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Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation’s Theatrepalooza Showcases the Region's Theatrical Talents

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Jack Velazquez only got a small taste of the performing arts as a kid. His parents worked too much to take him to shows, but what he did see inspired him. On Sunday, he took his kids to Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation’s 5th Annual Theatrepalooza, where theatres and performers from across the Region showcased their talents.

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Share The Wonders Of Theatre With Your Children & Grandchildren!


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Children love to pretend. They love stories. What better way is there to flare their imagination than a magical trip to Memorial Opera House to see Shrek The Musical!

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26th Annual Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation Gala Honors Excellence in Theatre Art in the Region

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The 26th annual Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) Gala brought talent from all over the Region together to recognize excellence in theater arts. NIETF, a collection of theatre organizations across Northwest Indiana, focuses on creating a strong community, promoting excellence, and providing entertainment to the Region. The annual gala provides NIETF an opportunity to recognize distinction among the local play and musical performances, direction, and design. 

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New Dawn Phase: Memorial Opera House Celebrates 125th Anniversary


125th-moh-logoWith a milestone like a 125th anniversary, it’s only fitting that the volume gets turned up. According to Scot PJ MacDonald, Executive Business Director at Memorial Opera House, that’s exactly what’s happening at the iconic theater as it continues to celebrate its 125th Anniversary of existence and its profound impact on the region.

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Goodrich Quality Theaters: Creating Memories Since 1930

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From high school date nights to taking the kids out for the latest release, the movie theater represents a special point of place in the American dream. For many in the Region, the Portage 16 IMAX and Goodrich Quality Theaters has created memories to cherish in the form of cinematic masterpieces.

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Chicago Street Theatre and Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation Kicks Off 7th Annual Shakespeare in the Park to Bridge Art and Community Together

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The Chicago Street Theatre kicked off its 7th annual Shakespeare in the Park community celebration Friday night in Central Park Plaza with a production of Much Ado About Nothing on the stage in the William E. Urschel Pavilion. The cooler weather was a welcome break from the blistering heat endured by many over the past few days, so visitors unfolded chairs and blankets to take in the show, grab a bite from the local vendors, and spend quality time in one of Valparaiso's beautiful parks.

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Listen to Your Mother 2018: Northwest Indiana Is Giving Motherhood a Microphone!


Listen-to-Your-Mother-2018Please be sure that you are available for all practices and the performance date prior to signing up for an audition.

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Valpo HS and Memorial Opera House Team Up for Bye Bye Birdie

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The Valparaiso High School Drama Club presented "Bye Bye Birdie" at the Memorial Opera House, a musical about a man caught in the unlikely crossroads of rock-and-roll and war.

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Movies to See This Holiday Season at Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX

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Every family has a tradition that’s been around for ages to help ring in the new year. Whether it’s watching football with family and friends, making a giant and delicious breakfast for everyone to enjoy, or getting a head start on this year’s resolution, New Year’s Day traditions are the perfect way to celebrate January 1st with the ones you love.

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Memorial Opera House Shares “A Christmas Story: The Musical” to Honor Its Volunteers

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Every Christmas, we can expect certain things to show up that we identify with the season. Snow, Christmas lights, holiday parties, and certain TV shows that show up year after year. Charlie Brown’s Christmas, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and of course, A Christmas Story.

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Memorial Opera House Casting Call: Hunchback Of Notre Dame


MOH-Casting-Call-Hunchback-Of-Notre-Dame-2017Victor Hugo's Epic Story About Love, Acceptance, And What It Means To Be A Hero.
Directed by Kurt Gillins, from Valpo Chamber.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "out there", observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmerelda.

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