Beef and Boards Annual Holiday Show
Chowing Down on Christmas Cheer in Indy
By: Melissa Hall - 12/07/2013
A lavish holiday production.
Up to the ususal high musical standards.
Home for the Holidays.
Beef & Boards is bursting at the seams with holiday cheer this month. Their annual Christmas show is back to help audiences celebrate the Christmas season. As always, it’s co-hosted by the ageless duo Deb Wims and Kenny Shepard. This is Shepard’s 20th year performing in the Christmas show.
The production is a flurry of high kicking chorus lines and kid-friendly numbers. Four main performers take on most of the numbers while Kelly Teal Goyette belts out a few solo songs. Unlike previous years, there aren’t any standout performances that carry the show. Instead there’s a steady stream of Christmas carols and holiday standbys.
The Beef & Boards Orchestra is excellent as always; highlighted center stage on the all-new set by Michael Layton. Dominic Sheahan-Stahl provides a fitting salute to the military with his rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
You’d be hard pressed to find a more enthusiastic Christmas show in town this year. From the Grinch to Frosty to Rudolph, families will recognize all their holiday favorites bustling around the stage.
Performances: The show runs until Dec. 23. Doors open for evening performances at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The buffet is served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. For Wednesday matinees doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the buffet is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The show begins at 1 p.m. For Sunday matinees doors open at 12 p.m. and the buffet is served from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The show begins at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: To purchase tickets call (317) 872-9664 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Prices range from $37 to $62 and include the show, tax, coffee, tea and the buffet. This production offers discounts; call the box office for more details.
Don’t forget to check out the other shows around town. The Indiana Repertory Theatre has A Christmas Carol, the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre has Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and the Phoenix Theatre has Angels We Have Heard While High.
Photos Courtesy of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
Reposted courtesy of Melissa Hall and Stage Write.