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Brew & View: The History of the World Pt 1

214 1/2 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN
Why create Part 1 if you are never going to make a part 2? These are the kinds of questions we don't ask at The State SB. We sit down, shut up, and learn our history like good children!
We'll be covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes. Make sure to take notes because there WILL be a test after!
All brew and view movies at the State feature the following:
-Trivia for prizes before and after the meeting
-Beer/wine for those 21+

Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday

South Bend Firehouse Theatre (701 Portage Avenue South Bend)
SBCT hosts a Birthday Party for Bill! Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with the offering of Firehouse Shakespeare.
On April 26th at 3 PM, join Shakespeare at Notre Dame Executive Director Scott Jackson for a Community Reading of “Twelfth Night.” All participants are encouraged to read and share in the roles or observe. All ages are welcome. All you need to bring is a sense of fun and a passion for Shakespeare.
This event is free but participants need to reserve their spot by calling the Box Office at 574-234-1112 or buy online. Snacks will be provided.
As a warm-up to the reading, SBCT is offering a Shakespeare Workshop taught by Grant Mudge, Ryan Producing Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. This workshop will give participants a chance to activate and de-mystify Shakespeare’s language in fun and exciting ways.
The workshop will be held at the Firehouse Theatre from 1-2:45 PM for a fee of $15.
Call the SBCT Box Office 574-234-1112 or go online enroll. SBCT’s Firehouse Theatre is located at 701 N. Portage Ave. in South Bend. Wish Will a happy 450th with SBCT and S@ND!

The South Bend Civic Theatre Box Office: 574-234-1112

Red Herring

South Bend Civic Theatre (403 North Main Street, South Bend)
SBCT stages Michael Hollinger’s hilarious spy spoof “Red Herring” in the Warner Theatre April 25-May 11.
Its 1952 – a time of “I Like Ike,” McCarthyism, and Cold War espionage. A detective and her FBI agent boyfriend must unravel a murder, a spy plot, and finally decide on tying the knot. A film noir comedy with a triple romance that will have you laughing at the mystery hijinks. A blunt-nosed sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.
Director Craig MacNab leads Tori Abram-Copenhaver, Daniel Grey, Lucinda Moriarty, Mark Moriarty, Casey St. Aubin, and Nora Ryan Taylor in the shenanigans.
“Red Herring” performs in the Warner Theatre April 25-May 11, 2014. Tickets are $18 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and $15 Wednesdays and Thursdays. Performances are 7:30 PM Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2:00 PM on Sundays.
**And join SBCT for a special warm-up to Red Herring with a special showing of the Steve Martin noir comedy Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Saturday April 19 at 7:30 PM in the Wilson Theatre. Tickets are $5 and concessions will be available for purchase.

For more information and to order tickets to “Red Herring” and/or “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid,” call the Box Office at 574-234-1112, visit online at, or in person at 403 N. Main St. in South Bend.

the south bend civic theatre box office: 574-234-1112

Guys and Dolls

Feb 28, 2013 - Mar 2, 2013 7:00 pm

Penn High School Auditorium
Penn High School presents the popular musical Guys and Dolls. The Penn spring Musical never disappoints.

Tickets are $8.00 each.

"Follow Me" The Story Of John Denver, August 11th

Aug 11, 2012 6-8:30PM

Jollay Orchards, 1875 Friday Road, Coloma, MI 49038
Master Storyteller, Mike Talbot, will perform "Follow Me" The Story Of John Denver, at Jollay Orchards' Great Lawn, August 11, 2012. Talbot, having studied music and storytelling for over 20 years, has produced countless pieces for the stage which have delighted viewers of all ages. Now, The Storyteller, Mike Talbot, takes the stage in a solo work created to commemorate the musical and humanitarian legacy of RCA's best-selling artist of all time, John Denver.
This show includes some of Denver's most inspired music and the accounts of the inspiration for each song, as expressed by John himself. Talbot's masterful vocals and acoustic guitar entrances audiences, and the story captivates with details of Denver's work woven throughout.

"Follow Me" The Story Of John Denver, opened in limited release in 2010, to rave reviews. The show is scheduled to tour nationally through 2013. Talbot plans to contribute a portion of the proceeds of the show to Windstar -- John Denver's foundation, in Snowmass, CO. Windstar continues the life work of John Denver affirming both Denver and Talbot's commitment to educating people about environmental stewardship and world hunger.

With the backdrop set on the Jollay Orchard's new "Great Lawn" the atmosphere invites listeners to enjoy this outdoor concert on a deep carpet of lush green. Bring your favorite blanket or chair. There will be a medley of local fare with lots of farm fresh tastes from which to choose. Each ticket includes access to Jollay's wonderful Midway of activities including rides on the historic 1947 Eli Bridge Ferris Wheel before the show. This is the perfect show for the entire family.

Join The Storyteller on August 11th at Jollay Orchards for an evening to remember. Mike will also be debuting the CD for "Follow Me", after the show. Mike loves to join his audience after for stories, pictures and autographing your copy of "Follow Me".

Tickets are on sale now online at $15 adults, $10 12-18 years old and $5 under 12. You can purchase tickets from Tyanna, 269-876-7491 at the Jollay Market on Mondays all day, Thursdays and Fridays until 1:30pm. Tickets maybe purchased at Jollay Orchards the day of the event but prices do increase to adults $20; 12-18 year olds $12 and under 12 years $7.

Tyanna Weller

Acting Ensemble StageWorks "Mrs. Mannerly"

Sep 10, 2012 7:30

Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph, South Bend Indiana
The Acting Ensemble presents a stage reading of a new play by an American wit. Inspired by hilarious memories, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s new play revolves around the time he spent in a 1967 etiquette class. Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her thirty-six years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score. But when he discovers her secret past, Young Jeffrey is determined to be the first to achieve this feat. Hailed as “smart, funny, and subversive.”

The Acting Ensemble Stage Company

A Raisin in the Sun

Aug 9, 2012 7:30

The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart
A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" (also known as "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.

Box Office: 574) 293-4469

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Jul 12, 2012 7:30pm

The Lerner Theatre
While the presentation of It’s a Wonderful Life as a radio play “is not totally new, we are being faithful to the original screenplay." Similar in the style of Garrison Keilor’s Prairie Home Companion the actors are not portraying the characters of the story but a company of radio theatre performers acting out the story.

Box Office: 574) 293-4469

Bye Bye Birdie

Jul 20, 2012 - Jul 21, 2012 7pm

The Kroc Center, 900 W. Western, South Bend
A FREE Elvis inspired musical. Perfect family entertainment. To register for tickets, visit

The Main Stage Inc.