15 stages, 75 productions, 600 performances each year

right here in Northwest Indiana

About NIETF

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!

Upcoming Shows

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  • 6:00 pm
    07/11/2019

    54 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    54 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Shakespeare in the Park – Macbeth –  by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power. Use your blankets or a fold up chair and view live art in a setting close to the stage. Come early and enjoy the offerings of local food vendors including some of our dining partners, PERFORMANCE AT DUSK.

  • 6:30 pm
    07/11/2019

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for performances at Indiana Dunes Park

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  • 6:00 pm
    07/12/2019

    54 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    54 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Shakespeare in the Park – Macbeth –  by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power. Use your blankets or a fold up chair and view live art in a setting close to the stage. Come early and enjoy the offerings of local food vendors including some of our dining partners, PERFORMANCE AT DUSK.

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  • 7:30 pm
    07/13/2019

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Performance Dates:

    Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

    Story Synopsis:

    It’s the night of the royal ball and Cinderella must get to the palace if she is ever to meet her one true love, Prince Charmfull.  But when she calls for her Fairy Godmother, it turns out that some bad potato salad has given the Fairy Godmothers food poisoning.  Enter Lucretia Fossilwart, scented candle saleswoman and Substitute Fairy Godmother.  This will not end well (or will it?)

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  • 2:00 pm
    07/14/2019

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Performance Dates:

    Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

    Story Synopsis:

    It’s the night of the royal ball and Cinderella must get to the palace if she is ever to meet her one true love, Prince Charmfull.  But when she calls for her Fairy Godmother, it turns out that some bad potato salad has given the Fairy Godmothers food poisoning.  Enter Lucretia Fossilwart, scented candle saleswoman and Substitute Fairy Godmother.  This will not end well (or will it?)

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  • 6:30 pm
    07/18/2019

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for Improv performance by Improductions at the Indiana Dunes State Park

  • 7:30 pm
    07/18/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Macbeth – by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

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  • 8:00 pm
    07/19/2019

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    219-374-8000

     

    Fridays & Saturdays – Dinner at 6:30, Show at 8:00

    Sundays – Dinner at 12:30, Show at 2:00

  • 8:00 pm
    07/19/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Macbeth – by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

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  • 5:00 pm
    07/20/2019

    6300 Founders Square, Portage, Indiana 46368

    6300 Founders Square, Portage, Indiana 46368

    Join RPAC for a FREE summer theater showcase of our young actors! Acts will begin at the Founders Square Amphitheater at 5:00 p.m.

    Although admission is free, RPAC will be collecting goods for the Trinity United Methodist Paper Pantry. Please consider donating any of the following new, unopened products:
    Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap/Body Wash, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Feminine Products, Razors, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins, Dish Soap, Cleaning Products

  • 8:00 pm
    07/20/2019

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    We’re known for our improv but we’ve decided to do something a little bit different. Watch acts bring their best SCRIPTED original material to the stage! We’ll be featuring sketch, music, and stand-up for the night.

    Acts TBD

  • 8:00 pm
    07/20/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Macbeth – by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

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  • 2:00 pm
    07/21/2019

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    219-374-8000

     

    Fridays & Saturdays – Dinner at 6:30, Show at 8:00

    Sundays – Dinner at 12:30, Show at 2:00

  • 2:30 pm
    07/21/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Macbeth – by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

  • 7:00 pm
    07/21/2019

    1 North Grand Blvd, Gary, IN 46403, USA

    1 North Grand Blvd, Gary, IN 46403, USA

    Marquette Park Performance

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    • Marquette Park (map)

    Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
    6600 Oak Ave
    Gary, IN 46403

    LIMITED FREE PARKING.  Restrooms available.

    7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

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  • 6:30 pm
    07/25/2019

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for Improv performance by Improductions at the Indiana Dunes State Park

  • 8:00 pm
    07/25/2019

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    Directed by Alexandria Shinkan
    Assistant Directed by Alex Traina
    Choreographed by Katie Solina
    Synopsis
    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.
    Performances
    July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3 at 8 pm
    Highland Main Square Park 3001 Ridge Road, Highland, IN
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  • 7:00 pm
    07/26/2019

    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake, IN, 46303

    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake, IN, 46303

    Cedar Lake Amphitheatre Performance

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    • Town Grounds (map)

    FREE Outdoor performance at the bandshell.

    7408 Constitution Ave
    Cedar Lake, IN  46303

    Free Parking: When you come down Constitution towards the lake, turn right at the Town Hall/Police and there will be parking in several locations there.

    Restrooms available.

