Summer Stock Stage presents Shrek the Musical July 20-24!

Indianapolis, IN– Summer Stock Stage will present Shrek the Musical at Ayres Auditorium at Park Tudor School July 20-24.  Wednesday preview and Thursday through Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 pm.  Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 pm. More than 40 of the most talented students from central Indiana have been rehearsing with director Emily Ristine Holloway, music director Jeanne Bowling, and choreographer Cherri Jaffee, to mount this fully-staged and orchestrated production.   These students, ages 13-19, come from 25 different public, private, and charter schools from throughout central Indiana.  They will be joined by younger students from Summer Stock Stage Academy who will be featured in smaller roles. These are some of the best musical theater performers in the area.  Many plan to continue their theater studies in college, while others have entirely different plans.  All come together in a professional, collaborative environment to produce outstanding theater each summer.

Shrek the Musical – Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek the Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs and a sidesplitting book. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

This irreverently fun and family friendly musical runs July 20-24.  Wednesday preview performance is at 7:30 pm.  Evening performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and matinees are Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm.

Tickets – All tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased through www.summerstockstage.com or at the box office on the night of show. Preview performance tickets are $12. All other tickets are $18. Shows do sell out so be sure to buy your tickets early! Ticketing questions should be emailed to info@summerstockstage.com.

About Summer Stock Stage – Summer Stock Stage exists to provide theater experiences for teenage students in central Indiana.  Co-founded by Emily Ristine Holloway, artistic director and Jeanne Bowling, music director, the artistic team now includes Kyle Ragsdale, curator of the Harrison Center for the Arts; Mariel Greenlee and Brandon Comer, Dance Kaleidoscope; Cherri Jaffee, former Artistic Director of Dance Kaleidoscope; Michael Moffatt, Theater Department chair, Cathedral High School and professional actor/director Charles Goad. While pursuing their own careers as artists, these adults mentor and collaborate with the student artists in two major musical productions each summer.  Park Tudor School generously donates the use of their beautiful facilities in their common vision for enriching the lives of students through the arts.

For immediate release

For more information, contact:
Rachel Riegel, Managing Director
Telephone: 317-402-2609
rachel@summerstockstage.com

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Summer Stock Stage presents Bonnie & Clyde June 23-25!

Indianapolis, IN– Summer Stock Stage will present the musical Bonnie & Clyde at Ayres Auditorium at Park Tudor School June 23-25.  Thursday preview and Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm.  Sunday performance is at 2:30 pm. More than 25 of the most talented students from central Indiana have been rehearsing with director Charles Goad, music director Jeanne Bowling, and choreographer Cherri Jaffee, to mount this fully-staged and orchestrated production.   These students, ages 13-19, come from 15 different public, private, and charter schools from throughout central Indiana.  These are some of the best musical theater performers in the area.  Many plan to continue their theater studies in college, while others have entirely different plans.  All come together in a professional, collaborative environment to produce outstanding theater each summer.

Bonnie & Clyde –When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams.  Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law.  Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive.  As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

Bonnie & Clyde, a thrilling musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music, comes to Summer Stock Stage June 23-25! Thursday preview performance is at 7:30 pm.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday performance is at 2:30 pm. This is a PG production; some material may not be suitable for small children.

Tickets – All tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased through www.summerstockstage.com or at the box office on the night of show. Preview performance tickets are $12. All other tickets are $18. Shows do sell out so be sure to buy your tickets early! Ticketing questions should be emailed to info@summerstockstage.com.

About Summer Stock Stage – Summer Stock Stage exists to provide theater experiences for teenage students in central Indiana.  Co-founded by Emily Ristine Holloway, artistic director and Jeanne Bowling, music director, the artistic team now includes Kyle Ragsdale, curator of the Harrison Center for the Arts; Mariel Greenlee and Brandon Comer, Dance Kaleidoscope; Cherri Jaffee, former Artistic Director of Dance Kaleidoscope; Michael Moffatt, Theater Department chair, Cathedral High School and professional actor/director Charles Goad. While pursuing their own careers as artists, these adults mentor and collaborate with the student artists in two major musical productions each summer. Shrek the Musical will be performed July 20-24. Park Tudor School generously donates the use of their beautiful facilities in their common vision for enriching the lives of students through the arts.

