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La Porte High School Presents: The Wizard of Oz


It’s tornado season in Indiana and, while making sure to take all necessary precautions, there’s one twister you won’t want to miss.

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"Nooses Off" spring play at Michigan City High School


Michigan City High School’s production of “Nooses Off” entertained the audience with their rendition of the comical “whodunit”, Friday evening. The cast of students presented the play-within-a-play without a hitch, all while showcasing the talents and dedication of the cast, crew, and MCHS Theatre Director, Charles Puetzer. The show allows for improv as a learning experience, due to its many moving parts. It holds audience captive, as they laugh at stereotypes, and bite their nails to uncover the murder mystery.

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Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation’s Theatrepalooza Showcases the Region's Theatrical Talents


Jack Velazquez only got a small taste of the performing arts as a kid. His parents worked too much to take him to shows, but what he did see inspired him. On Sunday, he took his kids to Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation’s 5th Annual Theatrepalooza, where theatres and performers from across the Region showcased their talents.

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Michigan City High School Drama Club Presents the Fall Musical “Urinetown”


A rather strange tale unfolded on the stage of the Michigan City High School Auditorium on Friday. A megacorporation grappled with freedom fighters over the central issue in a dystopia – urinals.

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26th Annual Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation Gala Honors Excellence in Theatre Art in the Region


The 26th annual Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) Gala brought talent from all over the Region together to recognize excellence in theater arts. NIETF, a collection of theatre organizations across Northwest Indiana, focuses on creating a strong community, promoting excellence, and providing entertainment to the Region. The annual gala provides NIETF an opportunity to recognize distinction among the local play and musical performances, direction, and design. 

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Chicago Street Theatre and Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation Kicks Off 7th Annual Shakespeare in the Park to Bridge Art and Community Together

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The Chicago Street Theatre kicked off its 7th annual Shakespeare in the Park community celebration Friday night in Central Park Plaza with a production of Much Ado About Nothing on the stage in the William E. Urschel Pavilion. The cooler weather was a welcome break from the blistering heat endured by many over the past few days, so visitors unfolded chairs and blankets to take in the show, grab a bite from the local vendors, and spend quality time in one of Valparaiso's beautiful parks.

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Michigan City Marches to Its Own Beat As 2018 Pageant of Dreams Drum and Bugle Competition Returns to Ames Field


Most often, the only time people get to see and hear a drum and bugle corps is at a football game or parade, but perhaps few are aware of the incredibly rich military history, going back centuries, to a time when fife and drum corps were used as military signalling instruments.

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Michigan City High School Choir Bids Farewell to Seniors in Showcase


Melodies and harmonies intertwined throughout the Michigan City High School auditorium on Friday during the choral program’s annual Showcase. The event featured members of the choral program’s Treble Chorale and City Singers singing and dancing to songs they have been preparing throughout the year. Several members also performed solos.

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Listen to Your Mother 2018: Northwest Indiana Is Giving Motherhood a Microphone!

Listen-to-Your-Mother-2018Please be sure that you are available for all practices and the performance date prior to signing up for an audition.

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Michigan City High School's Musical "13" Provides Great Fun for Audience Members, Family for Students

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It was glitz and glamour Saturday evening when the Michigan City High School Theatre Department put on their new show “13,” the story of young Evan Goldman, a young kid from the Big Apple who moved to small-town Indiana after his parents divorced.

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Friday at Footlight a "Howling" Success

Friday-at-Footlight-a-Howling-Success-2017 01The Footlight Players of Michigan City has done it again. The group began an open-mic night on the fourth Friday of the month in August. This fun evening became more popular each time it was done. This past Friday, on October 27th, the group hosted a “Mocky Horror Show” that drew a sell-out crowd. Perhaps that should read a full house since there is no charge to be an audience member. The only charge is a $2.00 performer’s fee. The audience was peppered with a gorilla, a unicorn, a gum ball machine, Captain Morgan, and an array of others. On stage the audience was entertained by vocalists, Amanda Sixbury, Candace Archer, Kathy Chase, John Hutchinson, a young band featuring Paloma Calvin and Ione Wermuth and a multitalented young man, Jacob Griffin along with...

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