26th Annual NIETF Gala

10/20/2018 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
Address: 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City IN 46360

Join us October 20, 2018 at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City as we set sail aboard the S.S. NIETF for the 26th Annual NIETF Gala, Northwest Indiana’s own version of The Tony Awards, recognizing excellence in theatre arts across the region.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

5:00 pm Doors Open for Dinner Guests, Cash Bar, Photo Booth open
5:30 pm Dinner served promptly at 5:30 pm, must be seated to be served. Volunteer recognition ceremony will be held during dinner.
6:30 pm Doors Open for Ceremony Only Guests, Cash Bar, Photo Booth open
7:00 pm Gala Awards Ceremony Begins
8:15 pm Intermission, Desserts Available for All Guests, Cash Bar
8:45 pm Gala Awards Ceremony Act 2 Begins
10:00 pm Gala Awards Ceremony Concludes, Dancing and Photo Booth
11:30 pm Event concludes

NIETF Member Pricing:
$40 Dinner and Ceremony, purchase before 9/15/18.
$50 Dinner and Ceremony, purchase between 9/15/18-10/7/18.

$25 Ceremony Only, puchase before 9/15/18.
$30 Ceremony Only, purchase between 9/15/18-10/7/18.

Non-NIETF Member Pricing:
$50 Dinner and Ceremony, purchase before 9/15/18.
$60 Dinner and Ceremony, purchase between 9/15/18-10/7/18.

$30 Ceremony Only, purchase before 9/15/18.
$35 Ceremony Only, purchase between 9/15/18-10/7/18.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Additionally, special rates available at Blue Chip Hotel for Saturday night, October 20, while they last. To make reservations, contact the hotel directly at 888-879-7711 and use group code GNI1020 (NIETF Gala). You will be asked to provide a credit card number for the first night’s cost, then upon checkin (after 4 pm), you will pay the balance. NIETF is not handling these reservations.

Blue Chip Standard Room: $189 + tax
Spa Blue Standard Room: $219 + tax

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    NIETF is proud to announce

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