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Pulitzer Prize Winner David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center University of Notre Dame, Ticket Office: 574.631.2800 Monday–Friday, noon–6 p.m.
A laugh-filled glance at backstage ego-tripping and anxiety—complete with acting tips—as generations and dreams collide in a dressing room.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 at 7:30 P.M. ASL interpretation provided for this performance.

Paul Van Ness, 574.631.1823

Rickey Smiley and Friends

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan Street, South Bend
RICKEY SMILEY is known for making millions laugh for over 25 years. As a much loved comedian, television host, and top rated nationally syndicated radio personality, SMILEY has earned a reputation for delivering for audiences on and off stage. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold, SMILEY is a standout in the entertainment world. RICKEY SMILEY is one of the few "clean" comics amongst the upper echelon of contemporary great comedians. His audiences are treated to such original characters as "Mrs. Bernice Jenkins," "Lil' Daryl," "Joe Willie" and "Beauford."
TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC: Friday, September 5, at 10:00 AM
$ 100.00 - Pit (Includes Meet & Greet)
$ 49.00 - Orchestra, Main, Mezzanine, Boxes & 1st Balcony
$ 42.00 - 2nd & 3rd Balconies

Tickets available at Morris Box Office: M-F 10 AM-5 PM; by phone: 800-537-6415; or online at Ticket Outlets with credit card: Hammes Bookstore/Eddy Street Commons; O’Brien Recreation Center, South Bend; and TG Music, Goshen.

Morris Box Office

The Second City Comedy Tour

Wagon Wheel Theatre 2515 E Center St., Warsaw, IN
Celebrate New Year's Eve in style this year as Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Best of The Second City will appear at the Wagon Wheel Theatre for two shows, 6pm and 8:30pm featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s fifty five year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure.
America’s famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is coming to town with The Best of The Second City. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation.
The Second City celebrates over 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.
Whether it’s ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their 55 year archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit.

Tickets for The Best of The Second City are only $23* and can be purchased at

574-267-8041 or

SBCT Presents Avenue Q

South Bend Civic Theatre (403 North Main Street, South Bend)
South Bend Civic Theatre presents the hilarious musical (with Puppets!) "Avenue Q" September 12-28.
“Avenue Q” is a modern musical that explores a group of fascinating characters making their way in a big city with big problems. In this world, puppets are people too and long to find their purpose in life.
With music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Whitty and book by Jeff Whitty, this winner of the Best Musical Tony will have you laughing and loving with the unforgettable residents of “Avenue Q!”
Rick Ellis directs with Geoffrey Carter as Music Director. The cast includes Mike Barnette, Lisa Blodgett, Kevin James, Sean Leyes, Natalie MacRae, Travis Mayer, Shelly Overgaard, Andre Spathelf-Sanders, and Joel Stockton.
This production contains Adult Language, Themes and Puppet Nudity. “Avenue Q” has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.
Performances for “Avenue Q” run September 12-28 in the Warner Theatre. Show times are 7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday and 2:00 PM Sundays. Ticket prices are $21 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; and $18 Wednesday and Thursday.
To purchase tickets call the SBCT Box Office 574-234-1112 or buy online at

Sponsors for “Avenue Q” are SBCT Full Season Sponsors Villing and Company and Alfred H. and Martha J. Choitz.

Box Office, 574-234-1112

Alton Brown Live: The Edible Inevitable Tour

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan Street, South Bend
With his upcoming tour, ALTON BROWN brings his brand of quirky humor and culinary-science antics to the stage. Audience interaction is strictly enforced throughout the evening, though if you're called upon as a culinary assistant, you'll definitely want to take the lab coat Brown offers, as things tend to get messy. Brown has worked his weird magic on live audiences across the nation for over a decade but this is the first time he's actually hit the road with a live tour. The entire family will have a blast, especially as you sing along with Brown's soon to be hits "Airport Shrimp Blues" and "TV Cookin Ain't Like No Other Cookin".
$ 128.00 - Pit
$ 58.00 - Orchestra, Main, Mezzanine, Boxes & 1st Balcony
$ 48.00 - 2nd & 3rd Balconies
Includes opportunity to meet Alton Brown before the performance and receive an 8x10 photo, a special VIP meet and greet laminate, and the chance to take a photo and get his autograph.
DINNER/SHOW TICKET PACKAGES AVAILABLE: Call the Morris Box Office to order dinner tickets.

Tickets available at Morris Box Office: M-F 10 AM-5 PM; by phone: 800-537-6415; or online at Ticket Outlets with credit card: Hammes Bookstore/Eddy Street Commons and O’Brien Recreation Center, South Bend.

Morris Box Office
574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415

Brian Regan

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan Street, South Bend
Tickets on Sale Friday, April 25, at 10:00 AM
Critics and peers agree: BRIAN REGAN has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.
With his first appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and in 2013 he made his 25th appearance, the most of any comedian on the CBS show. Brian has starred in two hour-long Comedy Central specials and released 3 DVD's and 2 CD's. His non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005; it's the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian's fan base.
All Seats - $39.75

Morris Box Office
574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415