Memorial Opera House
Jacki Stutzman, event chairman for Memorial Opera House Foundation, is admittedly having a good time in putting together a “Newlywed Game” benefit for the beloved Valparaiso theater.
Chicago has long been known as a music city, first for its blues (Chess Records to Alligator records) and then for its two rock booms, in the mid-1960s (The Buckinghams, Ides of March, The Cryan’ Shames, etc.) and in the mid-1970s (Cheap Trick, Chicago, Styx and REO Speedwagon).
Minnesota’s Sena Ehrhardt may have earned herself a master’s degree in health care, but she really never wanted to do anything other than sing the blues.
Tony Coder of the Drug Free Action Alliance was the keynote speaker Friday morning at The Blunt Truth About Marijuana summit held at the Memorial Opera House in Valpraiso.
Stephen Sienicki, who is making his Memorial Opera House directorial debut with “The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue,” is as much of a fan of his venue as he is of Neil Simon’s dark comedy.
VALPARAISO | The substance abuse councils of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties will host a joint summit on marijuana Sept. 19 at the Memorial Opera House.
Northwest Indiana’s own Chris Funk – who once rocked locally in bands sporting names like The Outlaw Bikers and Social Sometimes - returns to his hometown stomping grounds of Valparaiso to rock the Memorial Opera House with the second of his two globally acclaimed musical groups, Black Prairie.
Alice Peacock’s sound is a hybrid of pop/folk and country. She presents colorful story songs with lyrics that paint pictures in the mind’s eye as her voice rides over upbeat instrumentation akin to artists of the 1970s soft rock scene such as Jackson Brown, J.D. Souther and Linda Ronstadt.
VALPARAISO | If you are looking for things to do during a night on the town in Valparaiso, the city has an app for that.
With the national economy still recovering, the last few years have been an especially tough time for those in the arts as people trying to keep ahead of their bills have had less money than usual budgeted for entertainment.
VALPARAISO | Economic woes in recent years have made things tough for the arts. That is especially true for Northwest Indiana’s historic Memorial Opera House at 104 Indiana Avenue in downtown Valparaiso, where along with monthly bills, are the added costs for upgrades and repairs to the 120-…
The 9th annual Joe B. Memorial Bike Run and Concert produced by the family and friends of Detective Sgt. Joe Betustak Jr. returns to Hammond’s Wolf Lake Memorial Park Saturday.
Scot PJ MacDonald, director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s production of “Company,” expects viewers to leave the theater with their own unique take on the acclaimed musical.
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Griffith native Jeff De Boer showcased his creative talent in January as a finalist in the 23rd annual Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition in Glendale, Calif.
VALPARAISO | You're in Valparaiso to have a nice dinner at one of the city's downtown restaurants, and, after the meal, you wonder what's happening in town that you might enjoy watching. What do you do?
VALPARAISO | Memorial Opera House will offer a new Winter Children’s Program featuring a variety of classes. An open house is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Learn about the curriculum, meet the instructors and learn about a preregistration discount.
Holiday music will receive the doo-wop touch when vocal group Harbor Lights brings their show to Valparaiso's Memorial Opera House Saturday. The group, which specializes in a cappella, will deliver retro favorites in concert as well as popular holiday gems. George Carl, a member of Harbor L…
Valparaiso-based Imagine Music wraps up its fifth year concert series on Saturday with a return performance by New York rocker Willie Nile, who makes his third appearance at the Memorial Opera House, but his first with his East Coast band tagging along.
VALPARAISO | Recently, the Memorial Opera House celebrated the announcement of its 2014 season and introduced its new look. The Memorial Opera House, led by Business Director, Michelle Smith and Artistic Director, Scot MacDonald, have been working for the past year on rebranding the organiza…
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