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Make Star Plaza Theatre Part of Your Holiday Festivities


Coming up this holiday season at the Star Plaza Theatre is a newly added show! Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters' Christmas celebrates classic Carpenters' Christmas songs as well as their biggest pop music hits.

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Jim Gaffigan Rocks the Memorial Opera House to Benefit the Hospice of the Calumet Area

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A man that many know gave a special performance at the Memorial Opera House in mid-November. Jim Gaffigan, actor, author, father of five, and one of the most well-recognized comedians in our country and beyond, came back to Northwest Indiana to help raise funds for the Hospice of the Calumet Area.

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Veteran's Day is Celebrated in a Special Way at the Memorial Opera House


The Memorial Opera House celebrated Veteran’s Day in proper style with a USO-themed Lunchtime Cabaret event.

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Jim Gaffigan Plays Sold Out Show to Benefit Hospice of the Calumet Area


Jim Gaffigan is coming home to Northwest Indiana and will be partnering with his brother, Mitch Gaffigan, to raise funds for Hospice of the Calumet Area. On Thursday, November 12, Jim will perform a special stand-up comedy show at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso, Indiana. Opening for Jim will be Nicole Jamrose and her band. The event will be followed by a special VIP Reception hosted at the Porter County Museum.

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June B. Returns to Chicago Street Theatre in 2015

CST-JunieB-2015-01This holiday season, Junie B. Jones returns to the CST stage in an all new musical! Barbara Parks’ cherished children’s book character is full of remarkable wit, humor, and sass. Give your family an early holiday gift by enjoying Junie B. together. Order tickets early—last time this first grader was at CST, tickets sold-out faster than any show in our history!

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June B. Returns to Chicago Street Theatre on November 20, 2015

CST-JunieB-2015-01Hot on the heels of their success with Young Frankenstein, Chicago Street Theatre is bringing everyone's favorite first grader back to the stage in an all new musical just in time for the holidays. Based on the popular children's book series by Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones The Musical is created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the team that brought audiences Dear Edwina and the Broadway-bound Ever After. Running November 20 through December 6, the play faithfully captures four of Parks' beloved Junie B. First Grader stories with a delightful and amusing musical score. Although the musical is for ages 4 and up, children of all ages and their parents will adore this family feature which is making its Northwest Indiana premiere at Chicago Street.

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'Dancing with the Stars: Live! 'Dance All Night Tour' Coming to Star Plaza Theatre, Tickets on Sale Now

DWTSlogo16sitehorzAll New Show to Feature Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and Special Guest Stars to be Announced

Tickets on Sale Now at StarPlaza.com and Ticketmaster!

Following back to back sold out tours, Dancing with the Stars: Live! is taking its all new production on the road. Fans of Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s leading entertainment show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, will be given the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in...

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Jacob's Ladder Raises Money, Thrills Guests With Murder Mystery Extravaganza

jacobs-ladder-2015-murder-mystery-1On Thursday, Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab Center hosted their first ever Murder Mystery Extravaganza at the WaterBird Banquet Center in Chesterton. The evening featured a fully interactive murder mystery event that delighted around 120 attendees who were on hand to support Jacob’s Ladder.

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Chicago Street Theatre Newsletter, October 7, 2015

CST-The-Monster-is-LooseThe Monster is Loose this Weekend
Don't miss the Halloween hilarity when Ensemble Theatre Company and Chicago Street team up to present the new musical version of Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder's 1974 comic masterpiece.

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Chicago Street Theatre to Present "Young Frankenstein"

CST YF Horiz3During the past four years, Chicago Street Theatre has made a tradition treating their audiences to a Halloween show throughout the month of October. This year the award-winning regional theatre group has taken on a project so monstrous that they needed to enlist the help of The Ensemble Theatre to bring the new musical adaptation of Mel Brooks 1974 comic masterpiece, Young Frankenstein, to life. Performances run October 9 through November 1 at Chicago Street Theatre. Tickets for this hilarious co-production are available through the CST's Box Office and online at ChicagoStreet.org. Box Office Hours are Noon to 4PM weekdays and two hours prior to show times.

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And the 2014-2015 NIETF Award Nominees Are...

NIETF-Gala-2014 3NIETF is proud to announce the Nominees for the 2014-15 season. There were 24 viewable plays and 14 viewable musicals. 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.

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