Night & Day diversions – February 4, 2020


“Saturday Night Fever,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis:  Feb. 6 to March 29. For more, visit or call 317-872-9664.

“Morning After Grace,” OneAmerica Mainstage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis: Through Feb. 9. For more, visit

“The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963” Upperstage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis: Through March 1. For more, visit

“Murder for Two,” Actors Theatre of Indiana, Studio Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel:  Through Feb. 16. For more, visit

“Rattler,” Actors Theatre of Indiana Lab Series, Studio Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: Reading is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. For more, visit

“In the Beginning,” Mud Creek Players, Mud Creek Theater, 9740 86th St., Indianapolis: Through Feb. 15. For more, visit

“Much Ado About Nothing,” Civic Theatre, The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: Feb. 7 to 22. For more, visit

“An Austrian Odyssey,” Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. For more,

“Once Upon a Time,” Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, The Academy of GHDT, Carmel: Feb. 8 to Feb. 23. For more,

Chris Botti, Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel: 7 p.m. Feb. 9. For more,

Hymes gets new five-year contract — The Carmel Symphony Orchestra announce Janna Hymes, who has served as the symphony’s music director since fall of 2017, has signed a new five-year contract with the organization. The contract extends through June 2025.

“It has been a great pleasure to join Janna Hymes in leading the Carmel Symphony Orchestra,” CSO Executive Director Jeanelle Adamak stated. “Janna has elevated the artistic value of the CSO and increased demand for the orchestra to perform with such artists as Michael Feinstein, Amy Grant and Edgar Meyer. Her passion and dedication to orchestral and pops music has broadened the audience and delighted all crowds.”

Westfield resident to produce ‘Mayberry Man’ — A new movie inspired by “The Andy Griffith Show” is slated to film for approximately two weeks in central Indiana to coincide with the 2020 “Mayberry in the Midwest” Festival taking place in Danville May 15-17. The feature-length family comedy titled “Mayberry Man” is being produced by children of actors who appeared in the original 1960s television series and is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter through this month. The project was about halfway to its funding goal after just one week. Producer Cort Howell, son of Hoke Howell, who played hillbilly Dud Wash on the classic series, lives in Westfield and bases his production company in Carmel. His older brother, Stark Howell, is the writer/director and is based in Los Angeles. Fans can support the movie and choose from a range of rewards on Kickstarter through Feb. 29 by visiting