South Shore Brass Band 2013 The South Shore Brass Band, conducted by Charles Mann, is a professional musical organization based in northwest Indiana along the south shore of Lake Michigan and composed of 28 performing musicians including cornets, flugel horn, tenor and baritone horns, euphoniums, trombones, tubas, and percussion dedicated to the public performance of all genres of music.
The South Shore Brass Band has attracted some of the finest musicians from around the south shore and south Chicago region to provide the highest quality musical performances. In order to maintain this quality, the band pays performers with funds acquired from donations and performance revenues.
The South Shore Brass Band is also dedicated to providing educational opportunities to students from the south shore region by providing a limited number of exceptional student performers the opportunity to audition for and play alongside the professional members of the band to provide these students with quality professional performance experience. In addition, the band endeavors to provide, when reasonably financially possible, special arts educational opportunities for students in the south shore region to hear performances by providing, for example, specially funded concerts at local schools, reduced price student admission tickets to general events, and many other educational outreach activities.
Harbor Lights Has that authentic acappella street corner Doo Wop sound from the 1950’s and 60’s. No other group can match them in this genre…THEY ROCK!
If you love the uplifting Doo Wop sound that dominated the airways of the 1950’s and 60’s, you are no doubt familiar with vocal groups like the Drifters, the Platters, the Shirelles, the Coasters, and the Diamonds to name a few. Members of Harbor Lights have shared the stage, and sang with all of these groups, plus dozens more. They are the real deal when it comes to the genre of Doo Wop music.
From the Fabulous Fox Theater in St Louis, to the amazing Wang Theater in Boston, members of Harbor Lights Have sung in some of the most beautiful theaters in the country. With three performances at The White House under two administrations, live international broadcasts on Voice of America in DC, and performances at the 100th Olympiad in Atlanta, Harbor Lights members bring this experience to the stage as they take you back to the days of pony tails, poodle skirts, hot cars and early Rock n Roll!
It’s no secret that Harbor Lights has sold out The Opera House six times. They are one of the most sought after acts in the Midwest. They are recording artists for Collectables Records out of Philadelphia, and currently have 5 albums with national distribution.
The show is fun and exciting with plenty of audience participation, trivia, and of course loads ofgreat music that will take you back to your youth.A Harbor Lights concert is an excellent way to bring your graduation class together for a reunion. Plan it ahead, and get your tickets early while seats are still available.
"And what do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?" asks Ambrose Kemper in the first scene of this most delightful of musical comedies. "Some people paint, some sew...I meddle," replies Dolly. HELLO, DOLLY! is full of memorable songs includingPut On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, Hello, Dolly!, It Only Takes a MomentandSo Long, Dearie.And we are off on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, as we follow the adventures of America's most beloved matchmaker! Whether or not you've seen the classic movie with Barbra Streisand this musical is sure to charm you.
This rigorous two-week session introduces serious theatre students to the craft of acting that they will experience in college and other professional environments. Through a combination of reading, discussion, exercises, and performance, students will:
*Explore the fundamentals of acting concepts
*Develop various improvisation and acting techniques
*Craft an audition monologue and understand basic audition methods
*Emphasize the acting process through scene study, movement, voice, script analysis, and a final performance
*The Acting Intensive focuses on the professional, artistic, and personal growth of each student.
Appropriate for Ages: Entering grades 10, 11, 12, or first year of college
Class Times: Monday-Thursday: 9:30AM – 12PM Friday: 9:30AM – 8PM (bring sack lunch, dinner will be provided) Saturday: 12-4PM
Performances: Friday at 7pm & Saturday at 2pm
Broadway Bootcamp, the ultimate summer musical theatre experience, is coming to MOH! Unlike any other program in NW Indiana, this intensive summer theater camp is built on the principles of professional music theater. Students in this class will learn and perform a musical adaptation of "Cinderella” in just 5 days! It promises to be a full production on the MOH stage with professional costumes, lights and sound.
-All students will be given a role and will sing, act and dance.
-Due to the short and intensive nature of the camp, students will be required to go home and practice lines and songs due the next day. Parent involvement at home is required.
-Students will receive an in-depth look at the world of professional musical theatre while still learning and solidifying basic acting concepts, terms, and techniques through games, activities and the show’s script.
-Audition techniques are also taught and applied on the first day.
-Students will walk away with poise, confidence, and an innate sense of teamwork.
-Class size is kept small in order to give the individualized attention a young performer needs in a professional, safe environment.
-Instructors are actual, working professional performers in the industry!
This rigorous two-week session introduces serious theatre students to the craft of directing that they will experience in college and other professional environments. Through a combination of reading, discussion, script analysis, directing exercises, and real-world practice, students will:
*Explore the fundamentals of directing concepts
*Learn the process of script analysis in order to develop a unique interperation
*Develop organizational techniques crucial to directing
*Investigate relationships among writers, directors, actors,designers, and audiences
*Discover how the basic elements of theatre merge to create a final product
*The Directing Intensive focuses on the professional, artistic, and personal growth of each student.
Appropriate for Ages: Entering grades 10, 11, 12, or first year of college
In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues. Full of witty word play, satire about London society and charm, The Importance of Being Earnest will make you laugh and warm your heart, all while showing the necessity of honest living.
Branson returns to Valpo! back by popular demand-Branson on the road returns to Memorial Opera House for their 8th appearance. A new show with the fun and excitement you've come to expect from this genuine Branson production. Fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright slap bass, hilarious comedy and great classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly, gospel and rhinestones! Branson on the Road delivers the Branson traditions of good, clean family fun, so get yor tickets early as this show always sells out!
LUCKY STIFFis a zany, offbeat, and very funny murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently-deceased Atlantic City uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing Uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else to the gun-toting wife of the casino owner!
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors. Thornton Wilder's classic about the people of Grover's Corners is a perfect return to small town values. A classic piece of theater and a perfect reminder of a simpler time.
Willie Nile (with his New York City band)
Imagine Music will close the fifth year of its concert series with our old friend Willie Nile. This will be Willie's third appearance at the Memorial Opera House and this time he will bring with him his New York City band. Willie should be releasing a new album in early 2013, so he will have new music to share along with all his other songs we know and love. Don't miss Willie's triumphant return to the Memorial Opera House. He is an artist and performer you will never forget. Check Willie out at www. willienile.com