Comic strip favorites take center stage
INDIANAPOLIS — One of America’s most iconic comic strips comes to life in the Buck Creek Players’ production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” showing Friday through Feb. 12 at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. Fly with Snoopy and the Red Baron, get advice from Lucy or find happiness in the little things in this musical production of Charles Schultz’s Peanuts characters. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. For more information and show times, visit buckcreekplayers.com or call 317-862-2270.Satire shows audiences ‘How to Succeed’NOBLESVILLE — A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a guide called “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar dangers as the company party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. Performances run Friday through Feb. 12 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.
Beef & Boards
Madness continues at Beef & BoardsINDIANAPOLIS — “Shear Madness” erupts at a not-so-typical hair salon, when the old lady upstairs gets mysteriously murdered. The audience combs through the clues, questioning the suspects as if they were “Shearlock Holmes.” The show runs through Jan. 29 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.
Indiana Repertory Theatre
IRT hosts a surprise guestINDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre presents “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” through Feb. 4. It’s 1967 and the world is changing. The Draytons think that they are open-minded and forward-thinking — until their white daughter brings home a black fiancé. Cultures clash and family ties are tested in this look into the power of the human heart. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” shows at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St. Visit irtlive.com for ticket information.
Plants gone wild at Footlite MusicalsINDIANAPOLIS — Footlite Musicals invites audience members to Mushnik’s Flowers where a shop clerk named Seymour Krelborn dreams of fame, fortune and love with his secret crush, co-worker Audrey (played by New Palestine native Emily Schaab.) But Audrey keeps falling for the wrong men particularly a sadistic dentist. In his quest for something better, Seymour finds and cares for a strange plant that he names Audrey II. The mysterious plant has dreams of its own, and promises Seymour whatever his heart wants if he only ‘feeds the plant.’ This dark musical comedy plays through Jan. 29 at Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St. Visit footlitemusicals.wildapricot.org for show times and ticket prices.