Ten Minute Play Festival

09/01/2018 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4th Street Theater
Address: 4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

Join 4th Street for an evening of original 10 plays

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  • 06/15/2018 7:00 pm - 06/15/2018 7:00 pm

    GUITARIST PETER AGLINSKAS

    A Concert Performance
    A Dunes Summer Theatre "Jackson Series" Presentation

    All Tickets $20

    June 15, 7 PM CST
    One Performance Only!

    Tapping into his vast repertoire of jazz, bossa nova, soul, Latin, classic 50s, 60s, & 70s, as well as traditional Spanish and flamenco, this performance will feature Peter’s original solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements from his CDs “Sepia Session” and “South Shore Soul.” Building on the legacy of guitarists such as Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd, Peter Aglinskas infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, funk and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition.  Recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department’s “Artists International” Award, Peter Aglinskas has been delighting audiences for more than three decades with his signature guitar style.

  • 06/15/2018 7:30 pm - 06/15/2018 7:30 pm

    MOM COLE’S

    Written & Directed by Colleen M. Zana

    PERFORMANCE DATES;

    June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    & July 1 of 2018

    PERFORMED AT:

    Fellowship Hall of
    The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
    1507 Glendale Blvd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • 06/16/2018 7:00 pm - 06/16/2018 7:00 pm

    JOHNNY V

    A Concert Performance by Johnny V.
    A Dunes Summer Theatre "Jackson Series" Presentation
    All Tickets $20

    June 16, 7 PM CST

    One Performance Only!

    Johnny V, a Midwestern singer, songwriter and recording artist, has been rocking his love for music for four solid decades! His soulful rasp and talent are celeb...rated throughout Chicagoland, NWI, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Minnesota. Performing at Pubs, Park Festivals, Art Shows and special events, his impassioned music and vibe always draws an engaged crowd! Johnny V also has a strong following of Neil Young fans and dedicates an occasional tribute show in his honor, covering the greatest of his repertoire, in intimate theater and library venues. He is currently recording his fifth project, a double album, rich in nostalgic, relatable lyricism and layered in dynamic rhythm.  Johnny V is often accompanied by some of the most revered musicians in the Chicagoland area.

  • 06/16/2018 7:30 pm - 06/16/2018 7:30 pm

    MOM COLE’S

    Written & Directed by Colleen M. Zana

    PERFORMANCE DATES;

    June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    & July 1 of 2018

    PERFORMED AT:

    Fellowship Hall of
    The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
    1507 Glendale Blvd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • 06/17/2018 2:00 pm - 06/17/2018 2:00 pm

    MOM COLE’S

    Written & Directed by Colleen M. Zana

    PERFORMANCE DATES;

    June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    & July 1 of 2018

    PERFORMED AT:

    Fellowship Hall of
    The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
    1507 Glendale Blvd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • 06/22/2018 7:00 pm - 06/22/2018 7:00 pm

    NOISES OFF

    A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
    Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

    Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers' tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play's last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it's not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

  • 06/22/2018 7:30 pm - 06/22/2018 7:30 pm

    MOM COLE’S

    Written & Directed by Colleen M. Zana

    PERFORMANCE DATES;

    June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    & July 1 of 2018

    PERFORMED AT:

    Fellowship Hall of
    The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
    1507 Glendale Blvd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • 06/23/2018 7:00 pm - 06/23/2018 7:00 pm

    NOISES OFF

    A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
    Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

    Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers' tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play's last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it's not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

  • 06/23/2018 7:30 pm - 06/23/2018 7:30 pm

    MOM COLE’S

    Written & Directed by Colleen M. Zana

    PERFORMANCE DATES;

    June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    & July 1 of 2018

    PERFORMED AT:

    Fellowship Hall of
    The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
    1507 Glendale Blvd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • 06/24/2018 2:00 pm - 06/24/2018 2:00 pm

    NOISES OFF

    A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
    Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

    Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers' tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play's last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it's not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

  • 06/24/2018 2:00 pm - 06/24/2018 2:00 pm

    MOM COLE’S

    Written & Directed by Colleen M. Zana

    PERFORMANCE DATES;

    June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    & July 1 of 2018

    PERFORMED AT:

    Fellowship Hall of
    The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
    1507 Glendale Blvd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • 06/29/2018 7:00 pm - 06/29/2018 7:00 pm

    NOISES OFF

    A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
    Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

    Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers' tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play's last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it's not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

  • 06/29/2018 7:30 pm - 06/29/2018 7:30 pm

    MOM COLE’S

    Written & Directed by Colleen M. Zana

    PERFORMANCE DATES;

    June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    & July 1 of 2018

    PERFORMED AT:

    Fellowship Hall of
    The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
    1507 Glendale Blvd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • 06/30/2018 7:00 pm - 06/30/2018 7:00 pm

    NOISES OFF

    A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
    Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

    Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers' tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play's last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it's not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

  • 06/30/2018 7:30 pm - 06/30/2018 7:30 pm

    MOM COLE’S

    Written & Directed by Colleen M. Zana

    PERFORMANCE DATES;

    June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    & July 1 of 2018

    PERFORMED AT:

