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

Fall Play - Elephant's Graveyard

By: George Brant

Directed By: Joe Pulio

This is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge. The show will be streamed October 17th at 7 pm! Follow this link for tickets.

Frosh-Soph Play - Twisted Tales of Poe: A Radio Show
Auditions: Tuesday, September, 29 at 3:45PM
Virtual Performance: Saturday, November 21 at 7:00PM

Read more about LFHS Fall Theater Performances

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