March is here! We here at Lakeshore Productions have been diligently working on what the next 25 years might look like. With the help of our wonderful board of directors, volunteers, 25 years of history and Tom Berger, we have a clear vision for our future.
Twice a year the Kohler Foundation Inc. accepts applications from non-profit and public organizations throughout Sheboygan County, to review and award grants up to $5000. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the cancellation of our 25th anniversary show, LPI felt that fall of 2020 was a great time to throw our hat in the mix in hopes of securing one of these prestigious grants. With the leadership of one of our board members, Bethanie Gist, we were fortunate enough to be one of the Kohler Foundation Inc.’s $2,500 grant recipients.
Lakeshore Productions Inc. welcomes you to be a part of a great Christmas tradition in Random Lake, The Living Nativity. For seven years now, Lakeshore Productions Inc. has been bringing the story of the birth of Christ to the Night of Lights event in Random Lake. However, due to COVID-19, The Living Nativity will look a little different this year. We invite you all to help tell the story of the true meaning of Christmas by joining us in our production of the LPI Night of Lights Virtual Nativity, this year.
It has been far too long, and I hope everyone is safely enjoying this unprecedented summer. I would like to fill everyone in on what Lakeshore Productions has been working on since the summer is unfortunately not filled with you graciously spilling your talents all over the Random Lake community auditorium.
Hello, all; I hope you’re getting through these challenging times with a modicum of sanity. It goes without saying that I wish I was connecting with you in person whilst we put together The Wizard of Oz this summer for LPI’s 25th anniversary. We appreciate your patience as we, like most theatrical organizations, worked through what the Covid-19 pandemic means for us and the future of LPI.
LPI participants and supporters of the past 24 years…get out those smart phones and digital recording devices! Performers/musicians/dancers, pick a song from one of our past 24 shows, record a video, make it into a YouTube video, and share the link with us (multiple submissions welcome)! We will then share your video on our website and Facebook! This includes both vocal and instrumental performances. We cannot wait to see all of you talented performers in our LPI Virtual Showcase!
The third 25 year member we would like to introduce to you is, Joe Horstmeier. Whether it has been on stage as a performer, behind the scenes on stage crew, on the directing staff, or being a volunteer, Joe has been humbled to be a part of LPI for the past 25 years. Read more about Joe and his wonderful memories from the past years with LPI below.
The second 25 year member we would like to introduce to you is Rita Horstmeier. Rita and her entire family has been involved with LPI in some capacity since the beginning. Her four children, Joe, Nic, Jake, and Alexia have been involved onstage and backstage, and Rita's husband Jeff has done his fair share of volunteer work building sets for LPI throughout the years. Rita is now the head of ticket sales for LPI and has been for the past 17 years!
In honor of our 25th Anniversary year, we are going to share with you, four people that have been members of LPI for the past 25 years. Keep an eye out over the next few months as we share their memories and stories of the past 25 years. Our first 25 year member we would like to introduce to you is, Ed Ritger. Ed is the only 25 year member that has never been onstage. Ed is the father of Andy Ritger, one of the founders of Lakeshore Productions. Ed has been a "behind the scenes" asset to LPI throughout the years. Read more about Ed below as he reflects back on the last 25 years of LPI.