    Fellowship Hall of
    The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
    1507 Glendale Blvd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • 07/01/2018 2:00 pm - 07/01/2018 2:00 pm

    MOM COLE’S

    Written & Directed by Colleen M. Zana

    PERFORMANCE DATES;

    June 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    & July 1 of 2018

    PERFORMED AT:

    Fellowship Hall of
    The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
    1507 Glendale Blvd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • 07/01/2018 2:00 pm - 07/01/2018 2:00 pm

    NOISES OFF

    A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
    Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

    Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers' tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play's last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it's not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

  • 07/06/2018 7:00 pm - 07/06/2018 7:00 pm

    NOISES OFF

    A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
    Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

    Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers' tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play's last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it's not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

  • 07/06/2018 8:00 pm - 07/06/2018 8:00 pm

    >July 6 - 7, 2018 at Dusk | Free or VIP RESERVED TICKETS
    Park performances Downtown Valparaiso
    Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater

    >July 12 - 15, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar
    Ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre

    CLASSIC COMEDY: Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. After a successful battle, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, journeys to Messina to celebrate. The festivities reunite the on again/off again relationship of Beatrice and Benedick and the handsome Claudio is smitten with Hero, the beautiful daughter of their host, Leonato. After several mishaps occur during the town’s masquerade ball, gossip and rumor run rampant, calling the honor of the young daughter into question. Complete with silliness, romance, wit and memorable characters, audiences will delight at this theatrical treasure.

  • 07/07/2018 7:00 pm - 07/07/2018 7:00 pm

    NOISES OFF

    A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
    Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

    Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers' tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play's last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it's not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

  • 07/07/2018 8:00 pm - 07/07/2018 8:00 pm

    >July 6 - 7, 2018 at Dusk | Free or VIP RESERVED TICKETS
    Park performances Downtown Valparaiso
    Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater

    >July 12 - 15, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar
    Ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre

    CLASSIC COMEDY: Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. After a successful battle, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, journeys to Messina to celebrate. The festivities reunite the on again/off again relationship of Beatrice and Benedick and the handsome Claudio is smitten with Hero, the beautiful daughter of their host, Leonato. After several mishaps occur during the town’s masquerade ball, gossip and rumor run rampant, calling the honor of the young daughter into question. Complete with silliness, romance, wit and memorable characters, audiences will delight at this theatrical treasure.

  • 07/08/2018 2:00 pm - 07/08/2018 2:00 pm

    NOISES OFF

    A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
    Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

    Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers' tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play's last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it's not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

  • 07/12/2018 6:00 pm - 07/12/2018 6:00 pm

    The Memorial Opera House 125th Anniversary Committee Presents:

    Legally Blonde Elle Woods Inspired Fashion Show

    Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 PM
    Be one of the first to get a ticket and join us for a fabulous evening of fundraising and friendship to support Memorial Opera House!

    Scroll Down To Book Your Tickets Online Now.

    This Exciting Evening Includes:

    At Parea Restaurant

    6:00 to 6:30 PM
    A lovely cocktail half-hour to mingle and enjoy. Parea will be featuring a specialty cocktail crafted for Legally Blonde. Make sure to try it at the cash bar!
    6:30 to 7:00 PM
    The Legally Blonde Elle Woods Inspired Fashion Show, featuring styles provided by our friends at Beyond Pink.
    7:00 to 7:30 PM
    Meet and mingle with the models. Some of our area's finest female attorneys will be modelling, so don't miss your chance to say hello!
    At Memorial Opera House
    7:30 to 8:00 PM
    Meet us at the Opera House lobby for a special visit with some of our furry friends from Lakeshore Paws. They are ready for your love.
    8:00 PM
    Enjoy a special preview performance of Legally Blonde: The Musical
    There are only 125 tickets available, so make sure and get yours NOW. It's as easy as a bend and snap.

    Admission Information

    $23.00 Per Person
    Processing Fee Applied At Checkout
    Full Service Cash Bar Available
    Will Call Tickets Available For Pick Up At Parea On The Day Of The Event.
  • 07/12/2018 7:30 pm - 07/12/2018 7:30 pm

    >July 6 - 7, 2018 at Dusk | Free or VIP RESERVED TICKETS
    Park performances Downtown Valparaiso
    Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater

    >July 12 - 15, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar
    Ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre

    CLASSIC COMEDY: Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. After a successful battle, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, journeys to Messina to celebrate. The festivities reunite the on again/off again relationship of Beatrice and Benedick and the handsome Claudio is smitten with Hero, the beautiful daughter of their host, Leonato. After several mishaps occur during the town’s masquerade ball, gossip and rumor run rampant, calling the honor of the young daughter into question. Complete with silliness, romance, wit and memorable characters, audiences will delight at this theatrical treasure.

  • 07/13/2018 7:00 pm - 07/13/2018 7:00 pm

    MAN OF LA MANCHA

    Written by Dale Wasserman

    Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Joe Darion
    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    A Dunes Summer Theatre "Jackson Series" Presentation
    All Tickets $20

    July 13 and 15
    Friday at 7PM & Sunday at 2 PM CST
    Two Performances Only!

    Join us for a concert version of this multiple Tony Award Winning play and spellbinding songs. Artistic Director Jeffrey Baumgartner leads a remarkable cast in songs and script that is bound to delight. William Nelson leads the talented pit band, featuring classical Spanish guitarist, Peter Aglinskas, during these two entertaining performances.

