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Openings and continuing shows for the weekend of March 3

Footlite Musicals opens the Cole Porter favorite Anything Goes this weekend. The story showcases madcap antics aboard an ocean liner between New York and London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”

  • March 3-19, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
  • Admission  is $23 for adults and $15 for youth (17 and younger).
  • Discount days (Thursday Evenings and Opening Weekend Sunday Matinee) – all seats are $10
  • Adult members are $15 and youth members are $10. Member tickets are only $5 on Discount Days.

Also check out Footlite’s tap workshop!



"Swan Song" at Epilogue Players. Photo by Duane Mercier.
“Swan Song” at Epilogue Players. Photo by Duane Mercier.

Epilogue Players opens The Swan Song: A Study in Terror by Mike Johnson. The thriller, directed by Bernard Wurger, is a depraved tale of mystery, murder, magic, madness, and hideous revenge. It details the events of a single day from early afternoon to midnight. Olivia returns with her fiancé to the creepy family manor after the funeral of her murdered parents. Miles desperately tries to get her away from the house and the eerie influences of her secretary, her ever-tipsy aunt, a hidebound lawyer, a genuinely scary swami, and a kindly old housekeeper whose nervousness is contagious. Olivia won’t leave until she contacts the spirit of her mother at midnight to learn who committed the ghastly murders.

  • March 3-19, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • Tickets are $12-$15.
  • Reservations are required and can be made online at  or by calling 317-926-3139.


“Move Over, Mrs. Markham” at the University of Indianapolis

Move Over, Mrs. Markham continues at the University of Indianapolis. Move over Mrs. Markham exposes the intricacies and complications that ensue when different sets of hopeful lovers all converge on the bedroom of the Markhams’ supposedly empty flat. The complications and deceptions that follow assure a hectic and hilarious evening.

  • Contains adult humor, language or content that some may find inappropriate.
  • Advanced sale tickets only.
  • March 2-4, dinner at 6:45 p.m., performance at 8:00 p.m.
  • Thrifty Thursday (performance only, no dinner) March 2 at 8:00 p.m. All seats $6
  • General admission: $27/person (includes dinner)
  •…/event_listings.asp or call 317-788-3251.


“Four Spirits” at Downey Avenue Christian Church

Downey Avenue Christian Church Performing Arts presents the Midwest premiere production of Four Spirits: The Play by Sena Jeter Naslund and Elaine W. Hughes. It spotlights the 1960s nonviolent protest against the legality of racial segregation. The death of four African-American Sunday-school girls in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing broke the hearts of many black and white Americans, but in its wake came new spiritual resolve to replace prejudice with justice, hate with love, violence with peace, and separation with friendship. Based on Naslund’s critically acclaimed, national best-selling novel, also titled Four Spirits, the suspenseful play reverberates with the courage, commitment, and cooperation needed to create an enlightened and positive community


"Stuart Little" at the Indiana Repertory Theatre
“Stuart Little” at the Indiana Repertory Theatre

Stewart Little continues at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Everyone’s favorite mouse lives a happy life with his human family and his friend Margalo the bird—as long as he can avoid that sinister feline, Snowbell. The beloved children’s book becomes a lively stage event brimming with invention and imagination.

  • Through March 26
  • Children’s storytime seating is $8; adult storytime seating is $15; all chair seating is $20



"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat continues at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s show is a rainbow of musical styles that tells the story of Jacob’s favorite son, who receives the gift of a colorful coat that changes his life after it stirs jealousy among his brothers.

  • Through March 26
  • $47.50-$67.50


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