On Monday, May 2nd, the performing arts community will come together to stage one night of music, dance, theater and singing performances. This is the only time in 2011 this eclectic line-up of performers will all be on one Indianapolis stage. Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University will host Randy Deer and Wayne Zink present Spotlight 2011, which includes a vignette from the Power of Children at The Childrenâ€™s Museum of Indianapolis and the premier performance of the Nicholas Owens Dance Company. The nationally award winning Shawnee High Symphonic Singers from Columbus, Illinois, also will perform at this yearâ€™s event.
The full powerhouse line-up includes:
- Actors Theatre of Indiana
- Asia LaBouche of “The Ladies of Legend at Talbott Street”
- Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre
- Brenda Williams and the Pride of Indy Jazz Ensemble
- Butler Ballet
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- Dance Kaleidoscope
- Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
- Indiana Repertory Theatre
- Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
- Indianapolis Children’s Choir
- Indianapolis Opera
- Indianapolis Men’s Chorus
- Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
- Kenyetta’ Dance Company
- Meridian Song Project
- Nicholas Owens Dance Company
- The Phoenix Theatre
- Shawnee High Symphonic Singers
- Tasha Jones, Poet
$25 and $45 tickets go on sale March 21st, 2011, at the Clowes Hall box office or by calling 1-800-982-2787, at all Ticketmaster locations or www.ticketmaster.com. A $120 VIP ticket also is available and includes a pre-performance reception and a ticket to the Artist AfterGlow party immediately following the performance.
All proceeds from Spotlight 2011 will benefit the Indiana AIDS Fund and the agencies and programs across the state that educate and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and serve those living with the disease. The fundraising goal for Spotlight 2011 is $525,000.
Presenting sponsors for Spotlight 2011 include Randy Deer and Wayne Zink; The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis; Marianne Tobias; the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; and WFYI Indianapolis.Â Additional support has been provided by Bloomington Hospital, Financial Partners Group, Bingham McHale, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Marion County Health Department and National Bank of Indianapolis.
*Performance line-up is subject to change.
About the beneficiary, Indiana AIDS Fund
The Indiana AIDS Fund began in 1994 and has become the largest private funder of HIV and AIDS programs in the state of Indiana. As a nationally recognized community partner of the National AIDS Fund, it raises funds to support agencies providing programs and services for testing and prevention of HIV as well as to assist Hoosiers living with HIV/AIDS. To date it has provided more than $5 million in grants to more than 60 organizations across Indiana. Visit www.indianaaidsfund.org for more information.