Thank you for joining us this evening! Our stage may be dark for a while longer, but were thankful to bring the LIGHTS UP! on the arts virtually..

We hop you enjoy the performances, which will include:

🎤Acclaimed baritone and South Bend native Nathan Gunn, accompanied by his wife Julie, performing an eclectic set

🎤Selections from next year’s joint production of “West Side Story” with the South Bend Symphony, including an instrumental version of “Somewhere” by Jacqueline Choi and “Tonight” live in a remote shot from New York featuring Broadway performer and South Bend native Nicholas Belton, as well asAlexandra Imbrosci-Viera, who will be playing Maria in our show

🎤Jamarcus Fields performing a rap excerpt from “Heartless,” a powerful piece originated at the CIVIC

🎤CIVIC audience favorite Ben Little performing a scene selection highlighting the 10-year August Wilson Project

🎤Members of the casts of the CIVIC’s forthcoming (postponed until 2021) productions of Xanadu and Matilda

🎤A small group of familiar faces from CIVIC productions performing ensemble numbers, including a finale with Nathan Gunn

We believe that the arts can be healing and that live theatre brings people together like nothing else can. 

Although the event is free to watch, donations will be accepted. Due to COVID-19, the CIVIC will lose more than $200,000 in box office sales. Help us keep the LIGHTS UP! at the CIVIC.


In a country that has become so divided, we are grateful for the opportunity to unite our community together through live theatre.

While our little theatre may have humble beginnings, it has grown into one of the premiere civic theatres in the state. Our success is proof that the South Bend community has a voracious appetite for performing arts, but keeping it fed takes the support of people like you.




Barb and John Phair
Hilton Garden Inn Gillespie Center


Steve & Trish Kielman
Jerry and Carolyn Langley


Barb and Reg Wagle


Julia and Ed Jordanich
Spike and Carol Abernethy
Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts – Indiana University South Bend

Interested in becoming a LIGHTS UP! sponsor? Not only will your support help us make this celebration a possibility, but it will ensure we can continue to keep the LIGHTS UP! on future productions at your CIVIC Theatre.

Learn more here or contact Tatiana Botero, the CIVIC’s Director of Engagement, at [email protected].

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