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‘The Tin Woman’ Offers a Heartfelt Stage Journey for TATC Audiences

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As the weather is warming up, we are preparing for our summer show at Theatre at the Center. The Tin Woman is a new play, running July 13 to Aug. 13 written by Sean Grennan, who wrote Making God Laugh, the stage work which delighted our audiences in 2012. I have known Sean for years and since my first encounter with The Tin Woman, I knew I wanted the chance to work on it. It is a beautiful and touching story which centers around Joy who has received a heart transplant. As she recovers, she questions whether she really deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, the donor’s family is trying to heal after the loss of their son, Jack. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family.

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Wayne Brady Looking Forward to His Return to the Midwest at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond

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On June 9th, Emmy-winning actor, singer and game show host Wayne Brady brings his unique brand of comedy for a one night only show at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond.

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Towle Youth Theater Ensemble Announces Auditions for "Alice @ Wonderland"


Towle-TheaterAuditions are January 28 at 10am. If you interested in auditioning or have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the theater at 219-937-8780. Auditions are open to anyone and everyone ages 12-18 grades 6-12 from Indiana or Illinois, public, private or home schooled. All are welcomed.

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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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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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Harmonies for Healing "Supergroup" Performs With Under the Streetlamp

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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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NIETF Connects Arts to Community with Theatrepalooza

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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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Towle Theater Holding Auditions for "A Fabulous 50’s Christmas”


Towle-TheaterThe Towle Theater, Hammond’s premiere theater destination, is seeking strong singers & actors 20 years old and up for the upcoming 14th annual non-equity production of A Fabulous 50’s Christmas.

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Auditions for Towle Youth Theater Ensemble’s The Musical of Musicals, The Musical


Towle-TheaterSince 2010, the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble, or TYTE, has been entertaining audiences with productions such as the Northwest Indiana Premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s 13, Anne of Green Gables, Laughing Stock, Clue the Musical, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Runaways and the World Premiere of Mental. The next TYTE production will be The Musical of Musicals, The Musical directed by Managing Director Jeff Casey and Musical Direction by Elizabeth Tuazon.

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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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