Beef & Boards brings classic to the stage
INDIANAPOLIS — Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” finds its way to New York City in “West Side Story,” as two young lovers — Maria and Tony — struggle to survive in a world of hate, gang violence and prejudice. Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s musical score includes “I Feel Pretty,” “Maria” and “Tonight.” “West Side Story” plays through Oct. 1 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.
Footlite’s Jr. production musical within a comedy
INDIANAPOLIS — Footlite Musicals presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” as its summer youth production. Performed by actors age 13 to 18, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a love letter to Broadway as a musical theatre fanatic shares a recording of his favorite musical, 1928’s “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The characters in the story burst into life and perform the entire show in his apartment. “The Drowsy Chaperone” runs through Aug. 27 at Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St. Visit footlite.org for show times and ticket prices.
Family drama unfolds with ‘The Outgoing Tide’
INDIANAPOLIS — In the family drama of “The Outgoing Tide,” performed by Stageworthy Productions, Gunner hatches an unorthodox plan to secure his family’s future in their Chesapeake Bay community, but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground before the tide goes out. Performances run through Aug. 27 at the Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 E. 29th St. For more information, visit stageworthy.org.
‘Driving Miss Daisy’ pulls in at Carmel Playhouse
CARMEL — In the Deep South just prior to the civil rights movement, 72-year-old Daisy Werthan is informed by her son that, henceforth, she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain. In a relationship spanning 25 years, the two become close and even dependent on each other. “Driving Miss Daisy” plays through Aug. 27 at the Carmel Community Playhouse, 14229 Clay Terrace Blvd. Visit carmelplayers.org for info.