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.

      Claude McNeal Productions & Indianapolis Classical                       Schools present "Into the Woods"

                              April 19-28 , 2019

Into The Woods is a modern twist on some of your favorite fairytales. Join Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and others as they help (or hinder) a baker and his wife in search of magical items promised to lift a curse that has kept them childless.


A stellar cast of Herron High School and Riverside High School students enthrall you in Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, directed by ICS Theatre Instructor Hannah Boswell.




This show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday

April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2019

  • Doors open at 6:30 with curtain at 7:00 on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Doors open at 2:00 with curtain at 2:30 on Sunday Matinees


General Admission tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Reserved seats are available for $15.00. Tickets will also be sold at the door, as long as they are available. Last year’s musical, Once Upon A Mattress, sold out every performance, so get your tickets now!


Purchase Advance Sale Tickets athttps://intothewoodsics.eventbrite.com


ICS Faculty and Staff receive free admission at the box office the day of the show - as long as seats are still available. Please have your faculty ID ready for admission.



is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Check out our NEW ACT OUT Video! Contact us to let us know what you think!

                        COMING JULY 12-21, 2019

              Our SUMMER STOCK production of PIPPIN!

From the Tony and Oscar winning composer of Wicked, Godspell. Lost in the Wilderness, The Bakers Wife, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Pocahontas!

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.


Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. Pippin's message is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum.


Show Dates and Times:

  •        Friday, July 12th at 7pm
  •        Saturday, July 13th at 7pm
  •        Sunday, July 14th at 2:30pm
  •        Friday, July 19th at 7pm
  •        Saturday, July 20th at 7pm
  •        Sunday, July 21st at 2:30pm


All shows will be held in the black box theatre at Herron High School

110 E. 16th Street (Russell Hall, 2nd floor theatre)

Indianapolis, IN  46202


Free parking available in the main parking lots

and on Pennsylvania & Talbot Streets!





is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Our New 2018 Theatre Education Report

Our 2018 Theatre Education Report is now available for download! In 2018, we reached 14,419 teachers, adults and community members, with 177 total produtions. 


Thanks to our 2018 Special Program and General Operating Sponsors:

  • Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation
  • The Indianapolis Foundation
  • Samerian Foundation, Inc.
  • Indiana Arts Commission & The National Endowment for the Arts
  • 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
2018 CMP Education Report
2018 CMP Education Report.pdf
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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.pdf
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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 in 2016 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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