“Saturday Night Fever,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis: Through March 29. For more, visit beefandboards.com or call 317-872-9664.
“The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963” Upperstage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis: Through March 7. For more, visit irtlive.com
“Murder on the Orient Express,” Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis: March 3 to 29. For more, visit irtlive.com
“The Cat in the Hat,” Civic Theatre, The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: Through March 5. For more, visit civictheatre.org.
Dance Discovery Class: French Waltz, Civic Theatre, The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 6:30 p.m. March 3. For more, visit thecenterpresents.org.
Voiceplay, Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 8 p.m., March 6. For more, visit thecenterpresents.org.
Minotour: “Dear Hank and John,” podcast with John and Hank Green, The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 8 p.m. March 10. For more, visit thecenterpresents.org.
Beethoven at 250, Indiana Wind Symphony, Studio Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 7:30 p.m. March 7. For more, visit indianawindsymphony.org
Beethoven at 250, Indiana Wind Symphony, Studio Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 7 p.m. March 7. For more, visit indianawindsymphony.org.
“Lend Me a Tenor,” Carmel Community Players, The Cat, Carmel: Through March 8. For more, visit carmelplayers.org.
IRT presents Agatha Christie play — The Indiana Repertory Theatre dives into the mysterious pages of the world’s best-selling author for its next production, Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Adapted by Ken Ludwig, this ultimate whodunit runs March 3 to 29 on the OneAmerica Mainstage and is a co-production with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Originally published in 1934, “Murder on the Orient Express” has been adapted into multiple radio plays, films and television programs, but the version by Ludwig, writer of “Lend Me a Tenor” and “The Game’s Afoot,” is the first stage adaptation.
While the IRT has done multiple Agatha Christie mysteries through the years, Ludwig’s take will only be the IRT’s second play that features the Belgian master detective Hercule Poirot. The first was “Black Coffee” in 1989.
“There is nothing more theatrical than the thriller, and no master better suited to creating stage-worthy thrillers than Agatha Christie,” IRT’s Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director Janet Allen said. “Christie’s work has the uncanny ability to draw people from many different walks of life under her spell.” Returning to direct is Risa Brainin, IRT associate artistic director from 1997 to 2000, who also directed the 2017 nationally recognized production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and last season’s “Holmes and Watson.”
Sedaris set for Palladium visit — Author and humorist David Sedaris will bring his ironic wit and social satire to the Center for the Performing Arts in April. “An Evening with David Sedaris” begins at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Tickets start at $45 and are available at thecenterpresents.org.
Known initially for his contributions to “This American Life” and other public radio programs, Sedaris has penned many best-selling books of personal essays and short stories, including “Barrel Fever,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” and “Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002).” His latest book of essays, “Calypso,” was a New York Times best-seller and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year.