Atwater, Reed to Perform in Lerner Theatre's Valentine's Day-Themed Concert

February 09, 2012

Singer Victoria Atwater met her husband, Bruce Reed, while they were performing in Rossini�s �The Barber of Seville,� in which she played Rosina and he was Count Almaviva.

The couple will come back to Atwater�s hometown and perform in a Valentine�s Day-themed concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lerner Theatre.

The concert, �Love is in the Aire,� is one of many they do together. The Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra will play with the couple for much of the show. The concert will also include a silent auction and dinner.

Atwater said it is rare to find a couple who can perform together and not be competitive or jealous. After 10 years of marriage, they have a 7-year-old daughter, Vivien Rose, and 3-year-old son, Tyler.

�We have a very harmonious relationship,� she said. �Not everybody is like that.�

An Elkhart native, Atwater is excited to come back and perform in the Lerner for the first time. It will be her husband�s first time singing in Elkhart. The concert will mix traditional and more modern singing styles, along with dinner and the auction.

�It�s not like anything else they could ever go to, certainly not around Elkhart or most places, even in New York City,� she said.

The concert will be split into three segments, all of which include well-known operatic selections, as well as Broadway favorites like �West Side Story� and �The Phantom of the Opera.�

Tickets are $50 and will include a silent auction and dinner. Proceeds will go to the ECSO.

The event will be in the Lerner�s Crystal Ballroom. The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart. For more information call 293-4469 or go to