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Chicago Opera Theater Presents Family-Friendly Holiday Opera BECOMING SANTA CLAUS Photo Chicago Opera Theater Presents Family-Friendly Holiday Opera BECOMING SANTA CLAUS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2021

Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago's foremost producer of contemporary and re-imagined opera, continues its 2021-2022 season with the Chicago premiere of the seasonal treat, Becoming Santa Claus, in three performances only, December 11, 17 & 19, at the Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, in the Fine Arts Building.

Photo Flash: Chicago-Area Premiere Of ALMOST HEAVEN: JOHN DENVER'S AMERICA Photo Photo Flash: Chicago-Area Premiere Of ALMOST HEAVEN: JOHN DENVER'S AMERICA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020

The Chicagoland premiere of Almost Heaven: John Denver's America opened Sunday night February 16 to an enthusiastic crowd. Theatre at the Center Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Shannon McEldowney, Steven Romero Schaeffer, Andrew Mueller, Sara Geist and Tommy Malouf in the musical revue Almost Heaven: John Denver's America to kick off its 30th Anniversary Season. The cast was joined on stage by musicians William Underwood, Malcolm Ruhl and Alison Tatum. Fortunato is the director and William Underwood is the music director. The now Jeff Recommended production continues through March 22.

Photo Flash: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens At Theatre At The Center In Munst Photo Photo Flash: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens At Theatre At The Center In Munster
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2019

Irving Berlin's White Christmas opened Sunday night November 17 to a packed house at Theatre at the Center in Munster.  The cast gave a thrilling performance for an audience that was teeming with the holiday spirit.  Theatre at the Center Artistic Director Linda Fortunato directed and choreographed the show. 

Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens At Theatre At The Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2019

Over the Tavern opened to a full house Sunday at Theatre at the Center in Munster. The play by Tom Dudzick is directed by Ericka Mac with Janet Ulrich Brooks as Sister Clarissa, Logan Baffico as Rudy, Cory Goodrich as Ellen, Isabelle Roberts as Annie, Eric Slater as Chet, Julian Solis as Georgie and Seth Steinberg as Eddie. Over the Tavern offers a hilarious look at family life in the 1950s.  Over the Tavern continues its run through August 11.

Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2019

Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine), direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster, QUEEN OF THE MIST will play May 26 - July 6, 2019 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: DAMES AT SEA Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: DAMES AT SEA Opens At Theatre At The Center
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

Dames at Sea opened at Theatre at the Center in Munster on Sunday night, May 5. Director and Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Kelly Felthous as Ruby, Todd Aulwurm as Dick, Colette Todd as Mona Kent, Sierra Schnack as Joan, Sam Shankman as Lucky, and Steven Strafford as Hennesey and The Captain in the spring musical production.  Dames at Sea and continues through June 2.

Firebrand Theatre Presents QUEEN OF THE MIST Photo Firebrand Theatre Presents QUEEN OF THE MIST
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2019

Firebrand Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine), direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster, QUEEN OF THE MIST will play May 25 - July 6, 2019 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets are currently available at firebrandtheatre.org. The press opening is Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 pm.

Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25 Photo Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25
by Julie Musbach - Feb 25, 2019

Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls.

Photo Flash: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: THE MUSICAL Opens at TATC Photo Photo Flash: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: THE MUSICAL Opens at TATC
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 20, 2018

Director Linda Fortunato has cast Neil Friedman as Kris Kringle, Stella Rose Hoyt as Susan, Courtney Jones as Doris and Christopher Kale Jones as Fred for Theatre at the Center's Miracle On 34th Street: The Musical. Previews began November 15 with Opening Night on November 18 and a continued run through December 23. This production is sponsored in part by American Community Bank.

Photo Flash: Ann Landers THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: Ann Landers THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS Opens At Theatre At The Center In Munster
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2018

Janet Ulrich Brooks, making her Theatre at the Center (TATC) debut, is cast as advice columnist Ann Landers in the TATC production of The Lady With All the Answers. Opening Night was on July 15.  Performances continuing through August 12.

