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Chicago Street Theatre Hosts 5th Annual Shakespeare in the Park on July 8th


Chicago Street Theater never fails to enlighten Valparaiso with its charm and talent. They are bringing the magic back for the 5th annual Shakespeare in the Park on the weekend of July 8/9 at Central Park Plaza. Chicago Street Theater will be bringing audiences Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

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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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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 ticketmaster.com or in the Blue Chip Gift Box.

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Comedian D.L. Hughley Live at Blue Chip on June 25, 2016

DL-Hughley-Blue-Chip-Approved-PRFamed comedian D.L. Hughley, one of the original Kings of Comedy, performs live in the Stardust Event Center, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, on Saturday, June 25 at 8 pm.

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This is My Brave Opens the Eyes of Northwest Indiana

TIMB-2016 2We all have the chance to be brave. We all have the chance to show our braveness and overcome hard times. For the people who suffer from mental illness, being brave is something they have to do in order to get through every day. On Thursday night 14 people who know mental illness first hand came together to tell their stories of survival in 'This Is My Brave' - a show aimed to erase the stigma that comes with very common illnesses.

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May's Biggest Weekend of 2016 Quickly Approaches at Chicago Street Theatre

CST-Newsletter-May-2016We're just ten days away from our Biggest weekend yet with the World Premiere of Nedra Pezold Roberts' Wash, Dry, Fold. Don't miss this award-winning play from the 2015 New Play Fest that tells the compelling story of two sisters who inherit a rundown laundromat and an uncle who's got plenty of problems of his own.

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Chicago Street Theatre to Produce Award-Winning Play in World Premiere


The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is pleased to announce Chicago Street Theatre/Community Theatre Guild is producing the AACT NewPlayFest winning play, Wash, Dry, Fold by Nedra Pezold Roberts. The world premiere will open May 20 and run through June 4, 2016. Tickets are available at chicagostreet.org or by calling the box office at 219-464-1636. Chicago Street Theatre is located at 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso, Indiana.

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Volunteers Make it Happen at Chicago Street Theatre

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The thing about community theatre is that it’s the community that makes it happen, every bit of it. What many people see are the actors and actresses on the stage, but there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes that not many know about. It takes an entire army of volunteers to get things prepared and kept in motion from the set design to the lighting to the promotion to the music to the sounds and more.

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NIETF Presents "This is My Brave Chicagoland" Mental Health Awareness Storytelling Event


The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation is proud to announce that Valparaiso has been selected to host the Chicagoland This is My Brave live event May 19, 2016. This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to #LiveBrave and thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.

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VHS holds "Telethon" at 2016 'April Antics'


Valparaiso High School Drama Club presents VHS Telethon! The scripted “telethon” was, in other words, April Antics 2016! On Friday, April 22, at 7:00 pm in the Valparaiso High School auditorium, talented students took the stage and wowed the audience with a student directed and written talent show, that combined a script with individual acts.

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Chicago Street Theatre Brings the Roaring 20s to the Town of Porter with Annual Fundraising Event "Let's Misbehave"


Over ninety years ago prohibition, flappers, and speakeasies existed in the town of Porter. In the days of Capone, secret casinos and bootleggers parties were thrown with extravagance. Taking a note from the past, Chicago Street Theatre brought the era back to life for their annual fundraiser, this year titled “Let's Misbehave”, at the newly renovated Spa Convention and Special Events Center.

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