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2016-2017 Theater Show Performances Information/tickets!

Photos for Radium Girls, Lady Windermere's Fan, Italian American Reconciliation can be viewed/purchased here!

Urinetown

Theater has a long and rich tradition at Lake Forest High School. Alumni have made great contributions to this history as performers, technicians and artists with work ranging from local community and professional theater to Broadway, national, and international acclaim.

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Mission

To encourage creativity and the exploration of theater arts as performers and technicians through meaningful production experience in a wide variety of styles and forms, and to foster a life-long appreciation of theater arts. Read more on Core Values, Vision, Goals, and Objectives.

Theater Advisors

Dennis Mae

Program Director & ITS Advisor
(847) 582-7781
dmae@lfschools.net


Kelly MacBlane

History Department, Co-director Spring Musical & ITS Advisor
kmacblane@lfschools.net

Joe Pulio

Business Education Department, Co-Director Fall Play & Winter Play 2014-15


jpulio@lfschools.net


John Wanninger

English Department, Co-director Spring Musical, Director Frosh/Soph Play 2014-15
jwanninger@lfschools.net

Theater Arts are for everyone, not only for those who choose to seek a career in the performance industries. Theater experience plays a significant role in building team-work, self-confidence, dynamic presentation, problem-solving, time-management, and many other skills valued across all professions.

These skills are taught through actual performance and production experiences tailored specifically to first and second-year students; and to third and fourth-year students; and other productions which are open to all students of any experience level.

We also train our performers through coaching in individual and group forensic events such as debate, public speaking, solo/duo performance from a wide range of original and published literary sources, and many other events.

Those less-inclined to perform for an audience gain valuable skills working behind the scenes creating scenery, lighting, sound and special effects, as well as experience in management and organization that can serve the individual throughout life.

Theater Arts also play a significant role in developing interpersonal skills and providing a safe outlet for creative fun and entertainment for the community. Working closely with our community through our parent support group PALs we offer other enrichment opportunities including guest artists, workshops, seminars, and field trips to college, community, and professional theaters.

Theater Club & Activities

Actors & Directors

Debate

Speech Team

ITS

Shakespearean Scouts

Broadway Songbook

Past Show List STAGE DESIGN MENTORING for LFHS Productions

Students interested in designing for one of our productions should submit a written proposal (email to dmae@lfschools.net) that includes both a first and second choice of what they wish to design (sets, lights, sound, costumes, hair & makeup, etc.) and which production(s) they wish to design. Please include some information about yourself and what draws you to the world of stage design. List your skills and experience, no matter how large or small everything counts! Proposals will be reviewed and interviews setup to pair design teams with directors.

We will then setup a series of regular meetings covering how to conceptualize your design ideas, how to prepare for design meetings, how to present your design work to directors, and how to prepare construction drawings and plans for your design.

Proposals should be submitted before the end of the school year or at the latest - on or before June 8, 2015. You will be contacted by email over the summer on how to begin working on your project.