  • 8:00 pm
    07/26/2019

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    219-374-8000

     

    Fridays & Saturdays – Dinner at 6:30, Show at 8:00

    Sundays – Dinner at 12:30, Show at 2:00

  • 8:00 pm
    07/26/2019

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    Directed by Alexandria Shinkan
    Assistant Directed by Alex Traina
    Choreographed by Katie Solina
    Synopsis
    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.
    Performances
    July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3 at 8 pm
    Highland Main Square Park 3001 Ridge Road, Highland, IN
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  • 7:00 pm
    07/27/2019

    6300 Central Avenue Portage, IN, 46368

    6300 Central Avenue Portage, IN, 46368

    Portage Amphitheatre Performance

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    • Founder’s Square Park (map)

    Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

    7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

  • 8:00 pm
    07/27/2019

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    219-374-8000

     

    Fridays & Saturdays – Dinner at 6:30, Show at 8:00

    Sundays – Dinner at 12:30, Show at 2:00

  • 8:00 pm
    07/27/2019

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    Directed by Alexandria Shinkan
    Assistant Directed by Alex Traina
    Choreographed by Katie Solina
    Synopsis
    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.
    Performances
    July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3 at 8 pm
    Highland Main Square Park 3001 Ridge Road, Highland, IN
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  • 3:00 pm
    07/28/2019

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    Have you ever wanted to improvise songs like they do on Whose Line is it Anyway? Then Laura & Rick Hall’s Music Improv workshop will be perfect for you!

    Rick Hall (The Second City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Factory) and Laura (Whose Line Is It Anyway, Drew Carey’s and The Improv All-Stars) create a supportive, fun workshop environment where you can grow, explore and move out of your comfort zone, starting with warmups and games to help ease into singing.

    If you’re new to improv in general or just want to see what song improv is about, this workshop is perfect for you. You’ll build vocal confidence and learn to listen to each other and the accompaniment. You’ll learn about creating characters and stories through song. Before you know it, you’ll be belting out your own great improvised songs! We’ll work on songprov as a natural extension of your existing improv skills. We’ll focus on creating a strong who and where for your songs, look at musical form and structure, advanced harmonies and more.

    Tickets are:
    $60 for students who want to fully participate and interact directly with Laura & Rick.
    $35 for people who want to audit the workshop and observe only (no stage time/direct time with Laura or Rick)

    Space is limited!

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July 17 - July 23
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    Park Plays - Improv by Improductions

    6:30 pm
    07/18/2019
    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA
    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for Improv performance by Improductions at the Indiana Dunes State Park

    Macbeth

    7:30 pm
    07/18/2019
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Macbeth – by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

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    Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    8:00 pm
    07/19/2019
    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    219-374-8000

     

    Fridays & Saturdays – Dinner at 6:30, Show at 8:00

    Sundays – Dinner at 12:30, Show at 2:00

    Macbeth

    8:00 pm
    07/19/2019
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Macbeth – by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

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    Youth Theater Showcase

    5:00 pm
    07/20/2019
    6300 Founders Square, Portage, Indiana 46368
    6300 Founders Square, Portage, Indiana 46368

    Join RPAC for a FREE summer theater showcase of our young actors! Acts will begin at the Founders Square Amphitheater at 5:00 p.m.

    Although admission is free, RPAC will be collecting goods for the Trinity United Methodist Paper Pantry. Please consider donating any of the following new, unopened products:
    Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap/Body Wash, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Feminine Products, Razors, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins, Dish Soap, Cleaning Products

    Throw the Book at 'em!

    8:00 pm
    07/20/2019
    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307
    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    We’re known for our improv but we’ve decided to do something a little bit different. Watch acts bring their best SCRIPTED original material to the stage! We’ll be featuring sketch, music, and stand-up for the night.

    Acts TBD

    Macbeth

    8:00 pm
    07/20/2019
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Macbeth – by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

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    Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    2:00 pm
    07/21/2019
    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    219-374-8000

     

    Fridays & Saturdays – Dinner at 6:30, Show at 8:00

    Sundays – Dinner at 12:30, Show at 2:00

    Macbeth

    2:30 pm
    07/21/2019
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Macbeth – by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
    After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearean tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

    Othello - Preview

    7:00 pm
    07/21/2019
    1 North Grand Blvd, Gary, IN 46403, USA
    1 North Grand Blvd, Gary, IN 46403, USA

    Marquette Park Performance

    •   
    • Marquette Park (map)

    Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
    6600 Oak Ave
    Gary, IN 46403

    LIMITED FREE PARKING.  Restrooms available.

    7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

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