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.


On today’s episode we have Richard Baxter. In the past 20 years, Richard has acted and directed many shows at the CIVIC and has become very well known in the CIVIC community.

However, Richard did not begin his life in South Bend, but in Casper, Wyoming.

Listen as we talk about Richard’s journey from getting his start as a curtain puller in Casper, then acting in Utah, to Theater Director in Colorado and ultimately coming to St Mary’s in South Bend.

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