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Over the Tavern
Jul
11
to Aug 11

Over the Tavern

Heaven help 12-year-old Rudy after he tells his ruler-wielding teacher Sister Clarissa his plans to “shop around for a more fun religion.” It’s the 1950s and the Pazinski Family live in a tiny apartment above the neighborhood bar they run. They face the real and often comical struggles of life in this funny and touching semi-autobiographical play by Tom Dudzick.

“A hilarious and touching depiction of Americana…a little bit of heaven!” - - The Chicago Tribune

Make your theatre experience complete by adding on a special event to your ticket!

Talkback Event

July 18 & 24

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

August 1

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

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.


CASH BAR AVAILABLE Friday and Saturday Performances!




Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255

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Macbeth
Jul
11
to Jul 21

Macbeth

July 11—12, 2019 at Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza
July 18—21, 2019 at Chicago Street Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni

After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearian tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

Chicago Street Theatre
219.464.1636

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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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String
Jul
12
to Jul 28

String


Directed by Jeff Casey
Musical Direction by Elizabeth Tuazon

On a starry mountaintop, three sisters -- goddesses known as the Fates -- spin, measure, and snip the strings of life for every human on earth. After angering Zeus, they find themselves banished to a modern office building in the mortal world, where they continue their work hidden among the mortals whose destinies they weave. When the eldest sister meets a security guard in the building and falls in love, she bends the rules of Fate to keep him at her side -- but can the fabric of the Universe stand a flaw? An original musical about fate, love, and the imperfections that make us human. 

Towle Theater
219.937.8780

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John & Jen
Jul
17
to Jul 27

John & Jen

The story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, and his namesake, the son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. A truly original musical that honors brothers and sisters, as well as parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, John & Jen is a gem of a show, brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies!

Canterbury Theatre
219.874.4269

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The Little Mermaid
Jul
19
to Jul 28

The Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid the musical! Join us for this Lavish Production July 19-28
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Disney's The Little Mermaid offers a fantastic creative opportunity for rich costumes and sets, as well as the chance to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years.

Center Stage Theatre
219.947.4922

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Othello
Jul
20
to Sep 15

Othello

  • Gary Shakespear Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OPENING GALA

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • GaryPublic Library and Cultural Center (map)

Gary Public Library and Cultural Center
Roma K. Ivey Community Room
(219) 886-2484
www.garypubliclibrary.org

Celebrate opening night with a party!  Our only ticketed performance of the season, this 

6 pm - Reception with refreshments.
7 pm - Performance of Othello

Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

$20 tickets (PRESALE ONLY - no tickets available at the door)

Marquette Park Performance

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Marquette Park (map)

Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
6600 Oak Ave
Gary, IN 46403

7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

Cedar Lake Amphitheatre Performance

  • Friday, July 26, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Town Grounds (map)

FREE Outdoor performance at the bandshell.

7408 Constitution Ave
Cedar Lake, IN  46303

Portage Amphitheatre Performance

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Founder's Square Park (map)


Indiana Dunes State Park Performance

  • Thursday, August 1, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Indiana Dunes State Park (map)

Park Entrance Fee applies ($7 per vehicle)


Marquette Park Performance

  • Saturday, August 3, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Marquette Park (map)

Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
6600 Oak Ave
Gary, IN 46403

Marquette Park Performance

  • Sunday, August 4, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Marquette Park (map)

Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
6600 Oak Ave
Gary, IN 46403

Valparaiso Park Performance

  • Friday, August 9, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Ogden Gardens Park (map)

Ogden Gardens Park
451 Harrison Boulevard
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Chesterton Amphitheatre Performance

  • Saturday, August 10, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Chesterton Amphitheatre at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve (map)


Griffith Central Park Performance

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Griffith Central Park (map)

Griffith Central Park Pavilion
corner of Pine and Broad Street
Griffith, IN

ndiana University Northwest Performance

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • IU Northwest Arts and Sciences Building (map)

Hosted by the IU Northwest Performing Arts Program.

The performance will take place on the beautiful new 500-seat Theatre Northwest Mainstage on the second floor of the Arts and Sciences Building.  We recommend parking in the IUN lot at Broadway and 35th, entering the building on the south, and following the signs up the elevator.

Indiana University Northwest Performance

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019

  • 2:30 PM 5:00 PM

  • IU Northwest Arts and Sciences Building (map)


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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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Hold Me
Aug
1
to Aug 3

Hold Me

From the mind of the legendary Jules Feiffer, who for decades was considered the most widely-read social satirist in America, comes this delightful, laugh-filled revue of sketches and vignettes that inhabit the stage with the engaging and all-too-human characters made famous in his popular comic strips. Hold Me! abounds in warmth and humor, and in the sad/funny truths that, in the final essence, are the very stuff of life!

