Central Indiana Things to Do: Spotlight on Theater

Amy Bartner

From community plays to Broadway productions, there’s no shortage of high-quality theater to see and experience this season. Catch a Sunday matinee or make an elegant evening out of attending one of these can’t-miss Indianapolis shows. 

Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ 

Immerse yourself in “the ultimate whodunit” with the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre’s stage adaption of Agatha Christie’s classic detective novel. 

Showtimes vary, March 3-29, tickets start at $22, Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, (317) 635-2257, irtlive.com  

‘Rosie the Riveter’ 

This historical play imagines the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter as a real woman, giving even more meaning to the campaign that inspired so many women to join the defense workforce during World War II. 

Showtimes vary, March 27-April 5, tickets $18, Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis, (317) 862-2270, buckcreekplayers.com 


The winner of seven Tony awards, including best musical, “CATS” is one of Broadway’s most treasured and record-breaking productions. Experience the magic for yourself when “CATS” comes to Clowes Memorial Hall for a six-day run in late March and early April. 

Showtimes vary, March 31-April 5, tickets start at $30, Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, (317) 940-9697, butlerartscenter.org 

‘An American in Paris’ 

An enchanting musical play that intertwines song, story, and dance, “An American in Paris” is inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same name and features the beloved music of George and Ira Gershwin. 

Showtimes vary, April 2-May 10, tickets start at $47.50, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, (317) 872-9664, beefandboards.com