CS Presents: A Christmas Carol Radio Show

CenterStage in Lake Forest Announces our Fall Production

"A Christmas Carol" Radio Show

November 29 & 30, December 5 - 7

Directed by Jo Ann Avellone

Auditions: October 5 from 1pm to 5pm
Callbacks: October 6 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

All auditions will take place in the auditorium in The Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest.

Actors will be cast in multiple roles. The audition form and details can be found below.

Please phone 847-234-6062 with any questions. Hope to see you this fall!  Please share this with friends who may wish to audition or volunteer to help behind the scenes.

Details and forms: Audition information  Character rolesAudition form

Our 43rd Season, 2013-2014

An Evening With Cole Porter

Nov./Dec. 2013

Steel Magnolias

Feb./March 2014

Damn Yankees!

July 2014

 

News from
CenterStage

Cheri Richardson - American Classic

CenterStage Honors Cheri Richardson as an American Classic in our Community

CenterStage in Lake Forest is pleased to honor Cheri Richardson, Executive Director of Mothers Trust Foundation as our “American Classic” in conjunction with the American Classic Series production, Steel Magnolias running February 28-March 8, 2014. Read more » about Cheri Richardson - American Classic

The Cast of COLE!

Announcing the cast of COLE!

Join us as we celebrate the life and times of Cole Porter. Set cabaret style in the Community Room at the Gorton Community Center, you can enjoy a bit of the bubbly while listening to his delightful songs, easily some of the most sophisticated, witty, and melodious ever written for the American theater.

Directed by Tom Beck & Produced by Carol Goldthwaite Read more » about The Cast of COLE!

CenterStage welcomes OLIVER! to the Gorton Community Center

Based on the novel Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, this family friendly musical follows the adventures of young Oliver as he is recruited into gang of pickpockets. With wonderful characters such as the loveable rogue Fagin, the evil Bill Sykes,  The Artful Dodger, and of course Oliver, you cannot help but fall in love.  A fabulous score accompanies the cast with songs like "As Long As He Needs Me", "Food, Glorious Food", "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two", and "Consider Yourself".  Appealing to both young and old you can bring the entire family to see OLIVER! Read more » about CenterStage welcomes OLIVER! to the Gorton Community Center

Jay G. Criche Memorial Scholarships Awarded

Liza PassalinoThe 2013 Jay G. Criche Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Liza Passalino at the Lake Forest High School Awards ceremony in May.   Liza was involved in many productions at CenterStage and at Lake Forest High School. She learned how to create a character and was encouraged to sing and dance. She continued pursuing her love of theater at the high school and became a director for the talent show. She plans on continuing her involvement in all aspects of theater as she heads off to college. Read more » about Jay G. Criche Memorial Scholarships Awarded

The Glass Menagerie Audience Talk Back

The Sunday March 10, 2013 performance of CenterStage in Lake Forest's production of The Glass Menagerie was followed by an Audience Talk Back. Director Ed Kuffert and the cast of The Glass Menagerie Daniel Haymes, Sally B. Wippman, John Ham and Barbara Anderson engaged in a lively and fun-filled exchange of questions and answers with the audience.  Another talk back is scheduled after the Sunday, March 17th 3:00 PM matinee performance.  Tickets are available. Read more » about The Glass Menagerie Audience Talk Back

Opening Night Reception Honors Steve and Sandy Ragsdale

The Opening Night performance of CenterStage in Lake Forest's production of The Glass Menagerie was preceded by a reception honoring Steve and Sandy Ragsdale for their contributions to the local arts.  The Glass Menagerie is part of CenterStage's American Classics series which has included Our Town (2010) and Twelve Angry Men (2012).  The Ragsdale were selected as local American Classics for their lifelong commitment to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff in theater, dance, music, teaching & business has proven invaluable to the support of arts in our community.  The Opening Night reception was held in the Community Room of the Gorton Community Center where Steve and Sandy were greeted by family and friends. Read more » about Opening Night Reception Honors Steve and Sandy Ragsdale

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