Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

November 14, 2012

Variety show marks 20th anniversary


CNHI

INDIANAPOLIS — This holiday season Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre celebrates the 20th anniversary of its original Christmas show. "A Beef & Boards Christmas 2012" is live on stage Nov. 29 through Dec. 23.

"A Beef & Boards Christmas" is a true variety show with songs, stories, and dance, celebrating all that makes the holidays special. Singers and dancers in holiday costumes perform on a stage flanked by Christmas trees. "A Beef & Boards Christmas" includes a live Nativity, a salute to the military, and special segments to entertain all ages.

Kenny Shepard of Fishers and Deb Wims of Indianapolis, who have become an integral part of the history of "A Beef & Boards Christmas," return as hosts. Beef & Boards announces that Jayson Elliott, Sarah Hund, and John Vessels, from the "Smoke on the Mountain" series, will be the featured singers, as they were in 2011. Hund also lends her skills on the violin.

Olivia McKenna, 8, of Roachdale and 10-year-old Ethan Holder of Indianapolis also return from the 2011 production. Making her debut at Beef & Boards as the fourth featured singer is Courtney M. Cleveland.

There are 34 performances of "A Beef & Boards Christmas 2012" in at Beef & Boards, 9301 N. Michigan Road. Tickets range from $37 to $60 and include Chef Odell Ward's holiday dinner buffet offering carved turkey and all the trimmings, a fruit and salad bar, and unlimited coffee and tea. Student pricing is available for select performances; ask for details. Parking is free. For reservations, call the box office at 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 the website www.beefandboards.com.