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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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  • 7:30 pm
    04/05/2018

    3401 Broadway, Gary, in

    3401 Broadway, Gary, in

    Spring 2018 Theatre Northwest Production:

    Peter Pan and Wendy adapted by Doug Rand from the novel by J.M. Barrie

    • Performance Dates – April 5th, 6th, 7th and 12th, 13th, 14th at 7:30pm
    • Matinee Performance Date – April 8th at 2:30pm
    • Theatre Northwest Mainstage
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  • 11:00 am-10:00 pm
    04/10/2018

    2505 Laporte Ave, Ste 171, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

    2505 Laporte Ave, Ste 171, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

    For one night only, we will receive a donation for each receipt collected at the Valparaiso Five Guys store. Please bring your friends! After all, it’s a chance for all of us to help our cause and enjoy great food!

    Just show this facebook event when ordering and RPAC will receive 20% of each sale AND an extra $1 for every milkshake!

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  • 7:30 pm
    04/13/2018

    3401 Broadway, Gary, in

    3401 Broadway, Gary, in

    Spring 2018 Theatre Northwest Production:

    Peter Pan and Wendy adapted by Doug Rand from the novel by J.M. Barrie

    • Performance Dates – April 5th, 6th, 7th and 12th, 13th, 14th at 7:30pm
    • Matinee Performance Date – April 8th at 2:30pm
    • Theatre Northwest Mainstage
  • 8:00 pm
    04/13/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    630 dinner, 8 o’clock performance

  • 8:00 pm
    04/13/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

  • 8:00 pm
    04/13/2018

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for a unique celebration of hats – from vintage to the outrageous! Adore-a-fedora in this unique showcase brimming with talent.

     

    This is a special fundraiser for 4th Street Theater

  • 8:00 pm
    04/13/2018

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 3:00 pm
    04/14/2018

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for a unique celebration of hats – from vintage to the outrageous! Adore-a-fedora in this unique showcase brimming with talent.

     

    This is a special fundraiser for 4th Street Theater

  • 7:30 pm
    04/14/2018

    3401 Broadway, Gary, in

    3401 Broadway, Gary, in

    Spring 2018 Theatre Northwest Production:

    Peter Pan and Wendy adapted by Doug Rand from the novel by J.M. Barrie

    • Performance Dates – April 5th, 6th, 7th and 12th, 13th, 14th at 7:30pm
    • Matinee Performance Date – April 8th at 2:30pm
    • Theatre Northwest Mainstage
  • 8:00 pm
    04/14/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    630 dinner, 8 o’clock performance

  • 8:00 pm
    04/14/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

  • 8:00 pm
    04/14/2018

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for a unique celebration of hats – from vintage to the outrageous! Adore-a-fedora in this unique showcase brimming with talent.

     

    This is a special fundraiser for 4th Street Theater

  • 8:00 pm
    04/14/2018

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 8:00 pm
    04/20/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    630 dinner, 8 o’clock performance

  • 8:00 pm
    04/20/2018

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Director: Lee F. Orchard
    Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

  • 8:00 pm
    04/20/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

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  • 2:00 pm
    04/21/2018

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Director: Lee F. Orchard
    Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

  • 8:00 pm
    04/21/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

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  • 2:00 pm
    04/22/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    12:30 dinner, 2:00 o’clock performance

  • 2:00 pm
    04/22/2018

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Director: Lee F. Orchard
    Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

  • 2:30 pm
    04/22/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

  • 7:30 pm
    04/22/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    JUST ANNOUNCED! We are excited to bring one of the hottest Bluegrass bands in the country, Nu-Blu, to our One Night Jam stage on Sunday, April 22nd! Do not miss this rare opportunity to see one of the finest in the intimate Chicago Street Theatre!

    http://www.chicagostreet.org/nublu2018/

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  • 7:30 pm
    04/26/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

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  • 7:00 pm
    04/27/2018

    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

    THE LAST FIVE YEARS

    A Musical by Jason Robert Brown

    Musical Director Jeff Otto

    A Dunes Summer Theatre “Jackson Series” Performance

    All tickets $20

    April 27, 28, 29
    THREE Performances Only!

    Performances are Friday/Saturday 7PM & Sunday 2 PM CST

    The Last Five Years ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.

  • 7:00 pm
    04/27/2018

    6915 Grand Ave, Hammond, IN 46323, USA

    6915 Grand Ave, Hammond, IN 46323, USA

    Please join us for HAPA’s Spring Dance Concert – Steppin Into Spring – as we celebrate the music of MOTOWN!

    Tickets are only $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

  • 7:00 pm
    04/27/2018

    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

    THE LAST FIVE YEARS

    A Musical by Jason Robert Brown

    Musical Director Jeff Otto

    A Dunes Summer Theatre “Jackson Series” Performance

    All tickets $20

    April 27, 28, 29
    THREE Performances Only!

