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It's a Rat Pack Summer!

An Evening of Laughter and Stories of Sinatra


August 17, 7:00 pm ~ Tom Dreesen

In this unforgettable performance, Tom Dreesen will take you from his childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, Illinois hearing Frank Sinatra on the jukebox, to one day touring the nation as his opening act, flying in his private jet and staying up with Frank till dawn, night after night. 

He takes you to Frank’s last performance and the last song he ever sang and then to his last days on earth. 

Dreesen’s keen insight to arguably the greatest career show business has ever known, and the lessons he learned from the legendary star, promises to move the audience! Dreesen has made over 500 appearances on national television, including 61 appearances on The Tonight Show, plus guest hosting David Letterman.

He is a regular in all the main showrooms in Las Vegas, and for 13 years he toured the United States as the opening act for Frank Sinatra.

Rave Reviews

Daily Variety called him "a thorough pro... one of the most respected family comedians of our time."

Larry Wilde, author of The Great Comedians said about Tom's performances, "Excellent material, impeccable timing, Tom Dreesen is the quintessential comedian."

Frank Sinatra, who called himself a 'saloon singer' characterized Dreesen as a 'saloon comedian.' He said, "We're a couple of neighborhood kind of guys."

You don't want to miss this one night special event!

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Back to the Dean Martin Show

Felix J Denaeu, Jr. as Dean Martin

Thank you to everyone who attended the performance of Felix Deneau as Dean Martin on June 22! It was a sellout performance, and a huge success!

Stay tuned for dates in the Summer of  2020 when Felix returns for a repeat performance (and probably some new material) of his great Dean Martin impersonation!

This production was one of our featured fundraisers this year. Thank you for all of your support of Memorial Opera House and our mission to create community through the arts.


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Quality Programming


Our 125-year old building sprang to life in 1893, and continues to serve its original purpose to this day: to be a gathering place for the community.

Our guests can attend a Broadway quality musical or play, a concert, a cabaret, or any of the wonderful programs presented by our Youth

Theatre, The LimeLights.



Our Partnerships in the community help us to continue to provide all the benefits of a premier regional arts center located in Porter County, Indiana, and serving all of Northwest Indiana.

Our partners include not only resident acts and dining associates, but sponsors, donors, restoration experts, and local government agencies as well.

Historic Preservation


Dedicated as a memorial to veterans of all wars, our building continues to serve its original purpose as a gathering place for the community.

We believe in the preservation and growth of this living memorial, and we use theatre and the arts to build our community and create a sense of belonging.

Stellar Performances


Our performers and performances are what set us apart from other community theatres, and why we are one of the premier arts venues in

Porter County and the greater Northwest Indiana region.

As one of the premier arts venues in Northwest Indiana, we offer four Broadway quality musicals and one play each season.

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Memorial Opera House Foundation

104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, US

(219) 548-9137

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