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Auditions for A Year with Frog and Toad at Portage Community Theatre

A-Year-With-Frog-and-ToadA YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
Sunday, April 17th at 7:00pm
Monday, April 18th at 7:00pm

Directed by: Sheree Wheeler-Gudeman
Musical director: Trish Hales
Choreographer: Laurie Parpart

AUDITIONS will be held at: Portage Yacht Club 1370 State Hwy 249, Portage, IN

SYNOPSIS: Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's new musical. A Year with Frog and Toad remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

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Enrollment Begins for Memorial Opera House 2011 Musical Theatre Summer Camp

MOH-Senior-Camp-Cast-PhotoMemorial Opera House’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp begins enrollment on April 1st.

Don’t miss this incredible experience! This intensive four-week program is designed for students who want to engage in rigorous musical theatre training. Training in acting, music, and movement.

Junior Talents 4-8 year olds, Senior Talents 9 –15 year olds will focus on creativity, imagination, cooperation, and stage presence. All classes will participate in a variety of acting exercises, which encourage positive collaboration, imaginative thinking, and self-expression along with music and dance. All students will have the opportunity to perform for family and friends on the Memorial Opera House stage with simple costumes, set, props, sound and lights.

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PNC Theatre to Stage Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"

PNC-Much-Ado-About-NothingPNC Theatre and the PNC Players of Purdue University North Central will present a production of William Shakespeare's beloved comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Mainstreet Theatre in Michigan City.

The public is invited to the performances at the Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin St., on opening night Saturday April 16, at 8 p.m.; Sunday April 17, at 3 p.m.; Friday April 22 at 8 p.m. and Saturday April 23 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for PNC students presenting a valid student ID.

The production is directed by Dr. Paul Hecht, PNC assistant professor of English. On Sunday, April 18, Hecht will present a pre-show talk in the Mainstreet Theatre upper lobby at 2 p.m. to give ticket holders an overview of the play, and to discuss Shakespeare and his writing.

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Portage Community Theatre Fundraiser for One Night Only

Pump-Boys-and-DinettesOne Night Only! This is a fundraiser for Portage Community Theatre.

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Portage Community Theatre at the Portage Yacht Club at 1370 US State Hwy 249, Portage, IN. April 2, 2011 at 8 pm. Tickets are $15. Tickets are now available online at www.portagecommunitytheatre.com or at the door. Please call for reservations at 219-759-1408.

Cash bar and concessions will be available at 7pm.

THE CAST:

  • Jeff Gajewski (L.M.) - Vocals, Piano, Accordion & Percussion
  • Buddy Goettsch (Jim) - Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
  • Chris Holmquest (Eddie) - Electric & Acoustic Bass Guitars

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Once Upon a Mattress at the Memorial Opera House

Once-Upon-a-Mattress-MOHIf you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Once Upon a Mattress is a great family show and was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.

Great songs include: Shy, Very Soft Shoes, Happily Ever After, A Girl Named Fred and many more.

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Evening of Theatre Features Wizard of Oz

Wizard-Oz-21Wilbur Wright Theatre Company is pleased to present its annual Evening of Theatre on February 24, 25, and 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Munster High School Auditorium. This year’s Evening of Theatre features the timeless play, The Wizard of Oz. Preceding the play will be a Reader’s Theater presentation with some interesting background information regarding the play and the author. And to round out our Evening of Theatre, four vocal selections from various Oz productions will be presented.

Even though Frank Baum knew that he had written a hit with his first Oz book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” he could never have imagined that two more plays, originally based on his book, would be famous. The Wiz, starring Michael Jackson and Dianna Ross, and Wicked, which is still touring and going strong.

Wilbur Wright Theatre Company’s Evening of Theatre continues to entertain and educate its audiences. Every year director Carol Lynn Brechner tries to present more than one type of theater in an interesting and entertaining way.

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Portage Community Theatre

The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Portage Community Theatre at the Portage Yacht Club at 1370 US State Hwy 249, Portage, IN. February 25, 26, 27, March 4, 5, 6 and March 11, 12, 13. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students. Tickets are now available online at www.portagecommunitytheatre.com or at the door. Please call for reservations at 219-759-1408.

This show is not recommended for young children. Cash bar and concessions are available.

Director: Craig Golbesky
Choreographers: Marie Crist and Larry Payne

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