Holiday Family Musical // Cardinal for Kids
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! Subscriptions can be purchased at a fixed price to guarantee the best seats in the house. Click here to order your subscription now!
A Year with Frog and Toad
Music by Robert Reale, Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the Books by Arnold Lobel
December 21, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Literature’s favorite amphibians jump from the page to the stage in a return engagement of Cardinal’s most beloved production ever! Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, A Year with Frog and Toad is a whimsical show that follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four, fun-filled seasons. Celebrate the holidays with this heartwarming and adorable show, perfect for the whole family.
By Katori Hall
March 3 – 20, 2022* | Waldron Auditorium
As a storm rages outside the Lorraine Motel, the tension builds inside Room 306. It’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, but he doesn’t know it yet. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of America’s most renowned civil rights leader. (Appropriate for mature audiences)
Ada and the Engine
By Lauren Gunderson
March 31 – April 16, 2022* | Waldron Auditorium
Discover the groundbreaking woman of science whose work has impacted all of our lives. Ada and the Engine tells the inspiring and fascinating story of Ada Byron Lovelace, a brilliant female mathematician now recognized as the first computer programmer. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, Ada partners with Charles Babbage, inventor of the first “analytical engine.” Together they dream of the future and struggle to navigate treacherous waters of friendship, legacy and ambition. (Appropriate for ages 13 and up)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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)
*Dates Subject to Change
Cardinal Play Dates
Monthly meetings, September – December
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.