18 Saturday / July 18, 2020

Social DisDance Party

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Bryan Park
https://cardinalstage.org/social-disdance-party/

Get out of the house and move your body! Cardinal is throwing an outdoor dance party that will be fun for all ages. Want to show off your moves? You can learn a choreographed group dance at home and join the performance that will kick off the party!

Want to participate in the group dance? We’re getting the party started with Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”! Watch the video on our website to practice the choreography at home. On the day of the party, arrive early to find a space and practice. Rehearsal will start an hour before the event, at 6:00pm sharp. Try to wear solid, bright colors so you stand out against the grass!

Won’t have a chance to practice the dance at home? No problem! After the big performance around 7:00pm, the “dance floor” will be open for all. Feel free to come and watch – dance as little or as much as you’d like!

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions in Monroe County, attendance will be limited to 150 people. All attendees and dancers MUST RSVP, a waiting list will be created once the attendance limit has been reached.

RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/G7pPSTa1aww47NQr7

Please Note: In order to keep Bloomington safe and healthy, ALL ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS. All participants are expected to maintain a 6ft distance between themselves and other groups. The field will be clearly marked to help with this. No refreshments will be available at the event, so plan to bring water, snacks, and plenty of sunscreen.

Learn more at cardinalstage.org/social-disdance-party/

Children / Dance / Entertainment / Outdoors / Theater

29 Wednesday / July 29, 2020

Cardinal Play Dates

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Online
https://cardinalstage.org/homepage-feature/cardinal-play-dates/

Play Dates is a monthly script-reading club. It’s just like a book club, but for theater! Each month we’ll read a different play or musical and then meet to discuss the piece. We’ll read a little bit of the show out loud, talk about themes and characters, and occasionally do Q&A with playwrights or other theater experts. If you love theater and want to expand your knowledge or meet fellow theater fans, this is the group for you!
Anyone can join Play Dates for free, but members will need to purchase scripts each month (or borrow them from the library). We want to ensure that playwrights are getting paid for their work. We will provide links to outlets where each month’s script will be available for purchase or loan, as well as additional resources like cast albums or video recordings.

Play Dates will meet on the final Wednesday of each month at 7pm over Zoom, until we are able to meet in person.

Interested? Click here to sign up for the e-mail list: https://cardinalstage.org/homepage-feature/cardinal-play-dates/

Education / Entertainment / Theater

15 Saturday / August 15, 2020

The Grandkid: a JTB Staged Reading

07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Online
https://www.jewishtheatrebloomington.com/the-grandkid

You are invited to a first for the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington! Join us via Zoom for a staged reading of “The Grandkid” by John Lazarus, one of Canada’s leading playwrights! This honest and heartwarming intergenerational play is directed by Darrell Stone; starring Gerard (Gerry) Pauwels and Anna Doyle.

Julius Rothstein and his granddaughter Abby have loved each other from opposite ends of Canada since Abby was born. But now, accepted as a freshman student at the University where Julius teaches, Abby is moving in with him to be close to school and to keep her newly widowed grandfather company.

The two must negotiate a new relationship as housemates and friends, which means dealing with issues of youth and age, work and play, activism and apathy, homework and heart attacks, and those three tricky topics: sex, politics and religion.

What: The Grandkid – a JTB Zoom staged reading
When: Saturday, August 15th at 7:30 pm OR Sunday, August 16 at 3:00 pm (EST)
Where: Online via Zoom. After submitting your RSVP, you will receive an email with the Zoom link at least one day prior to the reading.

This is our gift to you during these dark times, but please consider a donation to help JTB overcome lost revenue from the cancellation of our spring and fall shows. RSVP no later than Monday, August 10 to attend! Visit www.jewishtheatrebloomington.com for more info.

Benefits / Comedy / Entertainment / Theater

16 Sunday / August 16, 2020

The Grandkid: a Virtual JTB Staged Reading

03:00 pm to 04:30 pm
https://www.jewishtheatrebloomington.com/the-grandkid

You are invited to a first for the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington! Join us via Zoom for a staged reading of “The Grandkid” by John Lazarus, one of Canada’s leading playwrights! This honest and heartwarming intergenerational play is directed by Darrell Stone; starring Gerard (Gerry) Pauwels and Anna Doyle.

Julius Rothstein and his granddaughter Abby have loved each other from opposite ends of Canada since Abby was born. But now, accepted as a freshman student at the University where Julius teaches, Abby is moving in with him to be close to school and to keep her newly widowed grandfather company.

