Night & Day diversions – November 27, 2018


“Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas,” the Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Jane Lynch, known as the cheerleading coach in “Glee,” brings her acting and musical skills to the stage in a funny performance, inspired by classic Christmas albums of the 1950s and 1960s.

8 p.m. Dec. 1

Cost: $35 to $85



“Elf The Musical,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Beef & Boards will present “Elf The Musical,” based on the movie. It follows the tale of Buddy, an orphan who is raised as an elf.

8 p.m.  27, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 4; 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 28; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 2.

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

More:, 317-872-9664


Dennis DeYoung, the Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Dennis DeYoung, former lead singer of Styx, performs “The Grand Illusion” 40th Anniversary Tour. DeYoung and band will perform the classic Styx album in its entirety along with other Top 10 hits.

8 p.m. Nov. 30

Cost: $30 to $85.



“The Best Christmas Pageant,” Carmel Community Players, Ji-Eun Music Academy, Fishers

The holiday comedy focuses on a church trying to put on an annual pageant with the bratty Herdman kids.

7:30 p.m., Nov. 29, 30, Dec.1; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2

Cost: $10 to $16



“It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” Actors Theatre of Indiana, the Studio Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Actors Theatre of Indiana brings the iconic holiday film to the stage in the form of a 1940s-style radio broadcast.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 30; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; 2 p.m. Dec. 2

Cost: $20 (student) to $45



“A Little Christmas Spirit,” Main Street Productions, Westfield Playhouse, 1836 W. State Rd. 32, Westfield

Kat Watson directs this Christmas play by Pat Cook. The cast features many performers from Hamilton County.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1

Cost: $12 to $14



Sara Evans At Christmas, the Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Sara Evans, a versatile country and pop music vocalist, will feature a mix of seasonal classics and her own material.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 29

Cost: $35 to $235



“The Nutcracker,” Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Pike Performing Center, Indianapolis

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s full-length contemporary version of “The Nutcracker” features the dancers of G2, the pre- professional company of GHDT. G2 is joined by students from The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre.

7 p.m. Nov. 30; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 1

Cost: $15 to $25



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