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The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation is building strong community, promoting excellence, and providing entertainment in theatre arts across Northwest Indiana. NIETF is a collection of theatre organizations across the region. We are celebrating 25 years in 2017!

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< 2019 >
September
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  • 2:30 pm
    09/01/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 3:00 pm
    09/01/2019

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for an evening of 10 Minute Plays.  Each of these plays is an Indiana premier!

    This year’s plays include:

    Frameworks
    By: Mike McGeever

    The Elimination Round
    By: Carl L. Williams

    GOODBYE ITZY-BITZY
    By Betty Robinson

    Budget Airlines Flight 711
    By: Bruce Guelden

    172 PUSH-UPS
    by Scott Mullen

    You Haven’t Changed a Bit
    By Donna Hoke

    About Time
    By Robin Baron

    Office Hours
    by Bryan Harnetiaux

  • 5:30 pm
    09/01/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

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  • 8:00 pm
    09/05/2019

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for an evening of 10 Minute Plays.  Each of these plays is an Indiana premier!

    This year’s plays include:

    Frameworks
    By: Mike McGeever

    The Elimination Round
    By: Carl L. Williams

    GOODBYE ITZY-BITZY
    By Betty Robinson

    Budget Airlines Flight 711
    By: Bruce Guelden

    172 PUSH-UPS
    by Scott Mullen

    You Haven’t Changed a Bit
    By Donna Hoke

    About Time
    By Robin Baron

    Office Hours
    by Bryan Harnetiaux

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  • 7:00 pm
    09/06/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 8:00 pm
    09/06/2019

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for an evening of 10 Minute Plays.  Each of these plays is an Indiana premier!

    This year’s plays include:

    Frameworks
    By: Mike McGeever

    The Elimination Round
    By: Carl L. Williams

    GOODBYE ITZY-BITZY
    By Betty Robinson

    Budget Airlines Flight 711
    By: Bruce Guelden

    172 PUSH-UPS
    by Scott Mullen

    You Haven’t Changed a Bit
    By Donna Hoke

    About Time
    By Robin Baron

    Office Hours
    by Bryan Harnetiaux

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  • 7:00 pm
    09/07/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 8:00 pm
    09/07/2019

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for an evening of 10 Minute Plays.  Each of these plays is an Indiana premier!

    This year’s plays include:

    Frameworks
    By: Mike McGeever

    The Elimination Round
    By: Carl L. Williams

    GOODBYE ITZY-BITZY
    By Betty Robinson

    Budget Airlines Flight 711
    By: Bruce Guelden

    172 PUSH-UPS
    by Scott Mullen

    You Haven’t Changed a Bit
    By Donna Hoke

    About Time
    By Robin Baron

    Office Hours
    by Bryan Harnetiaux

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  • 1:00 pm
    09/08/2019

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    Have you ever watched improv on Whose Line Is It Anyway or gone to the a show in Chicago and thought, “Hey! I want to do that!” but didn’t think you could? Guess what? YOU CAN!!!

    Join us for a FREE improv workshop where you’ll get some easy-to-learn, low pressure instruction on improvisation with people at the same level. Intro students are invited to stick around for the Improv Jam afterwards where they get to play in a safe, fun environment with veterans of the improv community. The workshop is a great way to meet people, have fun and discover that you have what it takes to be an improviser. Best of all, it’s free!

    Content is rated at PG-13.

  • 2:00 pm
    09/08/2019

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Ronny Cox   Sunday, September 8, 2019  2PM   One Show Only
    Beatniks on Conkey proudly welcomes to its stage, for a single performance, Mr. Ronny Cox. Ronny Cox is a superbly talented singer-songwriter, musician and actor who has been consistently active in the music world and Hollywood for over 40 years. With the gift of a consummate storyteller, he shares funny, sad and tender moments. His loyal band of listeners are blessed, if only for a while, to spend time with a truly remarkable man.  A look of familiarity has helped make Cox one of Hollywood’s most versatile character actors. His first time in front of a camera featured him playing the guitar in the Dueling Banjos scene in Deliverance, creating one of the most iconic moments in the history of moviemaking. He has also appeared in films like Beverly Hills Cop, Total Recall, Taps, Bound For Glory, The Onion Field, all told over 125 movies and television appearances. Despite his great success in movies and TV, what he says he loves most is singing and playing the guitar. According to him, nothing cuts through to the heart like music.
    The cost for this special performance is $25.00 and includes the best refreshments this side of the lake.  Beatniks is located at 420 Conkey St.  Hammond Indiana.  For reservations of more info call 219-852-0848 or go to beatniksonconkey.com.

  • 2:30 pm
    09/08/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 3:00 pm
    09/08/2019

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for an evening of 10 Minute Plays.  Each of these plays is an Indiana premier!

    This year’s plays include:

    Frameworks
    By: Mike McGeever

    The Elimination Round
    By: Carl L. Williams

    GOODBYE ITZY-BITZY
    By Betty Robinson

    Budget Airlines Flight 711
    By: Bruce Guelden

    172 PUSH-UPS
    by Scott Mullen

    You Haven’t Changed a Bit
    By Donna Hoke

    About Time
    By Robin Baron

    Office Hours
    by Bryan Harnetiaux

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  • 6:30 pm
    09/11/2019

    178 E Sidewalk Road, Chesterton, Indiana 46304

    178 E Sidewalk Road, Chesterton, Indiana 46304

    NIETF’S 6th Annual Free Theatrepalooza
    September 11, 2019
    6:30-8 pm
    Chesterton Amphitheatre at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

    Bring a chair or blanket and kick back while you watch short sets and scenes from area theatres including comedy, musical, suspense, and improv selections.

