Night & Day diversions- January 16, 2018


John Beasley and his MONK’estra will perform at The Palladium at 8 p.m., Jan. 20. (Submitted photo)

“John Beasley’s MONK’estra,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

Celebrating Thelonious Monk’s centennial year, this 15-piece big band featuring pianist John Beasley captures the spirit of the great pianist and composer in fresh arrangements flavored with New Orleans spirit, hip-hop and Afro-Cuban rhythms.

8 p.m. Jan. 20.

Cost: $15-$75.


“12 Angry Jurors,” Theater at the Fort, Lawrence

Tempers get short and arguments grow heated before 12 angry jurors search for a final verdict in tense scenes that will electrify you and keep you on the edge of your seat in this Christian Youth Theater production.

7 p.m. Jan. 19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 2 p.m. Jan. 21 (continues through Jan. 28).

Cost: $12-$16.



Royal Philharmonic with Pinchas Zukerman, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary as Britain’s national orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic welcomes violinist Pinchas Zukerman as soloist and guest conductor at The Palladium in a program of Mozart, Dvořák and Weber.

7 p.m. Jan. 21.

Cost: $15-$95.



“Greater Tuna,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Eddie Curry and Jeff Stockberger play nearly 20 of the whacky residents in the town of Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas. The comedy is an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes.

8 p.m. Jan. 16, 1 p.m. Jan. 17, 8 p.m. Jan. 18-20, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 21 and 8 p.m. Jan. 23 (continues through Jan. 28).

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

More:, 317-872-9664.


“A Raisin in the Sun,” The Indiana Repertory Theatre Mainstage, Indianapolis

After years in a crowded, run-down, inner-city apartment, the Younger family dreams of a better life in the green, sunny suburbs. But when opportunity comes along, will they agree on the best route to get there, and will the gates be open to them?

7:30 p.m., Jan. 16, 2 p.m. Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2 p.m. Jan. 21 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 (continues through Feb. 3).

Cost: From $25.

More:, 317-635-5252.

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