WEEKAWAY: Exploring noir-style musical comedy in Adrift in Macao

Towle Theater’s 2014 season will open with the fun and unique performance of Adrift in Macao, marking the Northwest Indiana premiere of this show. Adrift in Macao pays homage to the film-noir era of Hollywood film making in an uplifting musical parody set in Macao, China in the year 1952. Here is a closer look at what you can expect in this surprisingly comical, over-the-top performance.


The film-noir standards are all present in the cast of this show. Lureena represents the femme fatale, and Rick Shaw plays a tough-as-nails surf and turf casino owner with a cynical attitude. The mysterious villain McGuffin frames the innocent, down-and-out American, Mitch, who rounds out this classic cast of characters.

Musical features

Audiences of all ages can enjoy the musical elements of Adrift in Macao, which have been arranged by Peter Melnick and directed by Elizabeth Tuazon. Songs range from romantic duets to show-stopping pieces rich in quick puns and farcical shenanigans.

Show details

Adrift in Macao premieres at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28, but you will want to reserve your seats in advance. The show runs through March 16 with special ticket prices for educators, industry professionals and students. On these special nights, bring your school ID or a playbill with your name to receive buy-one-get-one free tickets.

To reserve your seats for Adrift in Macao or get season tickets for 2014, visit Towle Theater online or call 219-937-8780. Located in downtown Hammond, Towle Theater offers free, secure parking for every show.


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