  • 07/13/2018 8:00 pm - 07/13/2018 8:00 pm

    >July 6 - 7, 2018 at Dusk | Free or VIP RESERVED TICKETS
    Park performances Downtown Valparaiso
    Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater

    >July 12 - 15, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar
    Ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre

    CLASSIC COMEDY: Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. After a successful battle, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, journeys to Messina to celebrate. The festivities reunite the on again/off again relationship of Beatrice and Benedick and the handsome Claudio is smitten with Hero, the beautiful daughter of their host, Leonato. After several mishaps occur during the town’s masquerade ball, gossip and rumor run rampant, calling the honor of the young daughter into question. Complete with silliness, romance, wit and memorable characters, audiences will delight at this theatrical treasure.

  • 07/14/2018 8:00 pm - 07/14/2018 8:00 pm

    >July 6 - 7, 2018 at Dusk | Free or VIP RESERVED TICKETS
    Park performances Downtown Valparaiso
    Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater

    >July 12 - 15, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar
    Ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre

    CLASSIC COMEDY: Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. After a successful battle, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, journeys to Messina to celebrate. The festivities reunite the on again/off again relationship of Beatrice and Benedick and the handsome Claudio is smitten with Hero, the beautiful daughter of their host, Leonato. After several mishaps occur during the town’s masquerade ball, gossip and rumor run rampant, calling the honor of the young daughter into question. Complete with silliness, romance, wit and memorable characters, audiences will delight at this theatrical treasure.

  • 07/15/2018 2:30 pm - 07/15/2018 2:30 pm

    >July 6 - 7, 2018 at Dusk | Free or VIP RESERVED TICKETS
    Park performances Downtown Valparaiso
    Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater

    >July 12 - 15, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar
    Ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre

    CLASSIC COMEDY: Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. After a successful battle, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, journeys to Messina to celebrate. The festivities reunite the on again/off again relationship of Beatrice and Benedick and the handsome Claudio is smitten with Hero, the beautiful daughter of their host, Leonato. After several mishaps occur during the town’s masquerade ball, gossip and rumor run rampant, calling the honor of the young daughter into question. Complete with silliness, romance, wit and memorable characters, audiences will delight at this theatrical treasure.

  • 07/15/2018 2:00 pm - 07/15/2018 2:00 pm

    MAN OF LA MANCHA

    Written by Dale Wasserman

    Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Joe Darion
    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    A Dunes Summer Theatre "Jackson Series" Presentation
    All Tickets $20

    July 13 and 15
    Friday at 7PM & Sunday at 2 PM CST
    Two Performances Only!

    Join us for a concert version of this multiple Tony Award Winning play and spellbinding songs. Artistic Director Jeffrey Baumgartner leads a remarkable cast in songs and script that is bound to delight. William Nelson leads the talented pit band, featuring classical Spanish guitarist, Peter Aglinskas, during these two entertaining performances.

  • 07/21/2018 7:00 pm - 07/21/2018 7:00 pm

    Celebrate opening night with a party!  Our only ticketed performance of the season, this

    6 pm - Reception, silent auction and refreshments.
    7 pm - Performance in the Art Theatre

    Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

    $20 tickets (PRESALE ONLY - no tickets available at the door)

  • 07/23/2018 6:00 pm - 07/23/2018 6:00 pm

    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:
    $50 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!

  • 07/28/2018 7:00 pm - 07/28/2018 7:00 pm
    •   
    • Lake Hills Amphitheatre (map)

    Lake Hills Amphitheatre
    8640 Lake Hills Dr
    St. John, IN 46373

    Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

    7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

  • 07/29/2018 7:00 pm - 07/29/2018 7:00 pm

    Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve (map)

    Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

    7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

      

  • 08/04/2018 12:00 pm - 08/04/2018 10:30 pm

    Our Fifth Annual All Day Music Festival Returns On Saturday, August 4th! Rock the Block is a collaboration between Porter County Museum and Memorial Opera House and will support the operations of both organizations.

    Outdoor Music Fest
    Noon Until 6:00 PM and All Ages Welcome
    Free Admission - Donations Welcome!

    Outdoor Music Acts
    All during the day, enjoy continuous music acts on the Go Baby Performance Stage. A complete list of performers will be coming so check back often for more information.

    Food And Beverage Vendors
    There will be plenty of food and beverage vendors for your enjoyment. Here are some of the vendors:
    Misebeehavin' Meads
    Fluid Coffee Bar
    Martini's
    Sweenie Todds
    MORE TO COME!

    Just For Fun
    Other entertainment includes carnival games, antique car show, a menagerie of therapy animals, our notorious dunk tank and visits from the Valparaiso Fire Department, Valparaiso Police Department and Porter County Sheriffs Department

    Evening Indoor Concert
    featuring Blessid Union Of Souls. Doors Open At 7:00 PM and Concert Begins At 8:00 PM and All Ages Welcome. Admission is $25 Per Person with Advance Reservations Recommended. Full Service Cash Bar Available.