    FREE!

    Pack a picnic or come early and shop the Coffee Creek Farmer’s Market.

    This event made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana Dunes Tourism, GreatNews.Life, and Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy.

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  • 7:00 pm
    09/14/2019

    Little Cal Trail, Gary, IN 46408, USA

    Little Cal Trail, Gary, IN 46408, USA

    Indiana University Northwest Performance

    •   
    • IU Northwest Arts and Sciences Building (map)

    Hosted by the IU Northwest Performing Arts Program.

    The performance will take place on the beautiful new 500-seat Theatre Northwest Mainstage on the second floor of the Arts and Sciences Building.  We recommend parking in the IUN lot at Broadway and 35th, entering the building on the south, and following the signs up the elevator.

    Free Parking and Restrooms available.

    7:00 pm Indoor performance.

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  • 2:30 pm
    09/15/2019

    Little Cal Trail, Gary, IN 46408, USA

    Little Cal Trail, Gary, IN 46408, USA

    Indiana University Northwest Performance

      •   
      • IU Northwest Arts and Sciences Building (map)

      Hosted by the IU Northwest Performing Arts Program.

      The performance will take place on the beautiful new 500-seat Theatre Northwest Mainstage on the second floor of the Arts and Sciences Building.  We recommend parking in the IUN lot at Broadway and 35th, entering the building on the south, and following the signs up the elevator.

      Free Parking and Restrooms available.

      2:30 pm Indoor performance.

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  • 7:00 pm
    09/20/2019

    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342

    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342

    Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

    Join Regional Performing Arts for the premiere of their 2019-2020 season as they present the NW Indiana Premier of this award-winning musical. Featuring actors ages 5-18, the non-profit organization RPAC continues to promote and support young performers in the Region through all aspects of stagecraft.

  • 8:00 pm
    09/20/2019

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

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  • 7:00 pm
    09/21/2019

    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342

    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342

    Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

    Join Regional Performing Arts for the premiere of their 2019-2020 season as they present the NW Indiana Premier of this award-winning musical. Featuring actors ages 5-18, the non-profit organization RPAC continues to promote and support young performers in the Region through all aspects of stagecraft.

  • 8:00 pm
    09/21/2019

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month! We’re featuring acts that represent comedy from Latin parts of the world all in one room. Take a trip with us as we laugh in all kinds of languages!

    Line Up TBD

    Tickets $6 Advance/$10 Door

    Food & beverage available on-site

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  • 2:00 pm
    09/22/2019

    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342

    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342

    Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

    Join Regional Performing Arts for the premiere of their 2019-2020 season as they present the NW Indiana Premier of this award-winning musical. Featuring actors ages 5-18, the non-profit organization RPAC continues to promote and support young performers in the Region through all aspects of stagecraft.

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  • 3:00 pm
    09/28/2019

    99 S Hobart Rd. Hobart, IN 46342 United States

    99 S Hobart Rd. Hobart, IN 46342 United States

    Come and support Regional Performing Arts with fun for the whole family! Join us for Cosmic Bowling at Hobart Lanes on September 28th from 3-5. Single admission is $12, or reserve an entire lane (up to five bowlers) for $50. Admission includes two hours of cosmic bowling and shoe rental.

    There will be additional fundraising items at the lanes (auction or raffles) and the Hobart Lanes Cafe will be open for refreshments.

    We will accept paid reservations at rehearsals and performances of Matilda. Space is first come, first served. Reach out to RPAC with questions: admin@regionalperformingarts.org

    https://regionalperformingarts.org/event/cosmic-bowling-fundraiser/

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  • 20

    Matilda the musical

    7:00 pm
    09/20/2019
    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342
    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342

    Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

    Join Regional Performing Arts for the premiere of their 2019-2020 season as they present the NW Indiana Premier of this award-winning musical. Featuring actors ages 5-18, the non-profit organization RPAC continues to promote and support young performers in the Region through all aspects of stagecraft.

    Improv @ Beatniks

    8:00 pm
    09/20/2019
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

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    Matilda the musical

    7:00 pm
    09/21/2019
    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342
    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342

    Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

    Join Regional Performing Arts for the premiere of their 2019-2020 season as they present the NW Indiana Premier of this award-winning musical. Featuring actors ages 5-18, the non-profit organization RPAC continues to promote and support young performers in the Region through all aspects of stagecraft.

    Late Night Latin Night

    8:00 pm
    09/21/2019
    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307
    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month! We’re featuring acts that represent comedy from Latin parts of the world all in one room. Take a trip with us as we laugh in all kinds of languages!

    Line Up TBD

    Tickets $6 Advance/$10 Door

    Food & beverage available on-site

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    Matilda the musical

    2:00 pm
    09/22/2019
    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342
    2211 East 10th Street,Hobart, IN 46342

    Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

    Join Regional Performing Arts for the premiere of their 2019-2020 season as they present the NW Indiana Premier of this award-winning musical. Featuring actors ages 5-18, the non-profit organization RPAC continues to promote and support young performers in the Region through all aspects of stagecraft.

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