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Memorial Opera House

Address

104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383

Contact

Phone: (219) 548-9137

Fax: (219) 462-2640

About

At the Memorial Opera House, the performance begins as soon as you enter. This building’s old-school charm (like the stained-glass windows) is married to top-notch modern amenities (like a brand-new sound system). The Memorial Opera House presents Broadway musicals and plays, national musical acts, live comedy and a lunchtime cabaret series once a month. On the National Register of Historic Places, the handsome Memorial Opera House was built in 1893 by the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) as a memorial to the county's Civil War veterans. In continual use since then, the Opera House has hosted such notable performers as conductor John Phillip Sousa and the Marx Brothers. The most recent renovation of this historic building began in 1993 and was completed in the spring of 1998. The architects tried to make the renovation as historically accurate as possible, and added design elements that were common during the 1890s. Free guided tours are offered by appointment and are well worth the effort. Be sure to check their program schedule to see what productions are showing during your visit to the region.

Amenities:

  • Indoor
  • Group Friendly (20+)
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Locally Owned
  • Non - Smoking
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Events:

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Into The Woods

Dates: September 16 - October 02, 2016
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - 1940s Radio: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Date: Wednesday, November 16
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Strike up the band as they present an afternoon of favorite songs from the 1940s. The songs that were broadcast to our troops overseas during World War II hold a special place in everyone's hearts and memories. As a special thank you, admission to this caberet is free for US veterans and troops (with ID).

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Meet Me In St. Louis

Dates: November 25 - December 11, 2016
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Based on the heartwarming film of the same name. Meet me in St. Louis will take the audience members on a musical journey back to the early 1900's, on the brink of the 1904 World's Fair.

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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas at the Opera House

Date: Wednesday, December 14
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Sharing favorite Christmas memories and those of MOH volunteers. This musical Christmas card is offered to the patrons of the Memorial Opera House just in time for the holidays.

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MegaBeatles featuring Chris & Lou Band and the Crawpuppies

Date: Saturday, January 21
7:00 p.m. (CST)

MegaBeatles is a talented group of musicians from Northwest Indiana/Chicago that recreate the music of the Beatles with precision, passion and Love. This show will feature the Chris and Lou Band and the Crawpuppies each coin a set of Beatles classics and then the bands combine and do an amazing 2 hour set of Beatles songs together ... a Splendid time is guaranteed for all.

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The Producers

Dates: February 17 - March 05, 2017
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

The Producers is a fun and exciting musical adapted from the 1968 film by Mel Brooks. It takes the journey with two producers who set out a plan to get rich quick by producing a musical they describe as "a love letter to Hitler" that will FAIL just after opening. When their plan backfires and it's a huge success, they have to figure out what they are going to do with all of the complications that have come about. Take the journey with them and enjoy the twists and turns as they arise.

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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Broadway Miscast!

Date: Wednesday, March 08
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

An afternoon featuring new and classic Broadway tunes sung by completely different characters.

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Willie Nile & His New York City Band

Date: Friday, March 17
7:00 p.m. (CST)

Don't miss the opportunity to see this legendary singer song writer. Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has performed with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. This will be Willie's 5th appearance at the Memorial Opera House. So join in this high energy evening of great rock-n-roll.

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Respite House Presents The Bottle Rockets

Date: Saturday, April 15
7:00 p.m. (CST)

The Bottle Rockets are an American rock band formed in 1992. Considered to be leaders in the 90's alt-country/roots rock revival along with peers Uncle Tupelo, the Bottle Rockets are contemporary storytellers from Middle America.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Dates: April 28 - May 14, 2017
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical that revolves around a lonely, melancholy man in his apartment as her tries to cheer himself up by listening to a recording of his favorite 20's musical. Watch as his apartment magically transforms into the set of this vivacious musical and the characters come to life.

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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Weaving Jazz & Folk Together

Date: Wednesday, May 10
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Paying homage to the greats like Janis Ian, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Mama Cass. This cabaret is sure to feature something for everyone's pleasure.

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Roger McGuinn

Date: Saturday, June 03
7:00 p.m. (CST)

Roger is the co-founder of the Byrds and is a member of the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame. It will be an amazing evening of stories and songs such as "Mr. Tambourine Man", Turn! Turn! Turn!, and "So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star.

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Bette Davis on the Edge

Dates: June 09 - June 10, 2017
8:00 p.m. (CST)

It's half past four in the morning of October 31st, 1962, and motion picture legend Bette Davis is waiting anxiously for the reviews of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. As she waits, she reflects on her entire career, from the Talkies to the present day. Her story is the entire history of the American Motion Picture industry.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Dates: July 14 - July 30, 2017
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.

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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - All About Andrew...Loyd Webber

Date: Wednesday, July 19
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

They will touch upon many of Sir Andrew's wonderful melodies in this summer cabaret. 

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You Can't Take It With You

Dates: September 15 - October 01, 2017
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.

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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Bach to Bacharach

Date: Wednesday, September 20
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner Burt Bacharach composed popular hit songs that  created the soundtrack of our lives from the 50's to the 80's.

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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - The Sounds of Freedom: A Salute to Veterans

Date: Wednesday, November 15
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Presenting new and classic songs dedicated to those that have fought so hard for our rights in the United State. From Civil War tunes to 1940s classics and the new standards. The MOH is eager to show their appreciation. 

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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Christmastime at the Opera House

Date: Wednesday, December 13
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

This fun filled afternoon is a wonderful way to kick off the holidays, and a great opportunity to spend time with your family, friends and extended Opera House family.