Compiled by Zach Dunkin
“In the Family Way,” The Cat, Carmel
After being together for 10 years, a couple decides to adopt a child, only to find rejection by the adoption services. They beg Andrew’s twin sister Lainie to surrogate for them, with the husband as the biological father. Issues arise soon after Lainie gets pregnant.
8 p.m. Nov. 9-11.
Cost: $10 and $15.
Country Unplugged: Mark Chesnutt, Lorrie Morgan and Joe Diffie, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
Three of country music’s top talents join together on stage for an evening of the songs that made them stars.
8 p.m. Nov. 10.
The Carmel Symphony Orchestra presents Drew Petersen, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
With Janna Hymes conducting, the CSO performance features Drew Petersen, the 2017 APA/Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow, playing Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.”
7:30 p.m., Nov. 11.
Cost: $20 to $65 (student discounts available).
“Echoes Over Five Centuries: The Reformation,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Indiana Wind Symphony performs works from the era or inspired by hymns of the era in a program that includes narration by Paul Swartz.
7 p.m., Nov. 12.
Cost: $20-$35 (student discounts available).
“The Chronicles of Yarnia: A Rap Musical,” Theater at the Fort, Lawrence
Q Artistry Q-munity presents a wild, hilarious parody romp of the classic children’s tale through the wardrobe, using parodies of classic hip-hop and rap tracks to guide the way through the frozen adventure.
8 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 12.
“A Grand Night for Singing,” The Studio Theatre, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
The night pays homage to the remarkable works of Rodgers and Hammerstein. This innovative musical revue features songs such as “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “Honeybun,” and “Kansas City,” to name a few.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 12 (continues through Nov. 19).
“Ghost – The Musical,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis
Carmel’s Andrea Laxton co-stars as Molly Jensen in a musical adapted from the hit film “Ghost.” A young couple’s connection takes a shocking turn after Sam Wheat’s untimely death, and trapped between two worlds, Sam tries to protect Molly from danger.
1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 8 and Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 8 p.m. Nov. 14 (continues through Nov. 18).
Cost: $42.50-$67.50 (includes buffet dinner).
More: beefandboards.com, 317-872-9664.
“The Originalist,” The Indiana Repertory Theatre Upperstage, Indianapolis
Supreme Court justice and conservative icon Antonin Scalia hires a young, liberal, female law clerk, and opinions start flying right and left. Every point of view is explored in this open-minded look at one of our most galvanizing national figures (critic’s choice).
7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and Nov.10, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov .9, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 12. (continues through Nov. 19).
Cost: From $25.
More: irtlive.com, 317-635-5252.
Series features ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ highlights — The Peanut Butter & Jelly session will feature highlights from Actors Theatre of Indiana’s “A Year with Frog and Toad” at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at The Palladium in Carmel. ATI will present the production Nov. 25-26 at the Studio Theater. The session is designed for ages 1 through 7 and meant to encourage young children to become engaged in the performing arts. Tickets for the Peanut Butter & Jelly session are $10, including two free adult tickets with every child’s ticket.
SullivanMunce Center’s First Come, First Hung set —
The First Come, First Hung exhibition call for entries will be between 10 a.m. and noon Nov. 18 at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 West Hawthorne St., Zionsville. The exhibit allows both the amateur and the professional artist the opportunity to showcase their talent in our galleries Dec. 3 through Dec. 16. The submission is free for members and artists 17 and under and $15 for adult non-members. All types, styles and mediums are accepted, including oil, watercolors, photography, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, stitchery, textiles, quilts, hand-painted decorative items, etc. All work must be original. Artists must bring their own work in person.