The holiday season is one of traditions. Maybe you always see the same show, a Holiday Concert, go to the same tree-lighting, eat the same food. Many folks have tightly packed weeks of parties, dinners and family visits. Or maybe it’s time to start a new tradition! In Northwest Indiana there are many choices for the Holidays! Seeing a live theatre performance can be exciting and fun. There are even Family Theatre shows great for the entire family and also many musicals to see this year. See below for some ideas of community theatre productions going on in Northwest Indiana 2019.
“Beatnik Babe/ Boy Christmas,” Nov 30th and Dec. 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2021. A Variety show. This show is filled with skits, songs, dance, comedy and fun. Several local actors and performers are chosen to provide various acts. Look to see Kim Bernstein, Linda Slankard, Bonnie & Rip Johnson, Krystal Quagliara, Sharon Harbert, Stvee Kaminsky, and John Wotkun. Performed by Beatniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey St., $15 cash only, 418 Conkey St., 852-0848. www.Beatniksonconkey.com
“A Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular,” Dec 10th-12th and 17th – 19th 2021; Christmas, 1977, is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for Second Trinity Church’s annual Christmas Spectacular … but they’re having trouble staying focused on their preparations because there’s a criminal on the loose—someone has stolen the baby Jesus figure from his place in Second Trinity’s nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious revelation at the show’s climax, which leaves the audience and the sisterhood filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Performed by Hammond Community Theatre, 418 Conkey St., Hammond, http://www.hammondcommunitytheatre.org (888) 928-6648.
“A Fabulous 50’s Christmas Musical,” family musical 2021, Dec 3-5; 10-12; 17-19. 2021 at 8pm (Fri. & Sat: 8pm) Sun: 2pm, $19. This is one holiday treat that is truly “heaven-sent!” This show sells out fast. Performed by Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave, Hammond, 937-8780, Read last year’s the Theatre Review HERE!
“Miracle on Third street!” Dec 3-5th, Dec 10-12th, 2021 – Capture the spirit of the season with this holiday favorite, presented in radio-play tradition, that tells the timeless story. Performed by LaPorte Little Theatre, 7:30pm, 2 pm in Sun., 218 ‘A’ Street, Laporte 219-362-5113, www.laportelittletheatreclub.com
The Nutcracker, Whiting and Gary
The Nutcracker Live Dance Performance, Dec. 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2021 in IU 2021 And 3 Shows on Dec. 10-12th in Whiting. Breathtaking sets, beautiful costumes, beloved music, and, of course, wonderful dancing—what’s not to love about The Nutcracker? Make the holiday season especially magical for the children in your lives with this dream ballet that bewitches with its Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Prince, dancing snowflakes, and toys that really do come alive when little Clara falls asleep under the Christmas tree. Performed by Indiana Ballet Theatre, 7 pm, $14-24755-4444, Click here for more info!
Presentation of Messiah- Dec 18th (7pm) and Dec. 19th, 2021 (3:00 pm to 5pm,) 121 W. 9th St., free but must have advance ticket to get a seat, professional soloists & 50 piece orchestra, First Presbyterian Church, 879-4501 www.fpcmicity.org. Click here for more. Find More Events in Michigan City, Indiana – CLICK HERE!
“Charles Dickens Christmas,” Dec 2nd and Dec 5th, 2021 – Thur: 11;30Am; Sun: 6:30pm, 1040 Ridge Rd, Munster, 219-836-1930. To Find Out More Things to Do in Munster, Indiana Click HERE
“A Christmas Carol” Dec 3 – 19th; 2021, A perfect way to ring in the holidays. Note! Couch seats available only by calling the box office, 219-464-1636, Ext. 1, Tue-Fri 12N-4PM/ Performed by award winning Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso, IN 46383, $17, 8pm and 2:30 on Sundays, 219-464-1636, www.chicagostreet.org.
“Holiday Inn The Musical,” Weekend Performances: November 26 Through December 12, 2021. When singer-songwriter Jim Hardy tires of showbiz, he shocks his best friend Ted and fiancée Linda by leaving the bright lights of Broadway behind and for a calm life in a farmhouse in Connecticut. Dance numbers galore and a score packed with Irving Berlin classics like “Blue Skies”, ”Heat Wave”, “Shaking the Blues Away” and the beloved “White Christmas.” Performed at the Historic Memorial Opera House, Downtown Valparaiso, Indiana. For tickets and more information, please visit: https://memorialoperahouse.com
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5 Holiday Traditions
What’s on Theatre Stage this year
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