Welcome to Claude McNeal Productions!

Claude McNeal, Founder and former Artistic Director of the American Cabaret Theatre, has formed a new non-for-profit entity, emphasizing alternative theatre educational programs of the highest quality, and consulting for other not-for-profit arts organizations.


To find out more about Claude McNeal Productions services and other information, selet one of the links to the left.

We're participating in PreEnact Indy, October 7th.

It's almost time for #PreEnact Indy! Representing both Herron High School and Claude McNeal Productions, we are participating in this event on October 7 from 10am to 5pm! Help us envision an equitable and vibrant neighborhood!  Join us for interactive theater performances, live music, and local food!  The event and event parking are free of charge.  Find the schedule and more information here:  www.preenactment.org. #Monon16.


Members of our cast of "On Broadway" from our IPAI Summer Stock production will be singing selections from the show on the Beckwith Stage!


Under the direction of Claude McNeal Productions, and in collaboration with IUPUI, we are pleased to announce that we created a new summer stock theatre program this summer called the "Indiana Performing Arts Initiative" at Herron High School. Open to all area high school and college students, as well as amateur and professional actors, singers and dancers from the Indianapolis area.



Our New 2016 Theatre Education Report

Our 2016 Theatre Education Report is now available for download! In 2016, we reached 18,340 youth, teachers, adults and community members, with 235 total produtions. 


Thanks to our 2016 Special Program and General Operating Sponsors:

  • Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation
  • Herbert Simon Family Foundation
  • Indiana Arts Commission & The National Endowment for the Arts
  • IUPUI Music Academy
  • Hoosier Bard Productions
  • Mr. John Mutz
  • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • MacAllister Machinery
  • Markey's Audio Visual
  • Mac McWhriter Fund, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • Samerian Foundation
  • Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis
  •                            Click Document Below to Download Full Report
2016 CMP Theater Education Report
2016 CMP Education Report.docx
Microsoft Word document [2.5 MB]
2016 CMP Theater Education Report
2016 CMP Education Report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [653.2 KB]
2015 CMP Theatre Education Program Report
2015 CMP Education Report.docx
Microsoft Word document [1.2 MB]
2015 CMP Theatre Education Program Report
Pdf version
2015 CMP Education Report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [630.0 KB]

Award-winning Cabaret & Critically-Acclaimed Original Cabaret Productions!

Over 80 original shows! Critically-acclaimed mainstage and educational productions!


A nonprofit entity with a mission unlike that of any other organization in central Indiana: to inspire and transform lives and cultural organizations through the energizing power of theatre and of theatre-related educational programming, while creating original works, enhancing and stimulating the performing arts in the city of Indianapolis.


Claude McNeal Productions uses theatre to communicate issues and ideas that are difficult to address in any other way. This unique organization specializes in alternative theatre-related educational programming for the greater Indianapolis area, serving more than 15,000 annually.

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