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Wayne Brady Looking Forward to His Return to the Midwest at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond


On June 9th, Emmy-winning actor, singer and game show host Wayne Brady brings his unique brand of comedy for a one night only show at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond.

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Can't Think of That Perfect Gift? Memorial Opera House Has the Answer

MOH-Black-Friday-2016The Box Office will be OPEN on Friday!
If you take advantage of the wonderful small businesses around downtown Valparaiso on the day after Thanksgiving, the Memorial Opera House will be open as well for our normal business hours - 10am-2pm.

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NIETF Celebrates Their 24th Awards Gala By Recognizing and Honoring Members of the Theatre Community

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Theatre came alive in NWI on Sunday night, and it happened all in one room. Northwest Indiana Theatre in Excellence Foundation celebrated their 24th annual NIETF Awards Gala, which highlighted another fantastic year in theatre within our three county region. The awards showcased talent on stage, and behind the stage by playing a big part in both dramas and musicals.

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NIETF Announces 2015-2016 Nominees

NIETF-LogoNIETF is proud to announce the Nominees for the 2015-16 season. Please join us in thanking our NIETF viewers for a year of excellent service and numerous hours and join us in congratulating everyone who does community theatre – including this year’s nominees.

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Harmonies for Healing "Supergroup" Performs With Under the Streetlamp


This Saturday, August 13, the Harmonies for Healing “Supergroup” will be performing with Under the Streetlamp at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind.

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NIETF Connects Arts to Community with Theatrepalooza


The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) constantly strives to make a positive impact in the community through arts. They did just this during the 4th Annual NIETF Theatrepalooza, a free theatre festival held on the afternoon of Sunday, August 7 at Chesterton High School.

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10th Annual Footlight Players Award Winners Announced

Footlight-Players-Award-Winners-2016On Saturday, July 23rd, the Footlight Players held their 10th annual awards banquet at the local Moose Family Center in Michigan City. After a cocktail hour, delicious dinner and silent auction the award ceremony took place under the helm of the ever humorous emcee, Mike McCalment. The first award of the evening was the induction of Lee Meyer into The Hall Of Fame. Throughout the evening the presentations were interrupted by excerpts of the six major productions of the past season along with a “Hidden Talent” certificate given to a back stage nominee for each production that had been selected by the cast and director. The recipients of these certificates were:

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Memorial Opera House Excites Valpo With Old Fashion Sock Hop

MohSockHop1There is no better place in Porter County to celebrate and have a great time than the William Urschel Pavilion. The Memorial Opera House Foundation threw it back a couple of decades during the Back to the 50’s Sock Hop on the evening of Friday, July 22nd. The proceeds garnered during the event went to support Memorial Opera House.

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Memorial Opera House Selected for Funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund in 2016

MOH-Aint-Misbehavin-2016Memorial Opera House is thrilled to announce that they have been selected to receive funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund.

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Footlight Players Announce Award Nominees for 10th Annual Banquet

footlight-awards-2016On Saturday, July 23, the Footlight Players will host their 10th annual awards banquet at the Moose Family Center in Michigan City. The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM followed by the awards presentation emceed by the always amusing Mike McCalment. The evening will also feature highlights from the six major productions of this 66th theatre season. Dinner music will be supplied by Ryan and Sherry Sweeney. Ticket prices for the event are $15 if purchased by July 15 and $20 thereafter or at the door. Reservations may be made by calling president Bobby Komendera at (219) 879-5840.

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Great Entertainment Happening at Blue Chip in June 2016

DL-Hughley-Blue-Chip-Approved-PRKings of Comedy star D.L. Hughley brings his stand-up show to the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip on Saturday, June 25 at 8 pm. Tickets are available starting at $30 at or in the Blue Chip Gift Box.

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