Season tickets on sale at Chicago Street
By Bob Craig Post-Tribune correspondent August 1, 2012 3:58PM
Updated: September 4, 2012 6:06AM
The Chicago Street Theatre in Valparaiso has announced the lineup for its upcoming season.
Michael Straczynski’s adaptation of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will open the season.
Running Aug. 31-Sept. 9, this retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale is a great introduction to theater for children and families.
Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” will hit the stage just in time for Halloween. Adapted by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderson, this horror classic will run Oct. 12-31.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “The Sound of Music” is on tap for the holiday season, Nov. 23-Dec. 15.
When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain.
As winter sets in, the Chicago Street Theatre will return to its dramatic roots with Joshua Rollins’ play “American Rex.”
“American Rex” takes place in one of the poorest, least-educated, unhealthiest areas in the United States where mining companies are king. A brother and sister try to maintain the lives they know. Meanwhile, a father stops at nothing to protect his family and land, and the spirit of a woman long gone forces everyone into desperate action.
This will be the Northwest Indiana premiere of this moving new drama. It runs Feb. 1-16. 2013.
Timothy Mason’s “The Less Than Human Club” will be presented in March.
The unexpected arrival of a postcard plunges a man into his vivid memories of 1968, a year that was wildly turbulent at his high school and in the United States. In the throes of navigating complex relationships, racial tensions, crises of sexual identity, and self-worth, Davis and his friends search for purpose in a society struggling through its own weighty issues.
In April, Terry Johnson’s adaptation of the hit film“The Graduate” will take center stage.
Based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, a recent college graduate and prodigal son returns home and promptly becomes embroiled in an affair with the wife of his father’s business partner, one Mrs. Robinson, but soon finds himself falling in love with her daughter.
Finishing out the season is “A Picasso” by Jeffrey Hatcher, Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” and next summer’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Comedy of Errors.”
The theater is at 154 W. Chicago St. Season tickets are now available. Call 464-1636 for more information.
This is closing weekend for “The Tempest” at the Dunes Summer Theatre in Michiana Shores.
Directed by Darren Trongeau, the cast includes Stephanie Anderson, Caroline Alexander, Jenna Anderson, Alexander Bonner, Aaron Jones, Christina Tapia, Brett Barnard, Mikaela Meyer, Quinn Leary, Geovanny Tapia, Rosa Tapia, Kevin C. Barsaloux, Cynthia Tapia, Kailee Jasnieski and Kelsey Kuhl.
Dunes Summer Theatre is just off U.S. 12 between Michigan City and New Buffalo, Mich. Call the box office at 879-7509 for reservations.
Ross Summer Music Theatre will celebrate its 49th year with Alumni Night Friday, Aug. 3. All theater alumni from the more than 77 productions will be admitted into “The Music Man” production at a reduced price of $9 and will be recognized at the end of the show. The musical starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Reinhart Auditorium stage at Merrillville High School.
Following the show there will be a reception with food, friends, cast members and videos from many old shows. A documentary is being filmed for the 50th anniversary, and the producers invite alumni to record comments.
Visiting alumni should sign in at the alumni table.