Night & Day diversions – March 10, 2020

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“Saturday Night Fever,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis: Through March 29. For more, visit beefandboards.com or call 317-872-9664.

“A Few Good Men,” Civic Theatre, The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: March 13 to 28. For more, visit civictheatre.org.

“Murder on the Orient Express,” Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis: Through March 29. For more, visit irtlive.com.

“Journey into Jazz,” Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 7:30 p.m., March 14. For more, visit carmelsymphony.org.

Minotour: “Dear Hank and John,” podcast with John and Hank Green, The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 7 p.m. March 10. For more, visit thecenterpresents.org.

Peking Acrobats, Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 3 p.m. March 15. For more, visit thecenterpresents.org.

“Kurt Elling Quintet: A Century of Heroes,” Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel:  8 p.m. March 21. For more, visit thecenterpresents.org.

“A Raisin in the Sun,” Main Street Productions, Westfield Playhouse, Westfield: March 20 to April 5. For more, visit westfieldplayhouse.org.

Clay Township Presents Side-by-Side with Carmel High School: 4 p.m. March 22. For more, visit carmelsymphony.org.

“Don Giovanni,” Indianapolis Opera, The Toby Theater at Newfields, Indianapolis: March 20 to 22. For more, visit indyopera.org.

Uncorked with Elizabeth Lee, Urban Vines Winery and Brewery, Westfield: 5 p.m. March 15. For more, visit urban-vines.com.

Dark comedy returns to The Cat — “In the Presence of my Enemies,” a wickedly funny cautionary tale about greed and family, will have two performances at The Cat, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel, at 7:30 p.m. March 13 and 2:30 p.m. March 14. For reservations, contact j2clairs@att.net or call 317-582-1007. Tickets also may be purchased at the door. Group rates are available.

Straight No Chaser to play gala — An exclusive performance by celebrated a cappella group Straight No Chaser is among the highlights of the Center for the Performing Arts’ 10th Anniversary Gala Sept. 12. Presented by Krieg DeVault, the gala supports artistic and educational programming at the Center, which will have welcomed more than 1 million patrons by the start of the 2020-2021 performance season. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with the First Merchants Bank Cocktail Reception and continues with an elegant dinner, live auction, the Straight No Chaser performance and an after-party with dancing and cabaret performances until midnight. Michael Feinstein, the Center’s artistic director, also will perform as he hosts the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame inductions of singer/songwriter/actress Peggy Lee (“Fever”) and composer-playwright Meredith Willson (“The Music Man”).

Tyska named ATI education director —Brynn Tyska will join Actors Theatre of Indiana as its new director of education. Since moving to Carmel in 2016, she has been an ATI cast member (“A Comedy of Tenors” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and did a reading of Lindsay Adams’ new play, “Rattler”). She looks forward to stepping back into her role as teacher and administrator. Prior to moving to Indiana, Brynn served as acting department chair for the Rochester Association for the Performing Arts, where she taught several acting classes, including Fundamentals, Characterization, The Art of Comedy, Script Analysis and Movement for the Stage. Additionally, she taught acting and coached musical theater privately as the founder of BKT Studio for Actors.

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