Rushville Republican

November 28, 2012

Annual original variety show marks 20th Anniversary in 2012

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — INDIANAPOLIS – This holiday season is even more merry and bright as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its original Christmas show this year! 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. Beef & Boards proudly 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. Sarah 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. For complete show schedule, visit

Every year, more and more people discover A Beef & Boards Christmas is the perfect way to enjoy the season – dinner and a show in one special place! Stop by the gift shop for unique gift ideas, or give food and fun to someone special with gift certificates available through the box office at 317-872-9664.