Sometimes you need a night out away from the kids. Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre is ready to fulfill that need. Dinner and a show might just be the perfect way to experience #indywithoutkids. The current show, Little Shop of Horrors, is a quirky show perfect for this time of year; more comedy than horror but still great for Halloween.

Your evening starts off with a buffet dinner served for an hour. Your ticket includes Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit and salad bar, unlimited coffee, tea, and lemonade. I highly recommend adding on a dessert! The flourless chocolate cake was to die for! We decided to enjoy this during the intermission and it paced out our meal really nicely. Also worth noting, the service is outstanding. The staff is excellent at providing great customer service.

Little Shop of Horrors is rated PG-13 so this particular show may be best enjoyed without the little ones. It runs through November 17 with a total of 42 performances. The premise of this musical is that a timid assistant at Mushnik’s flower shop stumbles across a new breed of plant he dubs the “Audrey II” after his crush on his coworker, Audrey. This new discovery brings loads of attention to the floral shop on Skid Row but at a cost. “Audrey II” is a bit devious and craves blood to continue growing; making this known with a little R&B flair. This may sound horrific but trust me, it is hilarious! Joey Boos who plays Seymour Krelborn, the floral assistant, does an amazing job embodying a character who is shy but ambitious and will do anything for his love, Audrey.

We really enjoyed the show and were dancing along to the music and laughing throughout the entire performance. The musical number “Suddenly Seymour” showcases Seymour (Joey Boos) and Audrey’s (Jenny Reber) vocal talents.  It is easy to understand why Little Shop of Horrors is one of the longest running Off-Broadway shows.

Ticket prices range from $45 to $70 and this includes the buffet. For reservations, you can 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. on Mondays. For complete show schedules, visit beefandboards.com. I highly recommend this show and remember: Don’t feed the plants!

Upcoming Shows

While Little Shop of Horrors may not be suitable for young children, Beef & Boards has some upcoming shows that are geared more toward children and the whole family. Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. will be presented in 12 performances from October 18 through November 2. This will be the final production in the 2019 Live Theatre for Kids series at Beef & Boards. This will be a Pyramid Players productions that is presented without an intermission, and is designed for children typically preschool through sixth grade. Tickets for this show are $17 dollars and include a snack. After the show, attendees have the opportunity to meet the cast. Performances are at 10 a.m. on Fridays, and at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

Opening Nov. 21, A Christmas Story: The Musical is sure to bring the holiday spirit to all. This will be the first time this show will be performed at Beef & Boards and there will be 43 performances through Dec. 31. This show is rated PG. The Dec. 31 show will be a special New Year’s Eve celebration for $89. This will include dancing to live music after the show and a champagne toast at midnight followed by a breakfast buffet. All other shows have tickets ranging from $45 to $70 and will include Chef Odell Ward’s holiday buffet.

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