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Upcoming Shows

Brennen Burleson and FriendsBrennen Burleson and Friends

2015's 2nd Place Winner of the Michiana's Rising Star TV show, Brennen Burleson is one the hottest young artists bursting onto the music scene here in Northwest Indiana. His hip-hop/rap stylings are nothing short of amazing. His lyrics are all-age friendly with positive messages. Brennen's energy is not to be missed, this young man leaves it all on the stage and you will be wanting more!

A MidsummerA Midsummer's Night Dream
4/9/2016 through 4/16/2016

Join us for a whimsical evening with the Bard when it presents William Shakespeare's charming comedy. We get star-crossed lovers, magical potions, mystical beings, and mass confusion. But was it all real or just a dream? Plus, this production features a healthy dose of Cole Porter in telling its story.

My Story, My SongMy Story, My Song

Using poetry, short monologues both funny and dramatic, and music, Carnessa Carnes takes us on a brief overview of life's ups and downs. Come celebrate and support our homegrown artists while enjoying this most-ages production.

Mainstreet Theatre

Let us entertain you all year long!

The Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes exciting plays, improvisational comedy, a festival of original works by local playwrights, and more!

Canterbury Summer Theatre, one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presents an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!

Both programs are presented at The Mainstreet Theatre, located at 807 Franklin St. in Michigan City, IN, in the Uptown Arts District.

Join us, won't you? Call (219) 874-4269 for more information!

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Gerald "Jerry" Peters

Gerald 'Jerry' Peters

Sadly in 2012, we lost Gerald "Jerry" Peters, the longtime president of the Festival Players Guild, and production administrator for the Canterbury Summer Theatre. Jerry helped pilot the Guild through 43 years of civic accomplishment, as well as helming the summer theatrical production entity that has given hundreds of young theatre artists from across the nation their first professional jobs.

Michigan City has lost one of its favorite sons, and the legacy of Jerry’s efforts to help his hometown flourish will not soon be forgotten, nor will our memories of his generosity, colorful personality, sense of humor and dedication to the Guild, Canterbury and the Mainstreet Theatre.

Contributions in Jerry's name may be made to Festival Players Guild, P.O. Box 157, Michigan City, IN 46361.

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