Archive: Mar 28, 2023, 12:00 AM

Mike Schwab Announced As Master Builder

We are pleased to introduce our master builder for this summer’s production, Mike Schwab.  Mike is a very familiar face around LPI as he has been a part of the set building crew for 13 years!  His first volunteer involvement with building was in 2010 when his son Connor tried out for “Honk”.  Seven years ago, Mike decided to join the LPI Board of Directors and he has been a wonderful addition to our organization.  Mike has also been very involved in building sets for the many productions put on by the Random Lake School District (high school and elementary) for the past six years.

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Jim Johnson Announced As Set Designer

LPI is happy to announce Jim Johnson as this year’s set designer for Bye Bye Birdie. Jim is delighted to design Bye Bye Birdie, his third show with LPI. His first LPI show was Willy Wonka the Musical where he was assistant director/stage manager, followed up by Guys and Dolls where he was co-director. Jim will be working alongside, Mike Schwab (master builder for Bye Bye Birdie), this summer to create the amazing world of Sweet Apple, Ohio!  Jim has been directing, acting and designing for the past sixteen years at many surrounding area theaters. Jim's most memorable directing experiences include Clue On Stage, Our Town, Guys and Dolls and several murder mysteries for Memories Ballroom. Jim's favorite set designs include Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes, Clue On Stage, The Nerd and The Secret Garden. Jim's favorite on stage roles include Jacob Marley in West Bend Theater Company's A Christmas Carol, Editor Webb in Our Town, Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Andrew McNair in 1776. We at LPI are so excited to see what Jim has up his sleeve for the design of this summer production.

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