Category Archives: Hammond

“Mama’s Boy” – Review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Sometimes, I just can’t get to our local theaters on opening weekend, even though that’s always my preference. Excuses, excuses, you might say, but I really couldn’t see the Towle Theater’s production of “Mama’s Boy” until later in the run. On the other hand, I was there for a Talk-Back session with…

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Challenger Learning Center to Host Earth, Sea and Sky Day Community Open House

Families invited to attend open house in celebration of National Astronomy Day and Earth Day Hammond, IN (April 9, 2019) – The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana invites families to attend their annual community Open House on Saturday, April 27th in celebration of National Astronomy Day and Earth Day. Doors will open at 10:00…

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Explore the Southshore April 27th

    The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.       This year, families will enjoy a mascot themed event, complete with visits from area mascots and a special…

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2019 Season at Towle Theater

  The Towle Theater is excited to announce its 16th Season.  The 2019 Season opens with the Midwest Premiere musical, “Swing State” by Dana Yeaton & Andy Mitton.  What if the people who are ruining this country were your only friends? In SWING STATE, Bonnie has promised God she’ll save every little soul in her…

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“Swing State” – Review by Carol Moore

*** Recommended *** Some people may find Towle Theater’s “Swing State” heavy going. Forget about the title, this musical is not about elections. It’s about two people who would probably never meet under normal circumstances. It’s about bigotry, intolerance and loss. It’s very well acted, but a lot of the content is uncomfortable to hear/see.…

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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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