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, select one of the links to the left.

The Greeks at Indianapolis Classical Schools - presented by Claude McNeal Productions, Sept, 28 -30, 2018 & Oct. 22 - 31 for students

Our 2018/2019 season with Indianapolis Classical Schools (Herron and Riverside High Schools) begins with “The Greeks: In the Beginning”, running Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th.


This production is the perfect celebration of the mission of Indianapolis Classical Schools and tells the story of how the ancient Greeks’ development of architecture, lyric poetry, medicine, mathematics, philosophy, epic poetry, politics, and drama influenced our civilization. Eight spectacular scenes! The dramatic story of the Greek Golden Age! The birth of the Gods, the epics of Homer, the poetry of Sappho, the tragedies of Sophocles, and more! Twenty-eight talented student actors from both Herron and Riverside High Schools comprise the cast of this engaging show.


Show dates and times are Friday & Saturday, 9/28 & 9/29 at 7pm and Sunday, 9/30 at 2:30pm. Student matinees 10/22, 10/23, 10/31


                                           Ticket prices: $5.00 for students. faculty & Staff                                                                        $10.00 for adults


                                         Tickets can be purchased at the door each night. 

Sounds of the Season at Herron High School - November 30 - December 2nd

Our second show of the season, “Sounds of the Season”, features ICS students in a celebration of the holiday season through song - filled with traditional and contemporary carols, novelty songs and uplifting musical selections.



Show dates and times are Friday, November 30th at 7pm, Saturday, December 1st at 7pm, and Sunday, December 2nd at 2:30pm. A perfect show to put you in the holiday spirit!


Ticket prices: $5.00 for students

$10.00 for adults

Our New 2017 Theatre Education Report

Our 2017 Theatre Education Report is now available for download! In 2017, we reached 18,006 youth, teachers, adults and community members, with 191 total produtions. 


Thanks to our 2017 Special Program and General Operating Sponsors:

  • Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation
  • The Indianapolis Foundation
  • Pacers Foundation
  • Samerian Foundation, Inc.
  • Indiana Arts Commission & The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Downtown Optimists Foundation
  • The Dorsey Foundation
  • The Brave Heart Foundation
  • The Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. John Mutz
  • Indiana Department of Child Services/Children's Bureau, Inc.
  • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • MacAllister Machinery
  • Markey's Audio Visual
  • Mac McWhriter Fund, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation
  •                           Click Document Below to Download Full Report
2017 CMP Education Program Report
2017 CMP Education Report.doc
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2017 CMP Education Program Report
2017 CMP Education Report.pdf
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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]


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.



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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