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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 or at the door. Please call for reservations at 219-759-1408.

Cash bar and concessions will be available at 7pm.


  • 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 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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The Musical Of Musicals, The Musical Cast Presents "Talkback with the Actors" After This Saturday's Performance

MMM-Talk-Back-PR-2The cast and production team of the Memorial Opera House production of The Musical of Musicals, The Musical will conduct a “Talkback with the actors” with the audience after their Saturday, February 19th 8pm. Performance.

“Immediately following the Saturday night show actors and production team will take the stage for a “Talkback” where the audience has the opportunity to ask the cast and crew questions about the show.” Says Brian Schafer, Executive Producer and Business Director at the Memorial Opera House. “We value the opinion of our audience and feel this is a great opportunity for them to interact with the actors and production team and ask their questions and more importantly get the answers directly from the cast.”

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Memorial Opera House Announces Auditions for the Musical, CHICAGO

ChicagoChicago the Musical, Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb is based on a 1926 play by Chicago Tribune reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins. Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her unfaithful husband, then manages not only to avoid prison with the help of razzle-dazzle lawyer Billy Flynn, but uses the trial to propel herself to showbiz stardom along with another murderous chorus girl, Velma Kelly. A dark parable of American justice, Chicago is a sexy musical extravaganza that includes several show-stopping numbers such as "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle" and "Class."

Auditions will be held Saturday, March 5th 1pm and Sunday, March 6th 1pm at the Memorial Opera House, 104 W Indiana St., Valparaiso, Indiana. Potential callbacks will be Friday, March 11th 7:30 pm.

We are looking for 10 men and 9 women ages 17+; Bring sheet music in your key of a relevant musical theater song that best showcases your vocal ability. Have 16-32 bars of the song prepared. Accompanist will be provided. There will also be a dance audition, cold reading, and some auditioners may be asked to sing song selections from the show. Please also bring any conflicts you may have for rehearsal dates. DO NOT Audition if you are unable to attend EVERY PERFORMANCE and EVERY TECHNICAL REHEARSAL.

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