Night & Day diversions- November 21, 2017


Sergey Kononenko and Olga Kifyak perform in “The Nutcracker”. (Photo submitted by Russian Grand Ballet)

“The Nutcracker,” The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production features Russia’s brightest ballet stars dancing to Tchaikovsky’s lustrous music and Marius Petipa’s magnificent choreography.

2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26.

Cost: $65-75.



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

In the dinner theater’s 25th annual holiday production, a huge cast offers a glittering array of music and dance numbers, presented in a variety show format. The show will go on hiatus after this year.

8 p.m. Nov. 24-25, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26, and 8 p.m. Nov. 28. (continues through Dec. 23).

Cost: $47.50-$67.50 with $6 discounts for ages 3-15 (includes buffet dinner).

More:, 317-872-9664


“Old Man and the Sea,” The Theater at The Fort, Lawrence

Lawrence Players presents a world premiere based on the novel written by Ernest Hemingway with music, mime and puppetry.

7:30 Nov. 24-25 and 2:30 Nov. 26.

Cost: $10-$15.


“A Year with Frog and Toad,” The Studio Theater, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

True to the heart of the book series, this story of a friendship that endures four fun-filled seasons bubbles with beautiful melody and wit, making it an enchanting musical for all ages.

1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 25 and Nov. 26

Cost: $17.50-25.



“Swan Lake,” The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length production for the first time includes the rarely seen “Waltz of the Black Swans” and features Russia’s brightest ballet stars.

7 p.m. Nov. 25.

Cost: $55 to $65.



“Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

America’s best-selling solo pianist marks his 21st year of heartwarming holiday performances with a new program featuring carols, classics and original songs.

8 p.m. Nov. 25.

Cost: $35-95.



“A Christmas Carol,” The Indiana Repertory Theatre Mainstage, Indianapolis

Banish your bah humbugs and join Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and three lively ghosts on a dark, snowy journey that leads to a bright new day of joy, hope and renewal.

5 p.m. Nov. 24, 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 25 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 (continues through Nov. 24).

Cost: From $25.

More:, 317-635-5252.


Holy Trinity Church presents Dec. 2 concert — The Holy Trinity Church choir is having a concert and reception at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 3500 W. 106th Street, Carmel. Tickets are $25 per person prior to the show and $35 at the door. They can be purchased by calling 317-733-3033 or are available at the church office.

The Bishops to play Palladium New Year’s Eve —The New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, presented by Taft, is set to begin at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 and will feature The Bishops on The Palladium stage in the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. There will be three other rooms with the Scott Routenberg Jazz Trio, DJ Futon John and Stacie Sandoval and her Orchestra Salsa. Cost is $85 for the next 200 tickets sold. Regular price is $85. For more, visit


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