The centerpiece of the Broadway in Indianapolis season teams composer Cyndi Lauper with book writer Harvey Fierstein for an adaptation of the British film. In it, a shoe factory facing hard times decides to produce a different kind of footwear. May 16 Clowes Hall Details
“Shrek: The Musical”
Another new show to join the B&B repertoire, “Shrek” features—believe it or not—a score by the same composer as the Tony Award-winning “Fun Home.” Perhaps the dragon’s breath can be used before the show to heat the buffet offerings. May 18-July 2 Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Details
Infusion Music Fest
The annual wind-down of the downtown season for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra includes performances with Time for Three, Amos Lee, and more. The weekend also includes a continuation of the ISO’s cinematic soundtrack series with live accompaniment to screenings of the film “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” May 17-21 Hilbert Circle Theatre Details
Also this week
The changing face of gender dynamics is at the center of Taylor Mac’s black comedy “Hir,” having its local premiere May 18-June 18 at the Phoenix Theatre.
Catalyst Repertory Theatre offers the world premiere of Bennet Ayres’ “Feral Boy,” May 18-28.
The Broad Ripple Art Fair sets up shop at the Indianapolis Art Center May 20-21.
It’s Dog Trivia Night, May 19 at the Eiteljorg Museum.
The Indianapolis School of Ballet presents “Coppelia” May 20-21 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Meanwhile Indiana Ballet Conservatory offers its “Evolution of a Dancer” showcase May 21 at the Tarkington.
Red Hot Chili Peppers play Bankers Life Fieldhouse May 18.
The Adrian Belew Power Trio headlines at Radio Radio May 19.