Top Events in Anderson Madison County: February 2024

All event information is subject to change. Please check the website or social media pages of the event’s organizers for the most up-to-date information. 


Mystery at the Museum 

Date: February 1st-3rd, 19th-11th, 14th, 16th-17th  

Location: Anderson Museum of Art – Anderson, IN 

“Unlock the secrets of a storied past and delve into the mysterious world of art and history. This old Carnegie Library hides more than just art! Will you unravel the mysteries, decode the clues, and expel the specter, or will his cunning tricks keep you captivated forever? Discover art, history, and mystery like never before.” 


The ALLEY Theatre Presents: Arsenic and Old Lace

Date: February 2nd-4th  

Time: Fri-Sat 7:30PM, Sun 6PM 

Location: 923 Jackson Street – Anderson, IN 

“Kevin Weston directs this classic, dark, comedy for January.  In the play, Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. He always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years!  An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.” 


Anderson Symphony Orchestra (photo by Dale Pickett)

Anderson Symphony Orchestra Presents: Classical Masterworks

Date: February 3rd  

Time: 7:30PM 

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“The fourth concert of the ASO season welcomes Sirena Huang, gold medal winner of the 2022 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and one of the world’s finest young violinists, as our guest artist. She will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major. The Beethoven Overture to Egmont will begin the concert, and Brahms Symphony No. 1, one of Sowers’ favorite symphonies, will round out the evening of classical masterworks.”


The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Date: February 9th  

Time: 7:30PM 

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Join Cary Elwes (Westley) for a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic 1987 film, The Princess Bride. After a screening of the iconic movie, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics. Journey back to the lands of Florin and Guilder in an adventure filled with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, miracles, and of course, true love.” 


The ALLEY Theatre Presents: Driving Miss Daisy

Date: February 15th-18th  

Time: Thurs-Sat 7:30PM, Sun 3PM 

Location: 923 Jackson Street – Anderson, IN 

“Pulitzer Prize-winning, DRIVING MISS DAISY, is set in Atlanta and spans twenty-five years, from 1948 to 1973. When Daisy Wertham, a stubborn, elderly Southern widow, crashes her new car into the neighbor’s garage, her son, Boolie, forces her to take on a chauffeur. He employs Hoke Coleburn, much to her chagrin. At first, Daisy refuses to rely on a black man to get her from one place to the next but gradually Daisy’s prejudices are broken down and, against all odds, he becomes her best friend. Sean Smith makes his dictorial debut with THE ALLEY THEATRE COMPANY in this Alfred Uhro delicate drama.” 


Anderson University Musical Theatre (photo by Dale Pickett)

Into the Woods 

Date: February 16th-18th, 23rd-24th  

Location: Byrum Hall, Anderson University – Anderson, IN 

“Weaving together familiar fairytales (Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood) and an original one (The Baker and His Wife), Sondheim’s most popular musical warns us to ‘be careful what you wish for.’ Each character goes ‘into the woods’ in search of something and is changed in the process. Filled with captivating music and brilliant lyrics, this is a deeply human show about community, responsibility, and the stories we tell our children.” 


Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA

Date: February 18th  

Time: 7PM 

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Experience the Swedish group ABBA’s timeless hits with ARRIVAL from Sweden – The Music of ABBA – the world’s greatest ABBA show. With 30 years of global success, this 10-12-piece band delivers an unforgettable live show of hits like ‘Dancing Queen,’ ‘Mamma Mia,’ and ‘Waterloo’ with astonishing accuracy and dazzling costumes. Celebrated as the closest you can get to ABBA by the ABBA fan club and approved by ABBA and Universal; this is the truest ABBA experience you’ll ever witness.” 


Blithe Spirit

Date: February 22nd-24th

Time: 7PM

Location: Historic Elwood Opera House – Elwood, IN 

Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward, described by the author as ‘an improbable farce in three acts.’ The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his willful and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.”


The Addams Family Young @ Part

Date: February 22nd-25th  

Time: Thurs-Sat 7:30PM, Sun 3:30PM 

Location: The Commons Theatre – Alexandria, IN 

“Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical adapted for middle school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom her parents have never met. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.”


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