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Whitewater Wednesday with Tab Benoit

South Bend Century Center
Tickets - morriscenter.ticketforce.com
New Orleans Blues Legend and TelArc Recording Artist Tab Benoit will be performing in the first installment of The Whitewater Series on Century Center’s Historic Island Park. Doors open at 5:30 PM, and the show starts at 8:30 PM. Don't miss Tab's first South Bend Performance! CenturyCenter.org

Crista Thompson


SBCT Presents Acclaimed One-Man Show "Churchill" August 9!

The South Bend Civic Theatre Wilson Mainstage: 403 N. Main St. South Bend
Acclaimed Chicago actor Ronald Keaton performs his one-man show “Churchill,” based on the life and writings of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century.
Experience the man who famously proclaimed, “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter…” Come hear Winston discuss his failures and his successes, his love of art, liquor, and women, and the bravery of Britain’s finest hour.
It is March 1946. At the culmination of World War II, Winston Churchill has been defeated for re-election. Sitting in forced retirement with wife Clementine at his home, Chartwell, Churchill receives an invitation from President Harry S. Truman to speak in Fulton, Missouri.
The play takes place on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton. Churchill shares his life and many views on the world with his audience.
RONALD KEATON (Winston Churchill), a native of New Castle, Indiana, makes his debut in South Bend with his solo play Churchill. Ronald proudly bases himself in Chicago and has appeared in various theatres – Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Theatre at the Center, Theater Wit, and Oak Park Festival Theater, among others. His regional credits include the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Houston’s Alley Theatre, the Nat Horne Playhouse in New York City, and the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami. He is an elected representative on the Central Regional Board of Actors Equity Association.
Ronald wears many hats in the theatre – actor, writer, singer, director, stage manager, arts advocate. Ronald has an active career in commercial and voice for radio. As a writer, he has also written a solo musical Whispers from the Moon, and a musical adaptation of the classic Edwin O’Connor novel The Last Hurrah, both with his writing partner, composer and conductor William Underwood. Currently, Mr. Keaton is the artistic director of the fledgling SoloChicago Theatre, which promotes the creation and development of solo performance “…one actor at a time.”
“Churchill” performs in the Wilson Theatre August 9 at 7:30 PM. For tickets, call the Box Office at 574-234-1112 or in person at 403 N. Main St. in South Bend or buy online.

SBCT Box Office: 574-234-1112


Fantasy Classic "A Wrinkle in Time" August 8-17 At South Bend Civic Theatre

The South Bend Civic Theatre Warner Studio: 403 N. Main St. South Bend
One of the great fantasy stories becomes a thrilling theatrical event for families as South Bend Civic Theatre presents “A Wrinkle in Time.”
Adapted by John Glore from the Newberry Award winning book by Madeleine L’Engle, and read by generations of children, “A Wrinkle in Time” takes Meg, her brother Charles and friend Calvin on a journey across space and time to rescue their father on a distant planet.
“A Wrinkle in Time” performs in SBCT’s Warner Theatre August 8-17. Performance times are Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $10 each for 4 for $32. To purchase tickets, call 574-234-1112 or online at sbct.org.
Deb Swerman directs Clare Costello, Maggie Conway, Nathan Flesh, Quynn Hickey, Madison Kopec, and Siôn Shepley in a story of adventure spanning the galaxy. All of the actors for “A Wrinkle in Time” are members of SBCT’s Civic Youth Company – a program for advanced theatre students in middle and high school to develop their talents and skills across a range of class activities, workshops, and performances.
“A Wrinkle in Time” is a part of the Memorial Children’s Hospital Family Series, with show sponsors Indiana Michigan Power and Nyloncraft.
Tickets are $10 or 4/$32. To purchase tickets or for more information please call the SBCT Box Office at 574-234-1112 or buy online.

SBCT Box Office: 574-234-1112


Musical Presentation of Honk!, Jr.

Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Grant Street (Niles-Buchanan Road at Lincoln Ave. (M-139), Niles, Michigan 49120
One hour presentation of the Broadway Musical Honk, Jr.


Church Office: (269) 683-8770 or
E-Mail nilesgraceumc@att.net
Website: www.graceumcniles.org.



