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Hanukkah Celebration at Carmel Community Playhouse, Dec. 4

Carmel Community Playhouse

Carmel Community Playhouse. AroundIndy.com staff photo.

By Christopher Barnthouse
Carmel Community Players

Carmel Community Players, Carmel’s oldest community theater group, will host what it is calling the largest Hanukkah Celebration in Hamilton County outside a synagogue with two December 4 concerts by Indiana University’s premier mixed a cappella group, “Hooshir,” and “Indy Klez,” a group of professional musicians who specialize in Jewish and eastern European music.  The concerts, at 3 pm and 7 pm, will be performed at the Carmel Community Playhouse, 14299 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Suite 140, in Carmel.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the community to see two unique musical groups in an extremely intimate setting,” Chris Barnthouse, CCP’s World Music Series producer, said.  “Both groups have performed at the playhouse this year and they wowed their audiences.  Having them perform together on the same stage is going to be amazing.”

While members of “Indy Klez” and “Hooshir” have attended each other’s concerts and are familiar with each other’s work, this is the first time they have appeared together.

“Both groups told me that they have always wanted to perform together but never had the opportunity to do so,” Barnthouse xplained.  “We already had a commitment from “Hooshir” to perform in December, and, as luck would have it, “Indy Klez” had an open date.  We booked them both immediately.”

Barnthouse pointed out that both groups perform music that is suitable for all ages.

“Hanukkah at the Playhouse” will be held at Carmel Community Playhouse, 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 140, Carmel, Indiana.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, online at http://www.carmelplayers.org/, or by calling the Carmel Community Playhouse  box office at 317-815-9387.

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