Night & Day diversions- April 24, 2018


From left, top row, “Drood” cast members Eric Olson, Cynthia Collins, Judy Fitzgerald and Harli Cooper. Seated, T.J. Lancaster (Photo by Ed Stewart)

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” The Studio Theater, the Center for the Performing Arts

The Actors Theatre of Indiana presents Rupert Holmes’ musical based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished mystery novel. The musical revolves around a troupe of actors putting on the mystery.

7:30 p.m. April 27, 28, 2 p.m. April 29 (continues through May 13)

Cost: $20-$45.


“Singin’ in the Rain,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

This production of the popular musical features audience favorites Timothy Ford and Sarah Hund, who return to reprise their roles as Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont.

8 p.m. April 24, 26, 27, 28, 1 p.m. April 25, 26 and 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 29 (continues through May 26).

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

More:, 317-872-9664.


“Ragtime the Musical,” Ivy Tech Noblesville, Noblesville

Set in NewYork at the turn of 20th century, the story centers on three groups in the melting pot of America,

7:30 p.m. April 27, 28 and 2:30 p.m. April 29.

Cost: $16-$18



Itzhak Perlman, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

The Israeli-American violinist and conductor has been in the spotlight since appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” at age 13 in 1958. His recordings have won 15 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement.

8 p.m. April 28

Cost: $50.



“Music for Miracles,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

7 p.m. April 29.

“Music for Miracles” was created to showcase the talent of Carmel Clay School students. All proceeds benefit the kids at Riley Hospital for Children.
Cost: $17.



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

The musical set in 1962 Baltimore features Tracy Turnbald, a plus-size teen, who wants to dance on the popular “Corney Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, she goes from social outcast to a star.

7 p.m. April 27, 28 and 2 p.m. April 29 (continues through May 12)

Cost: $24.50-$45.50.



“Looking Over the President’s Shoulders,” The Upperstage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

Hoosier Alonzo Fields spent two decades as chief butler at the

White House, serving Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower, this funny, poignant, uplifting memoir returns to the IRT by popular demand with popular David Alan Anderson in the lead role.

2 p.m. April 26, 29 and 5 p.m. April 28 (continues through May 6).

Cost: Tickets start at $25.



“Noises Off,” OneAmerica Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

7:30 p.m. April 24, 26, 27, 6:30 p.m. April 25, 1 and 5 p.m. April 28, 2 p.m. April 29 (continues through May 20).

Called the funniest farce ever written, the IRT presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Cost: Tickets start at $25.



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