Production History

1955 to the Present

We are celebrating our 63rd season of producing live theatre for Valparaiso and the greater Northwest Indiana region.

Season 1: 1955-56

Papa is All
  Blithe Spirit
  The Heiress
Season 2: 1956-57 Southern Exposure
  Ladies in Retirement
Season 3: 1957-58 Stalag 17
  The Silver Whistle
  Dial M for Murder
  You Can't Take it With You
Season 4: 1958-59 My Three Angels
  Death Takes A Holiday
  Night of January 16
  The Philadelphia Story
Season 5: 1959-60 The Women
  Separate Tables
  The Seven Year Itch
  State of the Union
Season 6: 1960-61 Three Men on a Horse
  Come Back Little Sheba
  Voice of the Turtle
  Arsenic and Old Lace
Season 7: 1961-62 A Shred of Evidence
  George Washington Slept Here
  Diary of Anne Frank
  Ten Night in a Barroom
Season 8: 1962-63 Born Yesterday
  The Deadly Game
  A Solid Gold Cadillac
  The Pleasure of His Company
Season 9: 1963-64 Picnic
  The Girls in 509
  Once Upon A Mattress
  The Little Foxes
Season 10: 1964-65 The Bad Seed
  Little Mary Sunshine
  A Streetcar Named Desire
Season 11: 1965-66 Mary, Mary
  Take Me Along
  The Mouse Trap
  Teahouse of the August Moon
Season 12: 1966-67 Where's Charley
  The Glass Menagerie
  A Thousand Clowns
  Mr. Roberts
Season 13: 1967-68 Papa Is all
  A Critic's Choice
  Guys & Dolls
  A Miracle Worker
Season 14: 1968-69 South Pacific
  The Man Who Came to Dinner
  A Case of Libel
  Never Too Late
Season 15: 1969-70 Barefoot in the Park
  Paint Your Wagon
  Skin of Our Teeth
  A Lion in Winter
  A Visit to a Small Planet
Season 16: 1970-71 Cactus Flower
  Wait Until Dark
  Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  Light Up the Sky
Season 17: 1971-72 Life With Father
  Bell, Book, and Candle
  Johnny Belinda
  Fiddler on the Roof
Season 18: 1972-73 The Match Maker
  The Rainmaker
  A Man for All Seasons
  Finian's Rainbow
Season 19: 1973-74 Forty Carats
  Advise and Consent
  Morning's At Seven
  Man of LaMancha
  The King's Rabbits
Season 20: 1974-75 Butterflies Are Free
  Death & Life of Sneaky Fitch
  The Crucible
  The Pied Piper
Season 21: 1975-76 Finishing Touches
  The Fantastiks
  Design for Murder
  Looking Glass Land
  Gramercy Ghost
Season 22: 1976-77 The Sunshine Boys
  Under Papa's Picture
  Marmalade Gumdrops
  I Never Sang for My Father
Season 23: 1977-78 6 Rms Riv Vu
  Night Must Fall
  The Drunkard
Season 24: 1978-79 Any Wednesday
  A Thurber Carnival
Season 25: 1979-80 The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria
  You Can't Take It With You
  Play It Again, Sam
Season 26: 1980-81 Treasure Island
  Damn Yankees
  A Christmas Carol (Scrooge & Marley)
  Night of January 16
  The Curious Savage
Season 27: 1981-82 The Invisible Dragon
  A Christmas Carol (Dickens)
  Little Mary Sunshine
  God's Favorite
  Catch Me If You Can
Season 28: 1982-83 Three Fairy Godmothers
  Chapter Two
  Babes in Toyland
  Of Mice and Men
  Hotel Paradiso
  Death Trap
Season 29: 1983-84 The Enchanted Journey
  They're Playing Our Song
  A Christmas Carol (Scrooge & Marley)
  Sly Fox
  Summer and Smoke
  Murder at Howard Johnson's
Season 30: 1984-85 Androcles and the Lion
  Romantic Comedy
  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  Seven Keys to Baldpate
  Arsenic and Old Lace
  Spoon River Anthology
Season 31: 1985-86 The King's Rabbits
  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  California Suite
  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  Death of a Salesman
  Talking With...
Season 32: 1986-87 Cinderella
  Heaven Can Wait
  A Christmas Carol (Dickens)
  King of the Ice Cream Mountain
  Days of Wine and Roses
  True West
  Odd Couple (Female)
Season 33: 1987-88 Vaudville and the Great Western Melodrama
  My Husband's Wild Desires Almost Drove Me Mad
  The Little Snow Girl
  Look Homeward Angel
  The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
Season 34: 1988-89 Jack and the Giant
  A Chorus Line
  The Snow Queen
  The Children's Hour
  Time After Time
  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Season 35: 1989-90 Aesop's Falables
  Sugar Babies
  Something's Under the Bed
  The Nerd
  Many Moons
  The Dresser
  1940's Radio Hour
  A Midsummer Nights Dream
Season 36: 1990-91 Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch
  Steel Magnolias
  The Boys Next Door
  Little Murders
Season 37: 1991-92 The Pied Piper
  Children of a Lesser God
  Kiss Me Kate
  Other People's Money
Season 38: 1992-93 Winnie the Pooh
  The Elephant Man
  The Art of Dining
  Fiddler on the Roof

Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends/

A Final Evening with the Illuminati

Season 39: 1993-94 Beauty and the Beast
  The Glass Mengerie
  Animal Crackers
  The Diviners
  The Sound of Music
  Charley's Aunt
Season 40: 1994-95 Alice in Wonderland
  Dangerous Liasons
  Death and the Maiden
  Guys and Dolls
  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  A Streetcar Named Desire
40-year Reunion  
Season 41: 1995-96 Snow White
  Revenge of the Space Pandas
  Will Rogers Follies
Vacated Opera House for Renovation  
(at Machinists' Hall) Dancing at Lughnasa
(at Machinists' Hall) The Wizard of Oz
(at Valparaiso University) Marvin's Room
(at Lakewood Park) Emperor’s New Clothes
(at Lakewood Park) The Invention
Season 42: 1996-97 Love Letters (CTG's Alley Studio)
(CTG's Alley Studio) Orphans
(CTG's Alley Studio) The Angels of Lemnos (staged reading)
(CTG's Alley Studio) Orphans
(Valparaiso University) A Christmas Carol (Dickens)
(CTG's Alley Studio) The Dining Room
(CTG's Alley Studio) Not for Profit by Kevin Murphy (staged reading)
(CTG's Alley Studio) Bob Craig's America
(CTG's Alley Studio) Something Bright and Alien by Kevin Murphy (staged reading)
(Jimmy's Cafe', Valparaiso) Wally's Café
(CTG's Alley Studio) Roxanne's Kiss
(CTG's Alley Studio) Eleemosynary
(CTG's Alley Studio) Laundry and Bourbon / Lonestar (LCTG)
(CTG's Alley Studio) Revolution
(CTG's Alley Studio) Educating Rita (Footlight Players)
Season 43: 1997-98 Graceland/Parked
(CTG's Alley Studio) An Evening with Eve
(CTG's Alley Studio) 6 Rms Riv Vu (Way Off Broadway)
(CTG's Alley Studio) Here's Looking at You Kid (Mary Wilde)
(Valparaiso University) Miracle on 34th Street
Vacated Alley Studio 12/20/97  
(Strongbow Inn) CTG Encores: Saluting 43 Years of Musical Memories
(Court Restaurant) Casino Night
Took Possession of Chicago Street Theatre  
  Greater Tuna
  The Fantastics
  Beyond Therapy
  As You Like It
  The Angels of Lemnos by Jim Henry
Season 44: 1998-99 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  Little Shop of Horrors
  The Diary of Anne Frank
  It's a Wonderful Life
  CTG Encores: An Evening with Gershwin
  The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds
  Agnes of God
  Once Upon a Clothesline
  Picasso at the Lapin Agile
  The Sea Horse
Season 45: 1999-00 Hansel and Gretel
  Biloxi Blues
  Mean Eugene: A Christmas Tail
  It's a Wonderful Life
  Romeo and Juliet
(Strongbow Inn) CTG Encores: An Evening with Cole Porter
  The Secret Garden
  Buried Child
  Charlotte's Web
  Solid Gold Cadillac
Season 46: 2000-01 The Wind in the Willows
  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  A Christmas Story (World Premiere)
  Never the Sinner
(Strongbow Inn) CTG Encores: The Best of Broadway
  Macbeth the Rock Opera Staged Reading
  She Loves Me
(One Night Jam concert) Lowen and Navarro
  African-American Weekend: Eddie Chappell Sextet & "Standing on the Shoulders of our Ancestors"
  The Seventh Monarch
  The Memory of Water
Season 47: 2001-02 East of the Sun
  Three Penny Opera
(One Night Jam concert) Michael McDermott
  Chamber Music / The 15 Minute Hamlet
  A Christmas Story
(One Night Jam concert) Lowen and Navarro
  The Curse of the Starving Class
(Strongbow Inn) CTG Encores: Red, White & Broadway
(One Night Jam concert) Les Sampou
  The Hot L Baltimore
  Glengarry Glen Ross
(One Night Jam concert) Michael McDermott
  Communicating Doors
  Why are We Americans? 4th of July Slide Presentation
  Jungal Book
New Tech Booth Constructed  
Season 48: 2002-03 Tom Sawyer
(One Night Jam concert) Gretchen Peters
  A Few Good Men
(One Night Jam concert) Lowen & Navarro
  African Hertage: Sunday Morning / Black Souls
(Strongbow Inn) CTG Encores: An Evening at the Cabaret
  The Dining Room
(One Night Jam concert) Jim Peterik
  The Giver by Valpo Reads a Book Program
  Balm in Gilead
  A Lie of the Mind
(One Night Jam concert) Michael McDermott
Season 49: 2003-04 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  A Flea in Her Ear
(One Night Jam concert) David Mallett
  A Christmas Story
  Julius Ceasar
(One Night Jam concert) Jim Peterik
(Strongbow Inn) CTG Encores: LUV
  The Cripple of Inishmaan
(One Night Jam concert) (One Night Jam Sampler)
  The Princess and the Pea
(Strongbow Inn) CTG Encores Celebrates LUV
