Night & Day diversions- February 20, 2018


Youths join the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in concert (Submitted photo)

“Family Fun: Greatest Classical Hits for Kids,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

Children are invited to sit among the musicians and hear excerpts of the world’s great classics by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, featuring guest conductor Soo Han with CSO 2017 Young Artist Competition winner, harpist Renée Murphy.

3 p.m. Feb. 25.

Cost: $20 for adults, $5 for youths.


The Cat in the Hat, The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to a gray day as the Dr. Seuss classic leaps onto the stage with chaotic exuberance in this adaptation from the National Theatre in London.

10 a.m. Feb. 20-22, 10 a.m. and noon Feb. 23, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 24 and 10 a.m. Feb. 27.

Cost: $17.50 adults and $12.50 ages 18 and younger.


“Live from the CPA Comedy Class,” The Studio Theater, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.
Adult students in the Center’s “Intro to Stand-up Comedy” class have been honing their short routines for the past several weeks. The content of this “graduation” show is for mature audiences and not appropriate for youths under 18.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 23

Cost: Free. Seating is limited, so to reserve your free seat, call 317-843-3800.



The Midtown Men, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

Four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” take their signature sound and chemistry on the road with a powerhouse seven-piece band, bringing your favorite 1960s hits to life.

8 p.m. Feb. 23.

Cost: $35-$85 for adults, $15 for students.



“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.

8 p.m. Feb. 20, 1 p.m. Feb. 21, 8 p.m. Feb. 22-24, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 25 and 8 p.m. Feb. 27 (continues through April 8).

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

More:, 317-872-9664.


“Village Voices — Notes from the Griot,” The Theater at The Fort, Lawrence.

Village Voices is a celebration of artistic contributions from African-Americans. Artistic director Joshua A. Thompson has created a program with the assistance of local artists who perform works by African-American artists.

7 p.m. Feb. 24.

Cost: $12-$20.


“Dance for a Good Cause,” The Cat Theatre, Carmel

Debuted in 2011, this lively modern dance production represents an important cause/organization in the community with each piece as a means of spreading awareness and hope.

7 p.m., Feb. 24 and 3 p.m. Feb. 25.

Cost: $10.


 “Romeo and Juliet,” The Upperstage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, 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. 23 and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 24.
Cost: $20-$60.
More:, 317-635-5252.

“The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,” The Cabaret, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis.
Will has a cozy, familiar home in a boot in the barn. But when his cousin Monty takes him to the big, dangerous city, Will learns to wade through plush carpets, climb hot water pipes and outwit mischievous mice.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 25.
Cost: Storytime seating for children $8 and for adults $15, $25 for chair seating.

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