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South Bend Civic Theatre 2018 Season Now on Sale!

Look for our new 2018 Season Brochure in your mailbox starting Monday, September 25th. 

Note: Season Ticket Packages are not available for purchase online. They can be purchased by calling 574-234-1112, or by visiting the SBCT Box Office.

 

BOEING BOEING
by Marc Camoletti, English Translation by Beverley Cross
JAN 19-28
Wilson Auditorium

This 1960s French farce features self-styled Parisian playboy Bernard, who has multiple fiancĂ©es, each a beautiful airline hostess. All’s well until unexpected schedulechanges bring all three to Paris (and Bernard’s apartment) at the same time! Relive the days when air travel was still glamorous and the “jet set” were a notorious bunch.

“Soars right out of its time zone and into the stratosphere of classic physical comedy." - The New York Times

1/19, 7:30
1/20, 7:30
1/21, 2:00
1/24, 7:30
1/25, 7:30
1/26, 7:30
1/27, 7:30
1/28, 2:00

 

GOD OF CARNAGE
by Yazmina Reza, English Translation by Christopher Hampton
FEB 16-25
Warner Studio Theatre

A playground altercation between two boys brings together their nouveau riche Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the liquor flows, tensions emerge, and the gloves come off.

"[A] streamlined anatomy of the human animal…a study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct...satisfyingly primitive entertainment." - The New York Times

2/16, 7:30
2/17, 7:30
2/18, 2:00
2/21, 7:30
2/22, 7:30
2/23, 7:30
2/24, 7:30
2/25, 2:00


IN THE HEIGHTS
Music and Lyrics By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
MAR 09-25
Wilson Auditorium

A vibrant Latin American community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood is on the brink of change, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you keep, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography

3/9, 7:30
3/10, 7:30
3/11, 2:00
3/14, 7:30
3/15, 7:30
3/16, 7:30
3/17, 7:30
3/18, 2:00
3/23, 7:30
3/24, 7:30
3/25, 2:00


THE NERD
by Larry Shue
MAY 04-13
Wilson Auditorium

Willum’s birthday party is about to get a jolt of excitement. Rick, a fellow ex-soldier who had saved Willum’s life in combat (but who he actually never met) has decided to visit. Delighted at first, Willum’s enthusiasm wanes when he finds out that Rick never plans to leave. To get him out of his house, Willum hatches an outrageous plan. What could go wrong?

"…a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter…" - The Milwaukee Tribune.

5/4, 7:30
5/5, 7:30
5/6, 2:00
5/9, 7:30
5/10, 7:30
5/11, 7:30
5/12, 7:30
5/13, 2:00


SKYLIGHT
by David Hare
JUN 08-17
Warner Studio Theatre

On a chilly night in East London, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from Tom Sergeant, Kyra’s one-time boss and long-time lover. Tom and Kyra revisit their affair, moving between tender passion and vicious political polemics as the lines between past and present begin to blur.

"David Hare's luminously beautiful and wildly truthful Skylight is deeply and truly about people...It is a fascinating play [that] tears at the heart." - New York Post

6/8, 7:30
6/9, 7:30
6/10, 2:00
6/13, 7:30
6/14, 7:30
6/15, 7:30
6/16, 7:30
6/17, 2:00


MY FAIR LADY
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe
JUL 13-29
Wilson Auditorium

Often referred to as “The Perfect Musical,” pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working- class girl - Eliza Doolittle - into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. It’s witty, intelligent, and the elegant score makes it a wonder to behold. 

7/13, 7:30
7/14, 7:30
7/15, 2:00
7/18, 7:30
7/19, 7:30
7/20, 7:30
7/21, 7:30
7/22, 2:00
7/27, 7:30
7/28, 7:30
7/29, 2:00


TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by Suzan-Lori Parks
AUG 10-19
Warner Studio Theatre

Suzan-Lori Parks’ darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, is also an exploration of the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Topdog/Underdog is also a 2002 Pulitzer Prize winner.

"The issues are gripping, the characters are dynamite…a must-see play." - BackStage

8/10, 7:30
8/11, 7:30
8/12, 2:00
8/15, 7:30
8/16, 7:30
8/17, 7:30
8/18, 7:30
8/19, 2:00


"SUPER" SECRET BONUS SHOW
SEP 07-23
Wilson Auditorium

The South Bend Civic Theatre will present a “super” musical that we are contractually-obligated not to mention by title. It’s by a very famous British author of countless other musicals that have featured household pets, masked troubadours, and the wife of a South American despot. Any guesses?

9/7, 7:30
9/8, 7:30
9/9, 2:00
9/12, 7:30
9/13, 7:30
9/14, 7:30
9/15, 7:30
9/16, 2:00
9/20, 7:30
9/21, 7:30
9/22, 7:30
9/23, 2:00


THE SECRET GARDEN
Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman, Music by Lucy Simon
OCT 12-28
Wilson Auditorium

The beloved novel, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical adaptation. Upon losing her parents, Mary is sent to live with her uncle, recluse Archibald. When Mary discovers her late Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, she is determined to revive the beauty that once was. .

"A many splendored children's fable that neither cloys or loses grip on its unique spell." - Newsday

10/12, 7:30
10/13, 7:30
10/14, 2:00
10/17, 7:30
10/18, 7:30
10/19, 7:30
10/20, 7:30
10/21, 2:00
10/26, 7:30
10/27, 7:30
10/28, 2:00

 

AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare
Warner Studio Theatre
NOV 09-18

Exiled in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, longing,
and mistaken identity. The traditional rules of romance are subverted. Gender roles, nature, and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering and pleasurable life can be. Produced in partnership with Shakespeare at Notre Dame.

11/9, 7:30
11/10, 7:30
11/11, 2:00
11/14, 7:30
11/15, 7:30
11/16, 7:30
11/17, 7:30
11/18, 2:00

 

THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER
Book by John Reeger, Music and Lyrics by Julie Shannon
DEC 01-23
Wilson Auditorium

Based on the true story of the Rouse Simmons, a Great Lakes schooner whose captain risks life and limb to transport Christmas trees from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Chicago’s German immigrants during the late 19th century. This critically-acclaimed musical features a powerful story and an exquisite score.

12/1, 6:00
12/2, 2:00
12/5, 7:30
12/7, 7:30
12/8, 6:00
12/11, 7:30
12/13, 7:30
12/15, 6:00
12/16, 2:00
12/21, 7:30
12/22, 7:30
12/23, 2:00

 

A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS
by Phil Olson
NOV 30-DEC 15
Warner Studio Theatre

It’s Christmas Eve, and a newspaper reporter has been assigned a last-chance story about a typical family Christmas – his own! He goes home to his neurotic family, who provide no shortage of material. When they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan!

“From the first opening lines to the surprising joyous conclusion the entire audience was in almost constant laughter!” - Los Angeles Post-Examiner

11/30, 7:30
12/1, 9:00
12/4, 7:30
12/6, 7:30
12/8, 9:00
12/9, 2:00
12/12, 7:30
12/14, 7:30
12/15, 9:00 

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Robert Medich