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Can't Think of That Perfect Gift? Memorial Opera House Has the Answer

MOH-Black-Friday-2016The Box Office will be OPEN on Friday!
If you take advantage of the wonderful small businesses around downtown Valparaiso on the day after Thanksgiving, the Memorial Opera House will be open as well for our normal business hours - 10am-2pm.

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NIETF Celebrates Their 24th Awards Gala By Recognizing and Honoring Members of the Theatre Community

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Theatre came alive in NWI on Sunday night, and it happened all in one room. Northwest Indiana Theatre in Excellence Foundation celebrated their 24th annual NIETF Awards Gala, which highlighted another fantastic year in theatre within our three county region. The awards showcased talent on stage, and behind the stage by playing a big part in both dramas and musicals.

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Chicago Street Theatre Set to Bring in the Halloween Season with "Night of the Living Dead" Production


The Halloween season is a time for frightful sights including vampires, ghouls and other monsters. The Chicago Street Theater is featuring one of the most infamous creatures out there - the zombie - for their fall production of “Night Of The Living Dead,” which opens Friday, October 14th.

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Night Of The Living Dead Arrives at Chicago Street Theatre

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The Halloween season is a time for frightful sights including vampires, ghouls and other monsters. The Chicago Street Theater is featuring one of the most infamous creatures out there, the zombie, for their fall production of “Night Of The Living Dead”.

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NIETF Announces 2015-2016 Nominees

NIETF-LogoNIETF is proud to announce the Nominees for the 2015-16 season. Please join us in thanking our NIETF viewers for a year of excellent service and numerous hours and join us in congratulating everyone who does community theatre – including this year’s nominees.

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Chicago Street Theatre Hosts the Free Season 62 Preview Party


Chicago Street Theater is embarking on their 62nd season of community theatre, and on August 25 they invited the public to see a preview of the 2016/2017 productions. The event allows those interested in seeing the shows a chance to learn more about plotlines and themes.

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Harmonies for Healing "Supergroup" Performs With Under the Streetlamp


This Saturday, August 13, the Harmonies for Healing “Supergroup” will be performing with Under the Streetlamp at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind.

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Chicago Street Theatre Presents "Harriet the Spy"


Chicago Street Theatre will bring a favorite children's novel to life when Harriet the Spy opens on Friday, August 19, 2016. Based on the novel by Louise Fitzhugh and written by Leslie Brody, the family presentation kicks off the company's 62nd season of bringing the art of live theatre to the community with 11 performances running through September 3. Tickets for the performances are $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and groups of ten or more and can be purchased online at ChicagoStreet.org or by calling the theatre's Box Office at 219-464-1636 X1.

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NIETF Connects Arts to Community with Theatrepalooza


The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) constantly strives to make a positive impact in the community through arts. They did just this during the 4th Annual NIETF Theatrepalooza, a free theatre festival held on the afternoon of Sunday, August 7 at Chesterton High School.

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Memorial Opera House Excites Valpo With Old Fashion Sock Hop

MohSockHop1There is no better place in Porter County to celebrate and have a great time than the William Urschel Pavilion. The Memorial Opera House Foundation threw it back a couple of decades during the Back to the 50’s Sock Hop on the evening of Friday, July 22nd. The proceeds garnered during the event went to support Memorial Opera House.

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Chicago Street Theatre's The Tempest Excites Valpo at Central Park Plaza


Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza was jam-packed with smiles, food, and music on the evening of Friday, July 8. The crowd anxiously and patiently waited for Chicago Street Theatre’s debut of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The audience was made up of citizens of all ages, demonstrating the inclusive nature of the production.

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