    About Blessid Union Of Souls
    Blessid Union of Souls is an American alternative rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio that was formed in 1990 by friends Jeff Pence and Eliot Sloan. The band's first studio album, Home, had success with its lead single, "I Believe". The song popularized the band and became their greatest # 1 hit, along with other top 10 hits, "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me)", "Let Me Be the One". BOUS didn't stop there; they have gone on to produce several top 20 such as "Oh, Virginia and "I Wanna Be There". This timeless band has accolades with a Gold Album, a Gold Single and has been featured on numerous TV shows and movies.

    For more information and tickets to the Blessid Union Of Souls concert, please visit: http://www.memorialoperahouse.com/492/Rock-The-Block-Featuring-Blessid-Union-O

  • 08/04/2018 7:00 pm - 08/04/2018 7:00 pm
    •   
    • Founder's Square Park (map)

    Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

    7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

  • 08/05/2018 7:00 pm - 08/05/2018 7:00 pm
    • Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
      6600 Oak Ave
      Gary, IN 46403LIMITED FREE PARKING.  Restrooms available.

      7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

  • 08/05/2018 7:00 pm - 08/05/2018 7:00 pm
    • Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
      6600 Oak Ave
      Gary, IN 46403

      LIMITED FREE PARKING.  Restrooms available.

      7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

  • 08/09/2018 7:00 pm - 08/09/2018 7:00 pm
    NIETF presents Park Plays on Thursday evenings through September at Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion. Enjoy comedies, dramas, musicals, improv, and more in these free performances near the beach. Bring your blanket or beach chair and kick back for some great entertainment.
     
    Performances take place at 7 pm on the west side of the Pavilion between the new comfort station and the beach. In case of inclement weather, performances will take place at Wilson Shelter.
     
    *No additional admission charged for performance. State Park per car gate fee still applies.
     
    June 14 - Dunes Arts Foundation presents selections from summer musicals 
    June 21 & July 12 - Makeshift Up presented by Improductions
     
    August 9 & 23 - Hamlet presented by Gary Shakespeare
     
    August 16 - Camping with Henry and Tom presented by Hammond Community Theatre
  • 08/11/2018 7:00 pm - 08/11/2018 7:00 pm

    Sunset Hill Farm County Park (map)

      • Free park admission.
        Free parking and restrooms available.

        7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

    • 08/12/2018 7:00 pm - 08/12/2018 7:00 pm
      • Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
        6600 Oak Ave
        Gary, IN 46403

        LIMITED FREE PARKING.  Restrooms available.

        7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

    • 08/16/2018 7:00 pm - 08/16/2018 7:00 pm
      NIETF presents Park Plays on Thursday evenings through September at Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion. Enjoy comedies, dramas, musicals, improv, and more in these free performances near the beach. Bring your blanket or beach chair and kick back for some great entertainment.
       
      Performances take place at 7 pm on the west side of the Pavilion between the new comfort station and the beach. In case of inclement weather, performances will take place at Wilson Shelter.
       
      *No additional admission charged for performance. State Park per car gate fee still applies.
       
      June 14 - Dunes Arts Foundation presents selections from summer musicals 
      June 21 & July 12 - Makeshift Up presented by Improductions
       
      August 9 & 23 - Hamlet presented by Gary Shakespeare
       
      August 16 - Camping with Henry and Tom presented by Hammond Community Theatre
    • 08/17/2018 7:00 pm - 08/17/2018 7:00 pm

      WAIT UNTIL DARK

      Written by Frederick Knott
      Directed by Leigh Selting

      August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1, 2

      Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

      Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. Complicating matters, is the fact that a little girl living in an apartment upstairs has stolen the doll. Intent on retrieving the heroine, con man, Roat, leads his companion of thugs into thinking they will be rich if they find the doll. In the end, Roat turns on his companions and sets his sights on murder.

    • 08/18/2018 7:00 pm - 08/18/2018 7:00 pm

      WAIT UNTIL DARK

      Written by Frederick Knott
      Directed by Leigh Selting

      August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1, 2

      Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

      Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. Complicating matters, is the fact that a little girl living in an apartment upstairs has stolen the doll. Intent on retrieving the heroine, con man, Roat, leads his companion of thugs into thinking they will be rich if they find the doll. In the end, Roat turns on his companions and sets his sights on murder.

    • 08/18/2018 7:00 pm - 08/18/2018 7:00 pm

      Centennial Park Entertainment Stage (map)

        • Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

          7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

      • 08/19/2018 2:00 pm - 08/19/2018 2:00 pm

        WAIT UNTIL DARK

        Written by Frederick Knott
        Directed by Leigh Selting

        August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1, 2

        Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. Complicating matters, is the fact that a little girl living in an apartment upstairs has stolen the doll. Intent on retrieving the heroine, con man, Roat, leads his companion of thugs into thinking they will be rich if they find the doll. In the end, Roat turns on his companions and sets his sights on murder.

      • 08/19/2018 7:00 pm - 08/19/2018 7:00 pm
        • Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
          6600 Oak Ave
          Gary, IN 46403

          LIMITED FREE PARKING.  Restrooms available.

          7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

      • 08/23/2018 7:00 pm - 08/23/2018 7:00 pm
        NIETF presents Park Plays on Thursday evenings through September at Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion. Enjoy comedies, dramas, musicals, improv, and more in these free performances near the beach. Bring your blanket or beach chair and kick back for some great entertainment.
         
