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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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The Memorial Opera House Presents Their Production of A Christmas Story

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The Production of A Christmas Story at the Memorial Opera House was an evening of joy, laughter, and excellent teamwork as the cast prepared for this winter classic. The evening began with an introduction of the cast and was followed by rehearsal. The incredible performances by the young actors captured everyone’s attention. Each Christmas, this story is seen on television by many. There was something very special, however, about seeing it live. The message of the story is its most powerful characteristic, as it remains timeless because it continues to speak to families and connect communities together.

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Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theater Foundation Holds Silver Soiree Awards Gala, Honors Regional Actors

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Northwest Indiana, “The Region”- a moniker borne on the backs of hard-working blue-collar individuals that have helped shape the strength of this very area of the Hoosier State. Along with its history of heavy industry, The Region also has a rich theatre culture. Amongst the people that inhabit this tiny corner of Indiana, perhaps no group epitomizes what it means to work hard in the arts more than the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (or NIETF), and the individuals that comprise this organization. On Saturday night, NIETF held their 25th Annual Silver Soiree Awards Gala and the celebration was nothing short of spectacular. They literally rolled out the red carpet to get the evening started as guests arrived in style, photo-ready and full of eagerness for the events of the evening.

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Youth Theater Company Announces Auditions for “A Charlie Brown Christmas”


Regional-Performing-Arts-CompanyRegional Performing Arts Company, a local non-profit committed to promoting youth performance in the Region, announces open auditions for their December production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Based on the seasonal TV special bearing the same name, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” brings these beloved characters to life on stage.

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