Bringing Broadway to The Bend

Taking in a night of theater doesn’t necessarily mean visiting a big city.

Instead you can visit The Bend, where Broadway Theatre League turns the Morris Performing Arts Center into a showcase for national touring productions like Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music. Shows planned for the the first half of 2019 are sure to inspire. Check out the list below and start planning your night out in downtown South Bend.

Evita | Jan. 25-27

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rags-to-riches tale of the First Lady of Argentina is slated for four shows. Evita follows Eva Duarte Peron on her journey from fatherless child to most powerful woman in Latin America and eventual saint-like figure after her death at age 33.

STOMP | Feb. 24

Sit back and listen as an eight-member cast creates wonderful sound and sharp humor with found objects — anything from push brooms to garbage cans to inner tubes. Household objects find a fresh use as musical instruments during this journey in sound.


Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, this wildly popular production tells the story of broken dreams in 19th century France. It’s sure to generate significant buzz as fans anticipate hearing its score of classic songs in person.


Winner of’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this classic tells the story behind one of the world’s most popular fictional characters — Peter Pan. The heartwarming journey follows J.M. Barrie, a playwright in search of inspiration until he meets for young brothers and their widowed mother.