    Performances are Friday/Saturday 7PM & Sunday 2 PM CST

    The Last Five Years ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.

  • 8:00 pm
    04/27/2018

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Tickets are $25 at the door. Call 219-852-0848 to reserve a seat.

    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. He was the third of five children, born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico in 1938, and grew up in Portales, New Mexico. Ronny met his wife, Mary, when in high school, and they married in 1960. He graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1963 with a double major in Theater and Speech Correction. Mary passed away in 2006, 50 years to the day of their first date. Ronny often talks about her during his music performances. A father to two sons of his own, he brings his extraordinary view of life into a magnetic, likable, onstage persona.
    Ronny’s music is eclectic, a woven tapestry of songs and stories with an over-all arc that eventually comes together and tells something about “the human condition”. Scores of fans and promoters will attest that attending one of his performances is one of the greatest evenings to experience. 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. Enhancing these great stories is the music provided by Ronny and his band of world-class, virtuoso musicians.
    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 acting experience simply enhances his musical and song-writing skills.
    In 2012, Ronny became an author with the release of his book Dueling Banjos: The Deliverance of Drew. The book coincided with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film, and is a collection of stories about the making of the movie and a look behind the scenes of his springboard into Hollywood. Warner Brothers also released a deluxe version of the film that year, and the book is also now available in audio format.
    He’s an artist who wears a variety of hats………but his first love is music. He’s released eight CDs, including the audio version of his book. According to Cox “The truly great thing about music is that it’s like a double-edged sword. Songs can be frivolous or sad, but they can trigger an almost overwhelming emotion……immediately. What I have found is that if I open up to my audience, they not only accept that, they also help me get through it. It is that sharing…..of silliness, or sadness, or mutual understanding that I find to be very compelling.”
    …he is a study in easygoing amiability and unforced charisma. He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound…. Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

  • 8:00 pm
    04/27/2018

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    630 dinner, 8 o’clock performance

  • 8:00 pm
    04/27/2018

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Director: Lee F. Orchard
    Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

  • 8:00 pm
    04/27/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

  • 8:00 pm
    04/27/2018

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy and cantankerous novelist Charles Condomime who is remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by by a visiting “happy medium”, one Madame Arcati.  Elvira truly raises spirits when she makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who can neither see or hear the ghost.  Memorial Opera House is delighted to present this hauntingly funny classic, one of the first plays presented here when the Community Theatre Guild was in residence!
    Written By Noel Coward
    Blithe Spirit is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
    www.samuelfrench.com
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  • 2:00 pm
    04/28/2018

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Director: Lee F. Orchard
    Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

  • 7:00 pm
    04/28/2018

    6915 Grand Ave, Hammond, IN 46323, USA

    6915 Grand Ave, Hammond, IN 46323, USA

    Please join us for HAPA’s Spring Dance Concert – Steppin Into Spring – as we celebrate the music of MOTOWN!

    Tickets are only $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

  • 8:00 pm
    04/28/2018

    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
    04/28/2018

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

  • 8:00 pm
    04/28/2018

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy and cantankerous novelist Charles Condomime who is remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by by a visiting “happy medium”, one Madame Arcati.  Elvira truly raises spirits when she makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who can neither see or hear the ghost.  Memorial Opera House is delighted to present this hauntingly funny classic, one of the first plays presented here when the Community Theatre Guild was in residence!
    Written By Noel Coward
    Blithe Spirit is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
    www.samuelfrench.com
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  • 2:00 pm
    04/29/2018

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Director: Lee F. Orchard
    Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

  • 2:00 pm
    04/29/2018

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy and cantankerous novelist Charles Condomime who is remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by by a visiting “happy medium”, one Madame Arcati.  Elvira truly raises spirits when she makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who can neither see or hear the ghost.  Memorial Opera House is delighted to present this hauntingly funny classic, one of the first plays presented here when the Community Theatre Guild was in residence!
    Written By Noel Coward
    Blithe Spirit is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
    www.samuelfrench.com
  • 2:00 pm
    04/29/2018

    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

    THE LAST FIVE YEARS

    A Musical by Jason Robert Brown

    Musical Director Jeff Otto

    A Dunes Summer Theatre “Jackson Series” Performance

    All tickets $20

    April 27, 28, 29
    THREE Performances Only!

    Performances are Friday/Saturday 7PM & Sunday 2 PM CST

    The Last Five Years ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.

