Priority list includes Dance Kaleidoscope’s ‘Divas,’ Disney’s ‘Mermaid,’ more

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Dance Kaleidoscope’s “Divas”

For this new program, David Hochoy choreographed to the music of Janis Joplin, Nicholas A. Owens set his work to an Aretha Franklin soundtrack, and the Dance Kaleidoscope dancers themselves created pieces inspired by their favorite women of song. Feb. 9-12 Indiana Repertory Theatre Details

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid

After the stage success of “Beauty and the Beast,” it was inevitable that the finned femme who turned Walt Disney Studios around would wind up on stage. But how to create an undersea kingdom on an earthbound stage? See for yourself how it was pulled off in the touring stage production, paying its first visit to Indianapolis.  Feb. 7-12   Murat Theatre Details

Brian Stokes Mitchell

The Broadway star of “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Man of La Mancha,” and the original company of “Ragtime” brings his booming baritone and leading man songbook to town for a concert with the Cabaret. But be aware that the Cabaret has moved from its former downtown digs to a temporary home while it finalizes a permanent space. Feb. 11 Indiana Landmarks Center  Details

Also this week

Musicians, dancers, and more from the Guangdong Performing Arts Troupe celebrate “Chinese New Year Spectacular” Feb. 12 at the Palladium

Fiasco Theate’s acclaimed, minimalist production of “Into the Woods” visits  IU Auditorium Feb. 7-8.

Butler University’s Midwinter Dance Festival runs Feb. 8-11  at the Schrott Center.

Shen Yun returns to Clowes Hall Feb. 11-12

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