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Indiana-bred writer, actor brings ‘Player’ home

Darin Dahms, creator of the one-man play “The Player King,” expects his drama to appeal to a mass audience, yet there is one sect he hopes to receive a seal of approval from.”

March 19, 2015 1:00 am

Coastline Children’s Film Festival turns 5

Angie Carlson, marketing specialist at Michigan City’s Lubeznik Center for the Arts, hopes older film aficionados don’t take the title of the annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival literally.

March 12, 2015 1:00 am
Women celebrated in Southern Shore exhibit

Women celebrated in Southern Shore exhibit

The centuries-long popularity of women as an art subject boils down to common sense, said Southern Shore Art Association exhibition chair Susan Block.

March 05, 2015 1:00 am
Towle to give audiences late February ‘Valentine’

Towle to give audiences late February ‘Valentine’

Jeff Casey, director of Hammond’s Towle Theater’s “Shirley Valentine,” expects his production to dispel any negative notions select theatergoers may have for one-thesp plays such as this.

February 26, 2015 1:00 am Related

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Kiddie lit classic staged at Chicago Street Theatre

Kiddie lit classic staged at Chicago Street Theatre

Kari-Anne Innes, director of Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s production of “Henry and Ramona,” expects her stage production of the children’s literature favorite to resonate with older attendees as well as youngsters.

February 26, 2015 1:00 am
“Fiddler” to grace First United Methodist stage

“Fiddler” to grace First United Methodist stage

David Long, director of Genesius Guild’s “Fiddler on the Roof,” hopes attendees leave the staging of the beloved musical with a myriad of emotions.

February 19, 2015 1:00 am Photos

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‘Monologues’ tradition continues at Beatniks

‘Monologues’ tradition continues at Beatniks

Bonnie Johnson, director of Beatniks on Conkey’s 2015 production of “The Vagina Monologues,” described their annual staging of the beloved female play as much more than just a tradition.

February 19, 2015 1:00 am
Memorial Opera House kicks off 2015 with ‘Les Mis’

Memorial Opera House kicks off 2015 with ‘Les Mis’

Scot MacDonald, director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s production of “Les Miserables,” sees the moral of the musical still relevant after nearly three decades as a Broadway and big screen favorite.

February 19, 2015 1:00 am
Drama Group to stage ‘Cat’ here and abroad

Drama Group to stage ‘Cat’ here and abroad

To director Michael J. Renzi, bringing the Tennessee Williams classic “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” to Chicago Heights’ Drama Group’s stage is part of a pattern he sees growing with his audiences.

February 12, 2015 1:00 am
Footlight Players ‘Consider the Oyster’ with Indiana premiere

Footlight Players ‘Consider the Oyster’ with Indiana premiere

John Avila, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Theatre’s production of “Consider the Oyster,” hopes viewers of the drama walk away pondering their relationships with loved ones.

February 05, 2015 1:00 am

CPCT brings ‘Murder’ to courthouse

Rob Kranc, director of Crown Point Community Theatre’s production of “Anatomy of a Murder,” thinks the classic legal drama is as relevant today as it was when it hit theaters more than five decades ago.

January 15, 2015 1:00 am Related

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'Tammy' to make debut at Chicago Street

The cast of Chicago Street Theatre’s “Tammy: A Coming of Age Story about a Girl Who is Part T-Rex” didn’t miss a beat when they came back to the production after the holiday break.

January 15, 2015 1:00 am
Towle closes out 2014 with ‘Sweethearts’

Towle closes out 2014 with ‘Sweethearts’

Being an “All American Sweetheart” isn’t all fun and games for the three vocalists assuming the roles of the Andrews Sisters for Hammond’s Towle Theater’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

December 14, 2014 8:23 pm Related

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Thaddeus turns 10 with a ‘Foot’

To Thaddeus Cutler, co-founder of Thaddeus C. Gallery, the benefits to setting up shop in La Porte has financial and logistical benefits along with the personal preference to his home town.

December 11, 2014 1:00 am
Rose blooms for holiday show at Towle

Rose blooms for holiday show at Towle

Rachelyn Primm, whose alter ego, Rita Rose, is performing at Hammond’s Towle Theater, credits the long-running Chicago musical “Million Dollar Quartet” for sparking the musical foundation for her stage personae.

December 11, 2014 1:00 am
‘A Miracle’ comes to West Side Theatre Guild

‘A Miracle’ comes to West Side Theatre Guild

Mark Spencer, director of Gary’s West Side Theatre, thinks the tale told and lessons to be learned in the gospel tale “A Nativity Story: More than a Miracle” are essential for audiences to see and hear today.