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    The Spitfire Grill

    2:00 pm
    04/21/2018
    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN
    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Director: Lee F. Orchard
    Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

    Moonlight and Magnolias

    8:00 pm
    04/21/2018
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

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    Lost in Yonkers

    2:00 pm
    04/22/2018
    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA
    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    12:30 dinner, 2:00 o’clock performance

    The Spitfire Grill

    2:00 pm
    04/22/2018
    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN
    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Director: Lee F. Orchard
    Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

    Moonlight and Magnolias

    2:30 pm
    04/22/2018
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

    One Night Jam presents Nu-Blu: The Vagabonds Tour

    7:30 pm
    04/22/2018
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    JUST ANNOUNCED! We are excited to bring one of the hottest Bluegrass bands in the country, Nu-Blu, to our One Night Jam stage on Sunday, April 22nd! Do not miss this rare opportunity to see one of the finest in the intimate Chicago Street Theatre!

    http://www.chicagostreet.org/nublu2018/

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    Moonlight and Magnolias

    7:30 pm
    04/26/2018
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

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    The Last Five Years

    7:00 pm
    04/27/2018
    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA
    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

    THE LAST FIVE YEARS

    A Musical by Jason Robert Brown

    Musical Director Jeff Otto

    A Dunes Summer Theatre “Jackson Series” Performance

    All tickets $20

    April 27, 28, 29
    THREE Performances Only!

    Performances are Friday/Saturday 7PM & Sunday 2 PM CST

    The Last Five Years ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.

    Steppin' Into Spring - Dance Concert

    7:00 pm
    04/27/2018
    6915 Grand Ave, Hammond, IN 46323, USA
    6915 Grand Ave, Hammond, IN 46323, USA

    Please join us for HAPA’s Spring Dance Concert – Steppin Into Spring – as we celebrate the music of MOTOWN!

    Tickets are only $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

    The Last Five Years

    7:00 pm
    04/27/2018
    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA
    288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

    THE LAST FIVE YEARS

    A Musical by Jason Robert Brown

    Musical Director Jeff Otto

    A Dunes Summer Theatre “Jackson Series” Performance

    All tickets $20

    April 27, 28, 29
    THREE Performances Only!

    Performances are Friday/Saturday 7PM & Sunday 2 PM CST

    The Last Five Years ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.

    Ronny Cox

    8:00 pm
    04/27/2018
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Tickets are $25 at the door. Call 219-852-0848 to reserve a seat.

    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. He was the third of five children, born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico in 1938, and grew up in Portales, New Mexico. Ronny met his wife, Mary, when in high school, and they married in 1960. He graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1963 with a double major in Theater and Speech Correction. Mary passed away in 2006, 50 years to the day of their first date. Ronny often talks about her during his music performances. A father to two sons of his own, he brings his extraordinary view of life into a magnetic, likable, onstage persona.
    Ronny’s music is eclectic, a woven tapestry of songs and stories with an over-all arc that eventually comes together and tells something about “the human condition”. Scores of fans and promoters will attest that attending one of his performances is one of the greatest evenings to experience. 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. Enhancing these great stories is the music provided by Ronny and his band of world-class, virtuoso musicians.
    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 acting experience simply enhances his musical and song-writing skills.
    In 2012, Ronny became an author with the release of his book Dueling Banjos: The Deliverance of Drew. The book coincided with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film, and is a collection of stories about the making of the movie and a look behind the scenes of his springboard into Hollywood. Warner Brothers also released a deluxe version of the film that year, and the book is also now available in audio format.
    He’s an artist who wears a variety of hats………but his first love is music. He’s released eight CDs, including the audio version of his book. According to Cox “The truly great thing about music is that it’s like a double-edged sword. Songs can be frivolous or sad, but they can trigger an almost overwhelming emotion……immediately. What I have found is that if I open up to my audience, they not only accept that, they also help me get through it. It is that sharing…..of silliness, or sadness, or mutual understanding that I find to be very compelling.”
    …he is a study in easygoing amiability and unforced charisma. He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound…. Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

    Lost in Yonkers

    8:00 pm
    04/27/2018
    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA
    13115 Schneider St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

    630 dinner, 8 o’clock performance

    The Spitfire Grill

    8:00 pm
    04/27/2018
    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN
    1709 CHAPEL DR, VALPARAISO, IN

    Director: Lee F. Orchard
    Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

    Location: University Theatre

    About the Performance: 

    A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

    Moonlight and Magnolias

    8:00 pm
    04/27/2018
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

    Blithe Spirit

    8:00 pm
    04/27/2018
    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy and cantankerous novelist Charles Condomime who is remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by by a visiting “happy medium”, one Madame Arcati.  Elvira truly raises spirits when she makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who can neither see or hear the ghost.  Memorial Opera House is delighted to present this hauntingly funny classic, one of the first plays presented here when the Community Theatre Guild was in residence!
    Written By Noel Coward
    Blithe Spirit is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
    www.samuelfrench.com

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