Category Archives: Hammond

Towle Theater Season Preview

Early in the new year, after a couple weeks without theater, I find myself getting antsy, so I always look forward to the Towle Theater’s annual Season Preview, a lovely event. It’s a short evening, about an hour and a half, with a small reception (light hors d’oevres and drinks in the lobby) followed by…

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Sneak Peek at the Towle Theater’s Upcoming 16th season!

     For 15 years, Towle Theater in downtown Hammond has brought new and exciting theatrical works to the Northwest Indiana region and 2019 is no different.  Now entering its 16th season, the Towle is bringing more premiere productions.       On January 5 & 6, 2019, the Towle will host a Season Preview.   This event…

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A Charming Production of “Plaid Tidings”​ at the Towle

**** Recommended **** After fifteen years of “Fabulous Fifties Christmas”, the brain trust at Hammond’s Towle Theater, Jeff Casey and Kevin Bellamy, decided it was time for a change, but not a huge one. It’s still the ‘50s, but they’ve gone Plaid! The cosmic VIP has given the Plaids another chance for a concert, this…

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White Pelican & Great Egret Spotted at Wolf Lake

by Carolyn A. Marsh        Rick Catania took the beautiful photograph of an American White Pelican with a Great Egret on October 11, 2018 seen here at Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake.  Another pelican joined it, but I saw only one on October 25.      There was a lot of drama at Forsythe Park in October. Many…

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The Towle’s “Cockeyed” was a Charming Rom-Com

**** Recommended **** Towle Theater’s production of “Cockeyed” was a charming rom-com (romantic comedy) about unrequited love, philosophy majors, and the guy in the office nobody ever notices. By the way, that guy, Phil (Khyel Sherman Roberson), is so darn cute you’ll want to take him home! Kudos to Co-Directors, Jeff Casey and Suzanne Nyhan,…

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“Carrie,” a Musical Comes to Towle Theater

Since 2010, the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE) has been entertaining audiences with productions such as the Northwest Indiana Premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s 13, Anne of Green Gables, Laughing Stock, Clue the Musical, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Runaways and the World Premiere of Mental. The next TYTE production will be…

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Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary Workday

by Carolyn A. Marsh, Site Steward        The first Hammond Bird Sanctuary workday held July 21was a big success. The Orland Grassland Volunteers, Purdue University Hammond Bound students, a Hammond Port Authority crew and locals worked as a team to accomplish some much needed plant maintenance in the Lakefront Park and Sanctuary.       The effort…

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Three Alisons shine in Towle Theater’s “Fun Home”

**** Recommended **** I really enjoyed the Towle Theater’s production of “Fun Home”, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir of the same name. It works well on the smaller stage, making the story more intimate. I wish that young Alison’s voice wasn’t drowned out by the music, but otherwise it was very well done.…

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Festival of the Lakes 2018

     The Annual Festival of the Lakes will be held from July 18th – July 22nd in Hammond Indiana held at the Wolf Lake Memorial park. Festival includes amusement rides, food vendors, live entertainment, Polka Party, fishing derby, vendors, games and more. Admission is free, but there is $25 parking fee per car. Be prepared…

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“Fun Home,” at Towle Theater in July

The Towle Theater is pleased to present the musical Fun Home  by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori & Alison Bechdel in July. The show is be directed by Towle Theater Managing Director, Jeff Casey and Musical Direction by resident Music and Vocal Director, Elizabeth Tuazon.  Fun Home won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best…

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