Night & Day diversions – October 30, 2018


“Man of La Mancha,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Beef & Boards will presents the classical musical, which won the Tony Award in 1966 for best musical, for the first time. The play follows Don Quixote’s quest for the impossible dream.

8 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 1, 2, 3; 1 p.m. Oct. 31; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 4

Cost: $44-$69 (includes buffet dinner). Discount of $10 for children ages 3-15

More:, 317-872-9664


“Dido & Aeneas,” Projekt:Opera Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy, 10029 E 126th St., Fishers

“Dido & Aeneas” is a Baroque-era opera performed by live musicians, opera singers and members of the Fishers Community Chorus. It is a re-telling of Virgil’s Aeneid with all its romance and treachery. The show is family friendly.

Cost: $15, children under 18 are admitted free.

7:30 p.m., Nov 2-3



“Rapunzel,” Children’s Theatre, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Children’s Theatre presents “Rapunzel,” a familiar tale with a new spin. Rapunzel’s 16th birthday arrives and she is able to leave the tower and live in the outside world.

10 a.m. Nov. 2; 10 a.m. 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3

Cost: $16.50 (includes juice and snack)

More:, 317-872-9664


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Five musicians perform 19th-century works by Beethoven, Schubert and Bottesini before performing together for Schubert’s “Trout Quintet.”

8 p.m. Nov. 2

Cost: $15 (student) to $65


Country singer Kellie Pickler will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Palladium in Carmel. (Submitted photo)

Kellie Pickler, the Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Kellie Pickler gained attention at age 19 as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol,” when she finished sixth. Since then, she has released four critically albums, including “100 Proof,” one of Rolling Stone’s best country albums of 2012. She co-hosts the daytime talk show “Pickler & Ben” with journalist Ben Aaron.

8 p.m. Nov. 3

Cost: $35 to $85



“The Comedy of Errors,” The Cat Theatre, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel

Improbably Fiction Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s farce of mistaken identities. Shakespeare’s shortest play features outrageous characters.

8 p.m. Nov. 2, 3

Cost: $15



“Grieg Piano Concerto,” Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis

Grieg’s only concerto, one of his most popular works, will be performed by young prodigy Jan Lisiecki, who the New York Times describes as  “a pianist who makes every note count.”

8 p.m., Nov. 2, 3

Cost: $15 (student) to $89



“Macabre: An Evening of Edgar Allen Poe Ballet,” The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Ballet Theatre of Indiana presents the works of Edgar Allen Poe, such as “Annabel Lee,” “The Mask of the Red Death” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”

7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 3

Cost: $20 to $35