THE 39 STEPS

Adapted by Patrick Barlow

(from the novel by John Buchan, from the Alfred Hitchcock film)

Directors Dona Henry & Mel Burns-Henry

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! 

Content Note:

  • Gunshots
  • Simulated smoking
  • Fog effect

The 39 Steps is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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CAST

Richard Hannay.............Jason Utesch

Annabella/Pamela/Margaret/Radio Announcer.........................Lisa Zandy

Clown 1.............................Rob Morris

Clown 2........................Andy Glorioso

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A Night of Comedy!

WELL SUITED THEATER COMPANY

Sunday, March 3 @ 7:00PM

Well Suited Theater Company is back and promising a night of interactive theater and comedy on our stage. Scenes will be made up on the spot with the help of suggestions from the audience. You may recognize some of the group from Disposable Theatre Company, the final show on our stage prior to shutdown in March of 2020.

This event will feature a cash bar.

Join us for a fun evening at the theatre!

Day of show - online sales end at 6pm. Purchase seats at door.

No ticket printing required! You will be checked in electronically.

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"A Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute – From Elvis to the Beatles featuring

 The Neverly Brothers

Sunday, March 10 @ 7:30 PM

The Neverly Brothers concerts take you on a guided musical VIRTUAL TOUR of the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll - from 1955 to 1965. You'll learn rock history and be thoroughly entertained with their chronological song sequence, stories behind the music and vintage wardrobe changes. Their energetic stage show consists of show-stopping renditions of early hits by Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and more!

The first half of their concert pays tribute to the music created by the 1950s American Rock n' Roll pioneers - which by 1960 had become a distant memory but became the inspiration for the next wave of young rock bands from Britain. The second half then pays tribute to the 1964 British Invasion bands that re-recorded the forgotten 1950s American rock music – along with lesser known early 1960s rhythm & blues songs, recorded their own original songs and pulled Rock n' Roll from the edge of extinction by re-inventing and re-energizing it for a new generation.

Their repertoire includes spirited performances of classics like "Great Balls of Fire," "Johnny B. Goode," "Wake Up Little Susie," "That'll Be The Day," "Satisfaction," and many more!

It's not "moldy oldies" - it's "old-school cool!" So hop abourd our virtual tour bus and fasten your seatbelts for an exciting MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR!

Watch their live show!

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A DEAD MAN'S APARTMENT

By Edward Allan Baker

Directed by Jason Utesch

Assisted by Emma Johnson

Join us for another Studio Diner Theatre presentation!

Last year's production of Rosemary with Ginger introduced audiences to this author, a master of the one act play genre. The addition of a home cooked "diner dinner" created a new experience for audiences in our intimate studio theatre. This year, we meet Lonnie, a married but lonely truck driver, and Nickie, his mistress, a married but lonely hardware store clerk, meet twice a week in an apartment to talk and kiss. They have chosen a day to tell their spouses they are leaving them, but when the day comes, there is a message on Lonnie’s answering machine: “You’re a dead man.” Lonnie wants to put off telling their spouses until he finds out who is after him,

Content Note:

  • Adult theme and language

A DEAD MAN'S APARTMENT is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

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Cast

Lonnie..........Erik Gollnick

Nickie...........Nikki Ameling

Valerie..........Knox Hurley

Al..................Tim Gleason

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Next to Normal

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Lyrics by Tom Kitt

Director Mike Glorioso

Assisted by Ashleigh Happer

Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal. Traumatized by the death of her infant son from an undiagnosed intestinal obstruction, Diana has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional episodes for the past seventeen years.  The illness has affected everyone in her life and has nearly torn her family apart on several occasions. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.

Content Note:  

  • Adult theme and language
  • Mental Illness
  • Drug Use/Abuse

Next to Normal Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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TeenFest

May 24-26, 2024 (New Dates!)

Directed by Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano

TeenFest is the annual presentation by our Teen Ensemble members. Membership in the ensemble is by invitation only.

LEVEL 1:

Identity Play; or, Who You Are When You Think You Are

by Jon Jory & Jason Pizzarello

A series of comedic and dramatic vignettes exploring who we are and who we want to be. With endless choices and expectations, do our actions define us or do our intentions? What about our words? What about the way we dress, the friends we keep, or how we act online? Is who we think we are different than how other people see us? In such a complex, face-paced world, it's vital to slow-down, reflect...and laugh.

Running time est. - 35 min.

Produced by special arrangement with Stage Partners. (www.yourstagepartners.com)

LEVEL 2:

Know Your Role

by Brandi Owensby

No sooner do we leave the womb than we're bombarded by society's expectations about gender. If you're a boy, you're like this. If you're a girl, you're like that. Through scenes and monologues that range from hilarious to heartbreaking, this one-act explores how these expectations affect teens' daily lives. Whether it's how they dress, the rules of dating, body image, parental pressures or a host of other ways, the teens of this flexible ensemble reveal how gender expectations affect them and how they "role."

Winner, Indiana Thespians One-Act Competition 2019 (Noblesville High School).

Running time est, - 40 min.

Produced by arrangement with YouthPLAYS

There will be a 15 minute intermission after Level 2

LEVEL 3:

Power Play

by Lindsay Price

A gunshot is heard. Which of the five characters did it and why?
Was it the Goth girl? The football star? The super-intelligent geek?
High school violence is a hot media topic, but it is too often simplistically portrayed by putting teens into tidy categories and pointing at the outsider.
Power Play explores the realities and the stereotypes of high school violence - not just the brutal shock of the school shooting, but also verbal harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school.

Running time est. - 55 min.

Produced by arrangement with Theatrefolk Publishers

PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY! Concession stand now features specialty coffees, Italian Sodas and treats from Camelot Coffee! 

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William Shakespeare's

               KING LEAR

Directed by guest artist

Andrea J. Dymond

A story of ignorance and deceit, King Lear is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Unable to see beyond the lies of his eldest daughters, he divides his kingdom among the two daughters who flatter him and banishes the third who loves him. Rejected by his eldest, Lear wanders through a storm and is driven mad.

Performances July 12 & 13, 2024

Free to the public!

Northwest Health Amphitheater

Central Park Plaza, Valparaiso

Bring a chair and your appetite! Food truck vendors available at 6 PM

Performance begins at dusk

July 19-21- Regular ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre

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