On Stage – October 17


Man-eating plant on stage at Beef & Boards

INDIANAPOLIS — The horror/comedy/rock musical “Little Shop of Horrors” follows the story of a hapless florist shop worker, Seymour, who raises a plant he calls Audrey II after a girl he is sweet on. Instead of water and plant food, however, Audrey II feeds on human blood and flesh. Based on the 1960 B-movie black comedy film, the musical version features music in the style of early ‘60s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown. “Little Shop of Horrors” plays through Nov. 17 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road. For a complete show schedule and ticket prices, visit beefandboards.com. For reservations, call the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 317-872-9664.

Here we go again with ‘Mamma Mia!’

CARMEL — Sophie yearns to find her dad in time for her wedding in “Mamma Mia!” showing now through Oct. 19 at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green. Based on the music of the 1980s Swedish rock band ABBA, the show features hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia” and “Take a Chance on Me.” For more information, ticket prices and show times, visit civictheatre.org.

Ghost stories at presidential site

INDIANAPOLIS — Candlelight Theatre presents “Ghost Tales of the Civil War,” written by in-house playwright James Trofatter for the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware St. Audiences travel from room to room for this full-length play complete with candlelight, historical artifacts and the historic ambiance of President Harrison’s home. Ghosts of the Civil War have gathered at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site to make a statement, but what that statement is remains to be seen. Guests will view shorter vignettes of the 70-minute performance standing and longer scenes seated. Performances are Oct. 18, 19, 26 and 27 with shows beginning every 30 minutes. Visit President BenjaminHarrison.org for ticket prices and show times.