Category Archives: Music

Forever Plaid Musical Revue – Munster

Matt Edmonds, in the role of Sparky, Adam LaSalle as Francis, Yando Lopez as Jinx and Christopher Ratliff as Smudge star in Theatre at the Center’s spring musical Forever Plaid.  Previews begin May 3 with Opening Night May 6 and performances continuing through June 3.      Forever Plaid, written by Stuart Ross, is a musical…

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Hersey Felder is Amazing as “Our Great Tchaikovsky”

**** Highly Recommended **** It’s difficult to classify Hersey Felder’s “Our Great Tchaikovsky”. A one-man show, it’s not exactly a play, but it’s not a musical either. It’s not a concert, although you will hear a concert-level piano performance. As with all of his previous meticulously researched characters, Felder becomes Tchaikovsky in an enthralling performance…

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Jeffrey Leibham reviews “Il Pigmalione & Rita” …

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** Chicago Opera Theater has devised a brilliant concept for its third and final production of the 2017/2018 season. They have chosen to present two works of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. The first is “Il Pigmalione” which was the first opera that Donizetti composed followed by “Rita” which was one of the very last.…

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Symphony Show Tunes Mother

Join the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt for Show Boat & Show Tunes, with TWO SHOWS Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm at The Auditorium at Bethel Church in Crown Point and Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm at Monbeck Auditorium in Highland High School.  The concert will feature guest…

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Spotlight on Lake associate Jeffrey Leibham reviews “Fellow Travelers”

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** Many people may not be familiar with Frank Kameny. A U.S. veteran who later worked for the U.S. Army’s Map Service in Washington, D.C., Kameny was fired from his job in 1957 for being a gay man. He later took legal action against the U.S. Civil Service Commission in a case which is…

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Everyone loves “Just Dance Live”

**** Recommended **** “Just Dance Live” is a family dance extravaganza. In case you didn’t know – and I didn’t – “Just Dance” is a popular video game in which the players mimic the choreography shown on the screen. Almost everyone else in the Aon Ballroom at Navy Pier – moms, dads, and kids of…

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VU Jazz Fest 2018

Valparaiso University will host the 2018 Jazz Fest April 2–6 with an array of exciting performances by talented artists, including local performers as well as The Tierney Sutton Band featuring Tierney Sutton, vocals, Don Braden, composer/arranger/tenor saxophone soloist, and The Bill Boris Trio. Featured Jazz Fest events: Local high school bands — Monday, April 2,…

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Hunchback of Notre Dame – Valpo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “out there”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes…

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NWIndiana Symphony Orchestra Valentine Concert

Start your Valentine’s celebration with romantic Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Symphony. This triumphant work gave Rachmaninoff the confidence to devote his life to musical composition and has been used in numerous movies and popular songs. Pianist Wael Farouk returns to perform Beethoven’s world-changing Emperor Concerto, his last and greatest piano concerto. Bethel Church is centrally located on Broadway…

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“It’s A Wonderful Life,” Munster

Theatre at the Center’s  A Wonderful Life: The Musica begins on November 19 and runs through December 23.   Based on the classic 1946 Frank Capra film starring James Stewart as George Bailey, A Wonderful Life: The Musical features book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Joe Raposo. It’s the musical telling of how…

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