After several years of behind the scenes planning and organizing, Rush County now welcomes its new performing arts organization, The Rushville Regional Theatre! 

James Price, managing director, shared his excitement with bringing this organization to not only those that would like to perform but those wanting to get involved on any level. “My heart is in performing,” he shared, which has been a love of his since he was in kindergarten.”

Price, a Muncie native, moved to Rush County two years ago and quickly realized the need for a performing arts organization. He shared that the more people he talked to, the more people he found were itching to have some form of performing platform. He and friend, James Cregar, who is the artistic director, decided to step out and “break a leg” with pulling together The Rushville Regional Theatre.

Price started by making a post on Facebook asking of interest from anyone who might see his post. He shared, “The response I got was incredible. In five days, we already had 100 members!” Since then, memberships have risen to almost 130 within the last week! Price also shared some exciting news from last week. “We are now a registered business of the State of Indiana,” he stated. 

Plans for the entire year are taking place as meetings and performances are being scheduled! Look for them in the upcoming Fourth of July parade. They will also be hosting a “Back to School Movie at the Pool” on Monday, July 26th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Waggener Community Pool. “The Princess & The Frog” will be the featured presentation and they will also be doing a back-to-school giveaway! The cost will be $5.00 per person and donations are welcome. For every $1.00 donated to the organization, you will get an extra entry in the giveaway!

Price expressed, “Oh, we have big plans for this organization!” He shared that the group is also set on the calendar to perform a scene from “Frozen” at Christmas on Main, as well as have a meet & greet with the characters afterward! Plans are also in the works for the possibility of a summer acting camp next year as well as many other workshops! These are just to name a few.

“This is not just a theater project,” Price stated, “it is a community project!” The Rushville Regional Theatre is open to the public for members of all ages and abilities. Price shared, “When we say everyone is welcome. We mean EVERYONE is welcome!” 

To join, donate, or to learn more, please contact James Price at 765-635-5976 or jamesprice@ Rushville RegionalTheatre.com!  Like and Follow them on Facebook or Instagram to keep up with the latest news and upcoming events within the community, @RushRegionalTheatre or visit their website RushvilleRegionalTheatre.com.