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 and you can be a part of our show*. At Evaluations, you will have the chance to show us what you can do, and tell us what you would like to do in the show.
Rehearsals will generally be three or four days a week. Some set, prop, and costume work days will be scheduled as well (likely Saturdays).

*Previously, Carmel Apprentice Theatre was a tuition-based program. However, thanks to a generous grant from the Carmel Arts Council, the tuition fee to participate in our productions has been eliminated! Thank you for helping us give community members more access to our programs!

Show Resources (Forms & FAQ's)

Up Next at The Carmel Apprentice Theatre

November 14 - December 1, 2019


 Carmel Apprentice Theatre will perform Annie, the story of the orphan you love, and Annie Warbucks, the continuation of her journey, for the very first time in repertory! Audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy the entire story of our favorite red-headed orphan, as written, and as never seen before. 

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Curious to learn more about this project? We’re hosting our first ever information workshops! Join us on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00pm or Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30pm to hear from our creative team, to learn more about the vision of this world premiere project, and to receive information about the rehearsal & performance schedules.

When you're ready to register for this project, fill out the form below!

Show Registration Form

Artistic Leadership


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 textbooks for a short time!     


Artistic Teams for The Complete Annie Story


Director: Lori Ecker

Executive Producer: Will Wood

Vocal Director: John Phillips

Choreographers: Anne Martin & Maureen Akins

Annie Warbucks

Director: Heather Rider
Assistant Director: John O’Brien

Executive Producer: Will Wood

Vocal Director: Julie Nottingham

Choreographer: Heather Rider

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