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TATC General Manager Richard Friedman and TATC Board Member Pat Binkley Photo

TATC General Manager Richard Friedman and TATC Board Member Pat Binkley

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11/20/2018
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Iris Lieberman and Richard Friedman

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05/10/2017
Linda Fortunato, Stef Tovar, Nathan Gardner, Bethany Thomas, Bill Pullinsi and Richar Photo

Linda Fortunato, Stef Tovar, Nathan Gardner, Bethany Thomas, Bill Pullinsi and Richard Friedman

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05/11/2015
Bill Pullinsi, David F. Shafer and Richard Friedman Photo

Bill Pullinsi, David F. Shafer and Richard Friedman

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Bill Pullinsi, David F. Shafer and Richard Friedman Photo

Bill Pullinsi, David F. Shafer and Richard Friedman

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Richard Friedman News

VIDEO: Original Jamie & Cathy, Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy, Reunite to Sing T Photo VIDEO: Original Jamie & Cathy, Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy, Reunite to Sing THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2021

Watch the original team of the world premiere production of Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS recently reunited for the 20th year anniversary! The online event featured never-before-told stories and two new performances of the musical's hit songs.

Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo Butz & More Join THE LAST FIVE YEARS Reunion Presente Photo Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo Butz & More Join THE LAST FIVE YEARS Reunion Presented by Northlight Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Northlight Theatre will present a special 20th Anniversary reunion event for Northlight Theatre’s world premiere of The Last Five Years. The event features performances and conversation with BJ Jones, playwright Jason Robert Brown, director Daisy Prince, and original cast members Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy.

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: 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.

Photo Flash: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens At Theatre At The Center
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2019

Million Dollar Quartet opened Sunday, February 17 at Theatre at the Center in Munster. The show stars Zach Sorrow as Elvis Presley, Michael Kurowski as Jerry Lee Lewis, Tommy Malouf as Johnny Cash, Zachary Stevenson as Carl Perkins, Sean Fortunato as record producer Sam Phillips and Aeriel Williams as singer Dyanne.  Directed by Daryl Brooks, Million Dollar Quartet's cast also includes musicians Michael Sinclair as Jay and Nick Anderson as Fluke.  The show continues its extended run through March 31.  This production is sponsored by Pat Binkley.

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: GHOST: THE MUSICAL Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: GHOST: THE MUSICAL Opens At Theatre At The Center
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

Ghost The Musical opened to a full house on Sunday, September 16 for its Opening Night performance. Linda Fortunato directed and choreographed the production which stars Garrett Lutz in the role of ghostly hero Sam, Donica Lynn as psychic Oda Mae and Courtney Mack in the role of Molly Jensen. This is Chicagoland's first regional production of the newly imagined Ghost The Musical. Performances continue through October 14.

Theatre At The Center Announces Cast For GHOST THE MUSICAL Photo Theatre At The Center Announces Cast For GHOST THE MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2018

Theatre at the Center (TATC) and Director and Choreographer Linda Fortunato have cast Garrett Lutz in the role of ghostly hero Sam, Donica Lynn as psychic Oda Mae and Courtney Mack in the role of Molly Jensen for Chicagoland's first regional production of the newly imagined Ghost The Musical.  Previews begin September 13 with an Opening Night on September 16 and performances continuing through October 14.

Richard Friedman Videos

VIDEO: Original Jamie & Cathy, Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy, Reunite to Sing T VideoVIDEO: Original Jamie & Cathy, Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy, Reunite to Sing THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2021

Watch the original team of the world premiere production of Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS recently reunited for the 20th year anniversary! The online event featured never-before-told stories and two new performances of the musical's hit songs.

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: 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!

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night Interviews at MAKING GOD LAUGH's Chicago Premiere
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2012

Inspired by the Woody Allen joke, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans", Sean Grennan's newest work, MAKING GOD LAUGH, just made its Chicago Premiere at Theatre at the Center. Produced in association with First Folio Theatre, this heartwarming comedy runs through June 10 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Directed by William Pullinsi, MAKING GOD LAUGH stars Chicago favorites Peggy Roeder, Craig Spidle, Kevin McKillip, Joe Foust and Erin Noel Grennan. Check out interviews with the creative team and actors on opening night in the video below!