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Last chance to catch ‘Graduate,’ ‘Timing’

Updated: May 28, 2013 6:45PM



This weekend is the final chance to catch a couple of local productions, “The Graduate” at Chicago Street Theatre in Valparaiso and the Hammond Community Theatre presentation of “All in the Timing.”

“The Graduate” closes on Saturday. Directed by Mary Bird and Martin Weisenbacher, this is the stage adaptation based on the classic Calder Willingham and Buck Henry screenplay from the 1967 film.

The Chicago Street Theatre offering features; Dean Perrine, Glenn Silver, Amy Johnson-Sobek, Chuck Gessert, Barbara Malangoni, Megan Lothamer, Lynette Kucharski, Kimberly Meyne, Jeff Schultz, Jim Drader, Patricia Schulz, Rodney Thornton, Mary Jo Nuland and Kirby Thomas.

Call 464-1636 for reservations or more information. The Chicago Street Theatre is located at 154 W. Chicago St. in Valparaiso.

‘All in the Timing’

David Ive’s collection of one-act plays, “All in the Timing” closes on Sunday.

The cast plays multiple roles throughout the evening and includes; John Sanchez, Alley Banks, Rich Wotkun, Kali Rasala and Caitlyn Desjardins.

“All in the Timing” is playing at Beatniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey St. in Hammond. Call (888) 928-6648 for reservations or more information.

Audition for ‘Dolly’

The Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso has announced auditions for its upcoming production of “Hello Dolly” at 7 p.m. April 29 and 30.

The production will be directed by Craig Golbesky with musical direction by Chris Stalbaum.

The cast calls for approximately 25 men and women from 18 to 75 years old.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided and there will be a dance audition.

The performances of “Hello Dolly” will be from June 14 through 30.

The auditions will be held at the Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso. Contact Jordon Chaddock at jchaddock@mohlive.com.

‘Chess’ coming this summer

The Genesius Guild in Hammond will hold auditions for its summer production of “Chess” at 7 p.m. on May 13 and 14.

The production will be directed by Greg Miller, with choreography by Sarah Miller.

“Chess” is a musical with music by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top chess players, an American and a Russian, at the height of the Cold War.

Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing a song of your choice and learn a simple dance routing. There will also be cold readings from the script.

The production will run from July 19 through 28. Call 670-3365 for more information.



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