For immediate release

For more information, contact:
Rachel Riegel, Managing Director
Telephone: 317-402-2609
rachel@summerstockstage.com

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Summer Stock Stage announces Eclipse program for emerging artists

Indianapolis, IN- Summer Stock Stage’s newest program  – ECLIPSE – will debut in 2017.  ECLIPSE will serve as a professional extension of Summer Stock Stage, producing musicals with SSS alumni performers in paid positions.  This allows SSS to bridge the experience of performers as they transition from students to theater professionals.

ECLIPSE will offer challenging musical theater productions providing central Indiana with edgy and emerging work and artists.  Eclipse is an outgrowth of Summer Stock Stage’s main stage program which focuses on high school performers ages 13-19.  Eclipse will feature performers ages 19-25.

The first Summer Stock Stage ECLIPSE production will be Spring Awakening, June 1-18, 2017.  Performances will be at the Indy Eleven/Indy Fringe Theater 719 E. St. Clair in the Mass Avenue district of Indianapolis.  Details on auditions and tickets will be available in April 2017.

About Summer Stock Stage – Summer Stock Stage exists to provide theater experiences for teenage students in central Indiana.  Co-founded by Emily Ristine Holloway, artistic director and Jeanne Bowling, music director, the artistic team now includes Kyle Ragsdale, curator of the Harrison Center for the Arts; Mariel Greenlee and Brandon Comer of Dance Kaleidoscope; Cherri Jaffee, former Artistic Director of Dance Kaleidoscope; Michael Moffatt, Theater Department chair, Cathedral High School and professional actor/director Charles Goad. While pursuing their own careers as artists, these adults mentor and collaborate with the student artists in two major musical productions each summer. Park Tudor School generously donates the use of their beautiful facilities in their common vision for enriching the lives of students and the community through the arts.

For immediate release

For more information, contact:
Rachel Riegel, Managing Director
Telephone: 317-402-2609
rachel@summerstockstage.com

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Summer Stock Stage Tickets on Sale May 9th!

Indianapolis, IN- Tickets go on sale May 9th for Summer Stock Stage’s 2016 season featuring Bonnie & Clyde and Shrek the Musical.  Bonnie & Clyde will run June 23-26, 2016 followed by Shrek the Musical, July 20-24, 2016. Both productions will be held at the Ayres Auditorium at Park Tudor School, 7200 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis 46240.  Summer Stock Stage features performers from 40+ schools throughout central Indiana.

Bonnie & Clyde – At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

Bonnie & Clyde is a thrilling and sexy musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.  This tuneful tale in its first Indianapolis production comes to Summer Stock Stage June 23-26! Thursday preview performance is at 7:30 pm.   Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday performance is at 2:30 pm.

Shrek the Musical – Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek the Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from and a sidesplitting book. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Don’t miss this family friendly musical which runs July 20-24.  Wednesday preview performance is at 7:30 pm.  Evening performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and matinees are Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm.

Tickets – All tickets go on sale May 9th, 2016 and can be purchased through www.summerstockstage.com or at the box office on the night of show. Preview performance tickets are $12. All other tickets are $18. Shows do sell out so be sure to buy your tickets early! Ticketing questions should be emailed to info@summerstockstage.com.

About Summer Stock Stage – Summer Stock Stage exists to provide theater experiences for teenage students in central Indiana.  Co-founded by Emily Ristine Holloway, artistic director and Jeanne Bowling, music director, the artistic team now includes Kyle Ragsdale, curator of the Harrison Center for the Arts; Mariel Greenlee and Brandon Comer of Dance Kaleidoscope; Cherri Jaffee, former Artistic Director of Dance Kaleidoscope; Michael Moffatt, Theater Department chair, Cathedral High School and professional actor/director Charles Goad. While pursuing their own careers as artists, these adults mentor and collaborate with the student artists in two major musical productions each summer. Park Tudor School generously donates the use of their beautiful facilities in their common vision for enriching the lives of students and the community through the arts.

For immediate release

For more information, contact:
Rachel Riegel, Managing Director
Telephone: 317-402-2609
rachel@summerstockstage.com

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