Memorial Opera House

Location:104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

Upcoming events

  • 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

  • 09/28/2018 8:00 pm - 09/28/2018 8:00 pm
    In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun!  The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
    Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
    Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 09/29/2018 8:00 pm - 09/29/2018 8:00 pm
    In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun!  The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
    Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
    Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 09/30/2018 2:00 pm - 09/30/2018 2:00 pm
    In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun!  The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
    Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
    Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 10/05/2018 8:00 pm - 10/05/2018 8:00 pm
    In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun!  The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
    Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
    Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 10/06/2018 8:00 pm - 10/06/2018 8:00 pm
    In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun!  The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
    Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
    Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 10/07/2018 2:00 pm - 10/07/2018 2:00 pm
    In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun!  The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
    Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
    Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 10/12/2018 8:00 pm - 10/12/2018 8:00 pm
    In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun!  The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
    Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
    Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 10/13/2018 8:00 pm - 10/13/2018 8:00 pm
    In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun!  The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
    Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
    Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 10/14/2018 2:00 pm - 10/14/2018 2:00 pm
    In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice.  Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun!  The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
    Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
    Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos
    Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT)
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
    www.mtishows.com
  • 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
  • 11/30/2018 8:00 pm - 11/30/2018 8:00 pm

    Weekend Performances: November 30 Through December 16, 2018

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all.  Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaption breathes musical life into a familiar story while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original.  The Memorial Opera House is delighted to wrap up our 125th anniversary celebration with this new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
     
    Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson
    Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
    It's A Wonderful Life, The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
    www.broadwaylicensing.com
  • 12/01/2018 8:00 pm - 12/01/2018 8:00 pm

    Weekend Performances: November 30 Through December 16, 2018

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all.  Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaption breathes musical life into a familiar story while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original.  The Memorial Opera House is delighted to wrap up our 125th anniversary celebration with this new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
     
    Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson
    Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
    It's A Wonderful Life, The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
    www.broadwaylicensing.com
  • 12/02/2018 2:00 pm - 12/02/2018 2:00 pm

    Weekend Performances: November 30 Through December 16, 2018

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all.  Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaption breathes musical life into a familiar story while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original.  The Memorial Opera House is delighted to wrap up our 125th anniversary celebration with this new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
     
    Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson
    Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
    It's A Wonderful Life, The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
    www.broadwaylicensing.com
  • 12/07/2018 8:00 pm - 12/07/2018 8:00 pm

    Weekend Performances: November 30 Through December 16, 2018

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all.  Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaption breathes musical life into a familiar story while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original.  The Memorial Opera House is delighted to wrap up our 125th anniversary celebration with this new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
     
    Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson
    Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
    It's A Wonderful Life, The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
    www.broadwaylicensing.com
  • 12/08/2018 8:00 pm - 12/08/2018 8:00 pm

    Weekend Performances: November 30 Through December 16, 2018

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all.  Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaption breathes musical life into a familiar story while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original.  The Memorial Opera House is delighted to wrap up our 125th anniversary celebration with this new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
     
    Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson
    Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
    It's A Wonderful Life, The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
    www.broadwaylicensing.com
  • 12/09/2018 2:00 pm - 12/09/2018 2:00 pm

    Weekend Performances: November 30 Through December 16, 2018

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all.  Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaption breathes musical life into a familiar story while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original.  The Memorial Opera House is delighted to wrap up our 125th anniversary celebration with this new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
     
    Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson
    Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
    It's A Wonderful Life, The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
    www.broadwaylicensing.com
  • 12/14/2018 8:00 pm - 12/14/2018 8:00 pm

    Weekend Performances: November 30 Through December 16, 2018

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all.  Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaption breathes musical life into a familiar story while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original.  The Memorial Opera House is delighted to wrap up our 125th anniversary celebration with this new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
     
    Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson
    Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
    It's A Wonderful Life, The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
    www.broadwaylicensing.com
  • 12/15/2018 8:00 pm - 12/15/2018 8:00 pm

    Weekend Performances: November 30 Through December 16, 2018

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all.  Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaption breathes musical life into a familiar story while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original.  The Memorial Opera House is delighted to wrap up our 125th anniversary celebration with this new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
     
    Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson
    Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
    It's A Wonderful Life, The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
    www.broadwaylicensing.com
  • 12/16/2018 2:00 pm - 12/16/2018 2:00 pm

    Weekend Performances: November 30 Through December 16, 2018

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all.  Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaption breathes musical life into a familiar story while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original.  The Memorial Opera House is delighted to wrap up our 125th anniversary celebration with this new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
     
    Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson
    Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
    It's A Wonderful Life, The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing
    www.broadwaylicensing.com
  • 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!