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.

Theater News

Talent Show 2020Talent Show tickets go on sale starting February 13 at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss out on the hottest ticket in town!  

Adult Tickets - $25    Student Tickets - $15.

We have an amazing show lined up featuring fantastic and diverse acts, creative New Media videos, a rockin' Pit Band, and hilarious Emcee's.  The Talent Show is APT’s only fundraiser and all proceeds support APT programing including Career Connections, Special Events, Scout Chill Out Days, Wellness Walk, Prom, Student and Faculty Grants, Family Relief Fund and much more!

Read more about Purchase Your Talent Show Tickets

Dates are subject to change!

Show Dates: Oct 17, 18, 19 @ 7PM

She Kills Monsters (Frosh/Soph Play)
Show Dates: Nov. 21, 22, and 23 @ 7pm

Audition Dates: Nov. 25   
Call Backs: Nov. 26
Show Dates: Feb 6, 7 @7PM, and Feb. 8 @ 1PM & 7PM

Once Upon A Mattress
Audition Dates: Feb. 10 and 11 (auditions are open to all students)
Call Backs: Feb. 12
Show Dates: April 20, May 1 and 2

Read more about Theater Productions - 2019-20 School Year

Theater Advisors

Mary Toledano

Technical Theater Director


Sara Dreiling

ITS Advisor

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

Theater Calendar