Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre announces 98th season


The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre has announced their second season at the Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, entitled “Get Ready to Rave!”


A Chorus Line (Sept. 7 – 22, 2012), book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics written by Edward Kleban and music composed by Marvin Hamlisch.

This award-winning musical, directed by Civic veteran Ron Morgan (The Drowsy Chaperone) gives the audience a glimpse into the lives of Broadway dancers as they audition for the chorus line. Set on a bare stage, the dancers reveal the secrets of their past and what shaped them into the dancers they are today. Featuring signature numbers “I Hope I Get It,” “What I Did for Love” and “One,” A Chorus Line is sure to be “one singular sensation.”


The Woman in Black (Oct. 22 – Nov. 10, 2012), by Stephen Malatratt, based on the novel by Susan Hill.

In this play within a play starring just two actors, Arthur Kipps retells his personal encounter with the mysterious Woman in Black. Traveling to a small village to sort through the estate of his diseased client, he slowly uncovers the secret of the haunting Woman in Black. This eerie tale is sure to spook and stun the audience from beginning to end, with plenty of surprises along the way.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Dec. 14, 2012 – Jan. 5, 2013), lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Joseph is back by popular demand for the first time at Civic’s new home at the Tarkington. This completely-sung musical tells the biblical story of Joseph’s coat of many colors. Gifted to him by his father, Jacob, the coat is a source of jealousy for Joseph’s brothers. They go to great lengths to prevent his dreams from coming true, but later find that they may need his help. A great story for the whole family; jump back in time with catchy songs like “Any Dream Will Do,” “Close Every Door” and “Go, Go, Go Joseph.”


The Fox on the Fairway (Feb. 8 – 23, 2013), by Ken Ludwig.

From the same mind that brought you Lend Me a Tenor, comes The Fox on the Fairway, Ludwig’s tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 40s. Centered on a country club golf tournament, the elaborate plot mingles sports, romance and a not-so-friendly wager. Full of the slamming doors and double-entendres that made Ludwig famous, you won’t want to miss this dizzying comedy.


Into the Woods (Apr. 26 – May 11, 2013), music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine.

Into the Woods is a classic musical that intertwines characters and plots from several Brothers Grimm tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. The story itself follows a baker and his wife as they embark on a quest to start a family. Set to a Tony Award-winning score, audiences will love “Giants in the Sky,” “I Know Things Now” and “Last Midnight.”


Season subscriptions for Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s 2012-13 season at the Tarkington are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Civic’s Box Office at 317.923.4597 or visiting

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