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?

AN ILIAD
Staged Reading
April 12, 2024

An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic. 

Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller—possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell this story throughout history.
 
Featuring Robert Tombari
WILSON AUDITORIUM
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE
Under The Sea Character Breakfast
April 13 and 20

Journey Under the Sea with the South Bend Civic Theatre!
Enjoy a fun-filled character breakfast, where you can enjoy a buffet with a wonderful assortment of traditional breakfast favorites provided by Metro Diner while meeting Ariel, Ursula, Nemo and many other pals. Throughout the breakfast enjoy a performance by the Civic Youth Company, participate in a fun craft led by Ariel, and meet some of your favorite characters from the upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid” and “Finding Nemo, Jr.”!
A wonderful opportunity for the entire family!

MAIN LOBBY
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
APRIL 26 – May 12, 2024

Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid makes a splash as a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel dreams of life out of the sea. When she falls for the human Prince Eric, she must defeat the evil sea witch, Ursula, and rely on the help of her lovable friends, Flounder, Scuttle, and Sebastian to restore order under the sea. Featuring hit songs by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, including “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World”.

WILSON AUDITORIUM
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE

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

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 disastersbefall 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

La Cage aux Folles

PRESENTED IN THE WILSON AUDITORIUM

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Jerry Herman
BOOK BY Harvey Fierstein
BASED ON THE PLAY by Jean Poiret
DIRECTED BY Joshua Napierkowski

Synopsis:

La Cage follows the story of couple Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction. Farcical adventures ensue when their son brings home his fiancée and future in-laws… including an ultra-conservative politician. 
From the powerhouse team of Harvey Fierstein, Jean Poiret, and Jerry Herman, featuring the anthem “I Am What I AM”.


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