Casting Call! You Can't Take It With You
At first, the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on a wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax...
As the weather is warming up, we are preparing for our summer show at Theatre at the Center. The Tin Woman is a new play, running July 13 to Aug. 13 written by Sean Grennan, who wrote Making God Laugh, the stage work which delighted our audiences in 2012. I have known Sean for years and since my first encounter with The Tin Woman, I knew I wanted the chance to work on it. It is a beautiful and touching story which centers around Joy who has received a heart transplant. As she recovers, she questions whether she really deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, the donor’s family is trying to heal after the loss of their son, Jack. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family.
On June 9th, Emmy-winning actor, singer and game show host Wayne Brady brings his unique brand of comedy for a one night only show at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond.
Renowned performer Ed Asner visited Memorial Opera House on Thursday for a fundraiser to benefit the Memorial Opera House Foundation with his one-man show “A Man and His Prostate.”
The Memorial Opera House announced the 2018 Season at the opening evening for The Drowsy Chaperone on Friday!
Valparaiso’s Historical Memorial Opera House announced casting for their second production of an exciting 2017 season - ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’, a 2006 Tony Winning Musical with Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison; Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.
Five years ago a group of people in the community came together and looked at the Memorial Opera House with a candid perspective on its past and potential future. This jewel, this theatrical, beautiful, building? “What can we do?” they asked.
Over their 62 years, Chicago Street Theatre has gained a reputation as a company that takes risks with edgy works, as well as, new and original material that's never been seen before. January 27 through February 11, audiences can experience the World Premiere of Pale Dream by CST member Matt Pera. The new drama is directed by Traci Brant and tells the compelling story of Russ and Doug; two brothers who drifted away from one another and the dreams of their youth. When their father becomes ill, they are forced to reunite. The homecoming brings up numerous emotional questions as the pair confront the people they've become and who it is they might have been.
Year 2017 will mark the 20th anniversary since moving into the building located at 154 W. Chicago Street in Valparaiso. This building is the second home, the escape, the place of entertainment for the many community members who appear at its doors destined for the stage or for the audience. This is the world of the Chicago Street Theater and it is one you don’t want to miss.
The Box Office will be OPEN on Friday!
If you take advantage of the wonderful small businesses around downtown Valparaiso on the day after Thanksgiving, the Memorial Opera House will be open as well for our normal business hours - 10am-2pm.
NIETF Celebrates Their 24th Awards Gala By Recognizing and Honoring Members of the Theatre Community
Theatre came alive in NWI on Sunday night, and it happened all in one room. Northwest Indiana Theatre in Excellence Foundation celebrated their 24th annual NIETF Awards Gala, which highlighted another fantastic year in theatre within our three county region. The awards showcased talent on stage, and behind the stage by playing a big part in both dramas and musicals.