“Hairspray,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis
The musical focuses on Tracey Turnblad’s dream to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” a Baltimore TV dance show.
8 p.m. Sept. 17, 19, 20, 21, 24; 1 p.m. Sep. 18; 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 22
Cost: $45 to $70 (includes buffet dinner), a $6 ticket discount is available for ages 3-15.
More: beefandboards.com, 317-872-9664
Outlaw Music Festival, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville
Willie Nelson, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are among the main performers in the Outlaw Musical Festival.
5 p.m. Sept. 20
Cost: $36.50 to $340
Brantley Gilbert, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville
Country star Brantley Gilbert brings his “Not Like Us Tour,” named after a song released as a single from his “Fire and Brimstone” album, to Ruoff. Gilbert will be joined by Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell.
7 p.m. Sept. 21
Cost: $37 to $142
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Actors Theatre of Indiana, Studio Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
ATI presents a musical version of comedy of a high-class con man and small-time grifter competing to swindle an heiress.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 19, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. Sept. 22
Cost: $20 (students) to $40
“Steel Magnolias,” Mud Creek Players, Mud Creek Theater, Lawrence
“Steel Magnolias” is Truvy’s beauty shop in Louisiana, where women come to get their hair done and listen to Truvy’s free advice. The story examines the relationships between the six female characters.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 21; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22
Cost: $15 Sept. 20, 21: $13 Sept. 22
Steve Martin and Martin Short, the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
The veteran comedians present their “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” show, which also features Della Mae, banjo innovator Alison Brown and keyboardist Jeff Babko from the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” house band.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 26
Cost: $175 to $375