June Newsletter

What seems to be working for us is offering a variety of fine arts experiences in all genres and formats to our public. People can attend, create, learn, perform, etc. on their own schedule, at their own pace for very little cost. There is opportunity for nearly anyone to become involved with us. Thus far we have been on target with our offerings.

What has brought all this to mind is the outstanding attendance and feedback on our recent and future theatrical productions. Most recently the readers theater production of ANCESTRAL VOICES sold out and had people disappointed that they could not get tickets. We have also added two additional performance days for our JUICE BOX INTERNATIONAL ONE ACT FESTIVAL because we were sold out two months before the event and may sell those additional days at the rate tickets are selling. Early feedback on the upcoming DANCING WITH BREAST CANCER coming in August indicates this production will follow suit.

Interest and participation in all we do here at Lake Shore Center for the Arts has grown and patrons and members have become very enthusiastic. This is not just true of our theater offerings but for all of our programs. It is so exciting and rewarding to be a part of what is happening here. And it is so easy!

Make sure you get our monthly newsletter each month with information on what, when and where is happening here at LSCFTA. Most importantly reserve tickets for performances, enroll early in classes or programs so as not to be disappointed. And THANK YOU for helping to bring us to where we are today!


Whew! We’ve been busy upstairs

at 49 S. Portage.

If you missed meeting Maia Horvath at our reception for her in May, you still can visit her stunning piece, “Westfield, Much Love to You All” which proudly hangs in the Lorna Penny Suite. Again, we thank our private benefactor for gifting us with such a treasure.

Thanks to all of you who attended Ancestral Voices. We nearly sold out Friday, and were completely full Saturday and Sunday. The actors were energized by your laughter and humbled by your tears. Oh come on, we know some of you were sniffling at the end. And what a joy to hear that some of you were surprised by how engrossing a readers’ theater production can be.

Speaking of selling out, your response to our upcoming Juice Box One Act Play Competition has been so overwhelming that we have added two more evenings of performances. If you’ve not yet purchased your tickets, right now would be a good time. Comedies will be presented Wednesday, July 24 and Friday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. Dramas take the stage Thursday, July 25 and Sat., July 27 at 7:00 p.m. Remember that the audience has a vote in determining the top three plays in each category. Those six winners will be presented on Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. with announcement of first, second and third placements in both categories. We’re stoked! Go to our website for tickets: lakeshorecenterforthearts.com

Trenton Lutes, area artist, photographer and novelist returns to our center on Friday, June 14, from 5-7 p.m. With twenty of his intriguing pieces hanging in our Bill Ross Recital Hall, Trenton will be happy to share with you his process in developing this technique and transferring images to the hangings. Prepare to be dazzled.

Alfred Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck! Does it get any better?! Yep, SPELLBOUND is our Classic Movie this monthTuesday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. It can get a bit chilly in the theater, so a sweater or a jacket may be a good idea.

Just a reminder, Class Reunion Weekend will bring the LSCFTA Spirit Event where we recognize classmates who have passed. That will be Sunday, July 14. Names can be registered beginning at 10 a.m. with the recognition set for 11 a.m. at the Mattie Mathews Gazebo in Moore Park. Freewill donations are appreciated.

Planning ahead? August will bring Dancing With Breast Cancer to our theater. This lyrical piece written by Janay Cosner, takes us on her journey, which so many other cancer survivors have traveled. Presentations are scheduled for Friday & Saturday, Aug. 16 & 17 at 7 p.m. and Sun. the 18th at 2:00 p.m.

Innovation Studio: Many new studio classes are available in June, July, and August that cover everything from video editing to photography subjects and techniques. Open Studio drop-in sessions make equipment, software, and assistance available to help you complete creative projects. Recent member projects include video and audio podcasts, audition taping, audio self-guided museum tour, and video training tapes for a local nonprofit. Classes and studio usage are free to LSCFTA members! https://lakeshorecenterforthearts.com/studio/

So, are you the one who never joins in singing “Happy Birthday” at your family parties? Or, are you the one who only holds the hymnal when the congregation sings? Or are you the one whose music teacher told you as a third grader that you should just mouth the words when the rest of the class sang? Well, Sandra Lowell Josephson (better known as Sandra Makuch to some locals) is here to help. On Mondays in August, Sandra will be offering a class at our center to help you Find Your Voice in her classes. While you may think you cannot carry a tune, Sandra knows how to help you find it. Intrigued? Be in touch: SingClassFYV@gmail.com to learn more.

We have some other interesting musical possibilities under discussion, so stay tuned. HaHa! Pardon the pun. As always, our thanks for your support. Visit our website or Facebook page to stay in touch.

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We thank all of our many supporters & friends for keeping us a priority. We’re so grateful for those of you who have renewed your connection with us. Our membership drive is ongoing. If you have not become a member or renewed your membership please do so today. Thank you, see you at LSCFTA!