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Spotlight 2014 at Clowes Hall, May 19

April 30, 2014 Leave a comment
Clowes Memorial Hall

Clowes Memorial Hall. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Lisa Sirkin Vielee
On behalf of Spotlight 2014

For the 20th year, the Indianapolis performing arts community is coming together on one night to raise money for the Indiana AIDS Fund with a gala performance at Deborah J. Simon and Wayne P. Zink present Spotlight 2014.

David Hochoy, artistic director for Spotlight 2014, has announced the program for Monday, May 19, 2014, at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University, 4602 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. The program includes six new performances, including one world premiere, but many previous performers are not in the line-up. The full program is listed below, in the order it will be presented.

“As the Indianapolis performing arts community grows, we are continuously approached by new groups who want to be a part of Spotlight,” Hochoy said. “In order to showcase the breadth of the arts and to keep the show to a manageable length, we’ve had to break the show into two groups, one which you’ll see on stage this year and a completely different line up of performers next year.”

Brenda Williams featuring the Pride of Indy Jazz Ensemble

“Seven Day Fool” by B. Gordy Jr. and Sonny Wilson, Arranged by D. Smith
Vocals: Brenda Williams
Conductor: Chris Forsythe

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
Gepetto and The Cricket Duet from “PINOCCHIO”
Choreography:Gregory Hancock
Music: Ludavico Einaudi

Q Artistry
Excerpts from ZirkusGrimm

Motus Dance
Choreography: Ashley Benninghoff

The Fourth Wall
“Little Match Girl” by Brett Abigaña

Bobdirex Productions
“Aquarius” from Hair by James Rado, Gerome Ragni & Galt MacDermot
Director: Bob Harbin
Musical Director: Trevor Fanning
Choreographer: Kenny Shepard

“Dear God”
Original Poetry by Tasha Jones

Indianapolis Men’s Chorus
“Turn it Off” from The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone
Director: Greg Sanders

No Exit Performance
The Sermon,” a scene from Swan Lake

Indianapolis School of Ballet
Diamanté (World Premiere)
Choreography: Victoria Lyras
Music: “Palladio for String Orchestra: Allegretto”byKarl Jenkins

Kenyettá Dance Company and Nicholas Owens Dance Company
Messing Around
Music of Ray Charles

David Murray, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
“Capriccio #2” by David Anderson

John Michael Goodson, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Shadow Box by Michael Cristopher

Doug Dilling
“Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil

Asia LaBouche of “The Ladies of Legends at Talbott Street”
“Wings” by Little Mix

Begun in the early 1990s as PARTners Performing for Life, Spotlight has grown into the largest fundraising event of its kind in the Midwest. Last year Spotlight netted more than $367,000. Because everyone associated with Spotlight – from the performers and stagehands to the lighting crew and marketing staff – donate their time, nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised from the event goes toward grantmaking for HIV testing and treatment as prevention.

Tickets for this spectacular night of music, dance, theater and spoken word performances are $25, $50 and $150 and are available at the Clowes Hall box office, at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 1-800-982-2787.  The $150 VIP ticket includes a pre-performance reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Schrott Center.

For more information about the event, visit, or call 317-940-6444.

Presenting sponsors for Spotlight 2014 include Wayne P. Zink; Deborah J. Simon; The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis; Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; and WFYI.