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Spotlight 2015 at Clowes Memorial Hall, May 11, 2015

March 16, 2015 Leave a comment
Clowes Memorial Hall.

Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University. staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

By Lisa Sirkin Vielee
On behalf of Spotlight 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the Deborah J. Simon and Wayne P. Zink present Spotlight 2015, returning to Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 8 pm. For the first time in the event’s history, every seat in the house is $25.

“We want to share this fabulous showcase of the arts with as many people as possible, which is why we have made the performance even more affordable,” said Betty Wilson, President & CEO of The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, which operates the Indiana AIDS Fund.

“Every seat is $25, from the front row to the balconies. It is our goal to fill Clowes Memorial Hall to show our appreciation for the wonderfully talented arts organizations in our city who perform to remind us of the continued need to fight the spread of HIV in our state.”

Since the early 1990s, the Indianapolis performing arts’ community has donated its time and talent to raise money for HIV testing and treatment as prevention. The evening has grown to be the largest HIV-fundraiser of its kind in Indiana. It also is the only night to experience the wide variety of the Indianapolis performing arts scene all on one stage.

“We have assembled such a fantastic and diverse group of performers for Spotlight 2015, who once again are all donating their performances for this important event,” said David Hochoy, artistic director for Dance Kaleidoscope and the annual Spotlight event.

The performance line-up for Spotlight 2015 includes:

“Andrea Merlyn” (Taylor Martin) from Indy Magic Monthly @ Theatre on the Square (NEW!)

Ballet Theatre of Carmel at Performer’s Edge (NEW!)

Ballet Theatre of Indiana (NEW!)

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

Brothers United/The Ball Project (NEW!)

Dance Kaleidoscope

Indiana Ballet Conservatory (NEW!)

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis Children’s Choir

Indianapolis Opera

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Indy Pride Bag Ladies

Phoenix Theatre

Steven Stolen from The Meridian Project

(performance line-up subject to change)

In addition to the performers, all the technicians and stagehands donate their time and talent, including the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees of Local 30 and the American Federal of Musician’s – Local #3.

As a result, 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, for the first time, magic and vogueing are now on sale. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Clowes Hall box office, at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 1-800-982-2787.

With a $125 donation, guests also can attend a pre-performance VIP Party at 6 p.m. at the Schrott Center.

All proceeds from Spotlight 2015 will benefit the Indiana AIDS Fund, a program of The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis. For more information about the event, visit

Title sponsors for Spotlight 2015 are Wayne P. Zink and Deborah J. Simon. The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis and Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund are presenting sponsors.