        Performances take place at 7 pm on the west side of the Pavilion between the new comfort station and the beach. In case of inclement weather, performances will take place at Wilson Shelter.
         
        *No additional admission charged for performance. State Park per car gate fee still applies.
         
        June 21 & July 12 - Makeshift Up presented by Improductions
         
        August 9 & 23 - Hamlet presented by Gary Shakespeare
         
        August 16 - Camping with Henry and Tom presented by Hammond Community Theatre
      • 08/24/2018 7:00 pm - 08/24/2018 7:00 pm

        WAIT UNTIL DARK

        Written by Frederick Knott
        Directed by Leigh Selting

        August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1, 2

        Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. Complicating matters, is the fact that a little girl living in an apartment upstairs has stolen the doll. Intent on retrieving the heroine, con man, Roat, leads his companion of thugs into thinking they will be rich if they find the doll. In the end, Roat turns on his companions and sets his sights on murder.

      • 08/24/2018 8:00 pm - 08/24/2018 8:00 pm

        Join 4th Street for an evening of original 10 plays

      • 08/25/2018 7:00 pm - 08/25/2018 7:00 pm

        Chesterton Amphitheatre at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve (map)

        Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

        7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

      • 08/25/2018 8:00 pm - 08/25/2018 8:00 pm

        Join 4th Street for an evening of original 10 plays

      • 08/26/2018 2:00 pm - 08/26/2018 2:00 pm

        WAIT UNTIL DARK

        Written by Frederick Knott
        Directed by Leigh Selting

        August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1, 2

        Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. Complicating matters, is the fact that a little girl living in an apartment upstairs has stolen the doll. Intent on retrieving the heroine, con man, Roat, leads his companion of thugs into thinking they will be rich if they find the doll. In the end, Roat turns on his companions and sets his sights on murder.

      • 08/26/2018 3:00 pm - 08/26/2018 3:00 pm

        Join 4th Street for an evening of original 10 plays

      • 08/26/2018 7:00 pm - 08/26/2018 7:00 pm

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

        LIMITED FREE PARKING.  Restrooms available.

        7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

      • 08/31/2018 7:00 pm - 08/31/2018 7:00 pm

        WAIT UNTIL DARK

        Written by Frederick Knott
        Directed by Leigh Selting

        August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1, 2

        Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. Complicating matters, is the fact that a little girl living in an apartment upstairs has stolen the doll. Intent on retrieving the heroine, con man, Roat, leads his companion of thugs into thinking they will be rich if they find the doll. In the end, Roat turns on his companions and sets his sights on murder.

      • 08/31/2018 8:00 pm - 08/31/2018 8:00 pm

        Join 4th Street for an evening of original 10 plays

      • 09/01/2018 7:00 pm - 09/01/2018 7:00 pm

        WAIT UNTIL DARK

        Written by Frederick Knott
        Directed by Leigh Selting

        August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1, 2

        Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. Complicating matters, is the fact that a little girl living in an apartment upstairs has stolen the doll. Intent on retrieving the heroine, con man, Roat, leads his companion of thugs into thinking they will be rich if they find the doll. In the end, Roat turns on his companions and sets his sights on murder.

      • 09/02/2018 2:00 pm - 09/02/2018 2:00 pm

        WAIT UNTIL DARK

        Written by Frederick Knott
        Directed by Leigh Selting

        August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1, 2

        Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. Complicating matters, is the fact that a little girl living in an apartment upstairs has stolen the doll. Intent on retrieving the heroine, con man, Roat, leads his companion of thugs into thinking they will be rich if they find the doll. In the end, Roat turns on his companions and sets his sights on murder.

      • 09/02/2018 3:00 pm - 09/02/2018 3:00 pm

        Join 4th Street for an evening of original 10 plays

      • 09/07/2018 7:00 pm - 09/07/2018 7:00 pm

        SACRED SANDS

        Written by John Hoppe
        Directed by John Green
        A Dunes Summer Theatre "Jackson Series" Performance

        All Tickets $20

        September 7, 7PM CST

        One Performance Only!

        Written by local playwright David Hoppe, and directed by John Green of Columbia College Chicago, Sacred Sands tells the story of how the Indiana Dunes were saved from being sold off to corporations. This one evening only performance was inspired by the book 'Sacred Sands: A Struggle for Community in the Indiana Dunes' by J. Ronald Engel. This is an entertaining theatrical reading  by local artists. This piece combines music, spoken word, and dramatic dialogue to tell the story of Indiana's crowning jewel: the dunes.

      • 09/08/2018 7:00 pm - 09/08/2018 7:00 pm

        DEAR JOHN

        A Dunes Summer Theatre "Jackson Series " Performance

        All Tickets $20

        September 8, 7PM CST

        One Performance Only!

         Young Hines has been performing the music of John Lennon in Beatle tribute bands for just over 20 years across the globe. Young is now happy to bring to you for the first time his own personal take on a John Lennon solo performance. Join us for this one night of music of one of the world's most beloved musicians.

