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.

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.

Timeline for 2021-22:
Show Dates for 2021-22:
One-Act Plays
8/21-7pm show
Fall Play
10/14-10/16 (3 evening shows)
11/18-20 (3 evening, 1 matinee)
Winter Show
2/3-2/5 (3 evening, 1 matinee)
Talent Show
2/24-2/26 (3 evening shows)
4/28-4/30 (3 evening shows)


Help kick off the 2022-2023 LFHS theater season by being part of the Senior Directed One Acts! All students are encouraged to participate, regardless of theater experience. The One Acts are put together in 10 days with auditions on Wednesday, August 10 and performance on Saturday, August 20, 2022. 

  1. Prospective Directors: Find your script and complete the SDOA application by Thursday, June 9.
  2. Actors: Auditions will take place Wednesday, August 10, 4-7PM. Check back here in early August for additional details. Questions? Contact Mrs. Sara Dreiling,
  3. Tech/Stagecraft: We’ll begin the week of August 8.  Interested in joining One Acts tech crew? Contact Mr. Corey Holmer,

Theater Advisors

Mary Toledano

Technical Theater Director

Sara Dreiling

ITS Advisor
Instructor - Theater Department

Kelly MacBlane

Co-director Spring Music
Instructor - Theater Department

Joe Pulio

Co-Director Fall Play & Winter Play
Instructor - Theater

John Wanninger

Co-director Spring Musical, Director Frosh/Soph Play

Corey Holmer

Technical Director Frosh/Soph Play, Talent Show Teacher

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