The two must negotiate a new relationship as housemates and friends, which means dealing with issues of youth and age, work and play, activism and apathy, homework and heart attacks, and those three tricky topics: sex, politics and religion.

What: The Grandkid – a JTB Zoom staged reading
When: Saturday, August 15th at 7:30 pm OR Sunday, August 16 at 3:00 pm (EST)
Where: Online via Zoom. After submitting your RSVP, you will receive an email with the Zoom link at least one day prior to the reading.

This is our gift to you during these dark times, but please consider a donation to help JTB overcome lost revenue from the cancellation of our spring and fall shows. RSVP no later than Monday, August 10 to attend! Visit www.jewishtheatrebloomington.com for more info.

Benefits / Comedy / Theater

26 Wednesday / August 26, 2020

Cardinal Play Dates

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Online
https://cardinalstage.org/homepage-feature/cardinal-play-dates/

Play Dates is a monthly script-reading club. It’s just like a book club, but for theater! Each month we’ll read a different play or musical and then meet to discuss the piece. We’ll read a little bit of the show out loud, talk about themes and characters, and occasionally do Q&A with playwrights or other theater experts. If you love theater and want to expand your knowledge or meet fellow theater fans, this is the group for you!
Anyone can join Play Dates for free, but members will need to purchase scripts each month (or borrow them from the library). We want to ensure that playwrights are getting paid for their work. We will provide links to outlets where each month’s script will be available for purchase or loan, as well as additional resources like cast albums or video recordings.

Play Dates will meet on the final Wednesday of each month at 7pm over Zoom, until we are able to meet in person.

Interested? Click here to sign up for the e-mail list: https://cardinalstage.org/homepage-feature/cardinal-play-dates/

Education / Entertainment / Theater

30 Wednesday / September 30, 2020

Cardinal Play Dates

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Online
https://cardinalstage.org/homepage-feature/cardinal-play-dates/

Play Dates is a monthly script-reading club. It’s just like a book club, but for theater! Each month we’ll read a different play or musical and then meet to discuss the piece. We’ll read a little bit of the show out loud, talk about themes and characters, and occasionally do Q&A with playwrights or other theater experts. If you love theater and want to expand your knowledge or meet fellow theater fans, this is the group for you!
Anyone can join Play Dates for free, but members will need to purchase scripts each month (or borrow them from the library). We want to ensure that playwrights are getting paid for their work. We will provide links to outlets where each month’s script will be available for purchase or loan, as well as additional resources like cast albums or video recordings.

Play Dates will meet on the final Wednesday of each month at 7pm over Zoom, until we are able to meet in person.

Interested? Click here to sign up for the e-mail list: https://cardinalstage.org/homepage-feature/cardinal-play-dates/

Education / Entertainment / Theater

16 Saturday / January 16, 2021

Waitress

02:00 pm to 04:30 pm
IU Auditorium
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/waitress

Making its Bloomington debut, the fun and contemporary Broadway hit Waitress arrives at IU Auditorium next spring. Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award-nominated show features original music and lyrics by seven-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county—and a satisfying encounter with someone new—show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

“Waitress is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical as you’ll be singing the songs for years to come.

Theater

16 Saturday / January 16, 2021

Waitress

08:00 pm to 10:30 pm
IU Auditorium
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/waitress

Making its Bloomington debut, the fun and contemporary Broadway hit Waitress arrives at IU Auditorium next spring. Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award-nominated show features original music and lyrics by seven-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county—and a satisfying encounter with someone new—show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

“Waitress is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical as you’ll be singing the songs for years to come.

Theater

5 Friday / March 5, 2021

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

08:00 pm to 10:30 pm
IU Auditorium
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/beautiful

Long before she was the chart-topping music legend Carole King, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager, and by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

For five years, Beautiful, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget! Carole herself performed some of these songs live on the IU Auditorium stage over two nights in 1976 and having this musical as part of our celebration of IU’s Bicentennial commemorates a music legend that graced our stage over 40 years ago.

Theater

6 Saturday / March 6, 2021

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

02:00 pm to 04:30 pm
IU Auditorium
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/beautiful

Long before she was the chart-topping music legend Carole King, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager, and by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

For five years, Beautiful, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget! Carole herself performed some of these songs live on the IU Auditorium stage over two nights in 1976 and having this musical as part of our celebration of IU’s Bicentennial commemorates a music legend that graced our stage over 40 years ago.

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