Night & Day diversions- December 19, 2017


From top to bottom: Chuck Daellenbach, Achilles Liarmakopoulous, Bernard Skully, Chris Coletti and Caleb Hudson (Photo by Bo Huang)

“Canadian Brass Christmas,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Comprising tuba, trombone, horn and trumpets, the brass quintet performs a broad range of classical, traditional and pop tunes reflecting the spirit of the season.

8 p.m. Dec. 23.

Cost: $35 to $85.


“Handel’s Messiah,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Michael Christie conducts the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, joined by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and four soloists in the greatest story ever to some of the most majestic music ever conceived.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22.

Cost: $10 to $78.


“The Nutcracker,” Basile Theatre, The Athenaeum, Indianapolis

For the third year, the Ballet Theatre of Indianapolis presents Tchaikovsky’s holiday dance classic, which includes the addition of a new Drosselmeyer, Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier, Nutcracker costumes and choreography for “Waltz of the Flowers” and “Dance of the Mirlitons.”

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and 3 p.m. Dec. 24.

Cost: $25.



“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Civic Theatre, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Told entirely through song, the Civic Theatre production follows the journey of Joseph as he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers but uses his intelligence and wit and his ability to interpret dreams to advance and become the right-hand man of Pharaoh.

7 p.m. Dec. 21-22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 23 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17 (continues through Jan. 7).

Cost: $31.50-$49.50.



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

In the dinner theatre’s 25th annual holiday production, a huge cast performs a glittering array of music and dance numbers, presented in a variety show format. The show will go on hiatus after this year.

8 p.m. Dec. 19, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 20-21, 8 p.m. Dec. 22 and 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 23.

Cost: $47.50-$67.50 with $6 discounts for ages 3-15 (includes buffet dinner).

More:, 317-872-9664.


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

The theater cast presents a one-hour musical adaptation of the yuletide Charles Dickens classic with traditional carols.

1 p.m. Dec. 22.

Cost: $26.50-$36.50 (includes buffet lunch).

More:, 317-872-9664.


“A Christmas Carol,” The Indiana Repertory Theatre Mainstage, Indianapolis

Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and three lively ghosts on a dark, snowy journey that leads to a bright new day of joy, hope and renewal.

7 p.m. Dec. 19-22, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 23 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 24.

Cost: From $25.

More:, 317-635-5252.

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