Kelly Miller Circus

Lakeville Wilson Field
Kelly Miller Circus
Americas One Ring Wonder
Lakeville Wilson Field
Sunday August 24th Performances at 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Tickets available at: BP Station (Bremen & Lakeville) Casey Mini Mart (Lakeville) 1st Source Bank (Lapaz)
Hilltop Restaurant (Lakeville) Leos Restaurant (Lakeville) Yum Yum Shoppe (North Liberty)
Or online at www.kellymillercircus.com
Sponsor: Union Township & Town of Lakeville


Bill Stroup 574-274-3617 wlstroup@gmail.com


The State Theatre of Russia "Swan Lake"

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan Street, South Bend
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, July 15, at 10:00 AM
Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. This full-scale production, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 50 of Russia's brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life! Full length ballet in four acts. Music by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.
TICKET PRICES:
$ 55.00 - Orchestra Rows AA-:L
$ 45.00 - Pit, Main & Boxes
$ 35.00 - Mezzanine & 1st Balcony
$ 25.00 - 2nd Balcony
$ 15.00 - 1st Balcony

Tickets available at Morris Box Office: M-F 10 AM-5 PM; by phone: 800-537-6415; or online at www.MorrisCenter.org. 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
info@MorrisCenter.org



Potawatomi Park Concert Series

Chris Wilson Pavilion Greenlawn & Wall St. South Bend, IN
BRIAN LEE BUTLER- Elvis – The Vegas Years.

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
Certain stories carry on from generation to generation and earn the designation “timeless” for good reason. Beauty and the Beast is one such story. Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has been charming Broadway audiences for more than 10 years, and every year a whole new generation discovers the magic behind the castle walls. Brilliantly adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated film, this much-loved spectacle has thrilled more than 20 million people worldwide with show-stopping musical numbers, astonishing sets, lavish costumes and never-before-seen magic and special effects. In Beauty and the Beast, Belle, a young woman in a small, provincial town, meets the Beast, in reality a young prince whose lack of compassion has trapped him in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and to be loved, the spell will be broken and he will be transformed back to his former self. But time is running out, and if the Beast does not learn his lesson, he will be doomed for all eternity. Be our guest for a storybook theatrical experience your whole family will love!

Theater League
574.235.9190
info@theaterleague.org



Memphis

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
TURN UP THAT DIAL…from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS, which played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse, features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE) and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (XANADU), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (JERSEY BOYS). Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination – what AP calls “The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be.”

Theater League
574.235.9190
info@theaterleague.org



Sister Act

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash hit! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement!
Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime, and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Doloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.


Theater League
574.235.9190
info@theaterleague.org



Camelot

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
Experience CAMELOT as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show.

Theater League
574.235.9190
info@theaterleague.org



Chicago

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
CHICAGO is a musical tale of “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery—all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” Paint the town red with merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, their hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.

Theater League
574.235.9190
info@theaterleague.org



SBCT Presents Mel Brooks' "The Producers"

The Wilson Mainstage at the South Bend Civic Theatre
From the zany imagination of comedy legend Mel Brooks comes “The Producers,” the blockbuster musical that won a record 12 Tony Awards! Downtrodden producer Max Bialystock and his meek accountant Leo Bloom come up with a foolproof scheme: produce the worst show in history and make off with the investors’ millions. What could go wrong? Everything of course!
A wild and fantastic romp that is side-splittingly funny and a valentine to Broadway. “The Producers” features a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. **Please note that this production contains adult language and situations.**
David Case, director and music director Roy Bronkema lead a cast featuring Ted Mainer as Max Bialystock and Nick Mezak as Leo Bloom, with Brandon Armentrout, Olivia Becht, Sarah Beudert, Emily Case, Silas Chester, Pierre Cooks, Kathryn Denny, Katie Fry, Daniel Grey, Will Heckaman, Laura Heft, Christa Hill, Allison Jones, Katie Jung-Zimmerman, Jacob Kramer, Sean Leyes, Evan McSorley, Hilary Murrmann, Alexandria Sadowski, Nicholas Salay, Sara Schmidtke, David Stefenc, Mark Torma, Patrick Trimboli, and Libby Unruh.
“The Producers” performs in the Wilson Theatre at South Bend Civic Theatre July 11 to August 3, 2014. Performance times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $21 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and $18 Wednesdays and Thursdays.
To purchase tickets call the SBCT Box Office 574-234-1112 or buy online.
Sponsors for “The Producers” are Villing and Company, Alfred and Martha Choitz, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and Matthew Kahn, Merrill Lynch.

