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“Very organized and beautiful cultural experience”

Memorial Opera House
Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Valparaiso
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East Chicago, Indiana
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74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very organized and beautiful cultural experience”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

An opportunity for us to go back in time to a place where digital technology wasn't necessary to create a lovely voice. Striking and memorable experience!

Visited May 2012
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Captiva Island, Florida
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Historic Community Thearter”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Historic venue for community theater, performances, and art movies. Historic theater, valuable community asset, but needs a little upkeep. Remember, this place is a 19th century venue, so don't be disappointed by small size and simple decor. This place was a palace in the 1800's.

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Chesterton, IN
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64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“One can still sense the presence of John Philip Sousa”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

The famous John Philip Sousa brought his band here four times and in the hundred years since, almost nothing has changed in this building except for updated bathrooms. With the opera boxes in the front, it kind of has the feel of a smaller version of Washington DC's Ford Theater. There is a wide variety of plays and musical events that are held throughout the year. Favorite events include the free Memorial Day concert presented by the Valparaiso Community Band and concerts by the professional Windiana concert band. The musicals and plays are put on by enthusiastic local actors who are joyful to be on a stage. This is entertainment like it was in a totally different era, before 3-D movies and television. Going to an event here is like stepping into a cultural time machine.

Visited February 2012
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews
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“save the trip”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Hot peanuts, and hot beer with a mediocre show, isn't my idea of fun.

Visited January 2012
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Northwest Indiana
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239 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Wonderful local theater”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

We have enjoyed every visit to "MOH". We have visited for musicals, plays, and concerts. The local talent pool really is amazing! The building is quaint and quite historic so obviously it won't have all the bells and whistles of modern theaters. That is fine because it gives the place character. Going to a play again next week!

Visited December 2011
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