“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis
The musical follows the true story of the rapid rise of singer/songwriter Buddy Holly and the Crickets until Holly’s death in a plane crash at age 22 in 1959.
8 p.m. July 30, Aug. 1-3, 6; 1 p.m. July 31; 1:30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 4
Cost: $45 to $70 (includes buffet dinner), a $6 ticket discount is available for ages 3-15.
More: beefandboards.com, 317-872-9664
Beck and Cage the Elephant, “The Night Running Tour,” Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville
Beck and Cage the Elephant will be joined by special guests Spoon and Wild Belle.
6 p.m. Aug. 4
Cost: $21.50 to $144.50
Boogie Wonder Band, Kroger Symphony at the Prairie, Conner Prairie, Fishers
Boogie Wonder Band will transform the audience back to the ‘70s with flamboyant costumes, tight choreographies and a light show.
8 p.m. Aug. 2
Cost: $13 (ages 2-12) to $32.
Smokey Robinson, Kroger Symphony at the Prairie, Conner Prairie, Fishers
Motown legend Smokey Robinson, who became famous as lead singer of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, will draw from his number of hits.
8 p.m. Aug. 3
Cost: $13 (ages 2-12) to $32. (Reserved seating $125 to $135)
“The Adventure of Speckled Band,” Encore Rising Star Youth Production, Main Street Productions, Westfield Playhouse
Encore Rising Star Youth Production presents an adaptation of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel featuring detective Sherlock Holmes.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-3; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4
Cost: $12 for students and $14 for adults
“Honk! Jr.: The Musical,” Apprentice Players, Belfry Theatre, Noblesville
Apprentice Players, for ages 5 to 13, present the musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” incorporating a message of tolerance.
8 p.m. Aug. 2; 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 3; 2 p.m. Aug. 4
Cost: $16 for children under 12 and $20 for adults
“Music Men,” Dance Kaleidoscope, The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
Indianapolis-based Dance Kaleidoscope performers perform to the music of Prince, Elton John and George Gershwin.
8 p.m. Aug. 3; 2 p.m. Aug. 4
Cost: $15 for students (under 18) and $33 for adults