Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

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Bloomington, IN 47408
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Mainstage Season

To welcome you back to the theatre, this season Cardinal Stage is empowering you to choose your price and “Play What You Will” for single tickets to all of our performances! Single tickets will be on sale to the general public no later than one month prior to each production!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Tickets on sale starting May 2nd
Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask
June 9 – 26, 2022 | Waldron Auditorium

The award-winning rock musical sensation makes its Bloomington premiere! Hedwig Schmidt is an “internationally ignored song stylist” who fled East Germany after a botched sex-change operation and emerged from a Kansas trailer park as a rock and roll goddess. Backed by her band, The Angry Inch, Hedwig recounts her moving journey to wholeness through funny stories and undeniable rock music. (Appropriate for mature audiences)


Constellation Stage & Screen

This July, we’re merging with the Bloomington Playwrights Project and Pigasus Institute to become Constellation Stage & Screen! Check out our inaugural theatrical season below. Ticket packages are on sale now! Become a season ticket holder to save big and get the best seats.

Click here to learn more about our plans to merge.

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The Grown Ups
in its original production created by Nightdrive
By Skylar Fox and Simon Henriques
Directed by Skylar Fox 
Created with Emily E Garrison, Chloe Joy Ivanson, Abby Melick, and Justin Phillips

September 14 – October 1, 2022
An immersive outdoor experience at The Hundredth Hill

“The Grown-Ups is the coolest new play you probably can’t see.” – TimeOut New York

The campers are all finally asleep, and the lake is getting quiet. Have a beer; make a s’more; tell a scary story. Figure out what you’re going to have to do in the morning to keep camp fun and safe without letting the kids find out about…well, you’ve seen the news. I just got a push notification–they’re getting closer. Following a group of camp counselors trying to mold the leaders of tomorrow when tomorrow is looking bleaker and bleaker, The Grown-Ups explores the traditions that change us, what it takes for us to change them, and how to change yourself when you’re hopelessly, tragically not prepared for this. Constellation Stage & Screen brings the inventive, critically acclaimed work of NYC theatre company Nightdrive to Indiana for the first time, to create the biggest, most immersive version of this play yet.

Page-to-Stage-to-Screen Program: Be the first to see this exciting new play, slated for a Constellation film adaptation!

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The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde

October 13 – 30, 2022
At the Waldron Auditorium

A trivial comedy for serious people

​​Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece about marriage, morality, and mistaken identity sparkles with dazzling wordplay and unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two gentlemen, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Confusion and hilarity reign as they fall in love with a pair of proper young women and confront the formidable Lady Bracknell in the pursuit of romance and revelry.

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Constellation for Kids series
Anne of Green Gables

By Catherine Bush

November 10 – 27, 2022
At the Waldron Auditorium

A new adaptation of the beloved children’s classic

​​Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew are determined to adopt an orphan boy to help them run Green Gables, their farm on beautiful Prince Edward Island. But their well-ordered lives take a surprising and hilarious twist when the boy they hoped for turns out to be a spirited, redheaded girl named Anne Shirley, whose wild imagination leads her into countless scrapes and one family’s heart.

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Family Holiday Musical
Elf the Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

December 15 – 31, 2022
At the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Discover your inner elf in this holiday classic!

Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help everyone remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.  After all…The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

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By Ira Levin

January 26 – February 12, 2023
At the Ted Jones Playhouse

Broadway’s Longest-Running Comedic Thriller

World-famous thriller playwright Sidney Bruhl is suffering from a chronic case of writer’s block. When one of his former students shows up at his doorstep with what might be the next Broadway hit, Sidney and his wife concoct a deadly plan to make the manuscript their own. Holding the record for the longest running comedic thriller on Broadway, Deathtrap is filled with twists and turns in a series of shocking events that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last moment!

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American Fast
By Kareem Fahmy

March 23 – April 8, 2023
At the Ted Jones Playhouse

A riveting new sports drama

College basketball superstar Khady Salama dreams of leading her team to the NCAA Championship. But in her senior year, March Madness coincides with Ramadan and she’s promised her devout mother that she’ll fast. When her story goes public, Khady unexpectedly becomes a role model for young Muslim women everywhere, with just one small problem…she’s lying about fasting. As the tournament unfolds, Khady is forced to grapple with her faith, family, and what it means to win at all costs.

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Constellation for Kids Series 
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!
Script by Mo Willems & Mr. Warburton
Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

April 28 – May 14, 2023
At the Waldron Auditorium

Hop on board for an unforgettable ride from the creator of Elephant and Piggie!

Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! It’s not easy being the Pigeon – you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Featuring an innovative mix of songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.

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The Moon and the Sea
Book by Douglas Lyons
Concept & songs by Creighton Irons

June 8 – 25, 2023
At the Waldron Auditorium

A Universal Love Story

Erin is the Moon, Charlie is the Sea. When they accidentally reunite, four years since their breakup, one thing is crystal clear: they’re still in love with each other. But Erin’s new fiancé isn’t too far from the reunion, and love can only hide itself for so long. Featuring a gorgeous score by Creighton Irons and a book penned by Douglas Lyons (Broadway’s Chicken & Biscuits)–this breathtaking story captures the magic of falling in love… and the pain of letting it go.