      • 09/12/2018 1:00 pm - 09/12/2018 1:00 pm

        Life Is A Cabaret! The Songs Of Kander & Ebb

        Performance At 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12

        Musical theatre wouldn't be what it is without the American songwriting team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb.  Great songs like Isn't This Better from Funny LadyAll That Jazz from Chicago, and Cabaret from...you guessed it...Cabaret only make up a fraction of their great American song book.  You'll want to make sure to attend to hear the catchy, influential music of our favorite duo.
      • 09/14/2018 2:00 pm - 09/14/2018 2:00 pm

        AFTER PAUL McCARTNEY

        A New Play

        Written by David Hoppe

        Directed by John Green

        September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22

        Performances on Fridays/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Written by local playwright, David Hoppe, After Paul McCartney tells the story of two die-hard fans in search of Paul McCartney post Beatles break-up. Determined their idol will invite them for a chat once they locate him, their journey takes them across America where they encounter several mishaps and misadventures. In the end they're almost certain McCartney will come to their rescue.

      • 09/14/2018 7:00 pm - 09/14/2018 7:00 pm

        AFTER PAUL McCARTNEY

        A New Play

        Written by David Hoppe

        Directed by John Green

        September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22

        Performances on Fridays/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Written by local playwright, David Hoppe, After Paul McCartney tells the story of two die-hard fans in search of Paul McCartney post Beatles break-up. Determined their idol will invite them for a chat once they locate him, their journey takes them across America where they encounter several mishaps and misadventures. In the end they're almost certain McCartney will come to their rescue.

      • 09/15/2018 7:00 pm - 09/15/2018 7:00 pm

        AFTER PAUL McCARTNEY

        A New Play

        Written by David Hoppe

        Directed by John Green

        September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22

        Performances on Fridays/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Written by local playwright, David Hoppe, After Paul McCartney tells the story of two die-hard fans in search of Paul McCartney post Beatles break-up. Determined their idol will invite them for a chat once they locate him, their journey takes them across America where they encounter several mishaps and misadventures. In the end they're almost certain McCartney will come to their rescue.

      • 09/15/2018 7:00 pm - 09/15/2018 7:00 pm

        Rocken Horse With Chick Norris

        Concert At 7:00 PM On Saturday, September 15, 2018

        A portion of this show's net proceeds will be donated to help regional animal shelters and rescues!

        Chicago-rooted quartet ROCKEN HORSE formed in 1975 when the Windy City music scene was exploding with groups like REO Speedwagon, Styx and others. Rocken Horse lit up stages throughout the Midwest, signing their first record deal in 1980. Tight vocal harmonies gave Rocken Horse their own unique sound, anchored by a tight rhythm section and powered bytwin guitars.

        Their debut LP -- "Rocken Roll" -- generated a handful regional radio singles quickly buildingthem a large Midwestern following. Their 1981 album release show at Northwest Indiana's legendary Sherwood Club sold out in a matter of hours, as over 900 people came out to rock with "The Horse," as fans have come to call them.

        After a few years on the road doing headline shows and opening for top rock acts of the day,the members decided to follow their individual paths in life while always remaining the closest of friends.

        In 2016, three of the original Horses -- Jim Koranda, Glenn Reyna, and Ken Silvestri -- reunited with new drummer Rick Stanislavski to kick-start the second chapter of Rocken Horse. In 2017, they recorded and released an original EP, "Three By Four," to the delight of regional fans long-hoping for such a reunion. Today's Rocken Horse concerts feature those wonderful vocal harmonies delivering a nice blend of favorites from their debut album, new originals, and assorted covers by the classic bands who inspired them. Rocken Horse have recently shared stages with Chicago's legendary Ides of March and other top talents.

        Their Memorial Opera House debut will be even more special with the addition of CHICK NORRIS, the newest musical project by renown Chicago guitarist/vocalist Lorrie Kountz, famous for fronting the Chicago bands Bitch and Tough Love in the 1980s. Chick Norris is rounded out by guitarist Laura Jansons, bassist Pete Jansons, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Fite, who play 80’s and 90’s alternative and today’s current rock, retooling songs with their own artistic signature. Chick Norris has proved to be a crowd pleaser!

        Presented by Tom Lounges Entertainment, LLC

      • 09/15/2018 7:30 pm - 09/15/2018 7:30 pm
        •   
        • IU Northwest Arts and Sciences Building (map)

        Hosted by the IU Northwest Performing Arts Program.

        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, and following the signs.

        Free Parking and Restrooms available.

        7:30 pm Indoor performance.

      • 09/16/2018 2:30 pm - 09/16/2018 2:30 pm
        •   
        • IU Northwest Arts and Sciences Building (map)

        Hosted by the IU Northwest Performing Arts Program.

        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, and following the signs.

        Free Parking and Restrooms available.

        7:30 pm Indoor performance.

      • 09/21/2018 7:00 pm - 09/21/2018 7:00 pm

        AFTER PAUL McCARTNEY

        A New Play

        Written by David Hoppe

        Directed by John Green

        September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22

        Performances on Fridays/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Written by local playwright, David Hoppe, After Paul McCartney tells the story of two die-hard fans in search of Paul McCartney post Beatles break-up. Determined their idol will invite them for a chat once they locate him, their journey takes them across America where they encounter several mishaps and misadventures. In the end they're almost certain McCartney will come to their rescue.

