About Us

We’re taking you behind the curtain with CIVIC STORIES, a new podcast with Alex Peek.

Meet Your Host: Alex Peek

Alex Peek has been a long time guitar player for the South Bend Civic for over 20 years; playing in shows that include The Sound of Music, Grease, RENT and Jesus Christ Superstar. In those 20 years, he went from starting his college career wanting to be a Band Teacher to then changing things up by studying Electronics at Ivy Tech. Currently, Alex is an Applications Engineer at ASA Electronics.

CIVIC STORIES is a podcast that takes a deeper look into the lives of those who make up the South Bend Civic Theatre family. Join us as Alex interviews actors, staff, musicians and volunteers, new and old, and discover the heart of the South Bend Civic Theatre.

Alex Peek launched the podcast during the COVID-19 pandemic as a reminder to the community: The CIVIC’s stage may be dark, but the CIVIC still plays an important role in many lives.

Join us every other Wednesday for South Bend Civic Theater’s debut podcast, CIVIC STORIES.


Episode 15 of the CIVIC Stories podcast features Marybeth Saunders.

On this episode we have Marybeth Saunders. I can confidently say that after this conversation, Marybeth has been doing theater her whole life! We get to hear about how her passion for Theater started in Kansas, which then took her Broadway. But as you will hear, she didn’t stay there or anywhere permanently until making it to South Bend. She also provides a lot of insight on making theater a career for younger actors and we discuss her upcoming performance in the show, BOOM!

Podcast Theme Songs: Written by Alex Peek (Guitars) & Produced/Mixed by Robi Davidson (Bass, Virtual Instruments)