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Judges Announced for Amish Acres 55th Anniversary Arts & Crafts Festival Judges Announced for Amish Acres 55th Anniversary Arts & Crafts Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in South Bend

Richard Pletcher, founder of the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival and Jennifer Pletcher Wysong, Marketplace Coordinator are pleased to announce the judges for the 55th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival. (more...)
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Casts Its JEKYLL & HYDE Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Casts Its JEKYLL & HYDE
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in South Bend

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has announced that Billy Dawson has been cast in the title roles of Jekyll & Hyde The Musical. Mr. Dawson is an accomplished vocalist/actor with numerous local and regional credits, including recent appearances in Chicago. The role of Emma will be played by Lindsay Hoops and Darby LeClear will play the role of Lucy. (more...)
South Bend Civic Theatre to present BLACK EAGLES 8/11-20 South Bend Civic Theatre to present BLACK EAGLES 8/11-20
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in South Bend

America's first black fighter pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen, are the central focus of this historical drama. As they battle opponents in the skies over Europe and among their fellow flyers back at base, we discover the bravery, humor and resilience that helped to change the fate of the world and the face of our nation. This is the story of Black Eagles. (more...)
Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival Adds Dori Crane's Name to Best of Show Prize Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival Adds Dori Crane's Name to Best of Show Prize
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in South Bend

Beginning with this year's Arts & Crafts Festival's awards, the two dimensional purchase prize will be known as the Dori Crane Best of Show Prize. The 2017 festival judges Justin Barfield and Lucas Korte, both art professors at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana will have the honor of choosing the first Dori Crane award to its winner. (more...)
Production of DOG SEES GOD to Benefit The LGBTQ Center in South Bend Production of DOG SEES GOD to Benefit The LGBTQ Center in South Bend
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in South Bend

Don't miss this independently-produced presentation of Bert V. Royal's award-winning play 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,' running TWO NIGHTS ONLY at the Bristol Opera House! A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit The LGBTQ Center in South Bend. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup on July 23, 2017 in South Bend

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 7/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 7/23/2017
by BWW on July 23, 2017 in South Bend

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/23/2017 for South Bend (more...)
Civic Theatre Opens 90th Season with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Civic Theatre Opens 90th Season with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in South Bend

???????Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast.  Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.  (more...)
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Finds Its BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Finds Its BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in South Bend

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has announced the cast of Disney's Beauty And The Beast, which runs July 22 - August 6, 2017. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 21, 2017 in South Bend

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
Photo Flash: The Wizard of Oz at the Wilson Theater Photo Flash: The Wizard of Oz at the Wilson Theater
by Marlon Deleon on July 19, 2017 in South Bend

The Wizard of Oz performs in the Wilson Theater at South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N. Main Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601. Performances run through July 30th. Visit their website, sbct.org, or call the box office as 574-234-1112 to reserve your tickets today! (more...)
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Announces Opening Night of 90th Season! Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Announces Opening Night of 90th Season!
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in South Bend

The first production of the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's 90th Anniversary Season is Disney's Beauty And The Beast - opening on Saturday, July 22 at 8:00 pm at the Arts United Center. (more...)
55th Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival to Welcome New and Veteran Artists 55th Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival to Welcome New and Veteran Artists
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in South Bend

Nearly 300 booths from 30 states and 200 cities will be converging for the 55th consecutive Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival. (more...)
BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at South Bend Civic Theatre BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at South Bend Civic Theatre
by Marlon Deleon on July 18, 2017 in South Bend

For a performance run that spans multiple weekends, the first weekend is often accepted as a wrinkly weekend...acknowledging some things still need to be ironed out. Recognizing that this is the first production to open at 403 N. Main Street since Aaron Nichols stepped in as Executive Director (different from the previous alignment of a tag team Managing and Artistic Directors) also deems it necessary to say that this season was selected before Nichols took charge. He was indeed actively involved before, but to accurately evaluate his effectiveness, he would need to stay in this role through the beginning of the 2020 season (ironic, yet fitting, for a target of hindsight evaluation). (more...)
New Competition and Judging Format Slated for 2017 Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival New Competition and Judging Format Slated for 2017 Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in South Bend

Judging for the winners of $5,000 in cash prizes has moved from within a competition tent into the marketplace. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 7/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 7/16/2017
by BWW on July 16, 2017 in South Bend

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/16/2017 for South Bend (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 14, 2017 in South Bend

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)
The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Presents GUYS AND DOLLS The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2017 in South Bend

Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyan, travel from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Cuba. Frank Loesser's scores, including "Luck Be a Lady," and "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat," are just a few of the wonderful tunes from this classic American musical to take stage at The Round Barn Theatre. (more...)
Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to present TWELFTH NIGHT Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to present TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2017 in South Bend

Director Cameron Knight returns to the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to direct Twelfth Night, this season's Touring Company production. Last year, Knight directed Pericles, Prince of Tyre for traveling Shakespeare. Taltree Arboretum and Gardens in Valparaiso, Indiana hosts the first of eleven stops throughout northwestern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. The Krasl Art Center (St. Joseph, Michigan), the Goshen Theater (Goshen, Indiana), and Encore Performing Arts (Plymouth, Indiana), are the other venues further out from Potawatomi Park (South Bend, Indiana) and Battell Park (Mishawaka, Indiana) which are closer to the University of Notre Dame. (more...)
The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Invites You to Roll the Dice and Fall in Love Again The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Invites You to Roll the Dice and Fall in Love Again
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2017 in South Bend

Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyan, travel from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Cuba. Frank Loesser's scores, including "Luck Be a Lady," and "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat," are just a few of the wonderful tunes from this classic American musical to take stage at The Round Barn Theatre. (more...)
THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S. THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2017 in South Bend

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.    (more...)
Competitive Comedy Team Makeshift Up Comes To NWI Competitive Comedy Team Makeshift Up Comes To NWI
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2017 in South Bend

There seems to be nothing better than enjoying a summer outside at a baseball park, smelling the expertly cut grass, catching a  savory whiff of hotdogs, and grabbing a frosty beverage to watch professionals do their thing out in the field.  (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 7/09/2017 Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 7/09/2017
by BWW on July 09, 2017 in South Bend

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/09/2017 for South Bend (more...)
Nettle Creek Players Headlines July Wayne County Weekends Nettle Creek Players Headlines July Wayne County Weekends
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2017 in South Bend

Heart of Hagerstown, a 501c3 not-for-profit Indiana Main Street organization, will present The Nettle Creek Players Summer Stock Tent Theatre Festival, a weekend-long music theatre festival and the third in a series of Wayne County Weekend events sponsored by the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce.  (more...)
Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2017 in South Bend

The Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre proudly presents the hit Broadway musical, The Addams Family! (more...)