South Bend Theater Reviews
 


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 - July 18, 2017

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 (diff... (more...)
BWW Review: VINDICATION at Michiana PlayMakers BWW Review: VINDICATION at Michiana PlayMakers
by Katherine Waddell - April 17, 2017

On April 14th, the Michiana PlayMakers had the world premiere of Vindication, a play based on Frances Sherwood's novel of the same name. This original adaptation is written by Crystal Ryan, the artistic director of the Michiana PlayMakers, and follows the turbulent life of Mary Wollstonecraft, an in... (more...)
BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES  at The Acting Ensemble BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES at The Acting Ensemble
by Katherine Waddell - April 12, 2017

Under the direction of James Geisel, The Acting Ensemble opened their newest show, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, this past Friday. The play is the first part of Tony Kushner's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with the second part coming later in the season as a staged reading. The... (more...)
BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at South Bend Civic Theatre BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at South Bend Civic Theatre
by Katherine Waddell - April 10, 2017

This past weekend, the South Bend Civic Theatre closed their newest show, A Streetcar Named Desire. The play, written by Tennessee Williams and which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948, is widely considered one of Williams' best plays and one of the finest works of drama from the 20th century.... (more...)
BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! Charms with a Classic BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! Charms with a Classic
by Katherine Waddell - March 31, 2017

This past weekend, the Bethel College Department of Theatre opened their production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II's, Oklahoma! Under the direction of Deb Swerman, Oklahoma! can go down in Bethel history as another outstanding and extremely successful large-scale musical production.... (more...)
BWW Review: GUTS: THE STORY OF BOOBOO & ME Aims to Educate BWW Review: GUTS: THE STORY OF BOOBOO & ME Aims to Educate
by Katherine Waddell - March 06, 2017

Running for just one performance this past weekend at Notre Dame, GUTS: The Story of BooBoo & Me, written and performed solely by Marybeth Saunders, takes an intimate and extremely personal look at the devastating effects of eating disorders.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS Slays the Game BWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS Slays the Game
by Katherine Waddell - March 03, 2017

This past weekend, She Kills Monsters had a short run at Clay High School. Delving into the role-playing world of Dungeons & Dragons, the show follows a young woman's quest to better understand her deceased younger sister, taking place both in real-time and the imaginary world of New Landia.... (more...)
BWW Review: LIKE WATCHMEN World Premiere at Bethel College BWW Review: LIKE WATCHMEN World Premiere at Bethel College
by Katherine Waddell - February 14, 2017

This past weekend, the world premiere of Like Watchmen took place at Bethel College. Written by Bethel student Kayla Rundquist and directed by other fellow student Alex Price, Like Watchmen tells the story of three women who wait out a storm in a church for the return of their respective sailors fro... (more...)
BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Enthralls with Uniqueness BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Enthralls with Uniqueness
by Katherine Waddell - February 07, 2017

This past weekend, Actors from the London Stage for Shakespeare at Notre Dame put on a unique rendition of William Shakespeare's classic, Romeo and Juliet. Taking place on a mostly barren stage except for a mixture of props, clothing items, and some chairs, five actors, dressed in plain clothing, pl... (more...)
BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Twirls with Charm BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Twirls with Charm
by Katherine Waddell - January 31, 2017

The South Bend Civic Theatre has just kicked off their 2017 season with the musical hit, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed by Jim Geisel. The story follows Joseph, a young man sold into slavery by his jealous brothers.... (more...)