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Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Administration & Cardinal Box Office

411 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812)336-9300 Box Office
(812)336-7110 Admin

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Shows & Events

Sherlock in Btown | Walkabout Radio Plays
Get access to our Sherlock in Btown Spring Series now! Plus, private group tours now available by request.

Cardinal’s Sherlock Holmes-Themed Walkabout Radio Plays are a safe way to enjoy great storytelling in a unique setting! Each play is set in Bloomington and takes place on a designated walking route. All you need is a smart phone and your favorite headphones, and the world will be transformed around you! Listen to a new scene at each location as the story unfolds.

The Women in the Woods

The Women in the Woods | Walkabout Radio Plays
Get access to our full Fall Series now!

The Women in the Woods is a 4-episode, site-specific radio play series about a young woman who arrives at IU and discovers she has ties to Bloomington that she’s never known about. With help from the spirits of her ancestors, she becomes a Sentinel – guarding the town from a mysterious evil presence that is out to destroy the town and corrupt its inhabitants.

Family Dance Party

Family Dance Party
July 16 at 7:00pm | Bryan Park
FREE EVENT.

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 dance at home and join the performance that will kick off the party!  

Cardinal at Home
Ongoing – Available now!
SUGGESTED DONATION $5-$10 PER PLAY.

Cardinal is commissioning playwrights from all over the country to create a series of short plays that you can perform with your family and friends in the safety and comfort of your own home. Do a kitchen table reading just for fun or go show off your acting chops and make a video of your performance!

New Play Commission 
Ongoing | Details TBA
BEHIND THE SCENES ACCESS FOR MEMBERS ONLY. 

As part of Cardinal’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, we are commissioning a new play from an up-and-coming playwright. This piece will be created and developed at Cardinal, with an aim to produce the world premiere in our 2022-2023 Season. 

Past Productions & Adventures

Vintage Broadway Cabaret
June 4 & 5, 2021 | In-person, outdoors, and socially-distanced 
TICKETED EVENT. FREE FOR MEMBERS.

Escape into the Golden Age of musicals with this evening of songs that have aged like a fine wine. Cardinal artists will share their favorite hits of yesteryear and celebrate the shows that made Broadway shine!

Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon
On-Demand February 11-21, 2021
TICKETED EVENT. FREE FOR MEMBERS.

Ordinary Days is a sweet and funny musical that celebrates the big impact of life’s small moments. A couple faces new challenges when they decide to move in together and a pair of strangers take trepidatious steps towards friendship when their paths cross unexpectedly. Their lives collide in surprising ways in this sort-of-fairy tale set in the chaos of New York City.

Home for the Holidays Cabaret 
December 11-19, 2020 | Online via Crowdcast
TICKETED EVENT. FREE FOR MEMBERS.

This holiday season is going to be a little different, but we’ve got a show that is sure to lift your spirits! Join some of your favorite Cardinal artists for a cozy night of songs and stories about the most wonderful time of the year. Fun for all ages!

Swing Into Spring Cabaret
March 26 & 27, 2021 | Online via Crowdcast
TICKETED EVENT. FREE FOR MEMBERS.

Get your toes tapping with a night of songs that swing! Inspired by great singers from Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Sinatra, this show is sure to hit the sweet spot for anyone who likes their musical theater with a dash of ring-a-ding-ding!

Cardinal Play Dates
Monthly. On hiatus June – August, returning in 2021!
SCRIPT PURCHASE REQUIRED.

Play Dates is a monthly book club, but for theater! Each month we’ll read a different play or musical and then meet to discuss the piece. If you love theater and want to expand your knowledge or meet fellow theater fans, this is the group for you! Sign up for next season’s Play Date meetings HERE.

Family Photo Challenge 
Ongoing throughout 2020
FREE EVENT.

We challenge you and your family to re-create a classic fairy tale using only 10 original photos. Get creative with costumes, locations and props, and share your story on social media. New challenges will be announced every month!