… a local mom had a vision of redeeming the arts and helping children develop a love for literature filtered through a Christian worldview. Using theater as a tool, classics from Shakespeare, Dickens, Bunyan and others would be introduced to all ages. Soon the local village caught this vision. Children learned poetic passages, put on costumes, and recited great speeches. With much merriment they developed their inner character while performing!
We celebrate the confidence that is gained by shy students. We encourage teamwork and self-control in the bold students. Every class has a mixture of experience and personality. More advanced students always have something to master like timing, tone, movement, and understanding. Leadership roles from Student Director to Stage Manager to Costume Mistress to Composer are available for advanced students.
We stage classical literature from an educational standpoint that is affordable and without competitive auditions. This is a great way to try theater. It is especially helpful for beginning students. Pages Alive Theater is excited to develop year-round opportunities to serve local families and the community.
Lisa’s background started with musical theater as a child, playing Maid Marion in the musical Robin Hood. Her leading roles as a teenager included Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Aunt Nettie in Carousel, and Nimue in Camelot. Her work with Center Stage Productions in Aston includes both stage in Man of La Mancha and stage production for The Miracle Worker, The Sound of Music, and The King and I. Lisa also performed with The King’s Players at Liberty University.
Lisa has taught with Drama Kids, Gymboree, the Compass Homeschool Co-op, and Classical Conversations. She serves on the Tri-State Homeschool Association board that serves Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. She continues to homeschool her three children, participating in the Classical Civitas co-op as the IEW teacher. Her husband Eric, of 18 years records and edits all Pages Alive performances and has been seen doing everything from crew to voice-over work as Prime Minister Chamberlain in The Hiding Place.