World-Class Theatre and Entertainment Comes to the Region

2013-02-24T00:00:00Z World-Class Theatre and Entertainment Comes to the Region nwitimes.com
February 24, 2013 12:00 am

That magical moment when the lights go up on a live performance with Equity actors and top-tier directors and designers... special events featuring renowned entertainers...opportunities for communities to learn and grow in the performing arts—all that and more are right here at Theatre at the Center. “We are Northwest Indiana’s cultural treasure. We bring professional Chicago theatre to everyone’s back yard,” exults Theatre at the Center’s marketing director Patty Bird.

Mainstage Productions

The 2013 season is a diverse offering of Theatre like you’ve never seen before! Join the fun February 14 to March 24 for The Fox on the Fairway, a madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig that features the 43rd annual grudge match between rival golf clubs who are thrown for a loop when the best golfer switches teams on the eve of the competition that recalls the Marx Brothers in their heyday. From April 25 to June 2, enjoy What a Glorious Feeling, a new dance musical inspired by true events. It brings to life the tempestuous love triangle behind the scenes during the filming of the beloved movie musical, Singin' in the Rain. From July 11 to August 18 make sure to see The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, a Tony Award-winning musical that is the uproarious tale of six over-achieving and quirky adolescents vying for a spelling championship, overseen by equally colorful adults. The performances continue September 12 to October 20 for Godspell, one of the biggest Broadway successes of all time joyously animates the parables of Jesus Christ. The season finishes November 14 to December 22 with A Christmas Caro--the Musical, a twist on a classic story. Charles Dickens' immortal tale gets the full Broadway treatment with memorable music.

Special Events

Theatre at the Center offers exceptionally entertaining special events that make for truly memorable audience experiences. They include dinner and performance. This season’s treats: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 10 with internationally renowned Switchback for a blend of American roots and Celtic soul. The distinguished sound of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club is back for two performances on Tuesday, May 7. Munster's very own Kevin Burke stars in Defending the Caveman, a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate.

Education Through Theatre

Making live theatre available for all audiences is one of Theatre at the Center’s top priorities. Exposing children to live theatre at an early age helps build awareness and appreciation for the arts, as live theatrical events nurture creativity and imagination. We offer classes & workshops throughout the year taught by professional actors. Check the website in March for our summer offerings.

The Theatre for Young Audiences program is a family-friendly variety of presentations for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school groups, with study guides for teachers that intersect with classroom subjects. The 2013 Theatre for Young Audiences productions include: Beauty & the Beast April 10 – April 14, 2013; Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs will be performed as part of the 3rd Annual Family Arts Festival on June 23, 2013.Kids ages 5 through 18 explore acting through improvisation and scene work, using their voices and bodies in strong characterizations, advanced acting techniques, and singing and music with the opportunity to take the stage, all taught by professional actors.

For more information:

Theatre at the Center

1040 Ridge Rd.

Munster, IN

(219) 836-3255

TheatreAtTheCenter.com

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