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4th of July Events in Downtown Indianapolis

Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Downtown Indianapolis

Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Downtown Indianapolis. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

Press Release
Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast will shoot from the Region’s Bank Tower at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Come early to the Indiana War Memorial grounds for live music, kids’ activities, food and a military dedication.

Celebrate Independence Day at the Eiteljorg Museum with FREE admission or take the family to Victory Field to cheer on the Indians.

The FREE Concerts on the Canal series continues at the Indiana History Center. Get ready for the Ice Cream Social at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

Don’t miss the Rooftop 4th of July Celebration at the Fountain Square Theatre Building.

Party at the Rathskeller’s Biergarten and the IndyPendence Day Street Festival on Georgia Street. Enjoy the July 4 holiday Downtown!

Editor’s note: For more event listings for the 4th of July in Indianapolis and across Indiana, including more than 30 fireworks shows, visit this page on

‘Spamalot’ at the Athenaeum Theatre, June 14-29

June 12, 2013 Leave a comment
Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Bob Harbin

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is a musical comedy ”lovingly ripped off from” the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways.  The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols with Eric Idle writing the musical’s book and lyrics, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004-05 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

BOBDIREX will be presenting the first Indianapolis production of this musical at the historic Athenaeum Theatre.  This is the fourth summer musical presented through BOBDIREX following the success of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, CAMP ROCK, and last summer’s CABARET.
All performances are at the Athenaeum Theatre, 401 East Michigan Street at Massachusetts Avenue.  Show dates are June 14-15, 20-23 and 28-29. All performances are at 7:30 pm with a 3 pm matinee on June 23.  Seating is reserved at $25 with discounts for seniors and groups of 20 or more.  Reservations can be made by calling 317-280-0825 (no credit charge) or by going to our website at
The theatre has a full bar.  Parking is metered on street and paid parking is available in a lot next to the theatre.  Dinner and cocktails are available before and after performances at the famous Rathskeller restaurant in the basement of the building. The reservation number there is 317-636-0396.
I hope you’ll be able to attend one of the performances and share what you see as we continually attempt to grow and better entertain our city of Indianapolis.
King Arthur: Charles Goad
Patsy: Paul Hansen
Sir Galahad: Pete Scharbrough
Sir Robin: Ben Asaykwee
Sir Lancelot: Thomas Cardwell
Sir Bevedere: Brandon Alstott
Lady of the Lake: Claire Wilcher
The Ensemble:
Audrey Brinkley
Danielle Carnagua
Carl Cooper
Dejuan Jackson
Danny Kingston
Jenee Michelle
Dave Rosencrans
Dave Ruark
Ashley Saunders
Sally Scharbrough
Lincoln Slentz
Diane Tsao Boehm
Craig Underwood