On Stage – May 11

Glitz hides betrayal, broken hearts in ‘Dreamgirls’ show

INDIANAPOLIS — Onstage, Footlite’s “Dreamgirls” is glamour, glitz, sophistication and great dance tunes. Offstage, clawing ambition, betrayal, rejection and broken hearts are the behind-the-scenes story of the Dreamgirls — loosely based on the 60s girl-group the Supremes. A young, female singing trio from Chicago gets its big break at an amateur competition, and thus begins the heartbreaks of showbiz, love and music in this 1981 Tony Award winning musical. “Dreamgirls” opens Friday and runs through May 21 at Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St. Visit footlitemusicals.wildapricot.org for show times and ticket prices.Hitchcock thriller provides suspense, intrigue at IRTINDIANAPOLIS — A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his own wife in the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dial M for Murder,” but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is the one convicted of murder. The play that inspired Hitchcock’s suspense classic weaves an ever tightening web of danger and deception. “Dial M for Murder” runs through May 21 at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St. Visit irtlive.com for ticket information and performance times.

‘Music Man’ marches into town at Booth Tarkington

CARMEL — “The Music Man” follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. “The Music Man” at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre runs through Saturday. For more information, visit civictheatre.org.