The Chicago Street Theatre kicked off their Preview Party for the its 63rd season on Friday by welcoming a full house to another year of high-quality community theater in Valparaiso.
Chicago Street Theatre kicks off its 2017/2018 season with the return of the family favorite. How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up running August 25 through September 9. The musical, which was originally performed by CST in 2009, played to SOLD-OUT houses and the theatre troop decided to bring it back to celebrate their 20th anniversary at their Chicago Street home. The whimsical journey through childhood written by Delia Ephron, John Forster, and Judith Kahn gives audiences twenty-three lessons in the joys and anxieties of how to be a kid through hilarious scenes and witty songs.
Valparaiso’s Historical Memorial Opera House announced casting for their fourth production of an exciting 2017 season - ‘You Can’t Take It With You’, a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
Chicago Street Theatre recently appeared on a list of the ten best theaters in Indiana! The local favorite is getting a bit more attention since the people at Best Things Indiana included them on a list that featured theaters from Indianapolis, Merrillville, and other cities around the state.
Chicago Street Theatre Presents "The Taming of the Shrew" at Their 6th Annual Shakespeare in the Park Performance
Chicago Street Theatre exposed the Valparaiso community to the wonderful works of William Shakespeare at the Porter Health Amphitheater for the 6th time with their production of The Taming of the Shrew.
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.