UPDATE: Set construction schedule for Oliver! This Friday, June 21st from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturday, June 22nd from 9:00 to 4:00 PM and Monday, June 24th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the Gorton Community Center auditorium. Come on out and lend a hand! We can use your help!Read more » about Set Construction Schedule for Oliver!
The 2013 Jay G. Criche Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Liza Passalino at the Lake Forest High School Awards ceremony in May. Liza was involved in many productions at CenterStage and at Lake Forest High School. She learned how to create a character and was encouraged to sing and dance. She continued pursuing her love of theater at the high school and became a director for the talent show. She plans on continuing her involvement in all aspects of theater as she heads off to college. Read more » about Jay G. Criche Memorial Scholarships Awarded
The Sunday March 10, 2013 performance of CenterStage in Lake Forest's production of The Glass Menagerie was followed by an Audience Talk Back. Director Ed Kuffert and the cast of The Glass Menagerie Daniel Haymes, Sally B. Wippman, John Ham and Barbara Anderson engaged in a lively and fun-filled exchange of questions and answers with the audience. Another talk back is scheduled after the Sunday, March 17th 3:00 PM matinee performance. Tickets are available. Read more » about The Glass Menagerie Audience Talk Back
The Opening Night performance of CenterStage in Lake Forest's production of The Glass Menagerie was preceded by a reception honoring Steve and Sandy Ragsdale for their contributions to the local arts. The Glass Menagerie is part of CenterStage's American Classics series which has included Our Town (2010) and Twelve Angry Men (2012). The Ragsdale were selected as local American Classics for their lifelong commitment to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff in theater, dance, music, teaching & business has proven invaluable to the support of arts in our community.Read more » about Opening Night Reception Honors Steve and Sandy Ragsdale
As part of our Classic American Series, CenterStage honors a Classic American within our community. This year's honorees are Steve & Sandy Ragsdale. Their lifelong commitment to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff in theater, dance, music, teaching & business has proven invaluable to the support of arts in the community. Join us on Friday, March 8, 2013 in the Community Room of the Gorton Community Center as we honor Steve & Sandy with a reception before the opening performance of The Glass Menagerie. Read more » about The Glass Menagerie Opening Night Reception
Students from Lake Forest Academy painted the entire stage floor at Gorton in record time. CenterStage in Lake Forest provided the paint and materials, and three volunteers signed up for the painting crew as part of the school's Community Volunteer Day. Dave Miller coordinated the project as the students prepped the walls and stage and then put down special black stage paint. CenterStage also provided refreshments for this team, part of 14 students who washed toys, cleaned lockers, organized children's books, and moved boxes for other of Gorton's resident non-profits. Read more » about LFA paints the stage!