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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:

  • Group Friendly (20+)
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Locally Owned
  • Non - Smoking
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Annie

Dates: December 05 - December 21, 2014
Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m.

Annie - Based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and Book by Thomas Meehan. Features songs “It's a Hard Knock Life," “Tomorrow”, and “Little Girls."

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - An Audience With the King: The Songs of Elvis Presley has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - An Audience With the King: The Songs of Elvis Presley

Date: Wednesday, March 25
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Be ready to rock your way down memory lane as you sing the songs that defined a generation.

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Private Lives

Dates: May 15 - May 31, 2015
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m.

One of Broadway's most revived and most popular plays, Private Lives is the dazzling, irresistible comedy that author Noel Coward is best known for. It is a tantalizing look at love, loathing, and lust.

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - The Best of Broadway: Our Favorite Composers has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - The Best of Broadway: Our Favorite Composers

Date: Wednesday, May 20
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Best of Broadway: Our Favorite Composers - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim. All are award-winning composers whose work has been presented in recent years.

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - The British Are Coming! A British Invasion at the Opera House has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - The British Are Coming! A British Invasion at the Opera House

Date: Wednesday, July 15
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Lulu, Petula Clark, The Dave Clark Five, and many more.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Dates: July 31 - August 16, 2015
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m.

To add a twist of fun to the Memorial Opera House 2015 season, they are going to get the audience involved. We all remember the days gone by of the classroom spelling bee. Now we present a spelling bee like none other. Welcome to the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Set in the geographically ambitious Putnam Valley Middle School, six quirky adolescents compete in the bee, run by three equally quirky adults. In spelling everything from "cow" to "weltanschauung," this fun, audience-interactive show will provide endless laughs.

 

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - By George! The Music of George Gershwin has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - By George! The Music of George Gershwin

Date: Wednesday, September 16
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

A composer of jazz, opera and popular songs for stage and screen, many of his works are now standards. Come hear some of the best from one of the best.

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The Addams Family, The Musical

Dates: October 02 - October 18, 2015
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m.

The Memorial Opera House welcomes America's most lovable creeps just in time for Halloween. Join Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester and grandmama Adams for a night of squeaks, screams, squeals and a howling good time for the whole family.

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - USO at the Opera House: A Salute to Veterans has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - USO at the Opera House: A Salute to Veterans

Date: Wednesday, November 11
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate veterans past and present with a very special USO themed Lunchtime Cabaret. Attendance for veterans and current service members is free as a way to say "Thank you."

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A Christmas Carol, The Musical

Dates: November 27 - December 13, 2015
Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m.

The Memorial Opera House offers a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens' well-known story of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling musical.

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Christmas Greetings from the Opera House has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Christmas Greetings from the Opera House

Date: Wednesday, December 09
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join some of the Opera House favorite performers for an afternoon of Christmas carols, holiday standards, and audience sing-alongs.