December 10, 2014 1:00 am
Memorial Opera House celebrates holidays with ‘Annie’

Memorial Opera House celebrates holidays with ‘Annie’

Trinidad Snider, who is helming Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s production of “Annie,” appreciates the beloved musical from her perspective as a mother as well as from her role as director.

December 04, 2014 1:00 am
Holiday classics skewered in ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’

Holiday classics skewered in ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’

Valarie Wotkun, director of Hammond Community Theatre’s “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some),“ sees her production of the comedy as a tonic of sorts for those stressed out by the hectic holiday season.

December 04, 2014 1:00 am
Drama Group closes out 2014 with ‘Philadelphia Story’

Drama Group closes out 2014 with ‘Philadelphia Story’

Mary Ellen Fawk, director of Chicago Heights’ Drama Group’s “The Philadelphia Story,” is proud of her crew’s work in creating a seven-plus decades-old high society backdrop for their production of the beloved comedy.

November 27, 2014 1:00 am

Footlight Players stage ‘Green Gables’

Eric Helmken, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Players’ production of  “Anne of Green Gables,” says the moral found in the 100-plus-year-old family tale remains relevant today.

November 27, 2014 1:00 am
‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ comes to Chicago Street Theatre

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ comes to Chicago Street Theatre

Lisa Formosa Parmigiano, co-director of Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” hopes life imitates art when it comes to those attending her production of the beloved holiday musical.

November 20, 2014 1:00 am Related

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‘Amahl’ spreads holiday cheer at 4th Street

Linda Pauli, director of Chesterton’s 4th Street Theater’s production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” has fond memories of her first experience with the holiday opera.

November 13, 2014 1:00 am
‘Magnolias’ in bloom at Valparaiso Theatrical Company

‘Magnolias’ in bloom at Valparaiso Theatrical Company

Becky Jascoviak, director of Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s production of “Steel Magnolias,” has a theory as to why the drama has remained a hit with audiences for a quarter century.

November 13, 2014 1:00 am
Region rock upstarts off and running

Region rock upstarts off and running

Josh Claussen, guitarist for region rockers Kaleidoscope Eyes, is amazed the Fab Four-based origins of his band’s moniker is lost at first on some music fans.

November 13, 2014 1:00 am
Comic art celebrated with reception at Lubeznik

Comic art celebrated with reception at Lubeznik

CarolAnn Brown, exhibitions curator at Michigan City’s Lubeznik Center for the Arts, has no problem defending the artistic integrity of comics as a legitimate and important art form to any naysayers.

November 06, 2014 1:00 am
Frida Kahlo’s art, life celebrated at South Shore Arts

Frida Kahlo’s art, life celebrated at South Shore Arts

Laura Cutler, South Shore Arts director of exhibitions, expects “The Complete Frida Kahlo” to surprise even the most knowledgeable art aficionado.

November 05, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Laughter, music, ‘Mystery’ abound in Memorial Opera House production

Laughter, music, ‘Mystery’ abound in Memorial Opera House production

Scot P.J. MacDonald, director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s staging of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” described the production he’s helming as something of an anomaly.

October 30, 2014 1:00 am Related

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Beatniks celebrates Halloween with ‘Imbalance’ debut

Beatniks celebrates Halloween with ‘Imbalance’ debut

Bonnie Johnson, co-director of Hammond’s Beatniks on Conkey’s “Chemical Imbalance,” knows the title of their current production may come off as misleading.

October 23, 2014 1:00 am Related

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Drama Group plays ‘A Little Night Music’

Drama Group plays ‘A Little Night Music’

Billy Vitucci, director of Chicago Heights’ Drama Group’s production of “A Little Night Music,” says the beloved musical’s moral is fitting for viewers young and old.

October 19, 2014 4:00 pm

TV game classic comes to Memorial Opera House stage

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.

October 16, 2014 1:00 am
Chicago Street plans spook-tacular fun for all ages

Chicago Street plans spook-tacular fun for all ages

To Chicago Street Theatre director Mark Baer, “Frankenstein” isn’t just about a mad scientist and his taller, madder monster.

October 16, 2014 1:00 am Related

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‘Oliver’ comes to Footlight Theatre

‘Oliver’ comes to Footlight Theatre

Laura Meyer, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Players’ production of the musical “Oliver,” has both personal and professional histories with the classic Charles Dickens-inspired musical.

October 02, 2014 1:00 am
Director takes ‘Prisoners’ with Neil Simon play

Director takes ‘Prisoners’ with Neil Simon play

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.

September 18, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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‘Robin Hood’ revisited for family fun at 4th Street

‘Robin Hood’ revisited for family fun at 4th Street

Zachary Gipson, director of Chesterton’s 4th Street Theatre’s production of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” expects the comedic take on the long-loved tale will appeal to audiences of all ages.

