Night & Day diversions- March 6, 2018


In this stripped-down show, Howard Jones reveals the stories and inspiration behind the songs. Submitted photo.

“Howard Jones Solo: The Songs and the Stories,” The Tarkington, he Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

The electronic pop pioneer’s tour is an intimate piano and vocal trip through a three-decade career marked by hits like “Life in One Day,” “Things Can Only Get Better,” “What Is Love?” and “No One Is to Blame.”

8 p.m. March 9.

Cost: $36.50-$50.



“Jack and the Beanstalk,” Theater at The Fort, Lawrence.

Fortune Academy’s Take Two and Company adds an urban twist to the classic fairy tale which involves a bicycle, street bullies, a homeless lady and the Junk Food Giant.

7 p.m. March 7-8 and 9 a.m. March 9.

Cost: $5.



Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

With a history dating to the 1490s, the Staatskapelle Weimar is the oldest orchestra in Germany. On this first-ever North American tour, conductor Kirill Karabits will lead the orchestra through an all-Beethoven program.

8 p.m. March 9

Cost: $15-$95.



Sean Chen, pianist, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

The 2013 APA/Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow is featured in a Carmel Symphony Orchestra performance that includes Franck’s “The Accursed Huntsman,” Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1” and Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2”

7:30 p.m. March 10.

Cost: $20-$65.



“Bronfman Plays Beethoven,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

One of the great artists of the day, Yefim Bronfman, joins Music Director Krzysztof Urbański and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s “Third Piano Concerto.”

3 p.m. March 11.

Cost: $20-$30.



Mixed Rep, The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble’s pre-professional students will present a program of classic and contemporary genres of dance, featuring excerpts from the ballet, “Firebird.”

4 p.m. March 11.

Cost: $20-$30.


“Cinderella,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

This Prince Street Players production is a magical retelling of the beloved story that takes one girl from pauper to princess, all presented in a tuneful, fast-paced, English pantomime style.

10 a.m. March 9 and 1 p.m. March 10 (continues through March 17).

Cost: $16.50 (including snack).

More:, 317-872-9664


“Mama Mia!,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Nominated for five Tony Awards, the musical weaves an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship as ABBA’s greatest hits tell the hilarious story of a bride’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise.

8 p.m. March 6, 8 p.m. March 7, 8 p.m. March 8-10, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 11 and 8 p.m. March 13 (continues through April 8).

Cost: $44-$69 (includes buffet dinner).

More:, 317-872-9664.

“Appoggiatura,” Main Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

A trip to Venice brings love, loss, pain and joy to three weary travelers in search of healing and happiness.

6:30 p.m. March 7, 7:30 p.m. March 8-9, 5 p.m. March 10, 2 p.m. March 11 and 7:30 p.m. March 13 (continues through March 31).

Cost: $20-$75.