Category Archives: Hammond

“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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Towle Theater’s “Little by Little” is a Charming Story

**** Recommended **** “Little by Little”, an encore production at Hammond’s Towle Theater, is a charming little show about three people, two girls and a guy, who ruin a lifelong friendship with sex! Technically, “Little by Little” is an operetta, since it doesn’t have any dialog, but don’t let that scare you away. The charming…

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Have You Heard of Albino Birds?

By Carolyn A. Marsh      There is always something to observe in wildlife, particularly with birds, which is very soothing and captivating. There was the partially leucistic American Robin that nested in different trees in North Hammond many years ago. Then the rare leucistic Blue Jay was showing at Jeanie Kristec’s Whiting yard feeders in…

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Gibson Woods Has Lots of Environmental Fun!

Tucked away in the heart of the industrial region of northwest Indiana is an island of nature with some very unusual features. This 131-acre parcel of virtually “undisturbed” land is known as Gibson Woods Nature Preserve . . . a Lake County Park. Gibson Woods is one of the last sizeable remnant of high quality…

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Towle Theater’s “Pageant Play” is Hilarious

**** Recommended **** What is worse – a stage mom, a dance mom or a pageant mom? When I conducted an informal poll on Facebook, pageant mom got all two votes! Hmmm! I’ll bet those voters have seen “Pageant Play”, the Towle Theater’s hilarious take on child beauty pageants. The whole topic of little girls…

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Towle Theater’s 15th Annual Season Preview

Early in the new year, after a couple or three weeks without theater, I find myself getting antsy, so I look forward to the Towle Theater’s annual Season Preview, a lovely event. There is a small reception with light hors d’oevres and wine in the lobby, followed by a short sampler from the upcoming season.…

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Create a Holiday Tradition

Create a New Christmas Tradition Today We believe one of the best things about Christmas is the family traditions that build up around it, creating happy memories that last long after the last of the Christmas is gone. So, continue your family tradition or start a new one, and here’s five special ideas we’ve chosen…

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“A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” – a Tribute to Perry Como/Andy Williams TV Specials

**** Recommended **** Wow! The first time I reviewed “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” was in 2004! The show, a tribute to the old Perry Como/Andy Williams TV specials, is a nice blend of traditional and contemporary (written before 1960 contemporary) carols. “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” is a holiday must-see. 4 Spotlights “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas”…

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Beatniks Babes and Boys – Lots of Holiday Laughs

Over the weekend, I had a rare evening off, so I decided to catch Beatniks Babes and Boys, a very funny comedy/variety show and fundraiser for Beatniks on Conkey, home to Beatniks Productions and Hammond Community Theatre. Rip & Bonnie Johnson, owners of Beatniks on Conkey, who graciously interacted with their guests before the show…

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“A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” Returns to Towle Theater

15th Annual Holiday Show at the Towle Theater “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” The Towle Theater has been producing its hallmark holiday show for the past 14 years to sold out audiences.  This year, they have once again reinvented “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” just in time to get you in the holiday mood. The overall concept of…

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