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Renovation of Historic Elkhart Theatre Earns Indiana Landmarks Award

Indiana Landmarks, a private nonprofit organization that saves meaningful places throughout the state, has awarded its annual Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration to the City of Elkhart for saving The Lerner Theatre. Built in 1924, the theater was built to Read more >

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 >