News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 15, 2012

Original variety show marks Beef & Boards anniversary

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS — This holiday season is even more merry and bright as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre celebrates the 20th anniversary of its original Christmas show.

Gather family and friends and join in the fun with Santa himself at A Beef & Boards Christmas 2012, live on stage Nov. 29 through Dec. 23.

A Beef & Boards Christmas is a true variety show with heartwarming songs, stories and dance, celebrating all that makes the holidays special. Skilled singers and dancers in beautiful holiday costumes perform on a stage flanked by twinkling 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. 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.

Eight-year-old Olivia McKenna 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 the intimate atmosphere of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $37 to $60, and include Chef Odell Ward’s holiday dinner buffet offering carved turkey and all the trimmings, a fruit & salad bar, unlimited coffee and tea. Student pricing is available for select performances; ask for details. Parking is free. For reservations, call the Box Office at 317-872-9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays.

 Beef & Boards is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. For complete show schedule visit