Beef & Boards presents family musical with ‘Shrek’

INDIANAPOLIS — “Shrek — the Musical” brings to life the ogre Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and all the characters from the Oscar-winning Dreamworks animated feature. Shrek, the unlikely hero, finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wise-cracking donkey and a feisty princess in no hurry to be rescued. This show is rated “G” and offers discounts for children under 15. “Shrek” plays through July 2 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.Final weekend for murder mystery production 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 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.

Footlite’s ‘Dreamgirls’ based on ’60s girl group

INDIANAPOLIS — Onstage, Footlite’s “Dreamgirls” is glamour, glitz, sophistication and great dance tunes. Offstage, the dream girls — loosely based on the ‘60s girl-group the Supremes — face-clawing ambition, betrayal, rejection and broken hearts behind the scenes. 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.