On Stage – February 1

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Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ comes to stage

CARMEL — “Sense and Sensibility,” Jane Austen’s novel, comes to the stage at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green, Feb. 2 through 17. The death of the Dashwood sisters’ father leaves the girls financially destitute and socially vulnerable. The play examines actions and reactions as the girls eventually decide to “follow their hearts.” For more information, visit civictheatre.org.

‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ to open at Belfry

NOBLESVILLE — “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” pits career criminal McMurphy against Nurse Ratched in a battle for control. McMurphy has manipulated the system to spend his incarceration in an airy mental institution instead of prison. Nurse Ratched views him as a threat to her control over the patients. For his insolence and mischief, she plans to get even — with grim results. The show opens tomorrow at the Belfry, 10690 Greenfield Ave. and plays through Feb. 18. 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.

‘Mamma Mia!’ – Here we go again at Beef & Boards

INDIANAPOLIS — The music of Swedish rock band Abba fills the air when “Mamma Mia!” opens tonight at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road. The lively musical tells the story of a daughter planning her wedding. She would like her absent father to walk her down the aisle, but which of her mother’s three boyfriends is the one? “Mamma Mia!” runs through April 8. Visit beefandboards.com for show times and ticket prices. For reservations, call the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 317-872-9664.

Mother and daughter review their lives in ‘The Rink’

INDIANAPOLIS – The Buck Creek Players present “The Rink,” a musical from the creators of “Chicago” and “Cabaret,” playing through Feb. 11 at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. A roller rink owned by Anna Antonelli (played by Georgeanna Teipen) is about to be demolished, and with it, her sour memories of her husband and painfully shy daughter Angel (played by Miranda Nehrig.) The rink becomes the arena for mother and daughter to examine their journey through the past and plan for the future. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors for this PG-13 production. For more information and show times, visit buckcreek players.com or call 317-862-2270.