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Theater staging ‘Kindergarten’

Updated: April 9, 2013 11:03AM



The Crown Point Community Theatre has announced the cast for its upcoming production of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”

The show, based on the best-selling book by Robert Fulghum, runs April 12-21. It was adapted for the stage by Ernest Zulia and features music by David Caldwell.

“Kindergarten” takes a funny, insightful and heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. It’s an evening of theatrical storytelling in revue format, with monologues, dialogues and multiple voice narration, enhanced through the use of music.

Directed by Becky Jascoviak, the cast includes Erin Anderson, Dan Halpin, Jerald Jascoviak, Tom Knoezer, Trish Neary, Anne Nicholls, Jennifer Peterson, Roxann T. Poor, Jennifer Stevens and Nelson Velasquez.

Performances will be at the Crown Point Community Theatre, 1125 Merrillville Road, Crown Point. Call 805-4255 for reservations or more information.

‘Pirates of Penzance’

The Genesius Guild’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” continues this weekend in Hammond, closing on March 10.

Directed by David Long, with musical direction by Jim Mollin, this classic Gilbert & Sullivan light opera is dosed with familiar tunes and humor.

Originally produced in 1879, “The Pirates of Penzance” spins a farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policeman, dim-witted lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to their ridiculous dictates of honor and duty.

Some the many well-know songs in “Pirates” are “With Catlike Tread,” “I Am a Pirate King” and “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General.”

The cast includes Justin Treasure, Mary Herrod, Jeff DeBoer, Larry Hinken, Leslie Evans, David Long, Kevin Sherman, Kassidy Norman, Maggie Reister, Philip Culbertson, Pat Pohrte, Charlie Remmers, Dale Downs, Martin Downs, Ezra Edwards, Harry Ogrentz, Kate-Lyn Edwards, Shannon Hayes, Kristi Peterson, Lisa Remmers, Katie Solina and Mary Lou Zygmunt.

All performances are at First United Methodist Church, 6635 Hohman Ave., Hammond. Call (888) 724-7715 for reservations or more information.

‘Mockingbird’

Chesterton’s Fourth Street Theater has announced auditions for its upcoming production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7 p.m. March 11 and 12.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, “Mockingbird” is a play about growing up under extraordinary circumstances in 1935 in the South.

The story covers a span of three years, during which the main characters undergo significant changes in the fictitious town of Maycomb, Ala. Maycomb is a small, close-knit town, and every family has its social station depending on where they live, who their parents are and how long their ancestors have lived there.

Kevin Doler will direct the show. Call 926-7875 for more information. The auditions will be held at the theater, 125 N. Fourth St. in Chesterton. The show runs from May 31-June 16.

‘Jewtopia’

The Towle Theater in Hammond is hosting auditions for its production of the Northwest Indiana premiere of “Jewtopia” at 7 p.m. March 17 and 18.

The comedy was written by Brian Fogel and Sam Wolfson and will be directed by Marty Grubbs.

“Jewtopia” tells the story of two 30-year old single men, one a gentile who wants to marry a Jewish girl so he will never have to make another decision and one a Jew who wants to marry a Jewish girl to please his family.

While they scheme to help each other find the girl of their dreams, stereotypes collide, cultures clash and chaos ensues.

The auditions will be held at the theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. Call 937-8780 for more information.



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