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First Friday Open Mic Night
9/1/2017

First Friday Open Mic Night

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

 
The Haunting of Hill House
8/3/2017 through 8/5/2017

The Haunting of Hill House

A chilling and mystifying study in terror in which a small group of "psychically receptive" people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and "contained ill will" and that it is alleged to possess powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived there in the past!

 
Love, Linda (The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter)
7/19/2017 through 7/29/2017

Love, Linda (The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter)

On the occasion of the 125th birthday of Indiana native son, Cole Porter, Canterbury presents this tour-de-force show in which Linda Lee Thomas (Mrs. Cole Porter), candidly recounts, through song and story, her life’s journey with one of America’s most beloved composers!

 
Tomorrow Morning
7/5/2017 through 7/15/2017

Tomorrow Morning

Two couples, separated by a decade, are facing major life events. Jack and Catherine, who are in their late 30s, are getting divorced. John and Kat, in their 20s, are getting married. Tomorrow Morning is a hilarious and moving musical, beautifully composed and constructed, that appeals to anyone who has ever been in a relationship!

 
Have a Nice Day!--The 70s Musical Flashback
6/21/2017 through 7/1/2017

Have a Nice Day!--The 70s Musical Flashback

Have a Nice Day! is an affectionate parody of "Up with People," the conservative youth musical organization that toured across high school and college campuses during the '60s and '70s. Kitt, Lori-Ann, Ronda, Holly and Brian are on the final farewell performance of 'Have a Nice Day', performing songs from 1968 through 1974 that you thought you had forgotten!

 
Last Train to Nibroc
6/14/2017 through 6/17/2017

Last Train to Nibroc

In December 1940, an eastbound cross-country train carries the bodies of the great American writers, Nathanael West and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also on board is a young woman named May, who shares her seat with a charming military pilot, Their initial meeting, and subsequent attempts at romance over time, are funny, touching, and heartbreaking at moments, as well ultimately unforgettable!

 
First Friday Open Mic Nights
6/2/2017

First Friday Open Mic Nights

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

 
A North End Vibe
5/6/2017

A North End Vibe

David Lahm joins Steve Champagne and Mary E. Rapier to bring you jazz standards, a whole new spin on the Beatles and other songs that will leave you tapping your foot and singing along. With over 100 years of combined musical talent, the three are embarking on musical stylings from the Beatles to Bacharach - and everything before, during, and after.

 
First Friday Open Mic Nights
5/5/2017

First Friday Open Mic Nights

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

 
The Merchant of Venice
4/15/2017 through 4/22/2017

The Merchant of Venice

Purdue University Northwest presents Shakespeare's timeless tale in which a merchant must default on a large loan provided by an abused moneylender named Shylock. Though generally thought of as a comedy,, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic courtroom scenes.

 
First Friday Open Mic Nights
4/7/2017

First Friday Open Mic Nights

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

 
First Friday Open Mic Nights
3/3/2017

First Friday Open Mic Nights

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

 
First Friday Open Mic Nights
2/3/2017

First Friday Open Mic Nights

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

 
Heart of Gold: For the Holidays!
12/10/2016

Heart of Gold: For the Holidays!

By popular demand, singer/songwriter Johnny V returns for an evening of music by rock legend, Neil Young, as well as original works from his three CDs, 'Inside Reality', 'Woodchips', and the newly-released 'Barns and Bridges' and a few holiday favorites!

 
First Fridays Open Mic Nights
12/2/2016

First Fridays Open Mic Nights

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

 
First Friday Open Mic Nights
11/4/2016

First Friday Open Mic Nights

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

 
Magic Mark Alan
10/29/2016

Magic Mark Alan

Magic Mark Alan returns to Canterbury, bringing his blend of magic and humor, with illusion to boggle the mind, and comedy to feed the soul!

 
First Friday Open Mic Nights
10/7/2016

First Friday Open Mic Nights

On the first Friday of each month from September through May, come join the fun as Canterbury Theatre offers a stage and a microphone to any and all performers who want to share their talents in a fun, supportive, family-friendly environment!

