… a local mom had a vision of redeeming the Arts and teaching the classics! From Shakespeare, Dickens, Cervantes, and others, children learned poetic passages, put on costumes, and recited great speeches. They learned how to improvise and problem solve while performing. They developed their inner character while working hard!
We celebrate confidence and encourage teamwork. Every cast has a mix of experience. Students master timing, tone, movement, and understanding. Leadership roles and Production Team roles are available for students.
A Telling of Job is our 21st script performed! Some seasons we had up to four separate casts! And in the Summer of 2020, we still performed outside while others shut down, with 5 separate Shakespeare scenes as one show. In Spring 2023 we added a new Improv group that has generated more than 18 storylines, all student created! Here’s our 5-year history!
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.
May 2023 marks our fifth year! A Telling of Job was our Spring 2023 show, our first truly musical offering. Here’s a sweet video created and gifted to us by our Spring Student Director that features just a few current and past actors over the years: https://share.vidday.com/e/c-uvtw04
About the Director… Lisa’s background started with musical theater as a child, playing Maid Marion in Robin Hood. Her leading roles as a teenager included Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Cousin Nettie in Carousel, and Nimue in Camelot. Her work with Center Stage Productions in Aston includes both stage in Man of La Mancha and various production and tech roles for The Miracle Worker, The Sound of Music, and The King and I. Lisa also performed with The King’s Players ministry theater team at Liberty University.
Lisa has taught with Drama Kids, Gymboree, the Compass Homeschool Co-op, and Classical Conversations. She currently teaches two IEW classes for Classical Civitas in West Chester and serves on the Tri-State Homeschool Association board. She continues to homeschool her three children. Her husband Eric, of 18 years made his theater composing debut with A Telling of Job. He also records and edits all Pages Alive performances. Eric is seen doing everything from crew to voice-over work.