‘Big Fish’ highlights a father’s tall tales

INDIANAPOLIS — Footlite Musicals presents the community theater premiere of “Big Fish” as its young adult summer production. Performed by actors age 18 through 25, “Big Fish” recounts the ordinary life of a dying man who wants to be a hero to his son. He tells stories of his life that paint him as nearly mythical. The boy grows up questioning the tales, but finds the truth in the end. The show features Mt. Vernon graduate Samantha Russell as Jenny Hill (played by Helena Bonham Carter in the Broadway production.) “Big Fish” opens Friday and runs through July 23 at Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St. Visit footlitemusicals.wildapricot.org for show times and ticket prices.

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ plays second weekend

GREENFIELD — CrazyLake’s “The Drowsy Chaperone” continues into its second weekend at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. Tagged on Broadway as “a musical within a comedy,” the lonely “Man in Chair” shares with the audience a recording of his favorite Broadway show: the 1920s musical “The Drowsy Chaperone.” While the record plays, the action come to life in his apartment as he describes each scene of the musical. Remaining performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Advanced sale $10 tickets can be still be purchased at Hometown Comics, 1506 N. State St. or online at crazylake.com. Tickets will also be on sale for $12 at the door an hour before show time. For more information, call 317-477-2787.