      • 09/21/2018 8:00 pm - 09/21/2018 8:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 09/22/2018 8:00 pm - 09/22/2018 8:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 09/22/2018 7:00 pm - 09/22/2018 7:00 pm

        AFTER PAUL McCARTNEY

        A New Play

        Written by David Hoppe

        Directed by John Green

        September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22

        Performances on Fridays/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

        Written by local playwright, David Hoppe, After Paul McCartney tells the story of two die-hard fans in search of Paul McCartney post Beatles break-up. Determined their idol will invite them for a chat once they locate him, their journey takes them across America where they encounter several mishaps and misadventures. In the end they're almost certain McCartney will come to their rescue.

      • 09/22/2018 8:00 pm - 09/22/2018 8:00 pm

        Fundraiser for Haven House

      • 09/22/2018 9:00 am - 09/22/2018 9:00 am

        THE FIRST BRUSH OF FALL

        A Plein Air Artist Event

        Sponsored by Horizon Bank
        Co-sponsored by the Indiana Plein Air Painters' Association

        September 21, 22, 23

        Be prepared as artists from around the region converge on Michigan City and the surrounding areas with easels and paint brushes to compete for cash prizes in The Dunes Summer Theatre's first ever paint fair. During 3 days, artists will create paintings in 30 minutes or less, as well as other works over the weekend. Artists will sell select pieces at the end of the event. Cash prizes will be awarded to top artists. If you are an artist, young or old, and would like to participate, click the Register button and reserve your spot today.

      • 09/23/2018 9:00 am - 09/23/2018 9:00 am

        THE FIRST BRUSH OF FALL

        A Plein Air Artist Event

        Sponsored by Horizon Bank
        Co-sponsored by the Indiana Plein Air Painters' Association

        September 21, 22, 23

        Be prepared as artists from around the region converge on Michigan City and the surrounding areas with easels and paint brushes to compete for cash prizes in The Dunes Summer Theatre's first ever paint fair. During 3 days, artists will create paintings in 30 minutes or less, as well as other works over the weekend. Artists will sell select pieces at the end of the event. Cash prizes will be awarded to top artists. If you are an artist, young or old, and would like to participate, click the Register button and reserve your spot today.

      • 09/23/2018 3:00 pm - 09/23/2018 3:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 09/28/2018 9:00 am - 09/28/2018 9:00 am

        THE FIRST BRUSH OF FALL

        A Plein Air Artist Event

        Sponsored by Horizon Bank
        Co-sponsored by the Indiana Plein Air Painters' Association

        September 21, 22, 23

        Be prepared as artists from around the region converge on Michigan City and the surrounding areas with easels and paint brushes to compete for cash prizes in The Dunes Summer Theatre's first ever paint fair. During 3 days, artists will create paintings in 30 minutes or less, as well as other works over the weekend. Artists will sell select pieces at the end of the event. Cash prizes will be awarded to top artists. If you are an artist, young or old, and would like to participate, click the Register button and reserve your spot today.

      • 09/28/2018 8:00 pm - 09/28/2018 8:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 09/29/2018 8:00 pm - 09/29/2018 8:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 09/30/2018 3:00 pm - 09/30/2018 3:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 10/12/2018 8:00 pm - 10/12/2018 8:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 10/13/2018 8:00 pm - 10/13/2018 8:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 10/14/2018 2:00 pm - 10/14/2018 2:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 10/19/2018 8:00 pm - 10/19/2018 8:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 10/20/2018 7:30 pm - 10/20/2018 7:30 pm

        Brightside Music Presents Shemekia Copeland With The Cash Box Kings

        Concert At 7:30 PM On Saturday, October 20, 2018

        Brightside Music is happy to welcome Shemekia Copeland to Valparaiso to headline our Blues Fest. Experience one of the greatest voices in blues at a venue that was practically made for it. You won't want to miss her.
        Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soulshouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down to a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia's wide open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.
        Copeland has performed thousands of gigs at clubs, festivals and concert halls all over the world during her decades long career. She's sung with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, B. B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, James Cotton and many others. She opened for The Rolling Stones and entertained U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait.
        With her latest album Outskirts of Love and a packed tour schedule, Copeland has her eyes fixed firmly on the future as she continues to break new musical ground. "I want to be growing, to be innovative," she says. "I'm a lifert, singing about things that bother me, using my music to help people. My dad always said that 'we're all connected.' I'm an old soul marching to the beat of my own drum," she continues, "And right now I'm making the most exciting music of my career.
      • 10/21/2018 2:00 pm - 10/21/2018 2:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 10/26/2018 8:00 pm - 10/26/2018 8:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 10/27/2018 8:00 pm - 10/27/2018 8:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 10/28/2018 2:00 pm - 10/28/2018 2:00 pm
        No additional details for this event.
      • 11/09/2018 7:30 pm - 11/09/2018 7:30 pm

        HARVEY

        by Mary Chase
        With special permission from Dramatist Play Service Inc.

