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Lilly Theater at the Children’s Museum

By Sheila • Jan 14th, 2008 • Category: IndianaCity is Phenomenal, Kids

Babes in ToylandSo it’s common knowledge that Indianapolis has the largest children’s museum in the world – a more than 400,000-square-foot facility that houses 11 major galleries that explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts. But did you know, included in the price of museum admission, you can catch a live theater performance? I sure as hell didn’t.

I’ve discovered the Lilly Theater at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and I think it’s phenomenal. Hidden on the bottom floor of the museum, Lilly Theatre produces 3-4 mainstage productions each season, and hosts internal and external events. Get your kids away from the TV and the computer and get them into the theater.

Auditions are held as needed for upcoming shows. Anyone interested in design or production team opportunities can contact Gary DeMumbrum, Theaters Manager at 317-334-3804. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities can find information at www.childrensmuseum.org.

Next up at the Lilly Theater:

Levi Coffin and Madam C.J. Walker
Feb. 9 and 16 at 1 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month in the Lilly Theater with vignettes exploring the lives of two historical legends that played a significant part in the struggles and triumphs in American history in the 1880s and 1900s. Meet Levi Coffin, the “president” of the Underground Railroad; and Madam C.J. Walker, an astute business woman and the first black female millionaire. A post-performance discussion will allow students an opportunity to interact with the actors.

A Year with Frog & Toad
March 11 – April 20
Joining forces with Actors Theatre of Indiana to present act I of A Year with Frog and Toad, based on the beloved Frog and Toad children’s books.

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