 
Radio Noir Double Feature
9/30/2016

Radio Noir Double Feature

Purdue University Northwest will present a Radio Noir Double Feature of two classic radio dramas, “The War of the Worlds” and “The 39 Steps” re-imagined for the stage, Both radio dramas will be staged in vintage format, as if the actors are in a 1940s radio station performing before a live studio audience!

 
Parallel Lives
8/4/2016 through 8/6/2016

Parallel Lives

This hilarious play offers a vivid glimpse into the lives of a whole slew of characters. female and male, and their unique, individual takes on society. Sex, gender roles, changing mores, religion and political posturing are presented in a vastly entertaining fashion. The subjects broached and the methods to the madness are so affectionately rendered that both men and women will be rolling on the floor or, at the very least, guffawing loudly.

 
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
7/20/2016 through 7/30/2016

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Tenderly is based on the life of Rosemary Clooney, who was hailed as America's favorite female singer, rendered in this exhilarating and inspiring new musical biography. Her journey starts with her humble Midwest childhood and rise to Hollywood stardom, and continues beyond battles with depression to a triumphant comeback.

 
First Date
7/6/2016 through 7/16/2016

First Date

When blind date newbie, Aaron, is set up with serial-dater, Casey, a casual drink turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner! As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly discovers they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. Casey and Aaron’s inner critics appear in the form of best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents. Can the couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

 
The Marvelous Wonderettes
6/22/2016 through 7/2/2016

The Marvelous Wonderettes

This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”

 
Boeing Boeing
6/15/2016 through 6/18/2016

Boeing Boeing

This French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage, and which received a Tony Award- winning Broadway revival in 2008, features self-styled playboy, Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers". He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard's apartment!

 
A Midsummer
4/9/2016 through 4/16/2016

A Midsummer's Night Dream

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.

 
Brennen Burleson and Friends
3/12/2016

Brennen 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!

 
Ranting Llamas
2/12/2016

Ranting Llamas

The Ranting Llamas join us once more, this time with their unique take on love in keeping with the Valentine's Day spirit. So treat your special someone to a fun evening of improv comedy!

 
Wooden Snowflakes
12/11/2015 through 12/19/2015

Wooden Snowflakes

Eve, bitter and cynical, refutes not only the existence of God but also any belief in Santa Claus. When her car slides off an icy road on Christmas Eve, she finds herself seeking shelter at the home of Simon, woodcarver and Christmas expert. However, Simon wholeheartedly embraces the magic of the season, including belief in the “jolly old elf”.

 
"On Your Marks..." A 24-Hour Theatre Festival
12/5/2015

"On Your Marks..." A 24-Hour Theatre Festival

Seven writers, along with a host of local theatre artists, write, rehearse and perform seven original Christmas-themed plays, all in 24 hours! You won't see anything else like it in Northwest Indiana--a night of new family-friendly holiday works, created all in a day.

 
Dead Man
11/7/2015 through 11/14/2015

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Beginning with an incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man with a lot of loose ends, this wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient, Sarah Ruhl, examines how we memorialize the dead - and how remembering changes us.

 
9/11/2015 through 9/19/2015

Broadway's Hits and Hidden Gems

This cabaret-style musical revue presents two songs each from some of Broadway's most beloved shows. The first is an iconic tune sure to make audiences smile from the opening notes. The second will be a song that is not as well known - but should be!

 
Turn Of The Screw
8/6/2015 through 8/8/2015

Turn Of The Screw

Based on the provocative novella of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality by Henry James, this unique adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. However, the new governess begins to see the specters of two former employees haunting the children, and she must find a way to stop the fiends before it is too late.

 
Bette Davis On The Edge
7/29/2015 through 8/1/2015

Bette Davis On The Edge

This riveting play, written and performed by Christine St. John, returns for an encore run after thrilling audiences last fall in its world premiere at Mainstreet Theatre, before debuting in New York City and London. The piece is set in the early morning hours of Oct. 31, 1962, with motion picture legend, Bette Davis, waiting anxiously for the reviews of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”

 
A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
7/8/2015 through 7/25/2015

A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

A tribute to the spirit, and a celebration of the music, of one of the legends of country music, this show is at once a musical biography, as well as a concert experience, with performances of Cline’s classic songs, such as “Crazy,", “Walking After Midnight” and “Sweet Dreams”, as well as others.

