Sugarplum Party

SaturdayNovember 17th
11am – 3pm
Lake County Fairgrounds
4-H Building
Crown Point, IN

It’s the holiday party of all holiday parties! Bring the kids, the family, and friends to enjoy an afternoon of food, crafts, face-painting, games, and prizes. Dance to the beat of holiday tunes, visit the jaw-dropping Land of the Sweets Buffet, or visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. If holiday shopping is on your list, visit Santa’s Workshop and visit with our local vendors. Don’t miss this holiday treat, we promise something for everyone!

Sugarplum Party

IBT presents The Nutcracker

Everyone’s favorite holiday tradition is just around the corner — The Nutcracker. Indiana Ballet Theatre (IBT) will be performing its 21st annual performance throughout Northwest Indiana this year.

Composed in 1892 by treasured composer Peter IIyich Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker is one of the most memorable ballet classics. The colors and classical ballet dances are simply breathtaking. Experience the immense wonder of a child as young Clara’s world transforms into a fantastical land of snow, Land of Sweets, and adventure. Follow Clara through her journey as she and her beloved Nutcracker encounter the Mouse King and his soldiers, and are entertained by dancers from various countries. We invite you and your family to immerse yourselves in the magical sceneries and timeless holiday story.

Under the direction of Founding Artistic Director, Gloria Tuohy and Associate Artistic Director, Amanda Tuohy. Ranging in ages from 4 to 74, watch in awe as casts of more than 100 take to the stage and bring this classic to life.

Share the memorable tradition with family and friends this season with tickets to this year’s performance located in three convenient locations throughout the region – Crown Point High in Crown Point IN, Valparaiso High in Valparaiso, IN, and Indiana University Northwest in Gary, IN.

Crown Point High School
November 30th – 10am & 7pm (10am show SOLD OUT)
December 1st – 7pm
December 2nd – 2pm
Get your tickets to Crown Point High

Valparaiso High School
December 7 – 10am & 7pm (10am show SOLD OUT)
December 8th – 7pm
Get your tickets to Valparaiso High School Now!


Indiana University Northwest
December 13th – 10am & 7pm (10am show SOLD OUT)
December 14th – 10am & 7pm
December 15th – 7pm
Get your tickets to Indiana University Northwest Now!

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Sleeping Beauty

Our spring 2019 production of Sleeping Beauty focuses on the time honored love story of Aurora and Prince Desire as well as the battle of good versus evil with the Lilac Fairy and Carabosse.  With music written by Tchaikovsky, as good conquers evil and the wedding of the couple occurs other fairytale characters come to celebrate such as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf; Puss ‘n Boots & White Cat; Cinderella & Prince Charming; Bluebird; Snow White, the Dwarves and the Witch and Beauty and the Beast.

Friday, April 12th – 10am & 7pm

Saturday, April 13th – 7pm

Lake Central High School

8400 Wicker Avenue, St. John, IN


Kaliedoscope, a modern and contemporary dance concert, has been exciting audiences since 1999 while enhancing the performing arts in Northwest Indiana. Amanda Tuohy, Director of Kaliedoscope and IBT Associate Artistic Director, has created a Chicago-style concert that showcases an array of dances, music and talent. The annual concert is filled with emotions transformed into dance in this amazing fluid show performed by Indiana Ballet Theatre and IBT Company.

Next Kaliedoscope 2019

Tee for CAC

Monday, July 30, 2018
Youche Country Club
2301 W. 129th Place, Crown Point, IN

Join us for the second annual Tee for CAC Golf Fundraiser for the Classical Arts Centre sponsored by IBT. The outing takes place at the beautiful and private Youche Country Club in Crown Point, IN. Your participation includes lunch on the grill on the picturesque patio, and dinner in the elegant dining room. Non-golfers welcomed for lunch and dinner. Sponsorships available. For more information or to purchase a foursome, contact IBT at 219.755.4444, or email

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IBT Diamond Ball

Friday, September 7, 2018
Halls of St George
905 E. Joliet St., Schererville, IN


Our annual Gala/Ball is a primary fundraiser which supports the Classical Arts Centre (CAC) renovation project. The IBT Diamond Ball will begin at 6pm Friday evening September 7th at the centrally located and elegant Halls of St. George in Schererville, IN. Jonathan Kraft of Kraft Auctions will lead us in fun ways to fundraise. A special performance by IBT Dance Company will provide entertainment centered around our Diamond Ball-themed evening. Sit back and enjoy various music and art provided by local artists. Join hundreds of local leaders and community members as we gather to celebrate the beauty of fine arts and classical arts in our region. We promise to entertain, delight, and surprise you!

$850/ table of 10; general seating*

Sponsorships available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact IBT at 219.755.4444, or email

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