Come See A Wonderful Life, Support Local Actor

The Memorial Opera House will be donating a portion of this weekend's proceeds of the musical, A WONDERFUL LIFE to Northwest Indiana actor Tony Balsamo, who suffered a heart attack this fall and is without health insurance. A-Wonderful-Life

Tony Bolsamo, known to the Northwest Indiana theater community as Tony B!, ...has appeared in more than 30 productions in theaters across Northwest Indiana.

Bolsamo has graced the Memorial Opera House stage many times. Our audiences have seen him as Mr. Mushnik in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the King in CINDERELLA, Harry the Horse in GUYS & DOLLS, a Gangster in Kiss Me Kate a role that won him a Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theater Award along with fellow Gangster, Gary Mion.

Some of his other credits include: Mr. Peachum in THREE PENNY OPERA, Salvatore in THE RED SHOES and Ernie in RUMORS at Chicago Street Theater in Valparaiso. He has performed in many shows at Footlight Theater in Michigan City and Dunes Summer Theater as well. Tony and his wife, Sandy live in Michigan City. Without health insurance and in need of additional medical treatment, the Bolsamo's medical bills are mounting.

We are encouraging the Northwest Indiana community to help Tony and his family this holiday season by attending a performance of A WONDERFUL LIFE at the Memorial Opera House this weekend. Donation can also be made directly to the Tony Balsamo Fund at any Horizon Bank.

Contact Brian Schafer, Executive Producer and Facility Director at the Memorial Opera House for more information regarding the Tony Balsamo Fund at Horizon Bank by calling 219.548.9137.

The stage musical, A Wonderful Life, offers wholesome entertainment for the entire family. Frank Capra's film classic has been brought to vibrant theatrical life through the remarkable collaboration of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick and Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo. The story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls remains a timeless fable of dreams, disillusion-ment and the power of love. An uplifting chronicle of the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, A Wonderful Life exhilarates the mind and heart as it celebrates the innate goodness in us all. Memorable songs include One of the Lucky Ones, In a State and Christmas Gifts.

Final Performance Dates: Friday & Saturday: December 17 & 18 at 8pm and Sunday: December 19 at 2pm.

Tickets are $20.00 for Adults and $17.00 for Seniors & Students. Group Rates are also available. Call the Box Office: 219-548-9137 or visit our website at