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April 23, 2013 April 23, 2013 Current in Fishers Current in Westfield

T H I S  W E E K University High School presents play – “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be presented by the school’s StageBlazers Friday CARMEL and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the school, 2825 W. 116th St. The cost is $7 for students, $10 for adults and $25 for a family pack. For more information, visit “The Lorax” – Fishers Parks & Recreation and XFINITY will show Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, (PG, 86 minutes) Friday as part of its FISHERS free outdoor movies series in April and May. Movies begin at dusk (8:30 p.m.) at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr. Bring your favorite snacks and lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, visit or call the weather line at 567-5057.

Four ladies who seem to have nothing in common (from left), a Professional Woman (Tiffanie Bridges), a Soap Star (Rebecca Fisher), an Earth Mother (Dee Etta Rowe), and an Iowa Housewife (Judy Bridgewater) meet at Bloomingales in New York City and form a sisterhood as they relate to each other’s challenge with “the change” in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Menopause, The Musical. (Submitted photos)

Menopause: A celebration of ‘the change’

By Patricia Rettig •

The 40th Anniversary Season heats up in a flash as “Menopause, The Musical” makes its debut at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis. This hilarious and fun celebration of women and “the change” is live on stage now through May 12. Written by Jeanie Linders, “Menopause, The Musical” is set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women in this uplifting production that includes parodies from the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s. It culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing “the change.” Beef & Boards’ production features Indianapolis residents Judy Bridgewater and Tiffanie Bridges. Bridgewater is a native Hoosier who owned the Young Artists Studio of Performing Arts for more than 30 years and currently teaches private voice lessons at Lawrence Central High School. Bridges has lived in Indianapolis for 14 years and has performed in productions of “Menopause, The Musical” for eight years in nearly 40 cities. Joining these ladies are Dee Etta Rowe (last seen at Beef & Boards in the 2008 production of “The Sound of Music”) and Rebecca Fisher, who is making her Beef & Boards debut.

The Basics

Rebecca Fisher plays the Soap Star in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of “Menopause The Musical.”

Tickets range from $37.50 to $62.50 and include chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit and salad bar, and select beverages. The show contains mature subject matter. For reservations call the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 872-9664. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. For the complete show schedule, visit

• What: “Menopause, The Musical” • When: Now through May 12 • Weekday/Saturday evenings: Doors open at 6 p.m.; buffet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.; Weekday matinees: Doors open at 11 a.m.; buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; show at 1 p.m.; Sunday evenings: Doors open at 5 p.m.; buffet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; show at 7 p.m.; and weekend matinees: Doors open at noon; buffet from 12:15 to 1 p.m.; show at 1:30 p.m. • Who: Seth Greenleaf, director; Daria Melendez, choreographer; Terry Woods, musical director; Chris Strange, sound supervisor; and Gary Demumbrum, technical advisor and lighting designer. The show stars De Etta Rowe as Earth Mother, Rebecca Fisher as Soap Star, Judy Bridgewater as Iowa Housewife and Tiffanie Bridges as Professional Woman. • Where: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • Cost: Tickets range from $37.50 to $62.50 and include chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit and salad bar, and select beverages. • More information: call 872-9664 or visit

Earth Week Celebration – Nickel Plate Arts will have a variety of activities including a young artists’ exhibition, NOBLESVILLE nature-inspired artwork, children’s nature-themed crafts from 3 to 5 p.m. each day this week, a Fairy House Trail Project, Art in Nature Tours, an installment of the Art of Gardening, and more. For more information, visit www.nickelplatearts. org. ‘The Dealer Smiles’ – “The Dealer Smiles” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at WestWESTFIELD field Playhouse, 1836 W. Ind. 32. The one act play runs about an hour and will be followed by a question and answer session with actors Larry Adams and Jaime Johnson. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more information or reservations, call 896-2707. Purse auction – On Thursday, the Zionsville Tri Kappa will hold its annual purse auction at the Lions Club club house, 115 zionsVILLE S. Elm St. A preview party and cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and a silent auction will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 for the cocktail preview party, which includes complementary beer and wine, and $25 for the silent auction. To buy tickets, go to http://www.zionsvilletrikappa. com/fundraisers/purse-auction or contact cochairs Laura Sweeny at laurapsweeney@gmail. com, or Liza Mutzl at Proceeds benefit Zionsville student scholarships, schools and non-profits.

April 23, 2013  

Current in Fishers

April 23, 2013  

Current in Fishers