Night & Day diversions- February 13, 2018

Matt Anderson (left) and Carrie Neal appear in Civic Theatre’s “Sense and Sensibility.” (Submitted photo)

“Sense and Sensibility,” The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

Civic Theatre presents a playful, new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel that follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.

7 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

Cost: $24.50-$40.50.


“A Big Band Valentine’s Concert,” The Theater at the Fort, Lawrence

You asked, and Theater at The Fort answered — there will be stage space for swing dancing. Sit in the audience and listen to the music by the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra, or strap on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 14.

Cost: $15 advance, $13 advance military, prices with increase at the door.



“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” The Studio Theater, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

An eclectic group of mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, and then, one by one, candidly disclose hilarious and touching stories about their home lives.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-17 and 2 p.m. Feb.18.

Cost: $20-$45.



“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.

1 p.m. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 18. (continues through April 8).

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

More:, 317-872-9664.


“Masterworks Old and New,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The Indiana Wind Symphony plays masterworks, from Mozart to modern day, written specifically for wind ensembles. The concert will include James Stephenson’s new Symphony No. 2 “Voices” in one of its first-ever performances.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 20.

Cost: $10-$35.


“SIMCHA,” Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre Academy, Carmel

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s annual fundraiser offers a variety of Yiddish and Klezmer music with vignettes showcasing dance and costume from Jewish culture and heritage.

7 p.m. Feb. 17 and 3 p.m. Feb.18.

Cost: $35 (includes refreshments).



“33 Variations,” Westfield Playhouse, Westfield

Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to 19th-century Austria in this play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-17 and 2:30 Feb. 18.

Cost: $10-$12.


“Romeo and Juliet,” Indiana Repertory Theatre, Upperstage, Indianapolis

A timeless and timely tale of young love struggling to survive amid old hatreds. Shakespeare’s most beloved play is as vibrant and lively as ever.

7 p.m. Feb. 14 and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 17 (continues through Feb. 24).

Cost: $20-$60.

More:, 317-635-5252.


Storm Large, The Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

Enjoy an evening of extreme cabaret as actress Storm Large and her band Le Bonheur deliver fresh takes on the Great American Songbook and classic rock anthems, spiced up with spontaneous stories and humor for mature audiences.

8 p.m. Feb. 16.

Cost: $35-$75.



“The Summit,” The Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

Vocal jazz doesn’t get much better than this on a collaborative tour featuring The Manhattan Transfer, marking 45 years in the business  debut, and Take 6, celebrating 25 years of a cappella innovation

8 p.m. Feb. 17.

Cost: $45-$95 for adults. $15 for students.