Valparaiso University’s theatre department will present seven different productions during the 2018–2019 season. These include plays, classics and musicals. Talented students from across campus will prepare and work alongside the department’s faculty through acting, dance, design, directing, production, technology and writing.
With a milestone like a 125th anniversary, it’s only fitting that the volume gets turned up. According to Scot PJ MacDonald, Executive Business Director at Memorial Opera House, that’s exactly what’s happening at the iconic theater as it continues to celebrate its 125th Anniversary of existence and its profound impact on the region.
From high school date nights to taking the kids out for the latest release, the movie theater represents a special point of place in the American dream. For many in the Region, the Portage 16 IMAX and Goodrich Quality Theaters has created memories to cherish in the form of cinematic masterpieces.
Chicago Street Theatre and Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation Kicks Off 7th Annual Shakespeare in the Park to Bridge Art and Community Together
The Chicago Street Theatre kicked off its 7th annual Shakespeare in the Park community celebration Friday night in Central Park Plaza with a production of Much Ado About Nothing on the stage in the William E. Urschel Pavilion. The cooler weather was a welcome break from the blistering heat endured by many over the past few days, so visitors unfolded chairs and blankets to take in the show, grab a bite from the local vendors, and spend quality time in one of Valparaiso's beautiful parks.
The Valparaiso High School Drama Club presented "Bye Bye Birdie" at the Memorial Opera House, a musical about a man caught in the unlikely crossroads of rock-and-roll and war.
Every family has a tradition that’s been around for ages to help ring in the new year. Whether it’s watching football with family and friends, making a giant and delicious breakfast for everyone to enjoy, or getting a head start on this year’s resolution, New Year’s Day traditions are the perfect way to celebrate January 1st with the ones you love.
Every Christmas, we can expect certain things to show up that we identify with the season. Snow, Christmas lights, holiday parties, and certain TV shows that show up year after year. Charlie Brown’s Christmas, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and of course, A Christmas Story.
Victor Hugo's Epic Story About Love, Acceptance, And What It Means To Be A Hero.
Directed by Kurt Gillins, from Valpo Chamber.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "out there", observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmerelda.
The Production of A Christmas Story at the Memorial Opera House was an evening of joy, laughter, and excellent teamwork as the cast prepared for this winter classic. The evening began with an introduction of the cast and was followed by rehearsal. The incredible performances by the young actors captured everyone’s attention. Each Christmas, this story is seen on television by many. There was something very special, however, about seeing it live. The message of the story is its most powerful characteristic, as it remains timeless because it continues to speak to families and connect communities together.
As November rolls in, there’s plenty to look forward to, including the November 8th and 11th auditions at Chicago Street Theatre! Their newest auditions are for Sideways Stories from Wayside School, the wacky tale of Wayside, which due to an error on behalf of the builder, was built 30 classrooms tall!