        PERFORMANCE DATES;

        November 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18 of 2018

        PERFORMED AT:

        Fellowship Hall of
        The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
        1507 Glendale Blvd.
        Valparaiso, IN 46383

      • 11/09/2018 8:00 pm - 11/09/2018 8:00 pm

        Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

        A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

         

      • 11/10/2018 7:30 pm - 11/10/2018 7:30 pm

        HARVEY

        by Mary Chase
        With special permission from Dramatist Play Service Inc.

        PERFORMANCE DATES;

        November 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18 of 2018

        PERFORMED AT:

        Fellowship Hall of
        The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
        1507 Glendale Blvd.
        Valparaiso, IN 46383

      • 11/10/2018 8:00 pm - 11/10/2018 8:00 pm

        Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

        A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

         

      • 11/11/2018 2:00 pm - 11/11/2018 2:00 pm

        HARVEY

        by Mary Chase
        With special permission from Dramatist Play Service Inc.

        PERFORMANCE DATES;

        November 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18 of 2018

        PERFORMED AT:

        Fellowship Hall of
        The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
        1507 Glendale Blvd.
        Valparaiso, IN 46383

      • 11/11/2018 3:00 pm - 11/11/2018 3:00 pm

        Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

        A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

         

      • 11/14/2018 1:00 pm - 11/14/2018 1:00 pm

        Star Spangled Cabaret - A Veteran's Day Salute

        Performance at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 14

        The Memorial Opera House wouldn't be where she is without the brave men and women who have fought for freedom! Join us as we enjoy the 125th anniversary of our great memorial by saluting those who made it possible. Featuring songs from the eras of World War I through Desert Storm, we proudly thank the brave souls that have made America truly great with this patriotic afternoon
      • 11/16/2018 7:30 pm - 11/16/2018 7:30 pm

        HARVEY

        by Mary Chase
        With special permission from Dramatist Play Service Inc.

        PERFORMANCE DATES;

        November 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18 of 2018

        PERFORMED AT:

        Fellowship Hall of
        The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
        1507 Glendale Blvd.
        Valparaiso, IN 46383

      • 11/16/2018 8:00 pm - 11/16/2018 8:00 pm

        Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

        A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

         

      • 11/17/2018 8:00 pm - 11/17/2018 8:00 pm

        Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

        A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

         

      • 11/17/2018 7:30 pm - 11/17/2018 7:30 pm

        HARVEY

        by Mary Chase
        With special permission from Dramatist Play Service Inc.

        PERFORMANCE DATES;

        November 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18 of 2018

        PERFORMED AT:

        Fellowship Hall of
        The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
        1507 Glendale Blvd.
        Valparaiso, IN 46383

      • 11/18/2018 2:00 pm - 11/18/2018 2:00 pm

        HARVEY

        by Mary Chase
        With special permission from Dramatist Play Service Inc.

        PERFORMANCE DATES;

        November 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18 of 2018

        PERFORMED AT:

        Fellowship Hall of
        The First Christian Church of Valparaiso
        1507 Glendale Blvd.
        Valparaiso, IN 46383

      • 11/18/2018 3:00 pm - 11/18/2018 3:00 pm

        Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

        A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

         

      • 11/23/2018 8:00 pm - 11/23/2018 8:00 pm

        Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

        A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

         

      • 11/24/2018 8:00 pm - 11/24/2018 8:00 pm

        Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

        A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

         

      • 11/25/2018 3:00 pm - 11/25/2018 3:00 pm

        Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

        A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

         

      • 12/07/2018 8:00 pm - 12/07/2018 8:00 pm

        Directed by Wayne Puchkors

        Friday, December 7, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.

        Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

      • 12/08/2018 8:00 pm - 12/08/2018 8:00 pm

        Directed by Wayne Puchkors

        Friday, December 7, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.

        Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

      • 12/09/2018 2:00 pm - 12/09/2018 2:00 pm

        Directed by Wayne Puchkors

        Friday, December 7, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.

        Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

      • 12/14/2018 8:00 pm - 12/14/2018 8:00 pm

        Directed by Wayne Puchkors

        Friday, December 7, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.

        Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

      • 12/15/2018 8:00 pm - 12/15/2018 8:00 pm

        Directed by Wayne Puchkors

        Friday, December 7, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.

        Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

      • 12/16/2018 2:00 pm - 12/16/2018 2:00 pm

        Directed by Wayne Puchkors

        Friday, December 7, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.

        Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
        Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

      • 12/19/2018 1:00 pm - 12/19/2018 1:00 pm

        Celebrate The Season: A Christmas Cabaret

        Performance At 1:00 PM On Wednesday, December 19

        The Memorial Opera House will sing and dance our way into the Christmas Season with this spectacular cabaret. Following our production of It's A Wonderful Life, we will be sure to open our arms to event the sourest of Scrooges to ring in the festivities of the holidays. Be sure to join us for an afternoon featuring some of our favorite memories of the year and a special visit from the North Pole!
      • 12/21/2018 7:30 pm - 12/21/2018 7:30 pm

        South Shore Orchestra: Holiday Pops!

        Concert At 7:30 PM On Friday, December 21, 2018

        Join Maestro Troy Webdell and the South Shore Orchestra for our traditional holiday celebration the entire family can enjoy! Featuring classic and comtemporary music of the holiday season including music from Ottorino Respighi's magical children's ballet THE FANTASTIC TOYSHOP!