On Stage – May 17


Australian road trip features disco 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 runs through May 20 at Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St. Performance dates, times and ticket prices can be found at footlite.org.

Last weekend for ‘Maggie’s Choice’

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” plays at the Hedback Theater through May 20 at 1849 N. Alabama St. Visit epilogueplayers.com for show times and ticket reservations.

‘Noises Off’ is door-slamming fun

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington, presents the on stage — and backstage — comedy “Noises Off” through May 20. Everything that can possibly go wrong during a performance — conflicts between cast members, an actor with a drinking problem and set malfunctions — plague the cast of “Nothing On,” the play within the play in this British farce. Visit irtlive.com for ticket information and performance times.