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Bryan Reinhart Filming 1985 Sequence for Documentary Segment

Bryan Reinhart Filming 1985 Sequence for Documentary Segment

Bryan Reinhart is shown filming the opening sequence for Ross Summer Music Theatre's 1985 production of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Since the play is supposed to take place in the mountains, he used a matte technique to add mountains into the scene by filming through a window with a p…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Family's film son explains making of Reinhart documentary

OFFBEAT: Family's film son explains making of Reinhart documentary

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Film doc this month honors Region theater Reinharts

OFFBEAT: Film doc this month honors Region theater Reinharts

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart in 1965

Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart in 1965

Margilee and Jerauld Reinhart, the founders of Ross Summer Music Theatre, are shown in 1965 reviewing musical scores for a planned production.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Summer Music Theatre will celebrate its golden anniversary this month with a production of the musical "Spamalot" at Merrillville High School's Reinhart Auditorium, 276 E. 68th Place. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. July 18, 19, 25 and 26, and 3 p.m. July 20 and 27.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tribute and film will honor longtime theater and music director

Tribute and film will honor longtime theater and music director

MERRILLVILLE | As Ross Summer Music Theatre opens "Spamalot," its 51st summer musical in 50 years, they will be opening the curtain for the first time without Jerauld J. Reinhart, the group's founder.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Arts instructors nurtured area talent

Arts instructors nurtured area talent

The Northwest District of the Federation of Women's Clubs & Indiana Federation of Clubs annual art contest for area students in their senior year of high school is now a talent-tapping tradition.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jerauld Reinhart, founder of Ross Summer Music Theatre, dead at age 85

Jerauld Reinhart, founder of Ross Summer Music Theatre, dead at age 85

Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, whose Ross Summer Music Theatre has entertained area audiences for decades and served as the stage classroom for generations of theater hopefuls, died Thursday in Merrillville surrounded by friends, family and the music that filled much of his life.

February 13, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Jerauld Joseph Reinhart Conducting Orchestra in August 2013

Jerauld Joseph Reinhart Conducting Orchestra in August 2013

Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, who founded Ross Summer Music Theatre, is shown in August 2013 conducting the orchestra in his final production "Les Miserables." Reinhart died Thursday at age 85.

February 13, 2014 5:47 pm
Mrs. and Mr. Reinhart in 1965

Mrs. and Mr. Reinhart in 1965

Margilee and Jerauld Reinhart, the founders of Ross Summer Music Theatre, are shown in 1965 reviewing musical scores for a planned production.

February 13, 2014 5:47 pm
Jerauld Reinhart, center, Joined by wife, Margilee, and their son Mike

Jerauld Reinhart, center, Joined by wife, Margilee, and their son Mike

Jerauld Reinhart, center, who died Thursday, displays a keepsake "Carousel" music box while joined by his wife, Margilee, and their son Mike in the couple's Merrillville home. "Carousel" ranks as one of the favorite musicals for the family, which founded Ross Summer Music Theatre 50 years ag…

February 13, 2014 5:47 pm
Impressive 50 Years for Ross Summer Music Theatre

Impressive 50 Years for Ross Summer Music Theatre

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Summer Music Theatre recently taught audiences that to “love another person is to see the face of God” during the summer show, Les Miserables.

September 19, 2013 3:11 pm
The show goes on

The show goes on

A publicity photo from a Ross Summer Music Theatre Production of "Brigadoon" from 1970s shows the vast size of the young cast of talent gathered from around Northwest Indiana featured in musical productions.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
The show goes on

The show goes on

Jerauld Reinhart, center, displays a keepsake "Carousel" music box, joined by wife, Margilee, and their son Mike in the couple's Merrillville home. "Carousel" ranks as a favorite musical for the family, which founded Ross Summer Music Theatre 50 years ago in 1963.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
The show goes on: Reinharts and Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrate 50 years of curtain bows

The show goes on: Reinharts and Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrate 50 years of curtain bows

Jerauld Reinhart still remembers the hook used in 1954 by the hiring principal to lure him from southern Indiana to accept a teaching position at Merrillville High School following his graduation from Indiana University.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Musical Journey: Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrates 50 years with 'Les Mis' stage hit

Musical Journey: Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrates 50 years with 'Les Mis' stage hit

Despite the musical's title, Jerauld Reinhart, the man in the orchestra pit behind horn-rimmed glasses, will likely be beaming during this weekend's opening run of "Les Miserables," since the play denotes his 50th production of the Ross Summer Music Theatre in Merrillville.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Matthew Fayson (center), Who Plays Jean Valjean, Stars in a Scene With Debbie Trembicki (left), as the Innkeeper's Wife, Opposite Kevin Badten (right), as Her Husband in Les Miserables.

Matthew Fayson (center), Who Plays Jean Valjean, Stars in a Scene With Debbie Trembicki (left), as the Innkeeper's Wife, Opposite Kevin Badten (right), as Her Husband in Les Miserables.

Matthew Fayson (center), who plays Jean Valjean, stars in a scene with Debbie Trembicki (left), as the innkeeper's wife, opposite Kevin Badten (right), as her husband in "Les Miserables,", The 50th Anniversary production by the Ross Summer Music Theatre," running today to Aug. 4.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
The Reinhart Family Prepares for "Les Miserables"

The Reinhart Family Prepares for "Les Miserables"

Three generations of the Reinhart Family have teamed up to produce "Les Miserables," the 50th production of the Ross Summer Music Theatre. From left to right: Jerauld, Michael, Lucas, Jacob, Michael's wife Melinda and Jerauld's wife Margilee.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
"Les Mis" takes the stage

"Les Mis" takes the stage

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer with the Northwest Indiana premiere of the full version of "Les Misérables."

July 19, 2013 12:00 am

Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrates 50 years of camps

HOBART | Ross Summer Music Theatre is celebrating 50 summers of musicals. In keeping with that theme the youth camp  has two shows this weekend.

June 30, 2013 12:05 am
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