Beef & Boards buffet brings magic and music – Hamilton County Reporter

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By DENISE MOE

Dinner with Denise

Over the past few years, I have truly become a foodie. We are fortunate that Hamilton County is now home to many different restaurant concepts and types of cuisines. I would love if you would join me at local establishments for “Dinner with Denise”. Cheers!

Bring the family and get carried away by Disney’s top flight Mary Poppinsnow on stage at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theater until July 10. Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, this musical is nothing short of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Reporter photo by Denise Moe

The food was a family buffet. I enjoyed the salad bar. The salad was fresh and crispy with several toppings, and the thousand island dressing was delicious. The roast beef carving station was well done and medium well; I, of course, took the undercooked and added the side juice and horseradish. I was happy that each table had its own salt and pepper. So fill a large plate full of salad, drink some wine, then take some cut up roast beef and add the juice and horseradish and season it to your table. Fish was a second contender and appealing enough to the palate.

The show however was PHENOMENAL. I really enjoyed the show. There wasn’t a bad seat in the house. A seat offers a great view and you really feel like you’re part of the action.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., so get there early, grab a drink, and chat. They have table service for drinks and desserts. The show doesn’t start until 8pm, so plenty of time for a relaxing meal and wine.

Reporter photo by Denise Moe

The show lasts three full hours with an intermission. After the last few arcs, we didn’t leave Beef and Boards until after 11am. So that’s not a bad cost for a full five hours of dinner and entertainment.

The sideboard rolled and the stage slid forward and rotated with several different sets. The actors were fantastic! I was very impressed with the quality of the show…it was a bit like Broadway.

Bert, a handyman, introduces the audience to 1910 England and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael sent many nannies packing before Mary Poppins arrived. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must re-teach the family to value each other.

The musical is based on the beloved Disney film. Nominated for seven Tony Awards, Mary Poppins features a score filled with timeless classics like “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Step in Time,” and Oscar-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee.”

Mary Poppins is on stage for 58 performances until July 10 in the intimate space of the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $51 to $76 and include chef Larry Stoops’ buffet and select drinks.

Reporter photo by Denise Moe

Additionally, as Beef & Boards’ 2022 family show, Mary Poppins tickets are $10 off for children ages 3-15.

To purchase tickets online, visit beefandboards.com. Tickets are also available by calling the Beef & Boards Dinner Theater box office at (317) 872-9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Discounts are offered for groups of 20 or more; contact Group Sales at (317) 876-0503 for details.

For more information, including the full show schedule, visit beefandboards.com. Mary Poppins is sponsored in part by Indy’s Child.

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