About Lakeshore Players
Lakeshore Players mission is “to provide community enrichment opportunities through the performing arts.” Lakeshore serves as the premier performing arts center for the White Bear Lake area and is committed to providing opportunities for our community to participate in and experience live theatre.
In 2012-13, we will present seven productions (see shows). But that’s not all! Check us out ...
On the first Sunday of most productions, we offer a pay-what-you-can performance. Everyone is invited to stay after the show that day for a post-show artistic discussion with the director and creative team.
Founded in 1953 in White Bear Lake (northeastern Ramsey County), Lakeshore has continuously-operated as a community theater. Lakeshore operates year-round in an historic building, which the organization owns, located in downtown White Bear Lake.
Lakeshore Players’ administrative staff includes two full-time, and five part-time suport stafff, with contracted artists brought in for production teams and youth instructors. Each production showcases the talents of different guest artistic directors, music directors, choreographers, costumers, and stage managers, offering a variety of artistic approaches to engage our audiences and providing more opportunities for theatre professionals to work in their field.
Lakeshore’s 14-member volunteer board of directors is a working board, meeting monthly to govern and guide every production.
Lakeshore Players is a true community theater—each season, an average of 650 community volunteer actors, musicians, technicians, ushers, and others contribute to the organization’s success.
Lakeshore Players partners with other organizations to bring our programs to other venues. Recent partners include St. Paul's Landmark Center, Century College, and White Bear Lake Area Schools.
Lakeshore Players provides opportunities for community members to participate in the theatrical arts—from wide-eyed beginners, to experienced theatrical professionals. Professional guest artist directors, music directors, and choreographers share their skills and techniques gained through training and experience with volunteer actors drawn from the community. Each season, we see people who participated in youth programs return as adults to volunteer as actors and ushers, and to help with sets, props and costuming. Some have gone on to work as actors, directors, and stage managers at professional theaters. Many Lakeshore acting class students confidently go on to audition for a chance to perform in Lakeshore’s main stage productions.
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This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
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