  Dinner with Friends
  Ernie's Incredible Illucinations
Season 50: 2004-05 Alice in Wonderland
(One Night Jam) Lowen & Navarro
  The Boys Next Door
  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
(One Night Jam) Michael McDermott
  The Pied Piper
  Little Murders
(One Night Jam) Jim Peterik
(Strongbow Inn) CTG Encores: Greatest Hits
(One Night Jam) Kevin Chalfant
  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  When We Were Alive
  Go Dog, Go!
Season 51: 2005-06 The Little Mermaid
  The Underpants
(One Night Jam) Lowen & Navarro
  A Christmas Story
  The Birthday Party
  Cheaper By The Dozen
Strongbow Inn CTG Encores: Hooray for Hollywood
  We Bombed In New Haven
(One Night Jam) Jim Peterik and Friends
  Woman In Mind
  Monsters Under the Bed
  Murder In Green Meadows
Season 52: 2006-07 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  It's a Wonderful Life
  The Violet Hour
  Catherine Called Birdy
Duneland Falls CTG Encores: Guys and Dolls
  Coyote on a Fence
  Andrew Lippa's Wild Party
  The Chinese Cinderella
  Fuddy Meers
Season 53: 2007/08 The Emperor's New Clothes
  Bedroom Farce
VU Center for the Arts A Christmas Story
  Letters Home
  James and the Giant Peach
Duneland Falls CTG Encores: A Little Night Music
  Our Town
  Brighton Beach Memoirs
Season 54: 2008/09 The Jungle Book
  Camping with Henry and Tom
  A Christmas Carol (Schario)
  The Red Shoes
Aberdeen Manor Encores: Decades, They're Playing Our Song
  Moon Over the Brewery
  Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
  Triumph of Love
Season 55: 2009/10 How to Eat Like a Child
  Is He Dead?
  Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka (musical)
  A Tuna Christmas
  The Pillowman
  Ascension Day
Strongbow Inn Encores: Decades, As Time Goes By
  And Then There Were None
  The Heidi Chronicles
Season 56: 2010/11 The Man Who Came to Dinner
  A Tuna Christmas
  The Drawer Boy
  Life with Mother Superior
Strongbow Inn 14th Encores: Decades, Serenade the Moon
  The Clean House
One Night Jam: Edie's Attic Series feat. Marina V
Season 57: 2011/12 The Fabulous Fable Factory
  What the Butler Saw
  It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
  The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia?
  Red Licorice
Strongbow Inn 15th Encores: Vegas, Baby!
  The Cherry Orchard
One Night Jam:  Dan Navarro
One Night Jam:  Edie's Attic Series feat. Mike Aquino
  Brother of All (World Premiere)
CST/Central Park Plaza A Midsummer Night's Dream
Season 58: 2012/13 Snow White
  The Sound of Music
  American Rex (World Premiere)
  The Less Than Human Club
Strongbow Inn 16th Encores: Vegas, Baby!
  The Graduate
Wood Studio  A Picasso (Co-produced with The Genesius Guild)
  A View From the Bridge
CST/Central Park Plaza The Comedy of Errors
Season 59: 2013/14 The World's Worst Fairy Godmother
  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
In rotating rep with Santaland Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! 
In rotating rep with Junie B. The Santaland Diaries
  The Beauty Queen of Leenane
CST 17th Encores: Vegas, Baby!
  Play it Again, Sam
Wood Studio  Snow Angel (Teen Ensemble)
  Rabbit Hole
CST/Central Park Plaza Romeo and Juliet
Season 60: 2014/15 Beauty and the Beast

Wood Studio  Scary Godmother

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Tammy: A Coming of Age Story About a Girl Who is Part T-Rex
V.U. Center for the Arts 18th Encores: Diamond Jubilee!

Henry and Ramona

The Angels of Lemnos

A Little Bit Not Normal

CST/Central Park Plaza Hamlet
Season 61: 2015/16 Cinderella
Co-produced with ETC The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective
The Spa Events Center Let's Misbehave: Roaring 20's Speakeasy Fundraiser

Orson's Shadow
Wood Studio Teen Fest: Hoodie and Chicken Road

Wash, Dry, Fold
CST/Central Park Plaza The Tempest
Season 62: 2016/17 Harriet The Spy

Night of the Living Dead

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

Pale Dream
Wood Studio Betrayal

A Year with Frog and Toad

The Rose Tatoo

CST/Central Park Plaza The Taming of the Shrew
Season 63: 2017/18 How to Eat Like a Child


It's a Wonderful Life


Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Moonlight and Magnolias

Fool For Love
CST/Central Park Plaza Much Ado About Nothing