September 11, 2014 1:00 am

Family-friendly ‘Beast’ at Chicago Street

Eric Brant, marketing director of Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s production of “Beauty and the Beast,” has an idea why the lesson of “Beauty and the Beast” has resonated with audiences for ages.

September 07, 2014 8:56 pm
Crown Point Theatre hosts ‘Spelling Bee’

Crown Point Theatre hosts ‘Spelling Bee’

KeriAnne Valuckis, director of Crown Point Community Theatre’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” sees the comedy/musical as a perfect fit for her stage.

September 04, 2014 1:00 am

‘Play Dates’ premieres at Towle Theater

Jeff Casey, managing director of Hammond’s Towle Theater, thinks his production of the romantic comedy “Play Dates” will be a tour-de-force for the four-member cast and a memorable experience for theatergoers.

August 28, 2014 1:00 am

Unique short plays showcased at 4th Street’s ‘6X10’

Linda Pauli, a producer of Chesterton’s 4th Street Theater’s “6 X 10 Play Festival,” doesn’t see the half dozen stories that make up their inaugural shorts showcase as mere skits.

August 21, 2014 1:00 am
Hammond Community Theatre brings 'Hell' to stage

Hammond Community Theatre brings 'Hell' to stage

Earle Howe, co-director of Hammond Community Theatre's production of George Bernard Shaw "Don Juan in Hell," says the subjects debated in the play are uncannily relevant to today's audiences.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Hammond musical mainstay sets sights on Vegas

Hammond musical mainstay sets sights on Vegas

Hammond songsmith and singer Fernando Rodriguez admitted to being apprehensive when he advised members of his Titus Rodes Band he would be stepping down as a member and guiding force.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Blue Room’s Beatles Fest celebrates ‘number 9, number 9’

Forty-Five years after its release, “Revolution 9,” the infamous audio pastiche from the Beatles self-titled album, continues to be a source of inspiration – and frustration - for Fab Four enthusiasts.

August 07, 2014 1:00 am
Drama Group brings ‘Reefer Madness’ to Chicago Heights

Drama Group brings ‘Reefer Madness’ to Chicago Heights

Stacy Broutman, director of Chicago Heights’ Drama Group’s production of “Reefer Madness,’ says bringing the cult musical comedy to her stage is a regional rarity.

July 31, 2014 1:00 am
Highland Parks group celebrates ‘Oz’ at 75

Highland Parks group celebrates ‘Oz’ at 75

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “We’re Off to See The Wizard” and “If I Only Had a Brain” from “The Wizard of Oz” have been pop culture mainstays now for 75 years.

July 31, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Footlight Players turns 65 with ‘Carnage’

Footlight Players turns 65 with ‘Carnage’

Daulton Dickey, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Players production of “God of Carnage,” sees his production of the acclaimed dark comedy as a balancing act of sorts for his four-member cast.

July 24, 2014 1:00 am
‘Human Jukebox’  brings '60s back to Hammond

‘Human Jukebox’ brings '60s back to Hammond

Chicago-based performer Gerry Grossman is not one to describe his “Human Jukebox Reloaded” music and comedy show as art.

July 23, 2014 1:00 am
Genesius Guild plays ‘Pajama Game’

Genesius Guild plays ‘Pajama Game’

Andy Leahy, director of Hammond’s Genesius Guild’s production of “The Pajama Game,” issued an important dictum to his cast when beginning production on the musical favorite.

July 17, 2014 1:00 am
Ross Music Theatre pays tribute to founder with musical, film

Ross Music Theatre pays tribute to founder with musical, film

Ross Music Theatre’s production of “Spamalot” is a bittersweet affair for the region-based theater company.

July 17, 2014 1:00 am
Modern ‘Hamlet’  staged in Crown Point

Modern ‘Hamlet’ staged in Crown Point

Grant Fitch, director of Crown Point Community Theatre’s production of “Hamlet,” sees William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy as being as relevant today as it was when it was first staged more than 400 years ago.

July 15, 2014 1:00 am
Valparaiso brings Shakespeare to the great outdoors

Valparaiso brings Shakespeare to the great outdoors

Chicago Street Theatre director Eric Brant attributes his inspiration for their Shakespeare in the Park festival to regular drives he took four years or so ago with his wife through downtown Valparaiso.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
U.K. musical makes U.S. debut ‘Up Here’ at Towle

U.K. musical makes U.S. debut ‘Up Here’ at Towle

Sherry Sweeney, director of Hammond’s Towle Theater’s production of the musical “From Up Here,” appreciates the quality of the story which the musical drama allows her and her cast to present.

July 03, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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