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A Century at the Morris

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  • Wednesday, November 2 at 7pm (34.1)
  • Friday, November 4 at 10:30pm (34.1)
  • Sunday, November 6 at 4pm (34.2)


For a century, South Bend's Morris Performing Arts Center has transformed audiences through the magic of vaudeville, movies, theater, symphonies, ballet, and famous bands and movie stars from across the country. The adjoining Palais Royale dance hall has been the setting for proms and weddings, leaving indelible memories in the hearts of the community. All the while, the building itself has gone through its own transformations being saved from the wrecking ball in 1959 by Mrs. Ella Morris, the namesake of today's theater. PBS Michiana - WNIT will showcase the 100th anniversary of this artistic gem highlighting how the theater has served its community, and how the community has embraced the Morris.

Underwritten by

  • Ansari Family Foundation
  • The Doshi Family Fund at the Community Foundation
  • Joyce and Roger Foley
  • Mary R. Adams
  • Dr. E. Michael Feltman
  • Barb and John Phair
  • Lynda Simon
  • Janet and Larry Thompson
  • State Representative Maureen Bauer
  • David and Kathryn Brenay
  • Jack and Yumiko Champaigne
  • Mary and Greg Downes
  • Maggie and Steve Goldberg
  • Margaret and Karl King
  • Mayor James Mueller
  • Sheriff Bill and Kim Redman
  • Caitlin and Jamie Smith
  • Robert and Debra Urbanski