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Theatre

Portage Community Theatre Announces Theatre Camps

pct-logoWe provide the young people of Portage and surrounding area the opportunity to learn about theatre and perform live productions while making new friends and having a great time!

Itty Bitty Theatre – Introduction to stage movement with emphasis on theatre games, story interpretation and story-telling will be introduced. The children will perform The Giving Tree.

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Memorial Opera House Announces Auditions for the Fun Family Musical, Disney’s Camp Rock

Camp-RockAuditions for Memorial Opera House's "Disney’s Camp Rock" will be Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd at 1pm and call back date Monday, May 23rd at 7pm. All auditions will be held at the Porter County Expo Center located at 215 East Division Road, Valparaiso.

This summer at camp was supposed to be all about the music and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers, and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown! This new musical based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam will fire up your stage with over a dozen songs, including “This Is Me,” “Can’t Back Down,” “It’s On,” and “We Rock.”

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The Munster Theatre Company Presents Its Spring Musical Production Hello Dolly!

Munster-Theatre-Holly-Dolly-1The Munster Theatre Company (the Performing Arts Department of Munster High School) is pleased to present the Classic Broadway musical, HELLO DOLLY! The Artistic Staff includes: Dr. Larry A Brechner, Producer/Director; William Woods Music/Orchestra Pit Director; and Carol Lynn Brechner, Assistant Director; Alexa Johnson as Student Choreographer; and as Eric Etter Student Director. HELLO, DOLLY! is an ebullient and irresistible story of the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage.

HELLO, DOLLY! is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi's (Katie Taylor) efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder (Nick Estes), the well-known half-a-millionaire, and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her. Along the way she also succeeds in matching up the young and beautiful Widow, Irene Molloy with Vandergelder's head clerk, Cornelius Hackl (Jonathan Wachala); Cornelius' assistant, Barnaby Tucker (Christian Fary), with Irene Molloy's (Megan Miller) assistant, Minnie Fay (Helena Jancosek); and the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper (Teddy Niemiec), with Mr. Vandergelder's weeping niece, Ermengarde (Natalie Vick).

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Lunchtime Cabaret at the Memorial Opera House Presents, The Music of HAROLD ARLEN

Lunchtime-CabaretSingers from the Memorial Opera House stage bring you, The Music of HAROLD ARLEN, Wednesday, April 20th at 1pm.

You have probably heard, and maybe even hummed, a Harold Arlen song today and didn't even know it! Most noted for composing the songs for the film “The Wizard of Oz” particularly Over the Rainbow, which was recently named the Number One Song of the Century, he has written over 400 songs including favorites like: It's Only A Paper Moon, Stormy Weather, I've Got the World on A String, and Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.

Lunch time Cabaret shows are 45 minutes long. Perfect for lunch and great entertainment. It makes a great outing for groups!

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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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