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The Lakeside Lutheran drama department nurtures and develops the God-given gifts of students both in front and behind the curtain. Dozens of students can be involved in this co-curricular, whether as actors, costumers, set builders, artists, videographers or audio technicians.

The department currently offers a play or musical each spring. Auditions begin early in second semester and performances run the last weekend in April.


Tickets available to the public April 1, 2019

Welcome to the museum’s lecture on ’Monsters, Murderers and Madmen.’ You have no doubt enjoyed the Chamber of Horrors display in the lobby and are listening attentively to Professor Dirk Carlton, a renowned Egyptologist, tell of his discovery of the Pharaoh Menkaura’s tomb. Suddenly, while watching a slide of the ruler’s sarcophagus, the projector goes off, plunging the auditorium into darkness. When the lights come on, the professor is dead and the priceless jewel he was holding has vanished! When Lt. Dan Morrow arrives, he narrows the suspects to seven. Was it the jealous wife? Or the exotic Egyptian who cursed the expedition? The lieutenant enlists audience aid in solving the crime. You’ll be caught up in this ’virtual’ thriller, uncovering the clues that reveal the killer in the electrifying climax. This unique mystery contains as many laughs as it does shivers.
2 public performances, April 26 & 27, 2019 at 7 pm


Spring 2019 Cast

Dr. Johanna Vanderveer -- Anna Bilitz
Elena Newman -- Olivia Fregien
Lurenda Westbrook -- Kendra Kasper
Elvira Gray -- Bronte Perkins
Jane Trice -- Abbie DiGiovanni
Russ Palmer -- Al Wood
Betty Lange -- Sam Anderson
Professor Dirk Carlton -- Cannon Kerr
Frances Carlton -- Sophie Griffin
Nefertari Amun -- Molly Lindloff
Isis Amun -- Ella Butzine
Tony -- Ben Huebner
Lt. Dan Morrow -- Caleb Raymond
Officer Val Holloway -- Kiara Wolfram
Professor Kirk Carlton -- Will DeNoyer
Guards -- Kira Tweit, Joy Thompson Wurz, Ashley Grundman & Olivia Odrich


Past Productions from the LLHS Drama Department

2018 Musical: The Nifty Fifties

2017 Play: Is There a Doctor in the House?

2016 Musical: Princess Whatsername

2015 Production: Murder's in the Heir

2014 Production: The Clumsy Custard Horror Show (& Ice Cream Clone Review)


A big thank you to Mr. Marcus Buch, LLHS drama coach and director from 2010-13.

2013 Production: Hound of the Baskervilles
2012 Production: My Fair Lady
2011: Ice House Madrigals

2010: Annie Get Your Gun