Sugarplum Party

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

It’s the holiday party of all holiday parties! Grab your family and friends and join us for the IBT Sugarplum Party! We have an exciting line up of special guests, including characters from IBT’s The Nutcracker ballet and Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Meet and greet them all as you enjoy snippets of IBT’s Nutcracker, have a feast at Mother Ginger’s Grub Hub & delight in desserts at Land of the Sweets dessert buffet! Be creative at Clara’s Crafts station or add face-painting to your list. Play games at our Rat King Corner, then collect your prizes at Snowflake Central.  Partake in hula hoop and line dancing as the DJ plays our favorite holiday tunes. Adults can catch up on holiday shopping with vendors at Santa’s Workshop. It’s a can’t miss holiday party for the whole family!

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

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

1500 S. Main St., Crown Point, IN

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

Valparaiso High School

2727 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN
December 7 – 10am & 7pm (10am show SOLD OUT)
December 8th – 7pm
Get your tickets to Valparaiso High School Now!


Indiana University Northwest

Theatre Northwest – Main Stage

(Arts and Sciences Building at 3401 Broadway – 2nd Floor, University Park)

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


Arts and Sciences Building is located on the EAST side of Broadway between 35th Ave. and 34th St.

*Parking is available on the EAST side of the building and on the North side of the building (one small building is located between the parking lot and the NORTH doors).

*Parking is also available by entering off 35th Avenue EAST of the A&S Building.  This will allow attendees to walk into the center door on the EAST side of the A&S Building.


34th Street between the ARTS AND SCIENCES BUILDING and NORTH PARKING LOT is ideal for dropping off passengers before parking, including handicapped. Another handicap entrance can be accessed by taking the first left off 35th Avenue and continuing down the alley to the ramp at the back EAST side of the building.  Continue on to exit left onto Massachusetts Street to Parking LOT 9 on the North side of the A&S Building.

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Sleeping Beauty

Our spring 2019 ballet 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 Dwarfs, the Witch, and Beauty and the Beast.
This production is perfect for the family with captivating scenery and costumes that bring the stage to life to tell the classic story of Sleeping Beauty.

Friday, April 12th – 10am & 7pm

Saturday, April 13th – 7pm

Lake Central High School

8400 Wicker Avenue, St. John, IN



20th Anniversary

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.

Saturday, February 16th

Sunday, February 17th

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Tee for CAC

2019 Golf Outing info. coming soon!

Join us for the second annual Tee for CAC Golf Fundraiser for the Classical Arts Centre sponsored by IBT.

IBT Ruby Ball

40th Anniversary

Friday, September 20, 2019
Villa Cesare

900 Eagle Ridge Dr. 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 20th at the elegant Villa Cesare 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 40th Anniversary Ruby 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 IBT’s Anniversary and the beauty of fine arts and classical arts in our region. We promise to entertain, delight, and surprise you!

Details coming soon!