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.

           Announcing our 2017 Summer Stock Season!

July 7 - 16

"On Broadway" A celebration of the Broadway musical!


Please note that our Sunday, July 9th matinee has been moved to 4:30pm!


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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]

Introducing our new Summer Stock Theatre Program!

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.



        Thanks for a fantastic 2016 Summer Stock Season!

Thanks to our sponsors and patrons for making the inauguaral season of our new summer stock theatre program - the Indiana Performing Arts Initiative - such a huge success!


"If this is the level of performance and type of thought-provoking production we can look forward to from this group, then it is a welcome addition to Indianapolis theatre."

   Cristine Schaefer, Greenfield Daily Reporter (6 Characters Review)


"Heady stuff for a summer stock theatre ... brave and wonderfully staged. Terrific voices in Jekyll & Hyde. They fit together like a symphonic choir."

       Marion Simon Garmel

       Retired theatre critic

       The Indianapolis Star

Check out our latest article in the Urban Times!
CMP Urban Times Article May 2016 .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [869.3 KB]
Review of Six Characters in Search of An Author
Full review by arts critic from the Greenfield Daily Reporter
6 Ch's Review.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
Quote from former Indy Star Theatre critic Marion Garmel
Critic Quote.docx
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2016 Summer Stock Production Photos

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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