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.
Chicago Street Theatre Set to Bring in the Halloween Season with "Night of the Living Dead" Production
The Halloween season is a time for frightful sights including vampires, ghouls and other monsters. The Chicago Street Theater is featuring one of the most infamous creatures out there - the zombie - for their fall production of “Night Of The Living Dead,” which opens Friday, October 14th.
The Halloween season is a time for frightful sights including vampires, ghouls and other monsters. The Chicago Street Theater is featuring one of the most infamous creatures out there, the zombie, for their fall production of “Night Of The Living Dead”.
NIETF is proud to announce the Nominees for the 2015-16 season. Please join us in thanking our NIETF viewers for a year of excellent service and numerous hours and join us in congratulating everyone who does community theatre – including this year’s nominees.
Chicago Street Theater is embarking on their 62nd season of community theatre, and on August 25 they invited the public to see a preview of the 2016/2017 productions. The event allows those interested in seeing the shows a chance to learn more about plotlines and themes.
This Saturday, August 13, the Harmonies for Healing “Supergroup” will be performing with Under the Streetlamp at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind.
Chicago Street Theatre will bring a favorite children's novel to life when Harriet the Spy opens on Friday, August 19, 2016. Based on the novel by Louise Fitzhugh and written by Leslie Brody, the family presentation kicks off the company's 62nd season of bringing the art of live theatre to the community with 11 performances running through September 3. Tickets for the performances are $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and groups of ten or more and can be purchased online at ChicagoStreet.org or by calling the theatre's Box Office at 219-464-1636 X1.