Night & Day diversions – December 17, 2019

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Amy Bodnar, playing Ralphie’s mother, puts soap in Ralphie’s (Ben Kistner) mouth after he uttered a dirty word in Beef & Boards’ production of “A Christmas Story.” (Submitted photo)

“A Christmas Story,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

The musical is based on the movie classic, set in a 1940s fictional Indiana town, focusing on 9-year-old Ralphie and his desire for a BB gun for Christmas.

8 p.m. Dec. 17, 20; 1 p.m. Dec. 18; 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 19; 1:30 and 8 p.m Dec. 21; 1:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22

Cost: $45 to $70 (includes buffet dinner), a $6 ticket discount is available for ages 3-15.

More: beefandboards.com, 317-872-9664

 

“A Christmas Carol,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Beef & Boards presents its 25th production of the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge based on the Charles Dickens’ novel.

1 p.m. Dec. 17, 20; 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 23

Cost: $28 to $38 (A discount of $3 per ticket is available to ages 3-15)

More: beefandboards.com, 317-872-9664

 

“A Christmas Carol,” OneAmerica Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” will feature additional carols and new costumes for the first time in more than 20 years.

7 p.m. Dec. 17, 18, 19, 20, 23; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21; 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 22

Cost: $28 to $78

More: irtlive.com

 

“Festival of Carols,” Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will perform holiday music and feature the talents of the Indianapolis Chamber Choir and Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera’s” Michele McConnell.

8 p.m. Dec. 20, 3 p.m. Dec. 21-22

Cost: $15 (student) to $57

More: thecenterpresents.org

 

Handel’s “Messiah,” Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will perform music’s powerful message of faith.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 19

Cost: $15 (military) to $83

More: thecenterpresents.org

 

“Elf The Musical,” Civic Theatre, the Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The story centers on Buddy, a young orphan who climbs into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole and raised as an elf.

7 p.m. Dec. 19, 20; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 22

Cost: $32 (students) to $55

More: civictheatre.org

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