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February
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  • 7:30 pm
    02/01/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Directed by Jordan Chaddock and Lindsey Elderkin
    Rabe’s riveting study of the decadent, perverted, sex-crazed Hollywood cocaine culture took Broadway by storm in 1984 with Mike Nichol’s all-star cast of William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Judith Ivey, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Cynthia Nixon, and Jerry Stiller. Join us to experience the twisted pursuit of the American Dream in what Time Magazine called, “An important work, masterfully accomplished.”

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  • 8:00 pm
    02/02/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Directed by Jordan Chaddock and Lindsey Elderkin
    Rabe’s riveting study of the decadent, perverted, sex-crazed Hollywood cocaine culture took Broadway by storm in 1984 with Mike Nichol’s all-star cast of William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Judith Ivey, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Cynthia Nixon, and Jerry Stiller. Join us to experience the twisted pursuit of the American Dream in what Time Magazine called, “An important work, masterfully accomplished.”

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  • 8:00 pm
    02/03/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Directed by Jordan Chaddock and Lindsey Elderkin
    Rabe’s riveting study of the decadent, perverted, sex-crazed Hollywood cocaine culture took Broadway by storm in 1984 with Mike Nichol’s all-star cast of William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Judith Ivey, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Cynthia Nixon, and Jerry Stiller. Join us to experience the twisted pursuit of the American Dream in what Time Magazine called, “An important work, masterfully accomplished.”

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  • 2:00 pm
    02/10/2018

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Directors: Ann Kessler and Salena Elish

    Performances: Feb. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.

    and Feb. 10 and 11 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 
    The Dance Ensemble takes the stage in the month of February, bringing student and faculty choreographed dance to the Valparaiso community.

  • 6:00 pm
    02/10/2018

    6915 Grand Ave, Hammond, IN 46323, USA

    6915 Grand Ave, Hammond, IN 46323, USA

    The theme for Cabaret this year is NAME GAME. Everything will revolve around names. The possibilities are endless!

    Saturday, February 10 at 6pm.

    Act 1 is in the cafeteria and includes a full meal
    Act 2 is in the auditorium.

    Tickets are $20 in advance from a HAPA student or $25 at the door.

  • 7:00 pm
    02/10/2018

    8808 Columbia Ave, Munster, IN 46321, USA

    8808 Columbia Ave, Munster, IN 46321, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    02/10/2018

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help.

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  • 12:30 pm
    02/11/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    1230 dinner, 2 o’clock show

  • 2:00 pm
    02/11/2018

    8808 Columbia Ave, Munster, IN 46321, USA

    8808 Columbia Ave, Munster, IN 46321, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 2:00 pm
    02/11/2018

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Directors: Ann Kessler and Salena Elish

    Performances: Feb. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.

    and Feb. 10 and 11 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 
    The Dance Ensemble takes the stage in the month of February, bringing student and faculty choreographed dance to the Valparaiso community.

  • 2:00 pm
    02/11/2018

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 7:00 pm
    02/11/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    The original One Night Jam artist and Folk Legend Dan Navarro returns to CST Feb. 2018. Long a CST favorite, Navarro’s music is folkish with a rock tinge. Lowen & Navarro achieved national fame when Pat Benatar recorded and had a hit with their song, “We Belong.” Also a successful voiceover actor/musician, Dan’s voice has appeared in such films as “Happy Feet,” “The Lorax,” “Rio,” and “Envy.” He’s also appeared on such TV shows as “American Dad,” “Family Guy,” and “Melrose Place” and countless commercials over the years. Most recently he was featured as “El Chakal” in the hit movie, “The Book of Life” and “Pirates Of The Caribbean 5.” Patrons purchasing couch seats will receive an 8 x 10 photo with Dan.

