Night & Day diversions – December 3, 2019


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

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

8 p.m.  Dec. 3, 6, 10, 1 p.m. Dec. 4; 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 1:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 7; 1:30 and 7p.m Dec. 8

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

More:, 317-872-9664


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

Beef & Boards presents its 25th production of the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, based on the Charles Dickens’ novel.

1 p.m. Dec. 3, 6; 8 p.m. Dec. 9

Cost: $28 to $38

More:, 317-872-9664


“A Christmas Carol,” OneAmerica Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” will feature additional carols and all-new costumes for the first time in more than 20 years.

7 p.m. Dec. 6, 4 p.m. Dec. 7; 2 p.m. Dec. 8

Cost: $28 to $75


Addie Taylor, left, and Caitlin Skinner rehearse for Mud Creek Players’ “A Doublewide, Texas Christmas.” (Photo by Erin Keller)

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

It’s Christmastime 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.

8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8

Cost: $13 to $15



Jazz At Lincoln Center: Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Led by jazz master Wynton Marsalis, the ensemble marks the season with “Big Band Holidays” with soulful versions of classics like “Jingle Bells” and “Joy to the World.”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: $15 (students) to $125



An Evening with Rita Moreno. the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Singer/actress Rita Moreno, who has won two Emmy awards, an Oscar, a Tony Award and a Grammy, will likely sing selections from The Great American Songbook.

8 p.m. Dec. 6

Cost: $48 (students) to $95



“Elf The Musical,” the Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The story centers on Buddy, a young orphan, who climbs into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole and raised as an elf.

7 p.m. Dec. 6; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7; 2 p.m. Dec. 8

Cost: $32 (students) to $55



“The Very Merry Xmas Carol Holiday Adventure,” Carmel Community Players, The Cat, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel.

A narrator’s retelling of Christmas tales unravels into an action-packed adventure when Frosty the Snowman, Scrooge and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer seek to save Christmas from a malicious force named Xmas.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8

Cost: $15 to $17