 
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do--Featuring The Songs of Neil Sedaka
6/24/2015 through 7/3/2015

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do--Featuring The Songs of Neil Sedaka

Marge and her stage-struck best friend, Lois, arrive at Esther's Paradise Resort in the Catskills on Labor Day weekend in 1960, on a vacation that was intended to be Marge's honeymoon — until the groom left her at the altar. Featuring the music of Neil Sedaka, including the title song as well as “Where the Boys Are,” “Stupid Cupid." “Laughter in the Rain,” and many more hits.

 
Don
6/17/2015 through 6/20/2015

Don't Dress For Dinner

This sexy comedy, which recently enjoyed a Tony Award-nominated Broadway debut, is a madcap mix of mistaken identities, flimsy lingerie and a million laughs, with more twists than a corkscrew. The play was a smash hit in Paris, where it played for over two years, and in London, where it ran for six.

 
The Player King
3/20/2015 through 3/29/2015

The Player King

Festival Players Guild is exceptionally proud to announce that another one-person tour de force will grace the Mainstreet Theatre stage this March. On the heels of "Bette Davis on the Edge," Los Angeles actor/director/writer Darin Dahms brings his acclaimed production, "The Player King," to Michigan City."The Player King" is a one-man performance piece inspired by the lives of Edwin Booth, Junius Brutus Booth, and John Wilkes Booth.

 
Ranting Llamas
2/13/2015

Ranting Llamas

The troupe of young comedians from Purdue University North Central return for an evening of laughs.

 
On Your Marks...A 24 Hour Theatre Festival
12/6/2014

On Your Marks...A 24 Hour Theatre Festival

Back by popular demand! Local playwrights spend an evening composing short pieces that are then rehearsed and performed by actors less than 24 hours after the play is written.

 
Aleita: Queen of Mars
10/31/2014
 
Ranting Llamas
10/24/2014
 
Bette Davis On The Edge
9/12/2014 through 9/20/2014
 
Greater Tuna
8/14/2014 through 8/16/2014
 
The 39 Steps
7/30/2014 through 8/9/2014
 
Closer Than Ever
7/9/2014 through 7/12/2014
 
Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
6/25/2014 through 7/5/2014
 
Crimes of the Heart
6/18/2014 through 6/21/2014
 
Ryan Lawrence
4/26/2014
 
Tenors Three
3/22/2014

Tenors Three

Tenors Three

 
Ranting Llamas
2/8/2014

Ranting Llamas

Ranting Llamas with Purdue North Central University's Improv Group

 
Neil Simon
8/15/2013 through 8/17/2013

Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job.

 
Ripe Conditions by Claudia Allen
8/7/2013 through 8/10/2013

Ripe Conditions by Claudia Allen

A comedy set in rural Michigan, Ripe Conditions is about Lester and Buster, a pair of bumbling brothers, and Ann, the long-lost love of their lives, who eloped with their kid brother years ago only to return to their shambling farm as an attractive and eligible widow.

 
Swinging on a Star by Michael Leeds
7/24/2013 through 8/3/2013

Swinging on a Star by Michael Leeds

We move from a smoky 1920s Chicago Speakeasy, where we hear such songs as "Dr. Rhythm" and "What's New" to the Bowery for the classic "Pennies from Heaven" and others. The ever popular "Your Hit Parade" takes us into the 1930s, segueing into a World War II USO show for several songs including "Personality" and culminating with the Academy Award winning "Swinging on a Star."

 
Im Just Wild About Harry by William A. Reily and Gary Lamb
7/10/2013 through 7/20/2013

Im Just Wild About Harry by William A. Reily and Gary Lamb

An exciting new musical romp based on Charley's Aunt, featuring nostalgic favorites such as "Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)," "Aba Daba Honeymoon," "You Made Me Love You," and, of course, the title tune, "I'm Just Wild About Harry."

 
A year with Frog and Toad
6/26/2013 through 7/6/2013

A year with Frog and Toad

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

 
 
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