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Student Variety Show Features Over 50 Performers

PHSCrestThe Portage High School Thespians will present their annual Student Variety Show this Friday, February 24, in the PHS East Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Featuring the talents of over 50 Portage High School students, this year's offerings include vocalists, dancers, musicians, rappers, bands, even a magician and Yo-Yo artist! Also appearing will be the PHS Choraliers vocal and dance group. The Student Variety Show is an annual fundraiser to benefit the continuation of the Theatre Department and Thespian productions, who will present as its Spring Musical "The Wedding Singer." The cast will be performing an excerpt at the Variety Show.

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An Evening of Theatre: Ashdown-Lee

Ashdown-Lee-1Wilbur Wright Theatre Company is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of An Evening of Theatre on February 23, 24, and 25, beginning at 7pm at the Munster High School Auditorium. This year’s An Evening of Theatre features the play, Ashdown-Lee. Preceding the play will be a Reader’s Theatre presentation, giving some historical information on the conception of WWTC’s An Evening of Theatre, and also an interesting comparison of the play Ashdown-Lee to the critically acclaimed Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical, Brigadoon.

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Portage Community Theatre Announces Urinetown: The Musical

PCT-Urinetown-1WARNING, this is the musical, Urinetown, not the place. We would never let you go to the place. We promise. But come and see the musical. It is really funny! It is about a world-wide drought leaving society to pay to go to the bathroom. Sounds hilarious, right? It is. Trust us.

Urinetown is an earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution. The show is set in a town plagued by a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce that private toilets have become unthinkable. At the mercy of a single dominating corporation who maintains a monopoly on the town’s public amenities, the destitute citizens must pay towering taxes and fines to carry out their most private and basic of needs. Out of the mass of the pitiable, a hero rises to lead his fellow citizens against the tyrannical regime. Drawing from West Side Story, Chicago, and Les Misérables among others, the show irreverently pays witty homage to the great American musical theatre tradition. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective of one of America’s greatest art forms.

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PNC Student Improv Group Performs

The Purdue University North Central student improv club, The Ranting Llamas will present shows on Feb. 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144. The public is invited. A $1 entrance fee will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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The students' improv acting is made up on the spot. Sometimes a situation is given and the actors build off of it. It is usually done in a comedy aspect, which makes improv a fun activity for actors and non actors alike.

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A Christmas Story Comes Home Continues Through January 8

Christmas-Story-Comes-Home-1The South Shore CVA is pleased to report that our "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center is less than 700 visitors away from breaking our past attendance records, and just short of our 2nd highest gift shop sales record.

If you have not had a chance to see this exhibit, I invite you to bring your family before it ends January 8th, and view the six animatronic window displays we purchased from Macy's in New York 4 years ago. We are open 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week.

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Portage Community Theatre Announces Auditions for Urinetown

UrinetownAudition dates: Dec 12 and 13. 7 pm. Rehearsals will begin in January. Please prepare 16 bars of an audition piece, not from the show. Casting ages 16 and up.

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

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PHS Presents Flowers for Algernon as Fall Play

phs-fall-play-41Weeks of preparation has paid off for a group of Portage High School students who are participating in the annual Fall Play this weekend.  This year’s play is Flowers for Algernon, which is based on the 1966 novel by Daniel Keyes

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