On Stage – October 5

Ghostly love story opens at Beef & Boards

INDIANAPOLIS —“Ghost, the Musical,” adapted from the hit film, follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose bright future takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped Between two worlds, Sam continues to shadow Molly after death and tries to protect her from danger. “Ghost” plays through Nov. 18 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.

“Nuts” plays final weekend at Buck Creek

INDIANAPOLIS – Set in a courtroom, the story follows the journey of a high-priced call girl jailed on a charge of killing a violent client. The State says Claudia Faith Draper is unfit to stand trial. As testimony from experts, physicians and her parents unfolds, can she prove to the judge that she is sane enough to stand trial for manslaughter and avoid treatment in New York’s Bellevue Hospital? As the inspiration for the 1987 film starring Barbra Streisand and Richard Dreyfus, “Nuts” has been called the best courtroom melodrama since “Witness for the Prosecution” and “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.” The show opens Friday at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave, and runs through Oct. 8. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. For more information and show times, visit buckcreeplayers.com or call 317-862-2270. This production is rated ‘R.’

Last chance to see Footlite’s “Sister Act”

INDIANAPOLIS — Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier has witnessed a murder. So she hides out in the one place she won’t be found — a convent. Disguised as a nun, and under the watchful eye of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices in this musical tribute to the power of sisterhood and music. “Sister Act” runs through Oct. 8 at Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St. Visit footlite.org for show times and ticket prices.

Mystery writers collaborate on a master work in “Done to Death” at the Belfry

NOBLESVILLE — Five has-been mystery writers convene at the Vulture’s Vault to collaborate on writing a new mystery series for television. Characters based on Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Dashiell Hammett’s Nick and Nora Charles and Ian Fleming of James Bond fame. The show opens at the Belfry, 10690 Greenfield Ave. and plays through Oct. 8. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Visit thebelfrytheatre.com for ticket prices and more information.