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Theater Wit’s “The New Sincerity” was disappointing

*** Recommended *** I was kind of disappointed with “The New Sincerity”.  Although the cast did a good job, I thought the story took itself way too seriously.   I couldn’t relate to the selfish, shallow and rather smug characters, probably because I don’t have anything in common with them.  There were some funny bits to…

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Kokandy Productions’ “Heathers: The Musical” has Wickedly Clever Lyrics”

**** Recommended **** Kokandy Productions is rapidly earning a reputation for outstanding work.  Their new production,  “Heathers: The Musical”, is no exception.  The story, based on a cult classic film from the ‘80s, might not be your cup of tea, but the talented cast will reach out and pull you right in.  The music sounds…

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“Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip”

Although I normally review theater, not dance, when I had the opportunity to attend the premiere performance of “Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip”, I snapped it up.  I’m always thrilled to see a unique dance performance – and this truly was unique.  My friend Crista and I were in awe!  I give…

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NightBlue’s Production of “Mary Poppins” stars Northwest Indiana’s Own, Kyrie Anderson

**** Highly Recommended **** There’s a new “Mary Poppins” in town and she’s “practically perfect”.  Seriously, NightBlue Performing Arts Company has staged a charming production of “Mary Poppins”.  This is a perfect show to introduce for your children and/or your grandchildren to live theater.  “Mary Poppins” is a wonderful family-oriented musical.  I give it 4…

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Portage Community And Business Night

Let the Portage Chamber of Commerce help your business bloom and grow at the 13th Annual Portage Community and Business Night.  This event offers your business the chance to showcase your services or products to over 750 people in the Portage community.  This is a fantastic opportunity to expose your business to over 100 local…

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Mark Roberts’ Uncle Jim is mean as a Snake in “New Country”

**** Recommended **** “New Country” is a “rags to riches, then turn on the people who got you there” story set in the country music industry.  The good ole boys in “New Country” are vulgar and profane.  The story is funny, but the biting humor disguises a lot of acerbic truths.  “New Country” did make…

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The Towle Theater’s “Crashing with Flamingos” is Quirky and Fun

**** Recommended **** Towle Theater’s new production, Jim Henry’s new play “Crashing with Flamingos”, is a quirky little play about married life and unexpected guests.  It’s funny yet poignant, and it has a lot to say.  Just when I thought I’d figured out where it was going, off it went in a whole new direction. …

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St. Patrick’s Celebration – Crown Point

St. Patrick’s Parade Returns To Crown Point!     The only lighted, nighttime St. Patrick’s Day parade St. Patrick’s Day parade is returning to the City of Crown Point.       The Infamous Celebration and parade will begin at dusk on Thursday, March 17, in the downtown square. Food and retail vendors will be set…

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Steppenwolf’s Production of “The Compass” is Both Creative and Unique

**** Highly Recommended **** “The Compass” absolutely blew me away!  It is unique and one of the most creative plays I’ve ever seen.    It’s just too bad there are so few public performances – and limited seating at those.  If I had any influence with Steppenwolf at all, I’d recommend they extend “The Compass” which…

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PanoramaNOW is 30 Years Old

     “The continued success of the PanoramaNOW Entertainment News, located downtown Valparaiso Indiana, is in no small way a small feat. But with the support of our loyal repeat advertisers and the loyal readers who look forward to every issue, PanoramaNOW is just as popular today as it was thirty years ago,” stated Susie Young…

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