SBCT Box Office, 574-234-1112


Alton Brown Live: The Edible Inevitable Tour

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan Street, South Bend
TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC: Friday, June 6, at 10:00 AM
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".
TICKET PRICES:
$ 128.00 - Pit
$ 58.00 - Orchestra, Main, Mezzanine, Boxes & 1st Balcony
$ 48.00 - 2nd & 3rd Balconies
VIP TICKETS
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 www.MorrisCenter.org. 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
info@MorrisCenter.org



"Drama, Lies & Deceit" The Stage Production

2521 Stadium Dr. St. Joseph, MI. 49085
Drama, Lies & Deceit is a stage production written, Directed and Produced by Betty Knight Taylor. This production is taken from the novel Drama, Lies & Deceit written by Betty Knight Taylor. This Romance, comedy filled play will leave you engaged to the stage as you watch the plots unfold with dirty little secrets revealing the "Drama, Lies & Deceit." you don't want to miss this production.
Taylor Made Productions1 give a portion of the proceeds to help support the Alzheimer's Association.

Betty Taylor (Taylor Made Productions)
832.719.0183
www.taylormadeproductions1.webs.com



Disney Junior Live on Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan Street, South Bend
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, May 27, at 10:00 AM

TWO SHOWS AT 3:30PM & 6:30PM

Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for DISNEY LIVE ON TOUR! PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It's danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR! PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE sales into South Bend.

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of magic. Free to all ticket holders.

TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC: Tuesday, May 27, at 10:00 AM

TICKET PRICES:
$ 73.00 - Orchestra (Rows BB-DD)
$ 43.00 - Main (Rows A-K)
$ 28.00 - Main (Rows L-Y), Boxes, Mezzanine & 1st Balcony
$ 23.00 - 2nd & 3rd Balconies

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

Ages one and older require a ticket.

Morris Box Office
574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415
info@MorrisCenter.org



MythBusters - Behind the Myths Tour

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan Street, South Bend
The all-new, live stage show MYTHBUSTERS BEHIND THE MYTHS starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters," promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. For the first time ever, fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science.

MYTHBUSTERS BEHIND THE MYTHS brings you face to face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience.

ON SALE NOW!

TICKET PRICES:
$ 128.00 Pit
$ 58.00 - Orchestra, Main, Mezzanine, Boxes & 1st Balcony
$ 48.00 - 2nd & 3rd Balconies

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

DINNER/SHOW TICKET PACKAGES AVAILABLE: Call the Morris Box Office to purchase dinner tickets.

Morris Box Office
574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415
info@MorrisCenter.org



