Theater openings roundup 

The theater season hasn't slowed down. Here are just a few of the shows on offer. Check the listings at the end of the A&E section for even more shows.

* Indianapolis Civic Theatre will present playwright Ken Ludwig's (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, Leading Ladies) new adaptation of the 1932 screwball comedy Twentieth Centiry. Bankrupt Broadway director Oscar Jaffe boards the legendary train and encounters his former discovery and ex-chorus girl Lily Garland, who is now a big Hollywood star. He wants her back -- personally and professionally. Show are May 1-17, Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($21), Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28). Call 317-923-4597 or go to for reservations. Civic is located at 3200 Cold Spring Road.

* Footlite Musicals will present the Indianapolis community theater premiere of Miss Saigon, the smash musical with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. It's a modern retelling of Puccini's Madame Butterfly: the story of the doomed love affair between an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl during the last days of the Vietnam War. Performances are May 1-3, 8-9 and 15-17, Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Hedback Community Theater, 1847 N. Alabama St. Tickets are $17, $15 for senior citizens and students and $12 for children. Call 317-926-6630 for reservations.

* The Artists Studio will present the beloved musical Disney's Beauty & the Beast May 1-24. The stage version is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature and features all the songs from the movie, plus new songs written especially for the Broadway version. Performances are Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with matinees Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15, children 12 and under $11. Call 317-594-5070 or go to for reservations. The Artists' Studio is located in Fishers at 12810 Ford Drive.

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