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PCT To Present "Over the River"

pct-logoPortage Community Theatre (PCT) will present Joe DiPietro’s off-Broadway hit, Over the River and through the Woods, a touching yet hilarious comedy, June 8-23, 2012 at the Portage Yacht Club, 1370 State Hwy 249, Portage, IN. Call the Portage Community Theatre at 219-759-1408 for more information.

A wonderful family comedy, Over the River… is a play about real people. Nick is a young, single Italian-American man who dutifully has dinner with his grandparents every Sunday. He struggles to find the right moment to announce a great career move to his grandparents. It is not an easy choice for Nick, whose entire life has been spent in the bosom of this family. His grandparents on both sides have been lifelong friends and neighbors for whom Sunday dinner is a sacred ritual spent in the house of Aida and Frank, with grandparents Emma and Nunzio as guests. When Nick summons up the courage to tell his family that the new position is in Seattle, across the country from this ancestral home, the stage is set for their ingenious counter plan in the form of an appetizing dinner guest, Caitlin O’Hare. The tug between new frontiers and traditional roles plays itself out against the background of love, laughter and lasagna.

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Upcoming NWI Theatre Productions May through June 2012

Brother-of-AllNorthwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation presents the May through June 2012 theatre season!

Brother of All
Chicago Street Theatre
Thur-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm
$18, $15 seniors/students/veterans

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Portage Community Theatre Suspends 2012 Season

pct-logoOver the River and Though the Woods to be last show at Portage Yacht Club

Portage Community Theatre (PCT), a not-for-profit theatre group dedicated to bringing professional quality theatre and performing arts camps to NW Indiana, announces that it will suspend the remainder of its 2012 season, effective immediately after their upcoming production. The group is currently in rehearsal for the Over the River and Through the Woods, a play by Joe DiPetrio, which runs throughout June; this show will be the last show of the 2012 season. The PCT Summer Theatre Camps, held jointly with the Portage Parks Department, have also been suspended at this time.

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German Students Place at Theaterfest Competition

CHS-Students-TheaterfestSeveral Chesterton High School German students participated in the ninth annual Valparaiso University German Theaterfest competition in April.

CHS had two entries from the CHS German 4 and 5 classes in the advanced division competition under the direction of CHS German teachers Frau Michele Bartels and Herr Cary Knauff. The German Theaterfest competition involves local high school students performing skits or plays in German. The CHS German 5 class took home first place honors and the CHS German 4 class took home second place honors.

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Dance Group Seeking New Members

Ballet-Folklorico-2012Come join Porter County's newest dance group! In addition to learning the art of Mexican folkloric dancing, students will also learn discipline, responsibility and commitment.

The Ballet FolkloricoTapatίo of Northwest Indiana will be holding open registration during the month of May 2012. Interested students may register on Fridays from 5pm-7pm at the Portage YMCA.

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The Wedding Singer Hits PHS Stage

The Portage High School 2012 spring musical The Wedding Singer opened up on Friday night on the stage of the PHS East Auditorium.  The cast of 46 students spent countless hours and late nights rehearsing to make sure that the performance was ready to go for Friday night’s audience. 

The show describes the relationship between Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Julia Sullivan, a waitress at the reception hall where Robbie and his band regularly perform.  Although they have to cross multiple hurdles, the two were meant for each other and eventually get married near the conclusion of the musical.  Robbie, the male lead, was played by senior Jacob Cherry, while junior Rachel Stewart took the role of female lead as Julia.  This is Cherry’s fourth show on the PHS stage.  Stewart, who has been dancing for seven years, is also the co-choreographer of the production.

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PHS Thespians to Perform The Wedding Singer

PHSCrestThe Portage High School Theatre Department presents "The Wedding Singer", opening Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm. The show follows the story, based on the Adam Sandler film, of the relationship forming between Robbie, a wedding singer, and Julia, a waitress at the reception hall where Robbie and his band regularly perform.

The cast list is as follows:

  • Jacob Cherry... Robbie Hart
  • Rachel Stewart... Julia Sullivan
  • Claire Tokash... Holly

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