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Theatre at the Center
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2016

Five Chicago actor-musicians made their Theatre at the Center debut in this production. Christine Mild as Rhetta Cupp, Shaun Whitley as Jim, Matt Holzfeind as Jackson, Matt Edmonds as L.M. and Cody Siragusa as Eddie are joined by Veronica Garza, who returns to the TATC stage to play Rhetta's sister Prudie Cupp. Directed by Brian Russell with musical direction by William Underwood, Pump Boys and Dinettes will continue through October 16.  Check out some songs from the show below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from ALL SHOOK UP at Theatre at the Center
by TV - On the Road - Jul 22, 2015

Overflowing with Rock n' Roll, romance, and mistaken identities, the Elvis fueled Broadway Musical, ALL SHOOK UP, rides into Theatre at the Center, now through August 16th at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, IN. Jeff Award-winning Artistic Director Bill Pullinsi joins forces with Jeff Award-winning Choreographer Danny Herman to co-direct the well-tuned, hot-rod musical, which continues Theatre at the Center's spectacular 25th Anniversary 2015 season. With a book by Tony Award-winning Joe DiPietro, nostalgic songs and sensational dance numbers, the hilarious musical will have audiences of all ages jumpin' out of their blue suede shoes. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Watch Scenes from BIG FISH at Theatre at the Center
by TV - On the Road - May 14, 2015

The deeply moving, enchanting new Broadway musical for all ages BIG FISH continues Theatre at the Center's exceptional 25th anniversary 2015 season. With a book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, BIG FISH is based on the Columbia Pictures film screenplay of the same name by John August and Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythical Proportions. Artistic Director and multiple Jeff Award-winner William Pullinsi lends his expertise in the first professional locally-produced staging of the beloved musical running through June 7th at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster. Click below to watch scenes from the show!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2014

Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception, and are thrilled to present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, November 13 through December 14, with a press opening on Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Directed by William Pullinsi, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY is a labor of love for its Broadway veteran team, written by Duane Poole, with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Carol Hall. Based on Capote's touching memoir of his own childhood, this wistful Southern Christmas tale is a tender portrait of a rare friendship across generations with a joyous score that will bring love and light to everyone's hearts this holiday season. Sure to delight the entire family, Capote's masterpiece springs to life in this heartfelt musical treat. Check out a first look at highlights below!

BWW TV: Highlights from THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, THE MUSICAL at Theatre at the Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

After 200 episodes and nine seasons as America's beloved 1960s sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillies is making strides on stage as a musical for the first time ever. Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, presents the World Premiere of THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, THE MUSICAL, running now through August 10, 2014. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET at Theatre at the Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2014

From the urban streets of Buffalo, NY's East Side, comes the story of the working-class Nowak family as they cope with tested faith and life's surprises. Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, continues their 2014 season of premieres with Tom Dudzick's MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET, running from May 1 through June 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Theatre at the Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2013

Theatre at the Center celebrates the holidays by bringing audiences an endearing combination of a treasured tale and soaring music by a Disney musical genius, A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) infuses the Charles Dickens holiday classic with music the whole family will cherish. Full of cheer for all ages, A Christmas Carol: The Musical opened November 14 and runs through December 22. Theatre at the Center's production will be directed by Artistic Director William Pullinsi and stars five time Jeff-Award nominee Larry Adams as 'Scrooge'. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: First Look at Liam Quealy, Jim DeSelm and More in Theatre at the Center's GODSPELL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 18, 2013

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, continues their 2013-2014 season with a revival of one of Broadway's most popular rock musicals, GODSPELL. The groundbreaking production based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew runs Thursday, September 12 through October 20. Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), and an energetic book by original director John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL is the upbeat retelling of a series of biblical parables. The production will be directed and choreographed by Stacey Flaster. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Cast Talks Opening Night at Theatre at the Center's FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2013

Theatre at the Center's 2013 season tees off with the Chicago area premiere of the hilariously farcical THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY. The play will run through March 24 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Click below to watch opening night interviews with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night Interviews with Theatre at the Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2012

Inspired by the blockbuster 1960 Roger Corman film, the monster musical hit LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS comes to Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through August 19. The show opened on July 15. Below, check out video interviews with the cast and creative team on opening night!