Derby Dinner Playhouse is a theatrical entertainment leader in both Indiana and Kentucky, noted for  professional productions of Broadway musicals and lighthearted comedies. It is one of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theaters in the country.

Derby Dinner Playhouse is nearing its 45th season, and wants to make the occasion with a delightful Broadway musical hitting the stage on February 20–The Robber Bridegroom.

This bawdy southern folk tale comes to life with a live band onstage. Set in eighteenth-century Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry, however, thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund’s demise, her pea-brained henchman, and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have a how you don’t want to miss.

The Robber Bridegroom is based on the novella by Eudora Welty.  The stage version and lyrics were written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Alfred Uhry, with music by Robert Waldman. This production features one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical.

Derby Dinner’s production is under the direction of Lee Buckholz with choreography by Heather Paige Folsom and Musical Direction by Scott Bradley.  The cast will feature Patrick Dorow, Joey Banigan, Mandi Elkins Hutchins, Clay Smith, Bobby Conte, Zachary Waters, Blake Graham, Colin Schreier, and Harli Cooper.

Enjoy an evening of live, foot stompin’ music with great food and fun. Call Derby Dinner Playhouse to reserve your tickets to The Robber Bridegroom at 812-288-8281 or order online at

Derby Dinner Playhouse

Derby Dinner Playhouse

Derby Dinner Playhouse is the theatrical entertainment leader in both Indiana and neighboring state Kentucky, noted for their professional productions of Broadway musicals and lighthearted comedies. Each dinner theatre production comes alive with the magic of lights, costumes, a live orchestra, and a stage full of professional performers. Over the years, Derby Dinner has delivered high quality entertainment that has included such well known productions as “Singin’ In The Rain”, “Cats”, “The Odd Couple”, and many more! Derby Dinner has also produced every single one of the top 50 Broadway musicals of all time, including “Oklahoma!”, “The Sound of Music” and “Annie”. There are eight mainstage shows running Tuesday through Sunday year-round. Derby Dinner also presents four Children’s Musical Theatre productions and twelve concerts a year. Derby Dinner is proud to be a member of the National Dinner Theatre Association.