SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE

South Bend Civic Theatre counts on its volunteers to produce one of the most ambitious theatrical schedules in local community theatre and in the state. This is your chance to become involved with one of the premiere community theatres in the United States.

AUDITION

Acting auditions are cold readings (scenes/monologues) from the scripts. Musical auditions involve singing and dancing portions to their process.

SBCT is committed to reflecting the diversity of the community by color-blind casting whenever possible (unless dictated by the particular script) and encourages and welcomes actors of all backgrounds to audition.

CIVIC YOUTH CLASSES

Creative Drama is an integrative process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children. Through the use of movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization and group discussion, children acquire language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving abilities, self-concept enhancement, and an understanding of theatre.

CIVIC ADULT 18+ CLASSES

The Adult Connection is specifically designed to discover the actor in you in a supportive and creative environment. Whether you’ve never been on the stage before, or just want to brush up on your acting skills by reinforcing fundamental acting techniques, these courses will provide the tools necessary to succeed on the stage. Classes focus not only on providing valuable theatrical skills which bridge into your professional life, but also an incredible way to socialize and build connections with other adults.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE CIVIC?

Classic Series: Twelfth Night
JUNE 28 – JULY 14, 2024

Secrets, love triangles, yearnings from afar, and mistaken identities abound when twins Viola and Sebastian are separated during a shipwreck. Come see what hilarityand heartache ensues when Viola disguises herself as a boy for protection andemployment in William Shakespeare’s comic tale!

PFEIL FAMILY COURTYARD
ST. JOE COUNTY LIBRARY

Anything Goes
JULY 26 – AUGUST 11, 2024

Step aboard the S.S. American as we sail across the Atlantic with the madcap antics of the cast of Anything Goes. You’re sure to get a kick out of evangelist-turned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeny and Public Enemy Number 13, “Moonface” Martin, as they help pal Billy Crocker win the love of heiress Hope Harcourt…much to the chagrin of her wealthy fiancé. Set to the glowing music and lyrics of Cole Porter, this Tony Award winning musical comedy is filled with stowaways, blackmail, elaborate disguises, and, of course, tap-dancing sailors. It’s delightful. It’s delicious. It’s de-lovely!

WILSON AUDITORIUM
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear – Staged Reading
SEPTEMBER 6, 2024

The notorious and as-yet undiscovered genius, Vincent Van Gogh, presents Sherlock Holmes with a most unusual case. Aided by his partner Dr. Watson and his paramour Irene Adler, the trio embark on a rousing adventure and find themselves confronting the evil daughter of Professor Moriarty. With a helping hand from Oscar Wilde, the world’s greatest detective attempts to solve one of the most audacious crimes of the Victorian era and uncover a Post-Impressionist conspiracy.
WILSON AUDITORIUM

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Souffle – Staged Reading
SEPTEMBER 13, 2024

It’s the day before Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and her son, the playboy Prince of Wales, arrives at 221B Baker Street pursued by Anarchist assassins. The greatest chef in the world, Auguste Escoffier, also arrives, his career about to be shattered by blackmail and scandal. This action-filled tale of royal debauchery, priceless gems, and gourmet food will provide Dr. Watson with the material for Sherlock Holmes’ most bizarre and tastiest case.
WILSON AUDITORIUM

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine – Staged Reading
SEPTEMBER 20, 2024

London: November, 1905. England and the world are changing. As civilization edges towards the horrors of World War I, every day brings new tensions in Europe and technological advances that make Victorian England feel like a distant dream. Into the rooms of Sherlock Holmes come Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison—with new inventions that will alter the course of human history—only both inventions have gone missing. Can Holmes, Watson, and Irene Adler somehow unravel the latest diabolical scheme of Marie Chartier—evil daughter of the late Professor Moriarty? Can world peace be achieved by the most powerful weapon ever created? Can death itself be overcome by a scientific genius? And can Sherlock Holmes survive the greatest personal loss of his career?
WILSON AUDITORIUM

The Play That Goes Wrong
OCTOBER 4 – 6, 2024

The play focuses on the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, which has received a substantial bequest and is putting on a performance of a 1920s murder mystery play. During the performance, a play within a play, a plethora of disasters befall the cast, including doors sticking, props falling from the walls, and floors collapsing, leading to a predictably ridiculous but hilarious climax.

O’LAUGHLIN AUDITORIUM
SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE

The Birds
OCTOBER 18 – 27, 2024

Adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier (that also inspired Hitchcock’s film) this thriller by Conor McPherson (The Weir, Girl from the North Country), set in “near future” Ireland, looks in on three strangers who shelter together as society collapses around them. Taking refuge in an abandoned house, Nat, Diane, and Julia find relative sanctuary from the flocks of attacking birds outside, but remain vulnerable to dwindling food supplies, a mysterious neighbor — and each other.

WARNER STUDIO
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE

Finding Nemo Jr.
NOVEMBER 15-23, 2024

Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr. is a musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with music by award winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. When Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

BATTELL COMMUNITY CENTER

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
DECEMBER 13-15, 2024

The Western Front: Christmas 1914. Out of the violence of World War I, a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht”. Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. An a cappella chorale, All Is Calm is a remarkable true story in the words and songs of the men who lived it.
Produced in partnership with Vesper Chorale and The Goshen Theater.

GOSHEN THEATRE

PAST SHOWS

Guys and Dolls at South Bend Civic Theatre
Guys and Dolls at South Bend Civic Theatre
Guys and Dolls at South Bend Civic Theatre

BACKSTAGE ACCESS

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

PRESENTED IN THE WILSON AUDITORIUM

MUSIC BY Alan Menken
LYRICS BY Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
BOOK BY Doug Wright

DIRECTED BY Amber Schisler

Synopsis:

La Cage The tale revolves around Ariel, a young mermaid who dreams of exploring the human world and falling in love. With the help of her friends, including the charming and hilarious Flounder and the wise-cracking seagull, Scuttle, Ariel embarks on a journey to make her dreams come true. Can she win the prince, regain her voice, and defeat the villainous sea witch Ursula?  


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