Night & Day diversions – December 10, 2019


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

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

8 p.m.  Dec. 10, 13, 17; 1 p.m. Dec. 11; 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 12; 1:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14; 1:30 and 7p.m Dec. 15

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. 10, 13, 17; 8 p.m. Dec. 16

Cost: $28 to $38 (A discount of $3 per ticket is available to ages 3-15)

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 new costumes for the first time in more than 20 years.

7 p.m. Dec. 13, 17; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15

Cost: $28 to $78



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

It’s Christmas time in a 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. 13-14

Cost:  $15


Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox’s “A Very Postmodern Christmas” is set for 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Palladium. (Submitted photo)

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: “A Very Postmodern Christmas,’ the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Postmodern Jukebox is a rotating musical collective, which was founded in 2011 by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee.

8 p.m. Dec. 13

Cost: $32 (military) to $95



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

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

7 p.m. Dec. 12-13; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15

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. 12, 13, 14, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Cost: $15 to $17



“The Nutcracker,” Indiana Ballet Conservatory, Tobias Theater, Newfields, Indianapolis

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

Noon Dec. 14-15

Cost: $30 (students/seniors) to $45