AVENUE Q, THE PRODUCERS & More Set for South Bend Civic Theatre's 2014 Season
Announcing SBCT's 2014 Season - a year filled with incredible stories all played out live on stage. Stories to make you laugh with joy, cry in pain, shudder in terror, and smile in wonder. 2014 offers some new and rare opportunities to experience theatre in exciting ways:
A concert of the powerful music of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. A musical in the Warner Studio letting you get up close and personal with the people and puppets of Avenue Q (there hasn't been a Studio musical since 2007's Zombies from the Beyond). An introduction to the world of the Panto - a fun and outrageous theatrical form with music, over the top characters and sheer spectacle that will delight all ages. The world premiere of an original adaptation of the novel Frankenstein. SBCT will give you a chance to follow this production going from Page to Stage as actor/designer workshops will shape and create the show.
Leading Ladies January 17-February 2 Wilson Mainstage
By Ken Ludwig
From master farceur Ken Ludwig (Moon Over Buffalo) comes another side-splitting comedy to jump start 2014. Two down on their luck actors decide to impersonate a dying widow's nephews to inherit her fortune. The only problem is the nephews are actually nieces! Dressing up as gals and meeting the locals leads to one hilarious predicament after another as the guys face romantic entanglements and madcap antics.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr February 21-25 Bendix Theater, Century Center
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton
A tale as old as time is retold by SBCT's Kids4Kids in an enchanted musical for all ages. Based on the celebrated animated classic, book smart Belle journeys to a magical castle full of wonders and mystery and the fearsome Beast. "Be Our Guest" for a family classic!
The Clean House March 7-16 Warner Studio
By Sarah Ruhl
Brazilian immigrant Matilde is hired as a housekeeper by busy doctors Lane and Charles - only she'd rather tell jokes than clean! An alliance with Lane's eccentric sister and Charles's affair with a patient take the story to unexpected places with revelations of pain, hope and laughter. A comedy about cleaning, cancer, and a joke so powerful you could die laughing. (Adult Language)
The Wiz March 28-April 13 Wilson Mainstage
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls, Book by William F. Brown
Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this urban retelling of "The Wizard of Oz" has become a landmark production enjoyed by all audiences. "Ease On Down the Road" with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto too!
Red Herring April 25-May 11 Warner Studio
By Michael Hollinger
It's 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 and mystery hijinks will twist and turn your expectations into a fun night of theatre!
To Kill a Mockingbird May 30-June 8 Wilson Mainstage
Adapted by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee
One of the best-loved novels of all time takes the stage in an unforgettable story of growing up and seeing the world through new eyes. Scout, the daughter of small town Southern lawyer Atticus Finch, learns lessons of family, prejudice, hatred, and overcoming fear. A timeless tale that has enthralled generations unfolds live and up close at SBCT.
South Pacific in Concert June 18-22 Bendix Theater, Century Center
A special presentation of the powerful music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's classic musical. Some of the region's best talents backed by a full orchestra come together to perform such landmark songs as "Bali Hai," "There is Nothing Like a Dame," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair," and "Younger Than Springtime." This will be "Some Enchanted Evening" to celebrate this legendary music.