On Stage – December 10

Beef & Boards

INDIANAPOLIS — Beef & Boards presents a Beef & Boards Christmas, opening Saturday and running through Dec. 31. Hosts Kenny Shepherd and Deb Wims welcome family and friends to escape from the chilly outdoors and enjoy some Beef & Board regulars as they sing and dance in this holiday variety show. For reservations, call the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 317-872-9664.

Buck Creek Players

INDIANAPOLIS — The Buck Creek Players, 11150 Southeastern Ave., present “Scrooge! The Musical” weekends through Dec. 20. Celebrate the holidays with miserly Ebenezer Scrooge’s “Bah! Humbug!” opinion of Christmas. But when Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner and three Christmas spirits, he gets a second shot at life — just in time for Christmas Day. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. Visit buckcreek players.com for more information.

Footlite Musicals

INDIANAPOLIS — Footlite Musicals presents a new version of Victor Herbert‘s classic “Babes in Toyland,” running through Sunday at the Hedback Community Theater, 1847 N. Alabama St. This family-friendly musical features Victor Herbert’s tale with a new script by local artists Bob Harbin and Claire Wilcher. “Babes” weaves together characters and themes from Mother Goose nursery rhymes into a Christmas-themed tale of heroes, villains, gypsies and dancing soldiers. Admission prices for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances are $23 for adults and $15 for youth 17 and younger. Thursday and First Sunday performances are $10 for all seats. Tickets are available at footlite.org or by calling the Footlite box office at 317-926-6630. All seats are reserved.

Theatre on the Square — Main Stage

INDIANAPOLIS — Theatre on the Square, 627 Massachusetts Ave., presents “A Christmas Story,” Hoosier humorist Jean Shepherd’s 1940s holiday tale of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

All the elements from the motion picture are part of the production including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace, school bully Scut Farkas, and the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost. The show opens Friday and runs through Dec. 20. Visit tots.org to order tickets.

Theatre on the Square —Cabaret Stage

INDIANAPOLIS — Eight reindeer dish about the real Santa in “The 8 Reindeer Monologues.” All those rumors you’ve heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph’s little secret? About Vixen’s story that was leaked to the press? All true. “The 8 Reindeer Monologues” is showing through Dec. 19. Visit tots.org for more information.