On Stage – May 3


Footlite musical features 70s tunes

INDIANAPOLIS — Footlite Musicals presents “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” the story of three drag artists who set out on a road trip across Australia to perform at a casino. The ulterior motives are: to reconnect Tick with his young son; distract Bernadette from her grief after the death of her lover; and Adam wants to blatantly disrespect the aboriginal sacred land and climb to the top of Ayers rock in a frock to sing Kylie Minogue tunes. Along the way they endure car trouble, face hostile locals and sing 23 70s dance tunes such as “I Will Survive,” “It’s Raining Men,, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “MacArthur Park.” This production will feature the original Broadway & Academy Award winning outrageous costumes from New York. The show opens Friday at Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St., and runs through May 20. Performance dates, times and ticket prices can be found at footlite.org.

‘Maggie’s Choice’ brings hilarity to stage

INDIANAPOLIS — Written by Indy playwright and actress Marsha Grant, the laughs in “Maggie’s Choice” begin when Maggie “chooses” to find out what life is like beyond that of wife and mother. Stir in a wacky mom, a confused husband, an adult daughter who won’t grow up and two lovable sidekicks, and the hilarity escalates to chaos. “Maggie’s Choice” opens Friday and plays through May 20 at 1849 N. Alabama St. Visit epilogueplayers.com for show times and ticket reservations.

Teenage dreams come true in ‘Hairspray’

CARMEL — It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire — to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! “Hairspray,” comes to the stage at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green through May 12. For more information, visit civictheatre.org.