Theatrepalooza

07/06/2018 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central Park Plaza
Address: 54 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

Join us for excerpts from our member theatres before Chicago Street’s Much Ado about Nothing in Central Park

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  • 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.

  • 07/15/2018 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.

  • 07/23/2018 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!

  • 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

  • 08/23/2018 8:00 pm - 08/23/2018 8:00 pm

    Hard Travelin' with Woody, a two multimedia solo shows, will be at  Paul and Angie Lowe's L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group (LCTG) in Cedar Lake, Indiana, Aug. 23-26. Thurs.-Sat. dinner at 6:30, show at 8pm; Sunday, lunch at 12:30, show at 2pm.

    Text Angie Lowe for tickets at 219-776-0888 or call 219-226-4640 or 219-374-8000.

    For show info, please visit www.HardTravelinShow.com, and www.SeegerShow.com

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

    Join 4th Street for an evening of original 10 plays

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

    Hard Travelin' with Woody, a two multimedia solo shows, will be at  Paul and Angie Lowe's L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group (LCTG) in Cedar Lake, Indiana, Aug. 23-26. Thurs.-Sat. dinner at 6:30, show at 8pm; Sunday, lunch at 12:30, show at 2pm.

    Text Angie Lowe for tickets at 219-776-0888 or call 219-226-4640 or 219-374-8000.

    For show info, please visit www.HardTravelinShow.com, and www.SeegerShow.com

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

    Seeger, a multimedia solo show, will be at  Paul and Angie Lowe's L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group (LCTG) in Cedar Lake, Indiana, Aug. 23-26. Thurs.-Sat. dinner at 6:30, show at 8pm; Sunday, lunch at 12:30, show at 2pm.

    Text Angie Lowe for tickets at 219-776-0888 or call 219-226-4640 or 219-374-8000.

    For show info, please visit www.HardTravelinShow.com, and www.SeegerShow.com

  • 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

    Seeger, a multimedia solo show, will be at  Paul and Angie Lowe's L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group (LCTG) in Cedar Lake, Indiana, Aug. 23-26. Thurs.-Sat. dinner at 6:30, show at 8pm; Sunday, lunch at 12:30, show at 2pm.

    Text Angie Lowe for tickets at 219-776-0888 or call 219-226-4640 or 219-374-8000.

    For show info, please visit www.HardTravelinShow.com, and www.SeegerShow.com

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

    Join 4th Street for an evening of original 10 plays

  • 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 8:00 pm - 09/01/2018 8:00 pm

    Join 4th Street for an evening of original 10 plays

  • 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.

  • 09/09/2018 7:00 pm - 09/09/2018 7:00 pm
    Acoustic Eidolon - Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire, otherwise known as "Acoustic Eidolon," return for another evening of enriching, uplifting music of their own special blend, "world music for the soul." This tour features their 12th CD titled "A Tree Finds Its Voice", inspired by their two new matched instruments, guitar and cello, carved from the same pieces of wood. Fans of Queen, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Alison Kraus, Tommy Emmanuel, Yo Yo Ma, Turtle Island String Quartet, Chet Atkins, or Doyle Dykes will recognize selections on this CD. Seating in the intimate Edith Wood Studio theatre is extremely limited, reserve early!
    NOTE: At this time, access to the Edith B. Wood Studio is limited and you must be able climb stairs to the 2nd floor. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and hope to have an elevator someday!
  • 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.
  • 09/15/2018 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

  • 09/22/2018 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.

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

    Fundraiser for Haven House

  • 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.

  • 09/28/2018 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.

  • 10/20/2018 5:00 pm - 10/20/2018 5:00 pm

    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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!