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Enchanted Evening featured professional musicians from across the country alongside familiar faces from past performances at South Bend Civic Theatre performing songs about love from the Broadway canon. From Rodgers and Hammerstein classics through musical comedy to modern rock, this concert included something for every valentine. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold were donated to support the artistic and educational programming at South Bend Civic Theatre!

February 9-11, 2018
Wilson Mainstage Auditorium
South Bend Civic Theatre

The Orchestra​

Piano/Musical Direction: Mark Wurzelbacher
Keyboard: Zach Taylor
Guitar: Alex Peek
Bass: Mike Jacques
Drums: Kaleb Chamberlin

Percussion: Ryan Belock
Trumpet: Dennis Gamble & Rob Ball

Trombone: Molly Bush
Woodwinds: Bruce Wolfe & Michelle Letourneau-Belock

Violin: Nick Marchi

The Supporting Cast
Lighting Design: Brian Dooley
Projection Design: Ryan Belock
Audio Design: Cliff Shoults
Music Librarian: Katie Chamberlin
Executive Producer: Kyle Chamberlin

The Vocalists

Ryan Belock is living up to his title of interdisciplinary artist, serving as a vocalist, percussionist, and projection designer for Enchanted Evening. Though his career is now in the visual arts, music performance was his first passion. At the University of Notre Dame, Ryan triple majored in percussion performance, theatre, and art. He also obtained an MFA in Integrated Media for Live Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Ryan now resides in New York City with his wife Michelle, a member of the show's orchestra.
​​Kristy Cloetingh grew up in the Philadelphia area and now resides in Ner York City. Since obtaining a degree in theatre and English at the University of Notre Dame, she has been appearing in cabarets, showcases, musicals and plays throughout Manhattan. Kristy starred in the pilot episode of the new sitcom Long Island Lights, the short film My Radical Valentine, and an episode of The Hunter's Anthology. If you think you've seen her on TV, you're probably right! Kristy has appeared in national commercials for Cold-Eeze, Outback Steakhouse, Adore Me and Life Extension. ​​​​

Petrice Foster brought down the house in last year's In With the New with selections from Hairspray and The Color Purple. With a background in jazz and gospel singing, she puts her own stamp on both the standards and contemporary Broadway music. Petrice often performs at South Bend venues and events with her singing partner, Makeda Grier.
Makeda Grier is a versatile vocalist who can jump from musical theater to jazz to pop with ease -- and bring the audience to their feet every time. Her show-stopping numbers for last year's In With the New were not her first appearance on the South Bend Civic Stage; Makeda previously received acclaim performing lead roles in The Wiz and The Color Purple. Today she keeps busy with concert bookings around the Midwest and independent film acting.

Sean Leyes returns to his hometown of South Bend for a special appearance in Enchanted Evening. After honing his craft on the South Bend Civic stage, Sean now works as a professional actor in New York City. His pure tenor voice brings energy to every song. South Bend Civic patrons may remember Sean from roles in Les Miserables, Annie, Into the Woods, She Loves Me, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, and more.
Jacob Medich has a rich baritone that moves effortlessly from Rodgers and Hammerstein to folk to swing. He is a Michiana native who has appeared on stages throughout the region, including the Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres, South Bend Civic Theatre, and Elkhart Civic Theatre. South Bend audiences may remember his turn as Tony in West Side Story or his commanding Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at St. Pat's Park. Jacob studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory and also worked with the theater program Indiana University South Bend. 

Delshawn Taylor comes to Enchanted Evening fresh off a performance in New York City as a finalist in the National Music Theater Competition, a showcase of emerging musical theater talent. Since graduating from Indiana University South Bend, Delshawn has made his mark on the area music scene as a vocalist, pianist, music director, conductor, and composer. Last year, South Bend Civic Theatre audiences warmly received his powerful portrayal of Jim in Big River. In 2016, Delshawn participated in an international vocal competition in Wales, and he previously brought home top honors in a Chicago-region competition. He currently serves as the music director at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
Maggie Youngblood is a familiar face on area stages. In 2017, she led the company (and mission band) of Guys and Dolls as Sgt. Sarah Brown at the Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres. And South Bend Civic patrons may recall her star turn as Guenevere in Camelot. Maggie's beautiful soprano voice was sharpened by a vocal performance degree from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. After working as a professional actress at regional theaters, she turned her focus to sharing the artswith the next generation. Today Maggie teaches music at Northpoint Elementary School, but she is always excited to return to the stage!