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The Chicago Street Theatre Presents a World Premiere by One of Their Own


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.

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A Constant Hub of Activity: Chicago Street Theater Prepares for 63rd Season, 20th Anniversary


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.

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Can't Think of That Perfect Gift? Memorial Opera House Has the Answer

MOH-Black-Friday-2016The 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.

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White Lodging Reverses Previously Announced Plans to Close Star Plaza Theatre

star-plaza-theatreCharlie Blum, president and CEO of Star Productions, today announced that plans to shutter the Star Plaza Theatre have been reversed; the iconic theater with a decades-long history of presenting concerts, comedians and arts programming, will continue operating as it has in the past.

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NIETF Celebrates Their 24th Awards Gala By Recognizing and Honoring Members of the Theatre Community

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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.

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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.

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Night Of The Living Dead Arrives at Chicago Street Theatre

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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”.

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NIETF Announces 2015-2016 Nominees

NIETF-LogoNIETF 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.

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Chicago Street Theatre Hosts the Free Season 62 Preview Party


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.

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Star Plaza Theatre Presents the Last Fall Season Schedule


The Star Plaza Theatre’s fall season line up is kicking off soon with tickets on sale for shows starting in October and building towards their yearly New Year’s Eve Show on December 31st.

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Star Plaza Hosts Harmonies For Healing Concert


Just a few short months ago, Ideas In Motion Media covered a special announcement at the Star Plaza theater. A hand-selected group of people from around the region – those with special ties to arts and the media – were invited for a secret reveal.

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