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The Dixie Swim Club at Beef & Boards Theatre

As a theater goer, you have to be careful when the words on the playbill say “touching,” “heartfelt,” or “poignant,” because some time during the evening, someone is going to cry. I started my third year of attending Beef & Read more >

Beef and Boards’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ Fills With Christmas Spirit

I was worried about how Beef and Board would do A Christmas Carol in one hour, especially with songs and music. It’s always a two-hour show when they show the Patrick Stewart (aka Captain Jean-Luc Picard) playing Ebenezer Scrooge version Read more >

Shrek the Musical Coming to Bloomington

What’s big and green and grouchy and lovable? Shrek, of course! And he’s coming to the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington November 15-17. Shrek the Musical is a family-friendly tale that tells the story included in the first Shrek movie. Read more >

I’ll Have a Side of Theatre with My Dinner

During a visit to Poland this past year, I was fortunate to have a host with a reverent passion for classical music. He shared with my sister and I Poland’s rich musical history and the great work of Polish composer, Read more >

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Nashville, IN Artists Colony Inn

If you’re an artist whose wanted to hang in a hotel, now’s your chance. . . as a murder victim! (MWAHAHAHAHA!!) *Ahem* Sorry. The Artists Colony Inn of Nashville, Indiana (Brown County) and Artistic Vantage presents their Murder Mystery Dinner Read more >

Hitchcock Meets Humor in the IRT’s The 39 Steps

I’m not sure whether to call it a play, a comedy act or a magic show, but I do know that The 39 Steps at The Indiana Repertory Theatre is downright entertaining. Since seeing the show during opening weekend, I’ve been Read more >

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Beef & Boards Theatre

I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard at a play in years. I had the chance to see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Beef & Boards Theatre last night, thanks to Patricia Rettig, the PR director Read more >

Celebrate the Holidays with “Yuletide Celebration”

Christmastime in downtown Indianapolis has always been one of my favorite times of year.  From the Lighting of the Tree (the Soldiers & Sailors monument on Monument Circle downtown) to the giant soldiers and candy canes that decorate the circle; Read more >

The Beef & Boards Christmas Pays Homage to Classic TV Shows

When I was a kid, we watched all the Christmas specials on TV. The Carol Burnett Christmas Special, the Donny & Marie Christmas Special. Whoever was the variety show flavor of the day got their own Christmas special on TV, Read more >

The Birds: a NoExit Adaptation of a Classic

On Halloween, NoExit Performance Inc. put on an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds at the Wheeler Arts Community, located in Fountain Square in downtown Indianapolis “NoExit is a collaborative group of artists who strive to provide provocative theatre and Read more >