Carmel Apprentice Theatre

The Mission

The Carmel Apprentice Theatre – come play!   
The Carmel Apprentice Theatre draws together theatre veterans coming to play that role of a lifetime, with apprentices curious to perform for the first time in their life. Fearless artists and shy apprentices will perform alongside each other to create great theatre, great community and great fun. 

General Information

You don’t have to audition to be cast in our shows! Just register, pay the tuition fee, and you’re guaranteed a part.  At the Launch Day you will have the chance to show us what you can do, and tell us what you would like to do in the show. But even that is not required…you’re still in the show.
Rehearsals will generally be only three days a week. Some set, prop, and costume work days will be scheduled as well (likely Saturdays).
Tuition is $150 (with an option of 3 monthly payments of $50)  

Up Next at Carmel Apprentice Theatre

About our Production of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile"

Our production of Murder on the Nile calls for 15 performers, ages 16 and up. Evaluations will take place on Monday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00pm. You may attend whichever night you choose (or both nights), but please bring a list of conflicts. Remember, there is no need to prepare or audition for the Carmel Apprentice Theatre! If you are among the first 15 to submit your registration form and attend at least one night of evaluations, you will be cast in the show. You will be given 24 hours to accept your role (offered on Wednesday, January 17).

Murder on the Nile will kick off on Thursday, January 18 with a “meet & greet” and read-through. Tuition fees are due at this time ($150). Scholarships and payment plans

are available.

Note: If you are the 16th person to register online, you will be contacted and placed on a wait-list;

If roles remain unfilled, you will be notified.

Performance Dates

March 22 - 25*

March 29 - 31

*Sunday, March 25 is tentative. Possible student matinee with post-concert Q&A.

Ready to Sign Up?

It's easy to take your next step to being in our show. Just use the online form to sign up and attend the kick-off on Thursday, January 18th. We look forward to having you in our show!

Artistic Team

Lisa Williams: Artistic Director

  Lisa Williams' background is in theatre and English, working primarily with youth productions at the elementary and middle school levels, including plays, musicals, and variety shows. Some favorites include Aladdin, The Jungle Book, and Sleeping Beauty. She is a founding member of the theatre group CYT Indy and currently serves on their Scholarship Board, but also served as Area Coordinator, Summer Camp Coordinator, Teacher, Show Chair, Parent Committee Chair, and Assistant Director on the production of A Secret Garden. She has her degree in English and Secondary Education from Hanover College and even edited textbookfor a short time!     

Audrey Larkin: Director, Murder on the Nile

Audrey is a recent graduate from Baldwin Wallace University’s Theater Program in Cleveland, Ohio where she specialized in dramaturgy and writing. She’s glad to be directing at the Cat this year. Her most recent projects have been You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy), Pericles (Dionyza), To Kill A Mockingbird (Dramaturge/Sound Designer), The Diviners (Dramaturge/Sound Designer), and Stuck (Writer/Director). When she’s not working her day job or at rehearsal you can usually find her scribbling in a notebook, behind her laptop, or reading a book. She’s glad to be back in the area and wants to thank everyone who has helped her along the way, her family and friends for always supporting her, Willie Wood and Jack Winget for being the best mentors she could ask for, and God for always making everything seem to work out. 

A note from Audrey:

I had the wonderful opportunity to join the cast of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown late, which allowed me to be completely adopted into the wonderful family of the Carmel Apprentice Theatre. The very things I love about theatre, the collaborative atmosphere, the sense of family, the wonderful creative volley of ideas and I was accepted from the get go. It’s the type of theatre I want to create for other people as well, which is why I am so excited to be working with the Carmel Apprentice Theatre next season.

Hollie Vessels: Director, Show TBA

  Hollie has been involved in theatre for many years. Although she has portrayed roles in shows such as Anything Goes and My Fair Lady, she has spent most of her time directing. More recent shows include The Sound of Music, Annie, Anne of Green Gables, Xanadu, Fame, Into the Woods, and The Hobbit. She lives in Fishers with her son, Luke, and her two dogs and two cats. She teaches fifth grade at Riverside Intermediate in the Hamilton Southeastern district, and she serves at Books and Brews in Zionsville. She is also an author under the pen name H.K. Vessels, and she has recently been working on Power Puppies, her published series that sends profits to the Humane Society. In her “spare time,” she loves to sing, read, watch movies, run, and spend time with her favorite people and animals.   

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