On Stage – December 1

»Ten West

FORTVILLE — “It’s a Wonderful Life — A Live Radio Play” brings this American holiday classic to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. The show is on stage at Ten West Center for the Arts, 10 W. Church St., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Visit tenwestcenter.org to order tickets.

»Buck Creek Players

INDIANAPOLIS — What do you get when you take Rudolph, Frosty and the Grinch and mix “The Gift of the Magi,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” with a touch of “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker?” The Buck Creek Players present “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)” from Dec. 2 tom 18 at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. For more information and show times, visit buckcreeplayers.com or call 317-862-2270.

»The Belfry

NOBLESVILLE — It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, where it’s Christmas 365 days a year. This holiday play features eccentric guests at the local inn, a star-crossed romance, a demanding guest who refuses to leave and a spur-of-the-moment wedding. Performances run through Dec. 11 at the Belfry, 10590 Greenfield Ave. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Visit thebelfrytheatre.com for ticket prices and more information.

»Footlite Musicals

INDIANAPOLIS — Footlite Musicals presents “Spamalot,” the musical based on the cult movie classic, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The tale follows King Arthur and his loyal knights as they encounter the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits in search of the Holy Grail. “Spamalot” is playing at Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St. through Dec.11. Visit footlitemusicals.wildapricot.org for show times and ticket prices.

»Beef & Boards

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre with “A Beef & Boards Christmas,” the annual holiday variety show of music, dance and theater. The show runs through Dec. 23 at Beef & Boards, 9301 Michigan Road. Visit beefandboards.com for show times and ticket prices. For reservations, call the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 317-872-9664.

»Mud Creek Players

INDIANAPOLIS — The Mud Creek Players present “Clue — the Musical” through Dec. 3. The popular board game now comes to life as Professor Plum, Miss Scarlett and Colonel Mustard sing, dance and solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. In this interactive production, the audience gets a card to help solve a crime that has 216 possible solutions. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. and a special Dec. 1 showing is at 7:30. Visit mudcreekplayers.com for ticket information.

»Indiana Repertory Theatre

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre presents a holiday tradition with Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 24. The spirits of Christmas bring new life to Ebenezer Scrooge in his journey from a dark night of the soul to a bright joyous morning. Celebrate the season at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St. with Scrooge, nephew Fred, Jacob Marley, the three spirits and Tiny Tim. Visit irtlive.com for performance times and ticket information.