Actors Theatre of Indiana will draw on its past for its first fundraiser of the year.
“ATI Greatest Hits, Vol. 1” is set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the 200-seat Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. The show will feature ATI co-founders Cynthia Collins, Don Farrell and Judy Fitzgerald, along with other area performers.
“We will have our own solos from past productions, such as ‘Cabaret,’ ‘La Cage aux Folles,’ ‘Gypsy’ and as co-founders, we will open the show together with a number,” Collins said.
Collins said she looks forward to performing “Nowadays” from “Chicago” with Holly Stults.
Farrell said he is eager to revisit some of his favorite shows in ATI’s history.
“For me, personally, it will be nice to reprise some songs from ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘La Cage aux Folles,’” Farrell said. “(It will be nice) seeing some other of my favorite actors reprise roles in shows such as ‘A Year With Frog and Toad’ (and) ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.’ Just so many great hits will be brought back that evening.”
Magician Jon Mobley will perform his “Sleight of Mind” show at 2 p.m. Feb.11 at the Studio Theater for another fundraiser.
“I personally saw Jon at another event and was frankly spellbound by him,” Farrell said. “I have always been fascinated by magic, even as a child. I can’t wait for this nationally recognized magician who resides right here in Indy to amaze our audiences.”
In the final February fundraiser, Farrell will perform songs from Barry Manilow’s show, “One Voice: The Music of Manilow” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Studio Theater. Farrell recently performed his Manilow show for the Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell, Ga.
“The intimacy of Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael gives a more cabaret feel to the performance, whereas the 600-seat venue in Roswell definitely took on a bit of a different feel, it seemed, from the audience’s perspective,” Farrell said. “I’m looking forward to bringing my show that I co-created with Terry Woods to the Studio Theater and benefit ATI.”
For tickets, visit atistage.org.