Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

December 27, 2012

Beef & Boards offers 'killer' New Year's Eve party


CNHI

INDIANAPOLIS — Looking for a "killer" night out for New Year's Eve? Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents a special performance of "Arsenic & Old Lace," complete with party favors and more. Enjoy dinner from Chef Odell Ward's buffet, the fruit and salad bar, along with select complimentary beverages. Full bar service and gourmet desserts are also available at your table.

Then enjoy the comedy "Arsenic & Old Lace." Brewster sisters Martha and Abby are charming and innocent ladies who have taken it upon themselves to help lonely men. With a little arsenic, strychnine, and just a pinch of cyanide in a glass of homemade elderberry wine, their guests are unburdened of their unhappy lives. Quietly the bodies of these socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers begin to populate their cellar, with the unwitting assistance of their loony brother Teddy, who thinks he is Theodore Roosevelt digging locks for the Panama Canal. Their charity continues smoothly until being discovered by their nephew, Mortimer. A theatre critic who is preparing to marry, Mortimer is shocked to learn the truth about his aunts - and only becomes more frantic when his maniacal uncle Jonathan makes a surprise visit.

After the show prepare to dance the rest of 2012 away as the Blue Bus band takes the stage. Playing together for more than 14 years all over the Midwest, the group plays a variety from jazz standards, Motown, classic rock, and R&B.

Ring in the New Year with a balloon drop and champagne toast, and then enjoy Chef Ward's breakfast buffet, served after midnight.

All tickets for the evening are $75 and include both the dinner and breakfast buffets. For reservations call the box office at 872-9664. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. For more information, visit the website at www.beefandboards.com.