Stages Bloomington
– The only theatre of its kind in Bloomington –
2018-19 Season Shows

Something for everyone!
Tickets available at Buskirk Chumley Box Office.

October 19-27
Stages Black Box Theatre, Artisan Alley
 222 W. 2nd St., Bloomington
Tickets on sale beginning September 15,

Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarves as they journey
 to Lonely Mountain in search of treasure.
A favorite of audiences everywhere.
 Based on J.R.R. Tolkein's ever popular fantasy series.
Director, Paul Daily.


November 9-11
Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium
122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington
Tickets on sale beginning October 15,

Told in story, song and quilt patches.
A frontier drama that explores the timeless complexity of women's lives.
 This production is part of Stages' new
 American Mosaic Theatre Series.
Director, Pat Gleeson.
 Music Director, Deanna Demes.
Choreographer, Tamara Loewenthal.

Quilters in presented in partnership with the Bloomington Quilters Guild
and supported in part by a generous grant from the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation

 February 28-March 3
Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium
 122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington

An irresistibly irreverent show about the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s award winning musical is full of parodies and catchy songs including the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” Come along as we sing and dance our way through Egypt with Joseph and his brothers and sisters!

Includes guest choruses from
Binford Elementary School, St. Charles School,
 and IU Children's Choir at alternating performances.

April 26-28
The Warehouse, 1525 S Rogers St., Bloomington

A funny and heartwarming take on the much-loved fable, The Ugly Duckling.
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's award winning musical comedy features a journey of self-discovery, a gaggle of interesting characters, and a poignant reminder that
being different can be a wonderful thing.
Director, Liam Castellan.
Music Director, Emily Davis Crowley.

Mother's Day Special, May 12
Stages Black Box Theatre, Artisan Alley
 222 W. 2nd St. Bloomington

Goldilocks plus the Wolf? Double the trouble!
Two classic tales with a humorous twist.
Laugh your way through Goldilocks and Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf.
A perfect show for young audiences, ages 4 and up.

  This show is part Stages new
Classic Stories for New Audiences Theatre Series

John Brown's Body
Big River
Final productions in Stages new
 American Mosaic Theatre Series

– Stages New Theatre Series –

Live theatre for ages 4-and up with accompanying adults.
Schedule a special time with your child or grandchild.
This new ongoing series offers a perfect close-up theatre experience for young audiences and features stories from best-loved children’s books, fables, and fairytales written and adapted by well-known playwrights.

Performed by Stages Acting UP players.
Performances at Stages new Black Box Theatre, Artisan Alley, 222. W. 2nd St.

2018-19 Season
The Hobbit
October 19-27
Based on JRR Tolkein's popular children's fantasy,
complete with Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf and Smaug, a most fearsome dragon.
Perfect for all ages.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf and Goldilocks and the Three Bears 
Laugh your way through these two classic tales with a humorous twist.
Hysterical adaptations of these classics tales by playwright Tom McCabe

AMERICAN MOSIAC Theatre Series, 2018-2021
Stages will perform four powerful and engaging productions as part of American Mosaic, a new theatre series intended to open thought-provoking windows into our country’s history and experiences of being American.

Each explores key moments and themes in US history that have profoundly shaped its course. Audiences will witness four very different theatre experiences that have the potential to shock, challenge, tug at heartstrings, and open possibilities for hope and understanding. The project involves local collaborations, talk-backs, pre-show activities and discussions that examine history and point of view.
Black Elk Speaks    May 4, 5, 6, 2018
A reading of the play by Christopher Sergel, based on John G. Neihardt's book Black Elk Speaks.
The power of the play is not simply that it's superbly written drama but that it's all true. A shattering evocation of the American Plains Indians, it tells in passionate narrative how their West was lost!
"No one who sees this play will ever forget it.”

Quilters   November,  9-11, 2018
The settling of America from women's points of view, told in story, song and quilt patches. Pieced together through story and music, this American frontier drama examines the timeless
complexity of women’s lives.

John Brown’s Body   2019
A dramatic and choral production of Stephen Vincent BenĂ©t’s epic poem about the Civil War. This stirring work transcends the expected and manages to make human again an event that has become almost hopelessly entwined with the apocryphal.

Big River   2020
A fully staged production of this stunning Tony Award winning musical based on Twain’s most controversial work, Huckleberry Finn.
Stages American Mosaic Series is supported in part by a generous grant from the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation