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Theatre at the Center Welcomes New Artistic Director

Linda Fortunato began her new role as Artistic Director with Theatre at the Center in January 2016. In the past, Fortunato was nominated for five Joseph Jefferson Awards for her work as a choreographer and director. She received both the Equity and Non-Equity Jeff Award for Outstanding Choreography in the 2013-2014 season, garnering Theatre at the Center its first award for her choreography of 42nd Street. Fortunato has been involved with over a dozen shows at Theatre at the Center, including choreographing Spamalot, Big Fish, A Christmas Carol, Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You and Fiddler on the Roof; performing in Lend Me a Tenor and The Diary of Anne Frank; and directing A Christmas Story.

Linda Fortunato has taught in the theater department at Loyola University and has spent the past 10 years teaching theater at Columbia College. She graduated summa cum laude from Millikin University with a BFA in Theatre and a minor in Dance. Linda spent two seasons as Business Manager of Peninsula Players Theatre and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC) and Actors Equity Association (AEA). She lives in Evanston with her husband, actor Sean Fortunato, and their 7-year-old son.

Theatre at the Center is Northwest Indiana's only professional theater presenting a season of musicals, plays and comedies. Available Matinee Lunches, Sunday Brunch and Dinner Theatre events add to complete your theatrical adventure! Conveniently located in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana, Theatre at the Center is 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, with accessible seating and free parking!

Also at Theatre at the Center are a complete Theatre for Young Audiences Season and a great lineup of Special Events and Concerts. Visit and discover the various entertainment opportunities for you, your group, and your family and friends. We have something for everyone at Theatre at the Center! Call Charlie at 219.836.3258 to book your group today!


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