Night & Day diversions – July 23, 2019

Kyle Jurassic appears as Buddy Holly in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s “Buddy; The Buddy Holly Story.” (Submitted photo)

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

The musical follows the true story of the rapid rise of singer/songwriter Buddy Holly and the Crickets until Holly’s death in a plane crash at age 22 in 1959.

8 p.m. July 23, 25-27; 1 p.m. July 24; 1:30 and 7 p.m. July 27

Cost: $45 to $70 (includes buffet dinner), a $6 ticket discount is available for ages 3-15.

More:, 317-872-9664


Wiz Khalifa: “The Decent Exposure Tour,” Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville

Rapper Wiz Khalifa brings a lineup including French Montana, Playboy Carti, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods and DJ Drama.

6 p.m. July 26

Cost: $28 to $88.50



Yacht Rock Revue, Kroger Symphony at the Prairie, Conner Prairie, Fishers

Yacht Rock Revue features songs by Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald and Steely Dan.

8 p.m. July 26-27

Cost: $13 (ages 2-12) to $32.



“Failure to Zig Zag: The Story of the USS Indianapolis,” Carmel Community Players, The Cat, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel

Carmel Community Players presents the story of the USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Of the 1,195 men on the ship, only 316 survived the attack and four-day ordeal in shark-infested waters.

7:30 p.m. July 25-27; 2:30 p.m. July 28

Cost: $14 to $16.



“Trap,” The ACT, Mud Creek Theater, 9740 86th St., Indianapolis

The ACT, a Mud Creek Players youth outreach program for ages 13-18, presents a unique mystery in which all but one person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious.

7:30 p.m. July 26; 2 p.m. and 7:30 July 27

Cost: $7 to $10



“La Casa Azul,” Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis

The musical follows the life of Frida Kahlo, who was considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists. Carmel resident Gregory Glade Hancock’s musical was staged for the first time in 2015 and has since been tweaked.

7:30 p.m. July 25-27; 3 p.m. July 28

Cost: $50



“A Chorus Line,” Young Artists Program, Civic Theatre, The Tarkington

The musical focuses on a choral dancer and features music by Marvin Hamlisch.

7 p.m. July 25-27; 2:30 p.m. July 28

Cost: $20 for students and $28 for adults



“The Adventure of Speckled Band,” Encore Rising Star Youth Production, Main Street Productions, Westfield Playhouse

Encore Rising Star Youth Production presents an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel featuring detective Sherlock Holmes.

7:30 p.m. July 26-27; 2:30 p.m. July 28

Cost: $12 for students and $14 for adults