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PRESS RELEASE | Derby Dinner Playhouse announces 31st Children’s Musical Theatre Season



Adult Breakfast Price:  $60.00 for all 4 shows!

Child Breakfast Price:  $30.00 for all 4 shows!

Adult Lunch Price:  $80.00 for all 4 shows!

Child Lunch Price:  $40.00 for all 4 shows!



Derby Dinner Playhouse announces their 31st Children’s Musical Theatre Season!  Subscriptions to public performances are now available.  For more information please call the Ticket Office at 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.


The 2016-2017 Season offers the following musicals: THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, ONCE UPON A SNOWFLAKE, STINKY KIDS THE MUSICAL, and FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL.  Season subscribers receive over 50% off the price of a child’s ticket when a season ticket is ordered for all four shows (limit 3 kids per adult).  That equals 2 FREE SHOWS for your child when you subscribe!


Derby Dinner’s Children’s Musical Theatre features breakfast and lunch performances on Saturdays with a freshly prepared buffet that offers kid friendly food – even for the picky eaters!  The one hour performances are just the right length for kids and all performances are suitable for ages 3 to 12.  Derby Dinner Playhouse also offers plenty of free parking.  Pre-show activities add to the fun and each subscriber will receive newsletters throughout the season including family fun plans and special discounts.  Subscribers will also enjoy visits from Bravo the Star, our Children’s Theatre mascot, at each performance.


All of the shows in the Children’s Musical Theatre Series are specially selected for our audiences.  This ensures that we meet the educational goals of both Indiana and Kentucky.


Become part of the Derby Dinner Playhouse family!


THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS (October 8, 15, 22, 24, 29, November 5, 12, 2016) You get to be the jury as the Big Bad Wolf goes on trial in this clever and funny, rockin’ musical.  Based on the best-selling book, this is “A thrilling courtroom dram-edy…with music! And ham!”


ONCE UPON A SNOWFLAKE (November 19, 25, 26, December 3, 10, 17, 19, 2016) No two snowflakes are the same, and neither are two snowmen.  Join us for this heartwarming new musical about a small snow girl with big dreams.  A world premiere that is sure to fill you with the holiday spirit!


STINKY KIDS THE MUSICAL (February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 20, 25, April 1, 2017) Britt is in a sticky situation – literally.  She has an epic wad of gum in her hair!  Will she still make it to Captain Happy’s Jumpy-Fun-Super-Bouncy Indoor Place?  Join in the adventure with Britt and her friends in this comical musical based on the successful book series.


FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL (June 3, 10, 12, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 2017) Fancy Nancy is performing in her very first show and desperately wants to be a mermaid.  Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even if it isn’t the one she wants?  Based on the best-selling book series, this musical is sure to delight!


For questions, interviews, or further information please contact our Director of Children’s Theatre, Tina Jo Wallace, at 812-288-2632 x. 132 or Wallace@derbydinner.com

PRESS RELEASE | Dance Kaleidoscope kicks of with “COLE!”

Dance Kaleidoscope kicks off Ogle Center’s 20th season with Indiana Bicentennial celebration event: COLE!
Dance Kaleidoscope celebrates the music of Cole Porter and Indiana’s Bicentennial while addressing social issues
The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast, southern Indiana’s center for the performing and visual arts on the IU Southeast campus in New Albany, is pleased to present Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis’ professional contemporary dance company, and their production of COLE!as an Indiana Bicentennial Celebration event on Saturday, September 24 at7:30 p.m. in the Ogle Center’s Stem Concert Hall on the IU Southeast campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany.  Tickets are $29 in advance, $33 at the door, $10 for students, and are available at the Ogle Center ticket office, by calling (812) 941-2525, or online at oglecenter.com.
Dance Kaleidoscope

Supported by the Indiana Masterpiece Grant Award from the Indiana Arts Commission, Dance Kaleidoscope’s artistic director, David Hochoy has honored Indiana’s Cole Porter by creating a lively two-act contemporary dance piece set to Porter’s most popular songs.

Act One (Ole King Cole) sparkles with nostalgia, using original musical artists from the 1920s and 30s. The music is from vintage LPs, so the singing style and even scratchy record sound becomes part of the ambience. Songs include “Let’s Do It” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”
Dance Kaleidoscope

Act Two (Cole Soul) uses contemporary recordings of Cole Porter’s songs. The energy and costumes are current and gritty. Songs include “Don’t Fence Me In” and “Miss Otis Regrets.”

While COLE! is a celebration of the music of Cole Porter, it also does not shy away from tackling social issues.
Dance Kaleidoscope
“Part one of COLE! is the Golden Age of Hollywood, the American Dream, boy meets girl, and an everything is hunky-dory feel,” says Hochoy. “The second half is more aggressive, and what I hope, includes more clever ways to incorporate current social issues, such as homelessness, greed, and homosexuality…. Part two is pure contrast.”
Dance Kaleidoscope
“In the beginning, two decades ago, I was nervous to showcase the two-men duet,” says Hochoy. “And it was around ’97 that a presenter asked me to remove the male duet, to use women instead. Decades of doing choreography, and the double standard still amazes me. We can use violence onstage, kill people and fight onstage and even have two women dance together, but show two men dancing… it’s still difficult for some audiences to accept. It’s just crazy. I have always used my art to push boundaries and will continue to do so. Life is rich and beautiful, encompassing many layers and forms, and it should be celebrated, everywhere.”
Free parking for the event is available in the Dogwood lot directly in front of the Ogle Center and in the Hickory lot directly behind the Ogle Center from one hour prior to the start of the performance until one hour following the end of the performance.  Vehicles parked in other locations and/or at other times will be subject to ticketing.
An Indiana Bicentennial Celebration Event
A lively contemporary dance piece set to popular songs by Indiana’s own Cole Porter

The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
TICKETS: $29 in advance | $33 at the door | $10 students
Tickets are available at the Ogle Center ticket office, by calling (812) 941-2525, or online at oglecenter.com.
Free parking in the Dogwood and Hickory lots from one hour prior to performance until one hour following the end of the performance.
For more information, call the Ogle Center at (812) 941-2525 or visitoglecenter.com.