Last updateSat, 15 Feb 2020 10am

The Naked Stage: Only the bare essentials

The Naked Stage concept exists around the world under various names including “Readers’ Theater” and “Bare Bones Theater.” Long-time Lakeside resident Jeritza McCarter founded one as an expat in Japan, which is still going. In 2009 she brought the idea to Lakeside where it has flourished and the entire community benefits as all profits go to the Red Cross. 

Student troubadours shine

Despite a late start that prompted a last-minute change in logistics, the Estudiantina music program held at the Chapala Malecon last Saturday provided two hours of knock-out entertainment for spectators who patiently waited out the delay.

LLT emergency election may soon be called

Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) members returning after the summer have been surprised and disappointed to learn that President Pat Carroll and his wife Terri returned permanently to Canada in early July. A very popular president for ten years, Carroll was an invaluable, well-respected champion of LLT both as an actor and a pro-active board member. His departure will leave a great void at the theater and the wider Ajijic community.

Rondalla Chapala back in business

La Rondalla de Chapala is making a comeback after a 15-year hiatus. The original all-male vocal troupe was formed in 1976. A second generation reached its heyday in the mid-1990’s. The group reemerged six months ago with a dozen young musicians coming aboard with a similar number of old-timers under the direction of Felipe de Jesus Ochoa Hernandez.

LLT season opens with a ‘must-see’

“Local Hero” is the opening production of Lakeside Little Theatre’s 49th Season. The comedy-drama is directed and adapted for the stage by Neal Checkoway, from Scottish writer-director Bill Forsyth’s original 1983 screenplay which starred Burt Lancaster and Peter Riegert.

MAS era ends with boost for local music school

Lakeside’s Centro Regional de Estudios Musicales (CREM) has been named as the beneficiary of assets being liquidated by the Music Appreciation Society (MAS) after three other prospective candidates bowed out of the running.