Night & Day diversions – December 24, 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.

1:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 28; 1:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 29; 8 p.m. Dec. 27, 30, 31

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.

8 p.m. Dec. 23

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.

1, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21; 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 22; 7 p.m. Dec. 23, 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 24; 1 p.m. Dec. 26

Cost: $28 to $78



“Festival of Carols,” Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will perform holiday music and feature the talents of the Indianapolis Chamber Choir and Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera’s” Michele McConnell.

3 p.m. Dec. 21-22

Cost: $15 (student) to $57



“Elf The Musical,” Civic Theatre, 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.

2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 22; 7 p.m. Dec. 26, 27; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 28

Cost: $32 (students) to $55



CHS choirs tribute set — Tickets for Carmel High School’s “The Legacy Concert” are on sale at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. The concert is set for April 13 at the Palladium. The concert celebrates the Carmel Choir program, which has impacted thousands of young men and women for more than 50 years. Past and present choir directors will be recognized. Both shows choirs and alumni who have gone on to professional music careers will provide the entertainment. For more, visit


Walk Off the Earth to perform — Canadian indie-pop band Walk Off The Earth will perform at 8 p.m. April 17 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. The group is known for unconventional arrangements, catchy original tunes and innovative covers that have become a YouTube sensation. Their five-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” has tallied more than 187 million views, and their video of Lorde’s “Royals” was featured in the 2014 Grammy Awards telecast. More recently, the multiplatinum-selling band has scored hits with “Red Hands,” “Fire in My Soul” and “Rule the World” and has collaborated with artists including Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg and Steve Aoki. The world tour is supporting the band’s new album, “Here We Go!” Tickets are on sale at


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