Night & Day diversions – December 25, 2018


“A Christmas Carol,” Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

Eli Lilly and Company present Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge for the 28th year at IRT.

1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 22; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 23; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 24; 2 p.m. Dec. 26

Cost: $30 to $86



“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.

1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 22, 29; 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23; 8 p.m. Dec. 27, 28, 31; 1:30 p.m.  and 7 p.m. Dec. 30

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

More:, 317-872-9664

From left, Ben Kistner, Devan Mathias and Sydney Pinchouck in Civic Theatre’s “Mary Poppins.” (Photo by Zach Rosing)

“Mary Poppins,” Civic Theatre, The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Civic Theatre returns the timeless musical “Mary Poppins” to the stage.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 29; 2 p.m. Dec. 23; 7 p.m. Dec. 28

Cost: $30 to $85.



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

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 23

Cost: $20 (student) to $45



“Festival of Carols,” the Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

“The Festival of Carols,” sponsored by Stock Yards Bank and Pathfinder CPA Group, features the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 22 and 3 p.m. Dec. 23

Cost: $15 to $54



“New Year’s Eve Extravaganza,” the Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Living Proof will perform on the Palladium stage. Other performers include Martinie’s Boogie Three, the Founders Room; Scott Routenberg Jazz Trio, Shiel Sexton Songbook Lounge; DJ Futon John, Robert Adam Room; and A Touch of Grass, South Lobby.

9 p.m., Dec. 31

Cost: $95.


Child and adult music class set for Palladium — The Home on the Range: Child & Adult Music Class will be on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Jan. 11 to Feb. 22 at the Robert Adam Room of the Palladium. The session will have songs about about food, puppies, ponies, mice, moose and other homey things. Michelle Marti of ShooBeeLoo Music and Movement will introduce children to a rustic world of song accompanied by her guitar, rhythm instruments and toys to help engage your young musician. Home On the Range is a class for adult caregivers and their child on children to be active in learning music together. For ages 10 months to 5 years, recommended for 18 months to 4 years. Class is limited to 10 children with a minimum of five to hold the class. The cost is $70 and includes all seven class sessions. Siblings under 10 months may attend free. For more, visit

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