Night & Day diversions – December 18, 2018

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“A Christmas Carol,” Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

Eli Lilly and Co. present Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge for the 28th year at IRT.

7 p.m. Dec. 18, 19, 20 21; 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 22; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 23 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 24

Cost: $30 to $86

More: irtlive.com

 

Buddy (Dan Bob Higgins) is overcome by Jovie’s (Emily Grace Tucker) beauty in “Elf” at Beef & Boards. (Submitted photo)

“Elf The Musical,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Beef & Boards presents “Elf The Musical,” based on the movie. It follows the tale of Buddy, an orphan who is raised as an elf.

8 p.m. Dec. 18; 21; 1 p.m. Dec. 19; 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 20; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 22; 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23.

Cost: $44-$69 (includes buffet dinner).

More: beefandboards.com, 317-872-9664

 

“Mary Poppins,” Civic Theatre, The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Civic Theatre returns the timeless musical “Mary Poppins” to the stage.

7 p.m. Dec. 13; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16

Cost: $30 to $85.

More: civictheatre.org

 

“It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” Actors Theatre of Indiana, the Studio Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Actors Theatre of Indiana brings the iconic holiday film to the stage in the form of a 1940s-style radio broadcast.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 21; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 23

Cost: $20 (student) to $45

More: atistage.org

 

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

“The Festival of Carols,” sponsored by Stock Yards Bank and Pathfinder CPA Group, features the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

8 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 22 and 3 p.m. Dec. 23

Cost: $15 to $54

More: thecenterpresents.org

 

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

Beef & Boards presents the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic. The one-hour show is presented without intermission.

1 p.m. Dec. 18, 21; 8 p.m. Dec. 19

Cost: $27 to $37 (includes buffet lunch or dinner)

More: beefandboards.com

Ballet Theatre of Indiana presents ‘The Nutcracker’Ballet Theatre of Indiana will present seven performances of “The Nutcracker” from Dec. 20 to 23 at the Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum, 407 E. Michigan St. BTI has added a few twists to the storyline for a more cohesive plot and kept its favorite parts, including believable stage combat between The Nutcracker and Rat Queen, according to a theatre news release. The shows are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 21, 22 and 3 p.m. Dec. 23. For more, visit btindiana.org.

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