Hello Members and Friends!

This continues to be a long haul, but we have light at the end of the tunnel!

After a long hiatus, we have news. I guess “in order” is the way to proceed. Over the winter we had some water damage before the church roof was repaired. Consequently, that led to some upgrades – painting, carpeting, etc. to spruce things up for the 2022. Season. A new website is in the future – more information to come re: that. We are quite excited to update the website as we grow. More to come.

The Board also decided to update the COVID policy as things continue to progress. As of now, proof of vaccination is still required for attendance, but mask-wearing is the choice of patrons. This is progress! We also need to report the opening of our 2022 season with the production of SPRING FLING, a variety show directed by Libby Schiarino – it sure was good to get back on stage! Attendance was sparse, but audience reception was great after a 2-year absence. Also, your writer found herself out of town prior to the production and may not have done enuff to encourage attendance – sorry Lib!

Our next production, BECKY’S NEW CAR – a play directed by Tina Rausa and currently in rehearsal, will be presented May 20, 21 & 22, and May 27, 28 & 29 with matinee performances on May 22 & 29 (both Sundays). Tickets for this production are $20 and are available at https://lakeshorecenterforthearts.ticketspice.com/beckys-new-car.

SO LONG MR. BROADWAY and a new HARVEST MOON are on the horizon, and the popular Cemetery Walk will once again occur this fall. More to come on all of these.

This month’s movie, 7 PM Tuesday April 19th, will be EYES IN THE NIGHT, a mystery starring Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, and Donna Reed… suspense and popcorn… what else do we need? Join us – Jacqueline Philips Theater at LSCFTA.

The Brenda Eno Gallery is once again open on Saturdays, from 1-3 PM. Stop in and see what Karin has displayed for us!

LSCFTA is also sponsoring a village mural to be painted on the side of the Stoves and Stuff building on Union Street, and will be a wonderful addition to the Village. We have the theme, the artists and all we need now is village support. If you’d like to become a donor, we’ve set up a GoFundMe page:

And last but definitely NOT least, the new Innovation Studio is up and running and finding a lot of interest. Jackie Phillips and administrator Carrie Shank have been hard at work creating a studio brochure and calendars for upcoming activities. Currently, some classes are taking place and future Innovation Studio participation is anticipated – this is an exciting time for us! Stop in and see what it’s all about.

In closing, welcome to 2022, an exciting return for LSCFTA! Thanks for sticking with us – we will continue to keep you updated!