Category Archives: Theatre

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Into the Woods – Highland High School

Presented by Highland Theatre Company of Highland High School and Highland Performing Arts Boosters, Inc at Highland High School 9135 Erie St, Highland, IN 46322. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting…

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“Ordinary Days” – Review by Carol Moore

     Canterbury Theatre’ third musical of the season, “Ordinary Days” is an intimate chamber musical about four people trying to find their way in the big city. It’s a charming and very moving show and I highly recommend it. 3 ½ Spotlights.      Thirty-something Jason (Jacob Ryan Martinez), finally ready to commit, he…

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Season Finale

Canterbury Summer Theatre presents its final production of the 2021 season with the thriller, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, running August 5-7. The theatre is located at 807 Franklin Street in Michigan City. This adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher is a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and…

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“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” – Review by Carol Moore

The Canterbury Summer Theatre production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” is a terrific musical for these hot summer days/nights. It’s funny, light, fast-moving, and just plain fun – and it has good music. The original script is definitely outdated, but some judicious tweaking brought it into the age of social media. I…

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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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“8-Track: The Sounds of the 70s” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** The first musical of the 2021 season at Canterbury Summer Theatre is a high-energy jukebox musical, “8-Track: The Sounds of the 70s”. If you’re ready for a toe-tapping, dancing-in-your-seat outing, then this is the show for you. The costumes span the 70s – bell-bottoms, silk shirts & gold necklaces all the way…

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“Heathers: The Musical” – Review by Carol Moore

Chicago Street Theatre is welcoming audiences back into the theater with their production of “Heathers: The Musical.” Based on a cult classic film from the ‘80.s, “Heathers” might not be your cup of tea, but the talented cast will reach out and pull you right in. The music sounds pop light, but the lyrics are…

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Atlantic City Boys & Dean Martin Tribute at Memorial Opera House

Two Big Shows are coming the Memorial Opera House this summer in Valparaiso Indiana – the “Dean Martin Show” on July 17th and  the “Atlantic City Boys” on August 14th.  Back by popular demand, and in celebration of the reopening of Memorial Opera House, Dean Martin impersonator Felix J. Deneau, Jr. will take the stage at the…

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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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Carol Moore reviews “Making God Laugh” at Beatniks

     I was thrilled to be at Beatniks on Conkey on Friday, June 4th for opening night of Making God Laugh, the very first show after the pandemic shut us all down. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces – in person! Making God Laugh is a laugh-out-loud (lol) comedy about coming…

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