Elkhart Civic Theatre presents show tunes at Wellfield Gardens

Elkhart Civic Theatre actors prepare for “A Century of Showtunes,” to be presented the Wellfield Botanic Gardens on Tuesday at 6 p.m. They include, front, music director Roy Bronkema, first row, standing from left, Kristen Kinder, Natalie MacRae-Waggoner, Erin Joines, and Libby Eichorn, and back row from left, John Shoup, Sean Leyes, and Cristian Marquez. The concert will be presented in conjunction with the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tori Petrak. (Photo Contributed)

Elkhart Civic Theatre actors prepare for “A Century of Showtunes,” to be presented the Wellfield Botanic Gardens on Tuesday at 6 p.m. They include, front, music director Roy Bronkema, first row, standing from left, Kristen Kinder, Natalie MacRae-Waggoner, Erin Joines, and Libby Eichorn, and back row from left, John Shoup, Sean Leyes, and Cristian Marquez. The concert will be presented in conjunction with the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tori Petrak. (Photo Contributed)

Elkhart Civic Theatre performers will present “A Century of Showtunes” Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, 1011 N. Main St., Elkhart, accompanied by members of the Elkhart County Symphony, conducted by Tori Petrak. For this event, Elkhart Civic Theatre has curated a collection of showtunes highlighting unforgettable songs from timeless Broadway musicals including “Fiddler on the Roof,” “West Side Story,” “My Fair Lady” and more.

From its home in the historic Bristol Opera House, Elkhart Civic Theatre has been producing quality plays and musicals for more than 60 years, inspiring, educating, and entertaining generations of audiences and participants alike. While consistently winning awards at the state, regional, and national levels, ECT has also focused on nurturing and developing talent of all ages, through summer camps, adult workshops, mentoring, and other educational opportunities. Elkhart Civic Theatre produces six mainstage productions, plus staged readings, youth productions, and special events for a total of more than 50 performances every year.

The Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra is both a favorite resource for cross-generational entertainment and a source of civic pride. By encouraging artistic integrity, providing innovative opportunities, and developing excellent musical programming, the Elkhart County Symphony Association promotes positive cultural experiences and educational growth.

In 1948, Zigmont “George” Gaska founded the Elkhart County Symphony, recognizing the community’s abundance of musical talent and support for great musical literature. Over the years, the ECSA has included a Symphonic Chorus, numerous ensembles, and the Youth Honors Orchestra.

Tickets cost $27 in advance, $30 at the door and are available by calling Elkhart Civic Theatre at 574-848-5853 or at elkhartcivictheatre.org/tix.

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