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A Beef & Boards Christmas celebrates silver anniversary, Nov. 24 - Dec. 23

by Patricia Rettig
November 24, 2017
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-872-9664
A Beef & Boards Christmas Nov 24 - Dec 23 (2).pdf
A Beef & Boards Christmas, the dinner theatre’s annual sparkling celebration of the season, marks its 25th year in 2017. Now on stage, this year’s production is significant not only for its remarkable milestone, but also for the fact that it won’t return in 2018.

A Beef & Boards Christmas has been our own original Christmas greeting to our guests for 25 years,” said Doug Stark, owner of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our audiences for making the show part of their holiday tradition.”

Stark himself will be an integral part of this year’s show, and will don the red suit to personally extend his heartfelt holiday wishes to all as Santa Claus.
Kenny Shepard, who has performed in A Beef & Boards Christmas since its second year, will once again be the featured host.

“I feel very honored to have been part of it for so many years and to be included in the big finale,” he remarked. “I give a big thanks to Doug and Ron (Morgan, director and choreographer) and Eddie (Curry, artistic director) for including me on this most amazing ride! What a run!"
Other familiar faces will take the stage as well. Principal singers Kyle Durbin, Betsy Norton, and Peter Scharbrough all return from the 2016 production. They are joined by Marisa Rivera, who was just seen on stage as Anita in West Side Story. The featured singer for this milestone production will be Renée Jackson, who just made her Beef & Boards debut in Ghost, The Musical as Oda Mae Brown.

After this year’s production, A Beef & Boards Christmas is going on a hiatus, Stark said. The variety show may return in a future season, but no definitive plans have been made. Opening up the holiday time slot allows Beef & Boards the opportunity to stage other seasonal productions the theatre’s been eager to present to its audiences.

Elf, The Musical is coming to our stage for the first time in 2018,” Stark noted. “We hope to introduce even more families to Beef & Boards and become a part of their holiday tradition.”

There are 36 performances of A Beef & Boards Christmas in the intimate atmosphere of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $42.50 to $67.50, and include Chef Odell Ward’s holiday dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar, unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. Ample free parking is also available.

For reservations, call the box office at 317.872.9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. For complete show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indiana’s only year-round professional dinner theatre, has been serving up exceptional entertainment since 1973

Fact Sheet

WHAT: A Beef & Boards Christmas
25th Annual

WHEN: November 24 – December 23, 2017

Weekday/Saturday Evenings
Doors open at 6 p.m.; Buffet from 6¬:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.
November: 24, 25, 28, 30
December: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Weekday Matinees
Doors open at 11 a.m.; Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Show at 1 p.m.
November: 29
December: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

Sunday Evenings
Doors open at 5 p.m.; Buffet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Show at 7 p.m.
December: 3, 10, 17

Saturday/Sunday Matinees
Doors open at noon; Buffet from 12:15 to 1 p.m.; Show at 1:30 p.m.
November: 26
December: 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23

WHO: Musical Staging & Choreography Ron Morgan
Musical Director: Kristy Templet Lighting Design: Ryan Koharchik Set Design: Michael Layton Costume Design: Jill Kelly Howe

Starring

Kenny Shepard Renée Jackson Kyle Durbin Betsy Norton
Marisa Rivera Peter Scharbrough Douglas E. Stark Kari Baker
Maggie Baker Ian Black Dan Higgins Jon Rose
Sally Scharbrough AnnaLee Traeger Alexandria Van Paris Hannah Kate Wilson

WHERE: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46268

TICKETS: Available by calling the box office at 317.872.9664 between 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Tickets range from $42.50 to $67.50 and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar, and select beverages.

WEB SITE: For more information or show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.
Rudolph soars overhead in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Rudolph soars overhead in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Santa is joined by some snappy dancers on stage in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Santa is joined by some snappy dancers on stage in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Santa and featured singer Renée Jackson (center) take the stage in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Santa and featured singer Renée Jackson (center) take the stage in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Renée Jackson performs a show-stopping “O Holy Night” in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Renée Jackson performs a show-stopping “O Holy Night” in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Backed by the Beef & Boards Orchestra, Renée Jackson and Kenny Shepard (center) join the Beef & Boards Quartet (from left) Marisa Rivera, Peter Scharbrough, Betsy Norton and Kyle Durbin in a rousing rendition of “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree” in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Backed by the Beef & Boards Orchestra, Renée Jackson and Kenny Shepard (center) join the Beef & Boards Quartet (from left) Marisa Rivera, Peter Scharbrough, Betsy Norton and Kyle Durbin in a rousing rendition of “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree” in the 25th Annual A Beef & Boards Christmas, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig

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