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 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 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 for show times and ticket prices.