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  • 6:30 pm
    02/16/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    630 dinner, 8 o’clock

  • 8:00 pm
    02/16/2018

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.  Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
    Book by Peter Parnell
    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 8:00 pm
    02/16/2018

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 8:00 pm
    02/17/2018

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.  Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
    Book by Peter Parnell
    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 8:00 pm
    02/17/2018

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 12:30 pm
    02/18/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    1230 dinner, 2 o’clock show

  • 2:00 pm
    02/18/2018

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.  Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
    Book by Peter Parnell
    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 2:00 pm
    02/18/2018

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 6:30 pm
    02/20/2018

    33 N Thompson St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

    33 N Thompson St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

    Join us Tuesday, Februrary 20, 6:30 PM EST, at the New Buffalo Library for a FREE reading of “ART”, a Tony Award winning comedy by Yasmina Reza. The Dunes Summer Theatre will also announce its summer season at this event. The play, Art, centers around three long-time friends, Serge, Marc, and Yvan. Serge, indulging his penchant for modern art, buys a large, expensive, completely white painting. Marc is horrified, and their relationship suffers considerable strain as a result of their differing opinions about what constitutes “art”. Yvan, caught in the middle of the conflict, tries to please and mollify both of them. Readers include Richard Westphal, Robert Thorson, and Jeffrey Baumgartner. Light refreshments will be available.
    Address: 33 N Thompson St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

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  • 6:30 pm
    02/23/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    630 dinner, 8 o’clock

  • 8:00 pm
    02/23/2018

    105 N Court St, Crown Point, IN 46307

    105 N Court St, Crown Point, IN 46307

    “Improductions Presents…” showcases new and veteran improv, sketch, music and other comic acts in Chicagoland. Check back for the most recent line-up of acts!

  • 8:00 pm
    02/23/2018

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.  Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
    Book by Peter Parnell
    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
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  • 8:00 pm
    02/24/2018

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.  Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
    Book by Peter Parnell
    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
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  • 12:30 pm
    02/25/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    1230 dinner, 2 o’clock show

  • 2:00 pm
    02/25/2018

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.  Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
    Book by Peter Parnell
    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
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  • 8:00 pm
    02/26/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    “Heath Ledger died from method acting.” Unfortunately, too many people think Method is all about wallowing in emotion: pain, self-pity, self-indulgence, being out of control, and selfishness. Time and time again when people label what some actor has done to prepare for a role, they call it ‘method.’ Unfortunately, this is not accurate. It is not a dangerous system of acting that is unrepeatable and created specifically for film. It’s derived primarily from the work of Stanislavski, Eugene Vahktangov, and Meyerhold, and it can be used without making trips to the mental hospital. It is the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mis-taught of all acting techniques. Come out and discover the truths and expose the myths with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano — a Life Member of the Actors Studio.

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February 21 - February 27
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    Funny Valentines

    6:30 pm
    02/23/2018
    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA
    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    630 dinner, 8 o’clock

    Improductions Presents (February Edition)

    8:00 pm
    02/23/2018
    105 N Court St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    105 N Court St, Crown Point, IN 46307

    “Improductions Presents…” showcases new and veteran improv, sketch, music and other comic acts in Chicagoland. Check back for the most recent line-up of acts!

    The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

    8:00 pm
    02/23/2018
    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.  Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
    Book by Peter Parnell
    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
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    The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

    8:00 pm
    02/24/2018
    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.  Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
    Book by Peter Parnell
    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
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    Funny Valentines

    12:30 pm
    02/25/2018
    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA
    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    1230 dinner, 2 o’clock show

    The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

    2:00 pm
    02/25/2018
    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.  Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
    Book by Peter Parnell
    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
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    Open Discussion & Free Lecture

    8:00 pm
    02/26/2018
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    “Heath Ledger died from method acting.” Unfortunately, too many people think Method is all about wallowing in emotion: pain, self-pity, self-indulgence, being out of control, and selfishness. Time and time again when people label what some actor has done to prepare for a role, they call it ‘method.’ Unfortunately, this is not accurate. It is not a dangerous system of acting that is unrepeatable and created specifically for film. It’s derived primarily from the work of Stanislavski, Eugene Vahktangov, and Meyerhold, and it can be used without making trips to the mental hospital. It is the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mis-taught of all acting techniques. Come out and discover the truths and expose the myths with Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano — a Life Member of the Actors Studio.

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