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Dames at Sea
May
2
to Jun 2

Dames at Sea

A loving parody of early Hollywood movie musicals, Ruby arrives in New York City with just a pair of tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart and falls in love with a sailor who also happens to be an aspiring songwriter. He helps Ruby land a job in the chorus and she gets her chance in the spotlight when the star becomes ill. It’s a playful romp filled with song, dance and lots of laughs.

“Prepare to be thoroughly charmed.” - - USA Today

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Talkback Event

May 9 & 15

A post show discussion directly follows this performance, is free of change and features members of the cast responding to question from the audience!

Dinner/Theatre Event

May 23
Dinner at 5:30 PM | Show at 7:30 PM

For your total night out, enjoy a pre-show special dinner conveniently located right across from the theatre lobby! For $55.00 (plus tax), the evening includes a delicious dinner, games, fun surprises and a show.


Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255

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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
May
17
to Jun 1

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Set in the Bronx, NY, this iconic play, written by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley collides us with two of society's beautiful, yet dysfunctional city misfits. After a chance encounter in a forgotten bar, their defenses dissolve and a spontaneous night of heart-thumping confession, love and chaos unfolds. With no easy way out, both are forced to dive deep in order to find a forgiveness that offers the rare chance of a more hopeful future. This is an explosive, deeply affecting play, exploring the issues of personal alienation and the redemptive power of love.

Chicago Street Theatre
219.464.1636

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The Wiz
May
24
to May 26

The Wiz

The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a joyous modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American culture. After Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. There, she makes new friends, battles evil witches, and seeks the aid of the all-powerful and mysterious Wiz. Ultimately, Dorothy finds that, if you believe with all your heart, you can always find your way home. With an infectious soul score, dynamic numbers, and endearing cast of characters, The Wiz is a joyous explosion of music, dance, magic, and heart to delight audience members of all ages.

The Wiz stares teachers of the Gary Community School Corporation along with over 300 students in the district! Performers include: Taylor Iman as Dorothy, Dwayne Coleman as The Wiz, and choreography by Asia Dickens, all arts instructors from Gary Middle School.

Markeysha Coleman as Addaperle, Rovelli Grib orchestra director, Steve Bradley choral director, and DeAndre Teamer band director, all arts instructors from West Side Leadership Academy.

Lehman Gray as the Lion, Dwayne Coleman Jr. as the Tin Man, Ryan Robinson as the Scrarecrow, Rose Marie Simmons as Evilene, Altovise Ferguson as Glinda and Danielle Duncan as Aunt Em.

The Wiz will be produced and directed by Mark Spencer

Gary West Side Theatre
219.390.9784

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Bridges of Madison County
May
24
to Jun 9

Bridges of Madison County

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five YearsParadeSongs for a New World) and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.

4th Street Theater
219.926.7875

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Smoke & Mirrors
May
31
to Jun 16

Smoke & Mirrors

 

This captivating comedy takes audiences to an isolated island off the Mississippi gulf coast where Hamilton, a power-hungry film producer/director, proves he will stop at nothing to kill off the insufferable star actor of his multi-million-dollar film. Hamilton enlists the support of his writer to plot a suicide scene which results in the star's demise. The only witness to the murder is Hamilton's wife. All goes as planned until a wily, eccentric sheriff unearths one surprise after another. This riveting mystery/comedy will keep audiences guessing to the end. 

Dunes Summer Theatre
219.879.7509

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The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Jun
7
to Jun 16

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

 Drama Group gleefully continues its 88th season with the delightful fast-paced “whodunnit,” THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940, written by playwright John Bishop and directed by Mary Ellen Fawk. Performances will be held at The Drama Group’s Studio Theatre on June 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm and matinees on June 9 & 16 at 2:00 pm. After which the cast and crew will fly to Hastings, England to continue performances at The Stables Theatre in Hastings.

Tickets in the US are $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and $17 for students with ID. Group discount rates are also available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 708-755-3444 or online https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4093174 The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre is located at 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. For directions and other information regarding Drama Group activities, please visit our Website  www.dramagroup.org.

SYNOPSIS – THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940

Not a musical at all and hardly a murder mystery, this campy farce is a cross between “Noises Off” and “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” satirizing a few archetypes from the history of show business.

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher," assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house is replete with revolving bookcases, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people - all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows when the infamous "slasher" makes his reappearance and strikes again.

 Drama Group
708.738.1440

 

 

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Constellations
Jun
12
to Jun 15

Constellations

A love story that bends time and space. This spellbinding, romantic journey, which delighted both critics and audiences in New York and London, begins at a backyard barbecue, with a simple encounter between Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a theoretical physicist, who believes that every decision we make, and have never made, exists in an unimaginably vast multitude of parallel universes. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know!

Canterbury Theatre
219.874.4269

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The Queen Bees
Jun
19
to Jun 29

The Queen Bees

Connie, Diane, and Brenda are determined to rise above their rough-and-tumble Queens, NY, neighborhood by topping the pop music charts with their girl group, the Queen Bees. They soon realize that their meteoric rise comes with a price, as relationships strain and their rebellious music falls quickly out of fashion. Featuring hit songs from the 60s such as “Leader of the Pack,” “My Boyfriend’s Back,” and “The Boy From New York City,”!

Canterbury Theatre
219.874.4269

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Back to the Dean Martin Show
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Back to the Dean Martin Show


Memorial Opera House Foundation presents Back To The Dean Martin Show Featuring Felix J. Denaeu, Jr. as Dean Martin on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Proceeds To Benefit The Memorial Opera House Foundation.

Admission Information
Main Floor: $40.00
Orchestra: $60.00
Loge: $80.00
Balcony: $80.00
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Full Service Bar Available

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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Mama Mia!
Jul
12
to Jul 28

Mama Mia!

Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel good show. Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and...

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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Roald Dahl's Willie Wonka
Jul
25
to Aug 3

Roald Dahl's Willie Wonka

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

Main Square Park Gazebo

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