South Bend Civic Theater's Summer Camps

The South Bend Civic Theater (403 N. Main Street)
Registration for SBCT’s Summer Camps is going on now! You can register online or by phone Mon-Fri, 12-6pm at 234-1112.
Here are some of the fun things campers will be doing this summer:
Mini-Musical Performance Camps (K-2nd Grade)
We will choose from two favorite and beloved children’s classic tales. Together the students will choose pieces of the story they want to re-tell and songs they feel fit into the beginning, middle and end of the musical.
Treasure Trunk (K-2nd Grades)
We will spark our imagination each day with a new treasure trunk discovery! Reach into our oversized trunk of wonder and pull out a pirate sword, or even a princess’s crown. Then act out a story and make a piece of your own treasure to take home or use in our daily scene!
Magic Treehouse (K-2nd Grades)
Join Annie and Jack on a fun filled adventure to new lands! Acting, singing and dancing brings the story you love to life on stage! Along with making props and choosing costumes for our play we will choreograph and rehearse our own dance!
Myths & Adventure (2nd-3rd Grades)
Ever wish you could be the hero of your own adventure? In this week you not only learn about some of the greatest Greek gods, goddesses and heroes, you get to be them! Design props and choose your costumes! From start to finish you get to create your own myth!
Creative Musical Theatre Performance Camp (3rd-5th Grades)
Rehearse and perform an original musical this summer in this special two week performance camp! The Noble Gnarble is a compelling story set in a fantastic undersea world filled with creative song and dance.
Time Travel Musical Theatre Performance Camp (5th-8th Grades)
This unique camp combines hands-on history with full-on musical theatre. Campers will explore the lives of Midwest kids during the 1930’s at South Bend’s Center for History, then bring their discoveries to life as they act, sing and dance in a new musical revue, featuring songs from Annie, Les Miserables, Oliver and others.
Teen Filmmakers Camp (8th- 12th Grades & 6th and 7th Grades by permission)
In this engaging, hands-on introductory course, aspiring filmmakers begin their journey to the silver screen by learning the craft of cinematic story-telling . Using friendly technology, campers will learn to write, story-board, scout for locations, cast actors & actresses, produce, direct, shoot, and edit their movie for a live screening with family & friends at the end of the session.
Broadway Boot Camp (6th-12th Grades—-by permission, recommendation or audition)
Become a true “triple threat”—dance and act, and sing. South Bend Civic Theatre and Southold Dance Theatre join forces to offer a week of intense training, performance experience, and serious fun for committed young actors, singers, and dancers.

The South Bend Civic Theater Box Office
574-234-1112
boxoffice@sbct.org



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.
TICKET PRICES:
All Seats - $39.75

Morris Box Office
574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415
info@MorrisCenter.org



The Marvelous Wonderettes

Wagon Wheel Theatre - 2515 East Center Street, Warsaw, IN
Join us for this musical comedy with pop songs from the 50s and 60s, sung in four-part harmony by the girls of the Springfield High Songleaders! They perform first as a last minute replacement for the prom, and again at their ten year school reunion. Opening with favorites like “Mr. Sandman” and “Lollipop”, their thirty-plus hits repertoire will include “I Only Want to Be With You” and “Leader of the Pack”.

Wagon Wheel Theatre (574) 267-8041, wagonwheeltheatre.org, boxoffice@wagonwheeltheatre.com


And Then There Were None

Wagon Wheel Threatre - 2515 East Center Street, Warsaw, IN
This year we are doing a murder mystery of three acts in our comedy/drama slot. Recognizing the popularity of the novel, Christie chose to dramatize it for the stage, believing it to be her best piece of “craftsmanship”. The play opens in the living room of a house on an island off the coast of Devon. Ten guests have been invited for a holiday, and then they begin to mysteriously die or disappear.

Wagon Wheel Theatre (574) 267-8041, wagonwheeltheatre.org. For tickets: boxoffice@wagonwheeltheatre.com


Fiddler on the Roof

Wagon Wheel Theatre - 2515 East Center Street, Warsaw, IN
Welcome back to Fiddler on the Roof, last seen on the Wagon Wheel stage in 1990! This show has become the 15th longest running Broadway musical with a total –in the original run—of 3,242 performances. Considered a classic musical, it depicts the struggle of families who attempt to survive in a hostile world, still holding true to their traditions. Recognizing that all cultures are challenged by change, this story is set in a Jewish village, Anatevka, Russia in 1905. The main characters are Tevye, the milkman, Golde, his wife, and their five daughters. Directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, Fiddler won 10 Tony awards in 1964, including Best Musical. Songs include “Tradition”, “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, “If I Were a Rich Man”, and “Sunrise, Sunset”.

Wagon Wheel Theatre (547) 267-8041, wagonwheeltheatre.org


Middle Easter Dance Seminar and Concert

Jun 2, 2007 9 AM to 4 PM

Battel Community Center 904 N. Main St. Mishawaka, In 46545
Battel Community Center will host an "Evening at the Oasis", a Middle Eastern Dance Concert featuring dancers from around the midwestern states. The performance follows a daylong seminar taught by nationally recognized performer and instructor DALIA CARELLA OF NYC.

574-258-1667