theatre

NLS seeks funds for new school arts endowment, announces $100K matching grant

November 16, 2018

NLS seeks funds for new school arts endowment, announces $100K matching grant
NEW LONDON—The inaugural theater performance Thursday night in the New London-Spicer School District’s Performing Arts Center concluded with a standing ovation for the cast and crew of “The Wizard of Oz”—and news that a new arts endowment fund was being launched to help student arts programming well into the future. The fund is getting a big boost with a gift of up to $100,000 from the Pierce Family Foundation. Depending on the community response between now and May, the NLS

Small community theaters aim high with big productions

July 26, 2018

Small community theaters aim high with big productions
Lake Lillian has an estimated population of 235 people, according to the United States Census Bureau. With 13 area businesses, a main street approximately half a mile long, and the nearest school almost 13 miles away, Lake Lillian is the very definition of a small town. But starting Sunday, this small town is hosting a full production of “Mary Poppins,” which is expected to draw around 100 people for each show at the former Lake Lillian school. Director Corinne Hable said, “This