Canterbury Theatre
219.874.4269

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In the Heights
Aug
2
to Aug 11

In the Heights

The Drama Group wraps up its 88th season with the exhilarating, Tony Award winning Best Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, written by the incomparable author of HAMILTON and directed by Curt & Tammy Lang. Performances will be held at The Drama Group’s Studio Theatre on August 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 at 7:30 pm and matinees on August 4 & 11 at 2:00 pm.

 

Tickets 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/4093183. 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 – IN THE HEIGHTS

 

From the creator of HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda, this musical tells the universal story of a vibrant community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It is a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures; where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind.

 Not even Mr. Rogers Neighborhood is so cheery as the colorful, multilingual quarters found in IN THE HEIGHTS. The Latin hip-hop music, enthusiastic dancing and passionate lyrics will take your breath away.

Get your tickets now for this hard-hitting musical.
708.755.3444

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Working 2012
Aug
23
to Sep 8

Working 2012

Musical with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor, and others

Based on the works of Studs Terkel, with a book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 

Based on the book by the late Chicago journalist, Studs Terkel, Working 2012 is a revised version of the Tony Nominated musical Working and includes new songs, by Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame), James Taylor and others. This high-energy, toe-tapping musical explores a day in the life of several characters in their various careers.

Dunes Summer Theatre
219.879.7509


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The Smell of the Kill
Sep
6
to Sep 22

The Smell of the Kill

SEPT 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2019
Fridays-Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
A Dark Comedy
By Michele Lowe

Presented by special arrangement with  Dramatic Publishing.

Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. That's the recipe of Michele Lowe's tantalizing comedy that had Broadway audiences cheering. The Smell of the Kill revolves around Nicky, Debra and Molly who have tolerated one another during once-a-month dinners for years. While their unseen spouses play golf in the dining room, the women exchange confidences for the first time revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives. When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker the women are faced with a life-or-death decision—should they leave the men out in the cold—permanently—or let them thaw?

The Towle Theater does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, language or age-appropriateness that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 219-937-8780.

EDUCATOR APPRECIATION NIGHT
SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20

Teachers and Administrators will receive buy-one-get-one FREE tickets just show school ID. Reservations Required. This is a buy one get one free offer only. No half price tickets will be available. 

The Towle Theater
219.937.5205

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Billy Bishop Goes to War
Sep
13
to Sep 22

Billy Bishop Goes to War

This musical drama with a comedic heart tells the story of World War I Canadian ace fighter pilot, Billy Bishop. First assigned to fight in the muddy trenches, Bishop quickly becomes frustrated. In July of 1915, after watching a Royal Flying Corps aircraft return from a mission, Bishop reportedly said, "I'll bet you don't get any mud or ‘horse pucky’ on you up there. If you die, at least it would be a clean death.” He was soon transferred to the RFC. His subsequent no-holds-barred missions soon earn him the temporary honor of being the highest scoring ace in the RFC, second only to his nemesis, Germany's Red Baron. Mike Nichols directed this original two-man show in the New York production.

Dunes Summer Theatre
219.879.7509

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Vanities:  The Musical
Jul
3
to Jul 13

Vanities: The Musical

Based on the hit Off-Broadway play, Vanities: The Musical chronicles the life-affirming journey of three vivacious Texas teens, from cheerleaders to sorority sisters to housewives to liberated women and beyond. This musical captures a snapshot-sharp portrait of the lives, loves, disappointments, and dreams of these young women growing up during the turbulent sixties and seventies and reconnecting in the late 1980s. A funny and poignant look at three best friends through rapidly changing times!

Canterbury Theatre
219.874.8269

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Other Desert Cities
Jun
28
to Jul 14

Other Desert Cities

This smart, entertaining play explores family dynamics when prodigal daughter, Brooke, returns home to share her imminent book release. Her book chronicles events surrounding her late brother’s act of rebellion which shattered more than lives. Desperate to keep her book shelved forever, Brooke’s high-profile, conservative parents (best friends of Ronald and Nancy Reagan) agonize before unfolding the true details of a tragic wound they don't want reopened. Brooke’s often inebriated aunt and sarcastic younger brother add a healthy dose of family discord to this play. Other Desert Cities premiered at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and played to sold-out houses.

Dunes Summer Theatre
219.879.7509

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