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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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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. (CST)

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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Over the Rhine

Date: Saturday, September 19
7:30 p.m. (CST)

Over the Rhine is an American, Ohio-based folk music band, the core of which is the husband and wife team of piano/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist. Over the Rhine are masters at creating intimacy at their shows. This is especially true when they share intimate personal stories about their songs.

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The Addams Family, The Musical

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

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.

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Piano Quintet

Date: Wednesday, October 21
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Piano Quintet.

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Fiesta!!

Date: Friday, October 23
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (CST)

A spicy mix of some of the favorite orchestrations. Join in the celebration.

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Willie Nile

Date: Saturday, November 07
7:30 p.m. (CST)

Willie is an American singer-songwriter. This will be Willie Nile's 4th time performing in the Imagine Music Concert Series, but only his second with this New York City band. Willie has become a fan favorite at the MOH and has adopted Valpo as his second "hometown".

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. (CST)

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. (CST); Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

The Memorial Opera House offers a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens' well-known story of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters that 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. (CST)

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

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Holiday Pops

Date: Friday, December 18
7:45 - 9:15 p.m. (CST)

Say goodbye to 2015 and welcome in the holiday season with a collection of holiday favorites and sing-a-longs for the whole family to enjoy.

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The Wizard of Oz

Dates: February 19 - March 06, 2016
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m. (CST); Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

The classic story we all know and love come to life on the opera house stage. 

 

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Broadway Our Way-The Greats of the Great White Way has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Broadway Our Way-The Greats of the Great White Way

Date: Wednesday, March 09
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

The American musical theatre has given us unforgettable tunes, fond memories, and great fun. Come celebrate songs that are both poignant and over-the-top from the classic standards.

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The Odd Couple

Dates: April 29 - May 15, 2016
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m. (CST); Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

It's said that opposites attract. And there are no two men further opposite then Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. 

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Hot Cole: The Music of Cole Porter has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Hot Cole: The Music of Cole Porter

Date: Wednesday, May 11
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

You are invited to experience the magnificent wordplay, the sinuous melodies and clever arrangements of Cole Porter, a master songwriter.

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Grease

Dates: July 15 - July 31, 2016
Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m. (CST); Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CST)

It's time to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as 'bad boy' Danny and 'the girl next door' Sandy fall in love all over again.

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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Women In MoTown

Date: Wednesday, August 03
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

An afternoon with the women who played a pivotal role in shaping Motown's collective yet multifaceted identity.

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Into The Woods

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

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

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Country at the Grand Ole Opera House has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Country at the Grand Ole Opera House

Date: Wednesday, September 21
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Spend an afternoon at the Opera House as they map out the story of country music.

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - 1940s Radio: A Trip Down Memory Lane has been added to your travel planner!
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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. (CST); 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.