Carmel Apprentice Theatre

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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!

Up Next at The Carmel Apprentice Theatre

November 14 - December 1, 2019

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 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. 


Full Performance Schedule:
Thursday, November 14 at 7:30pm - Annie
Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm - Annie Warbucks
Saturday, November 16 at 7:30pm - Annie
Sunday, November 17 at 2:30pm - Annie Warbucks
Thursday, November 21 at 7:30pm - Annie
Friday, November 22 at 7:30pm - Annie Warbucks
Saturday, November 23 at 7:30pm - Annie
Sunday, November 24 at 2:30pm - Annie Warbucks
Friday, November 29 at 7:30pm - Annie
Saturday, November 30 at 2:30pm - Annie
Saturday, November 30 at 7:30pm - Annie Warbucks
Sunday, December 1 at 2:30pm - Annie Warbucks

Artistic Leadership

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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!     

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Artistic Teams for The Complete Annie Story

 Annie

Director: Lori Ecker

Executive Producer: Will Wood

Vocal Director: John Phillips

Choreographers: Anne Martin & Maureen Akins

Stage Manager: Marta Hamilton


Annie Warbucks

Director: Heather Rider

Executive Producer: Audrey Larkin

Vocal Director: Julie Nottingham

Choreographer: Heather Rider

Contact The Carmel Apprentice Theatre

If you are interested in registering for the next show or would like to be involved with The Carmel Apprentice Theatre, send us a message!

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