About CenterStage

Now entering its 46th consecutive year of production, CenterStage in Lake Forest provides not only a source of live entertainment to its audiences but, more importantly, a wealth of educational opportunity in theater arts for all members of the community.

Its volunteer casts and crews represent a kaleidoscope of young and old, dedicated amateurs and aspiring professionals, seasoned veterans and rookies. Since 1971, our productions have served as a foundation for many a career in theater and the related arts. Many more have discovered their lifelong love of theater, literature, music, art, design, and other creative pursuits while working on our shows.

CenterStage in Lake Forest performances take place at
The Gorton Community Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL., 60045
in the newly redesigned John & Nancy Hughes Theater, in The Stuart Community Room, and in
The Gorton Center’s basement Grotto meeting room.

Board of Directors

President: Stacy Goebel
Vice President: Alison Aldrich
Treasurer: Jim Johnstone
Recording Secretary: Mary Stauber
Corresponding Secretary: Hope Rosniak

Barbara J. Anderson
John Demas
Ed Kuffert
Megan Pratt
Scott Rosen

Advisory Board

Carol Goldthwaite
Shelly Holmstrom
Cindy Law
Kim Minichiello
Sue Thomas