• Indianapolis Civic Theatre will present the classic Broadway musical 42nd Street March 22-April 7. Based on the classic 1933 movie musical of the same name, it is the story of a naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer who arrives to audition for the new Julian Marsh extravaganza set to open on Broadway starring aging leading lady Dorothy Brook. It includes legendary songs like “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “I Know Now,” “We’re In The Money,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo” and “Lullaby Of Broadway.”
Show times are Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. (April 7 at 2 and 8 p.m.) and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $31 for Fridays-Sundays and $24 for Thursdays. Call 317-923-4597 or go to www.civictheatre.org.
• Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway recreates the highlights of the biggest musicals of the past century. It will be performed at Clowes Memorial Hall March 22, 8 p.m. featuring a touring cast that includes a Who’s Who of Broadway: Rob Evan (title characters in Jekyll & Hyde and Jean Valjean in Les Misérables), William Michaels (The Beast from Beauty and the Beast, Javert from Les Misérables, The Phantom from The Phantom of the Opera, Harold Hill in The Music Man, etc.), Rita Harvey (Christine from The Phantom of the Opera, Hodel from Fiddler on the Roof) and Capathia Jenkins (roles in Dreamgirls, Civil War and Caroline, Or Change). An all-star New York band will support the Broadway performers.
There will be a pre-performance talk with Nancy Davis Booth, assistant professor of music, Jordan College of Fine Arts, Butler University, and director of Butler University’s Lyric Theatre, at 7:15 p.m. in the Krannert Room. Tickets are available at the Clowes box office (317-940-6444) and Ticketmaster (317-239-1000), $20-$30, and $16-$24 for seniors/students.
• American Cabaret Theatre will present The Full Monty, the hit Broadway musical based on the record-breaking 1997 Academy Award-nominated hit of the same name, March 23-April 29. It is the story of six unemployed steelworkers who go to great lengths to make some cash and help out a friend in trouble. When a local male strip show — whose dancers venture down to their G-strings — is a hit with the local women, the cash-strapped factory workers figure they can cash in big time if they go the full Monty.
Performances are Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $30. Call 317-631-0334, ext. 102 or go to www.actindy.org.