Congratulations to our 2020 Belfry Theatre Scholarship Recipient
Samantha Lewis is an artistically, talented, high achieving Westfield High School senior graduating with academic honors. She is responsible, energetic, driven, bright and kind; a leader by example who lifts others up and treats her peers with respect.
Throughout her studies at Westfield, she was an integral leader in the choir and theatre programs. She received ISSMA gold awards in solo and ensemble voice and piano performance.
Of her many activities she served as Publicist/Historian and President of the WHS Thespian Troup 1002; Copy Editor of the Yearbook staff; Captain of the Comedy Sportz Team, and a member of the Spanish Honors Society.
She has appeared in productions throughout the Indianapolis and surrounding area including: Footlite Musicals, The Westfield Playhouse, and St Luke’s Methodist Church. Out of all the actresses at the Indy Fringe High School competition; Samantha was awarded Best Supporting Actress. In her senior year she inspired her audiences performing the leading role in “Les Misérables” with passion and expression.
She will be attending Ball State University as a Theatre Major.
The Belfry Cancels all Remaining Shows for 2019-2020 Season
Following the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) recommendations issued by Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana State Department of Health, and due to the uncertainty of the next couple of months, the Hamilton County Theatre Guild has decided to cancel The Belfry Theatre’s next production, “Father of the Bride,” May 29-June 14, as well as The Belfry Theatre’s Apprentice Players summer youth production, “A Chorus Line: High School Edition.” July 24-Aug. 2. Also, auditions are canceled for “Father of the Bride” on April 13-14 and for “A Chorus Line” on May 16-17.
This announcement comes 26 days after The Belfry Theatre announced the cancellation of “Marvin’s Room,” on March 14, just one week prior to the scheduled opening of the show, which was to be March 20.
It is with great sadness and disappointment that these productions are canceled. However, under the circumstances and given the actions taken by organizations throughout the state and across the nation, The Belfry cannot in good conscience expose the public (and cast, crew, and volunteers) to the possibility of infection nor do we wish the integrity and good name of The Belfry to be compromised.
Many organizations and individuals are suffering far greater than The Belfry due to cancellations and delays. The public good must outweigh the needs of The Belfry in this instance.
We trust that our patrons will understand and be supportive of this decision.
Ticket holders may contact The Belfry Theatre at 317-773-1085 regarding refunds or ticket holders have the option to donate the purchase amount back to The Belfry Theatre to help defray costs associated with the cancellations.
The Belfry Theatre Administrative Board of Directors
The Belfry Theatre is a friendly, welcoming place where those who wish to express their acting or other creative skills meet those who enjoy and appreciate quality productions of comedies, musicals, and dramas. Our goal is to attract and develop good actors and production personnel and showcase their talents in exceptional productions that will enrich and entertain our prospective audiences.