater stage in the 

2016-17 season:

Daniel Shock-Best Lead Actor in a Comedy-The Foreigner 
Diane Ryan-Best Major Supporting Actress in a Comedy-The Foreigner 
Joe Warner-Best Major Supporting Actor in a Comedy-The Foreigner 
David Melton-Best Lighting Design for a Comedy-The Foreigner 
Geoff Lynch-Best Sound Design for a Comedy-The Foreigner 
Jake Pedzinski-Best Light Board Operator for a Comedy-The Foreigner 
Riley Hobbs-Female Rising Star-Disney’s, Little Mermaid 
Jaden Sparks-Male Rising Star-Disney’s, Little Mermaid

The Encore Association was established in 1970, and is comprised solely of nonprofessional theatre groups in which no one is paid, which operate on a nonprofit basis, offer open auditions, and admission to the general public. The Encore Association is governed by a board of directors comprised of representatives of each participating theater. The board of directors hosts an annual awards ceremony in the fall recognizing excellence from the previous theatrical season. These awards are decided by a committee of judges who apply, are accepted by the board, view productions, and select nominees. The judges then announce the winners at the annual awards ceremony.

The Encore Association is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It provides for the exchange of ideas and communication between groups and individuals interested in furthering community theater. 

Click here for more information on the Encore Association and to view upcoming Encore Theater show schedules.

48th Annual Encore Association Nominees

Announcing the Hamilton County Theatre Guild, The Belfry

2016-17 Nominees

The Belfry would like to thank all of our volunteers, patrons, and sponsors for making the 52nd season of the Hamilton County Theatre Guild so successful! Best of luck to all of our Encore nominees!

2016-17 Encore Association Season Belfry Nominees

Dana Lesh and Kelly BeDell, Producers-Best Production of a Comedy - The Foreigner

Dana Lesh - Best Director of a Comedy - The Foreigner

Daniel Shock - Best Lead Actor in a Comedy - The Foreigner

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy
Betsy Bullis - Girls of the Garden Club
Nikki Lynch - The Foreigner
Stephani McDole - Perfect Wedding

Best Major Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Dave Hoffman - Perfect Wedding
Joe Wagner - The Foreigner
Adam Workman - The Foreigner

Best Major Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Nancy Lafferty - Girls of the Garden Club
Diann Ryan - The Foreigner

Brad Staggs - Best Minor Supporting Actor in a Comedy-The Foreigner

Best Set Design of a Comedy
Mark Bulmahn - The Foreigner
Susan Hill & Mike Mellott - Dashing Through the Snow
Mike Mellott & Susan Walden - Perfect Wedding

Best Set Decoration of a Comedy
Stephanie Richardson - The Foreigner
Susie Walden, Betty Brown & Carol Douglas - Girls of the Garden Club

David Melton-Best Lighting Design for a Comedy - The Foreigner
Geoff Lynch-Best Sound Design for a Comedy - The Foreigner
Jake Pedzinski-Best Light Board Operator for a Comedy - The Foreigner
Jake Pedzinski-Best Sound Board Operator for a Comedy - The Foreigner

The Belfry is one of eleven theatres in the Encore Association. The Encore Association was established in 1970, and is comprised solely of nonprofessional theatre groups in which no one is paid, which operate on a nonprofit basis, offer open auditions, and admission to the general public.

The Encore Association board of directors hosts an annual awards ceremony in the fall recognizing excellence from the previous theatrical season. These awards are decided by a committee of volunteer judges who are accepted by the board, view productions, and select nominees. The judges then announce the winners at the annual awards ceremony, to be held October 30, 2017 at the Toby Theater located at 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis.

The Encore Association is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It provides for the exchange of ideas and communication between groups and individuals interested in furthering community theatre.

For further information on The Encore Association, reserved tickets to the event and a complete list of nominees please click here.

Cast Announcement for Done to Death

The Belfry Theatre proudly announces its cast for 53rd season opener, "Done to Death," a mystery-comedy in two acts, Sept. 22-Oct. 8 at the theater, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.

Directed by Nancy Lafferty, the murder-mystery comedy is written by Fred Carmichael. The plot focuses on five has-been mystery fiction writers who are brought to the mysterious Vulture's Vault to collaborate on and write a new murder-mystery TV series. When real murders start to happen, hilarity ensues.

The play is a huge parody of the murder mystery genre as the writers have their own styles that they use in hopes of figuring out the murders. The show is fast paced and full of action!

Drum roll please.......Here is the cast:

Jessica Olive – Barb Weaver
Whitney Olive – Michael Lipphardt
Mildred Maxwell – Cathie Morgan
Brad Benedict – Zach Buzan
Rodney Duckton – Tim Long
Jason Summers – Mike Hlavek
Jane – Debra Underwood
Gregory – Eddie Booher
Stagehand – Lindsey Carter
George – John Spafford
Martha – Susan Hill
The Man – Joe Meyers
Secretary - Katie Gipson
Stephanie Mildaur – Kelli Conkin
Box Office Worker – Barcia Miller Alejos

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.

For reservations, call (317) 773-1085 or buy tickets online

The Apprentice Players would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this production of  Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

Align Orthodontics 
Adriene’s Flowers & Gifts
Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville
Caravan Classes 
The Farmers Bank 
Ginger’s Cafe 
Goldfish Swim School, Fishers 
Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt 
Hamilton County Parks & Recreation 
Hamilton County Television 
Hamilton County Tourism 
High Definition Window Cleaning 
Indiana State Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson 
K-Trails Equestrian Adventure 
Legacy Keepers Music 
Lil Bloomers Children’s Boutique 
Logan Street Signs & Banners 
McMillan’s Auto Care & Towing 
Native Executive Security 
Noblesville Dairy Queen 
Noblesville Eagles No. 450 
Noblesville Elks No. 576 
Noblesville Jim Dandy 
Noblesville Trophies 
Peterson Architecture 
Pinheads 
Primrose School 
Sloderbeck for Sheriff 
Stony Creek Swim Center 
Tenth Street Photography 

The Belfry Proudly announces the cast for

Disney's The Little Mermaid

By Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater and Doug Wright

The excitement begins with rehearsals starting for Disney’s musical The Little Mermaid presented by The Belfry’s Apprentice Players July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6.

The excitement begins with rehearsals starting for Disney’s musical The Little Mermaid presented by The Belfry’s Apprentice Players July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6. Riley Hobbs, playing the principal role of Ariel with Liam Torres (Pilot), Maddux Morrison (Prince Eric), Charlie Haas (Grimsby), Ben Ohning (Flounder), Brayden Johnson (Scuttle), Connor Spellman (King Triton), Jaden Sparks (Sebastian), Liam Baumer (Chef Louis), Addison McMillan (Ursula), with EvelynRose Burch and Katelyn King (Flotsam and Jetsam) and Sophia McCoskey and Sophaia Prabhu-Hensley (Windward and Leeward) leading the talented cast of Apprentice Players in this Academy Award winning musical. Click here to see the complete list of players in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and bring the whole family to the Belfry to enjoy this fishy fable as it captures your heart with its irresistible songs.

Presented by
The Belfry's Apprentice Players
July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6

All Performances for Disney's The Little Mermaid have sold out. 

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