Christmas is in the air at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre this December as they present a Beef & Boards Christmas. The theatre located on the Northwest side of Indianapolis in College Park near the Pyramids, has been serving up food and fun for everyone since 1973. This year’s Holiday variety show will be sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.
The evening (or matinee, makes a great day trip) begins with, Chef Odell Ward’s, bountiful buffet of gourmet selections: Hand carved roast beef and turkey, Boston baked cod, stuffing and gravy, five cheese pasta, corn O’brien, a steamed vegetable blend, and roasted sweet potatoes. The salad bar selections, often the weakest offerings of a buffet, in this case were fresh and exceptionally tasty. Patrons are led to buffet by the serving staff, and timing is such that one has but a short wait in line. Seconds are encouraged if desired. For an additional charge desserts are also offered. Unlimited coffee and tea is served to your table by friendly staff.
The Beef & Boards Christmas show begins Act 1 with a cheery medley of “Happy Holidays” and “Jingle Bells” performed by the entire company and the orchestra. The cast is composed of three primary groups: A quartet of male and female singers, six female dancers, and a couple who perform many dance routines. In addition, two young sisters, aged 8 and 10, are a delightful addition to the cast. The announcer/emcee, Eddie Curry, also entertains the audience with tired, old, but still humorous banter and jokes between scenes.
A variety of serious and light hearted musical pieces delight the patrons. Highlights include a whimsical song performed by the two girls and the three Chipmunks. Costumed Alvin, Theodore and Simon perform the “Chipmunk Song”. Classics offered include “White Christmas” and “Here Comes Santa Claus” by the entire company, “O Holy Night” as a solo with the company as choral background, and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” including a flying entrance by Rudolph himself. Yes, Rudolph actually flies onto the stage.
This Christmas variety show has something for both young and old. Coupled with the excellent buffet meal, the seasonal song and dance will provide a lift to the spirits, and an appreciation of the season. And of course Santa makes multiple appearances throughout both Act 1 and Act 2, including direct interaction with the audience. You don’t want to miss Santa’s presentation of “Yes, Virginia”.
For more information, times and prices, visit Beef & Boards.