Category Archives: Michiana Shores

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Footlight Players Announces 2021-22 Season

     At the June 8th meeting,  the Footlight Players membership voted into officers and of Directors for their 72nd theatre season. The President-Chris West, Vice President-Laura Meyer, Secretary-Bobbi Ann Lauritsen, and Treasurer Bill Wild, will be joined by the three General Board Members, Thom Nelson, Janice Rice, and Jill Thomas to govern over the…

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Michigan City Chamber Music Festival Returns In August

     Three Michigan City Chamber Music Festival Concerts are planned for August 2021 both live and online.        A live, in-person concert on Thursday, August 12th at 1st Presbyterian Church, Michigan City at 7pm, IN, featuring two stunning works:  First, Festival-favorites Zofia Glashauser and Nic Orbovich will perform the virtuosic, Duo Concertante by…

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Cabaret At Friendship Gardens Features Singers from Dunes Summer Theatre

     On Friday, July 30th, a “Cabaret at the Gardens” will be performed at The Friendship Botanic Gardens’ Pavilion in Michigan City, Indiana.  This special Cabaret show is directed by Steve Scott, the Dunes Arts resident guest director and artistic associate at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Andrew Flasch, Dunes…

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Midsummer’s Night Dream is Free in 2021

On the lawn of the Dunes Theatre, one can see “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Dunes Summer Theatre in Michigan City Indiana for free.      At the theatre’s new outdoor venue the setting is the “perfect Place” according to Steve Scott, director of the midsummer performances of the Shakespeare play July 9-25, 2021,  …

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“Forever Plaid” at Dunes Summer Theatre – Review by Carol Moore

Summer’s here, so it must be time for Dunes Summer Theatre – and it’s outdoors! Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the bucolic setting, as well as the quirky quartet known as the Plaids. “Forever Plaid” is a must-see for the summer!DST visitors might have gone into the screened-in porch/bar for a drink…

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“Smoke & Mirrors” – A Comedy Murder Mystery – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** Dunes Summer Theatre is one of my favorite summer destinations. Combine my love for this ‘gem in the woods’ with my love of murder mysteries, and I had a perfect afternoon recently. I really enjoyed their production of “Smoke & Mirrors”, a farcical murder mystery. Although I’m pretty good at figuring out…

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Dunes Summer Theatre premieres Delightful New Play, “After Paul McCartney”

**** Recommended **** A good storyteller can hold the attention of his/her audience whether the story is simple or complicated, short or really, really long. Sometimes he/she even acts out the characters in the story. Jeffrey Baumgartner is a very good Storyteller in Dunes Summer Theatre’s final production of the 2018 season, “After Paul McCartney”,…

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“Wait until Dark” is a Really Very Play!

**** Recommended **** Although it’s kind of an oldie, “Wait until Dark” is still one of the scariest plays I’ve ever seen, so I was looking forward to seeing the Dunes Summer Theatre production. I have to say, on my personal scale of scariness – ranging from not-at-all to ‘jump-out-of-your-seat’ – the DST production was…

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Washington Park Zoo Opens with New Born Otters

On January 31st, 2017 a pair  of otter pups were born at Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City Indiana. This is the fourth time in seven years that the Washington Park Zoo has welcomed the birth of River Otters.  Although we are giving the mom plenty of privacy to raise her pups, our keeper staff are…

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Washington Park Zoo Receives Grant

The Washington Park Zoological Society would like to acknowledge the Otto J. and Margaret M. Zack Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee for awarding us a grant for 2017 in the amount of $80,000. This grant is to be used to purchase and install 2 generators along with food and medical expenses for the…

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