Night & Day diversions – November 19, 2019


“A Christmas Story,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

The musical is based on the movie classic, set in the 1940s in a fictional Indiana town, focusing on 9-year-old Ralphie and his desire for a BB gun for Christmas.

8 p.m.  Nov. 21, 22, 23., 26; 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24

Cost: $45 to $70 (includes buffet dinner), a $6 ticket discount is available for ages 3-15.

More:, 317-872-9664


“An Evening with Gladys Knight,” the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight is famous for hits such as “Neither One of Us,” “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me.”

7:30 p.m. Nov. 20

Cost: $46 (military) to $140



“Damien Escobar: Elements of Love Tour,” the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Damien Escobar, a rising star violinist, first drew national attention as half of the duo Nuttin’ But Stringz. He has been a solo artist and bandleader since 2012 and has released two albums.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 21

Cost: $15 to $70



“Over the River and Through the Woods,” Main Street Productions, Westfield Playhouse, 1836 Ind. 32, Westfield.

Nick, an Italian New Jersey bachelor, has dinner every Sunday afternoon with his two sets of grandparents. When he gets a job offer in Seattle, his grandparents plot ways to keep him from leaving.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 23; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24

Cost: $12 to $14



“A Doublewide, Texas Christmas,” Mud Creek Players, Mud Creek Theater, Carmel

It’s Christmas time in the new and tiny town in Texas, and trailer park residents are dealing with the stress of the holiday season in this outrageous comedy.

7:30 Nov. 21; 8 p.m. Nov. 22, 23

Cost: Pay what you want at door Nov. 21; $15 for Nov. 22, 23


Boz Scaggs will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo by Chris Phelps)

“Boz Scaggs: Out of Blues Tour 2109,” the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Boz Scaggs, considered one of the great blue-eyed soul singers, is known for hits such as “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle” and the Grammy winning “Lowdown.”

8 p.m. Nov. 23

Cost: $37 (military) to $110



“The Nutcracker,” Indiana Ballet Conservatory, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Indiana Ballet Conservatory students present the classic tale with this version, the closest to the original “Nutcracker” ballet, which debuted in Russia more than 100 years ago.

2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 24

Cost: $30 (students/seniors) to $75