Night & Day diversions- November 14, 2017


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“Ghost – The Musical,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Carmel’s Andrea Laxton closes her six-week run co-starring as Molly Jensen in the 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.

8 p.m. Nov.14 and Nov. 16-17, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 18 (final performance).

Cost: $42.50-$67.50 (includes buffet dinner).

More:, 317-872-9664.


“La Traviata,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Indianapolis Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s beautiful masterpiece, which portrays the intimate story of one of opera’s most beloved and tragic heroines. It is by far the most-performed opera in the world.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-18 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

Cost: $28-78.



Gregory Porter, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Declared “America’s Next Great Jazz Singer” by Esquire and NPR Music, Gregory Porter won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album with his 2013 Blue Note debut “Liquid Spirit” and again for his 2016 release, “Take Me To The Alley.”

8 p.m., Nov. 18.

Cost: $25 to $85 (student discounts available).



“Prokofiev Piano Concertos,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Anna Vinnetskaya, Garrick Ohlsson, Alon Goldstein perform three of the performance’s five pieces as the unparalleled keyboard virtuosity of Sergei Prokofiev comes to life. Krzysztof Urbański will conduct.

3 p.m., Nov. 19.

Cost: $25 (student discounts available).



“Broadway and Beyond,” The Cat Theatre, Carmel

Jessica Hawkins joins host Ashton Wolf in a cabaret, duet performance of songs from Broadway and  more, including Gregory Hancock’s “La Casa Azul.”

7:30 p.m., Nov. 17-18.

Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door.



“A Grand Night for Singing,” the Studio Theater, 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,” “Honey Bun,” and “Kansas City,” to name a few.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 17, 18 and 2 p.m.  Nov. 19.

Cost: $20-$45.



“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 extended run and open-minded look at one of our most galvanizing national figures. (Critic’s choice).

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 5 p.m. Nov. 18 and 2 p.m. Nov. 19.

Cost: From $25.

More:, 317-635-5252

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