“A baptism by fire.” That’s how Kate Galvin describes joining Cardinal Stage Company as artistic director during the company’s busiest time of year — just in time for Peter Pan this holiday season. Despite the fast initiation, she’s already brought bold new ideas to the company’s 11th season. Read more about Galvin’s vision for Cardinal Stage and the production of J.M. Barrie’s classic here.
In Nick Dear’s contemporary adaptation of Frankenstein, the Creature confronts his Creator in a morally nuanced, existential variation of the “monster story.” Cardinal Stage Company founder Randy White returns to Bloomington to direct the show and notes that the play’s “focus on the Creature as Other” gives it power and relevance — and dovetails with Indiana University’s Themester on Diversity, Difference, and Otherness. Click here to read more about Frankenstein.
Cardinal Stage Company’s Cardinal for Kids season finale, A Year with Frog and Toad, brings to life the old bedtime favorite with heart and humor. Fun for kids and a throw-back for adults, this high-energy, family-friendly musical captures the wonder of childhood and champions the lessons of compassion and tolerance. Join fun-loving Frog and cantankerous Toad along with their woodland friends for a wild ride this spring! Click here to read more about Cardinal’s production of A Year With From and Toad.
Featuring a future king and a ghost of sovereigns past, Cardinal Stage Company’s King Charles III is a comedy about British politics and the press that will strike a chord on this side of the Atlantic. Nominated for a Tony in 2016, Cardinal Stage’s cast and crew bring this acclaimed play to life at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. Click here to learn more about Cardinal’s production of King Charles III.
Jennifer Pacenza opens her theater column in Limestone Post with a preview of “fierce, funny” The Legend of Georgia McBride. Pacenza, author of Bravo, Bloomington!, a blog dedicated to local performance, says this Cardinal Stage Company production about the drag community challenges its audience “to consider the permeability of gender and sexuality.” Click here to read the full story.
Elvis has left the building — wearing a dress and high heels. In sequined jumpsuits and catchy tunes, Cardinal Stage Company’s The Legend of Georgia McBride will knock you out — just as it knocks down preconceived notions of normality. Following the all-female cast of The Merchant of Venice last fall, The Legend of Georgia McBride furthers Cardinal Stage’s mission to be on the forefront of celebrating diversity in race, sexual orientation, and gender. Click here to read more!