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.


Civic Stories Episode 20 with Alex and his wife Lindsey


In today’s episode, we discuss theater’s most popular Idioms. Like once already, if you see that I have my wife on as a guest, that means things didn’t go as planned with guests for the week. In these circumstances, I bring Lindsey on to discuss a topic. The topic for this show is popular Theater Idioms! Join us as you hear me clumsily read through some definitions and origins of your favorite Theater Idioms.

“You have probably heard ‘Break a Leg’ backstage at the theater, but then you ask yourself, “why would anyone say that to someone else?” We have thought that too so we decided to look it up and share its origins with you along with many other Idioms!”- Alex

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