Lake Shore Players

Lake Shore Players is partnering once again with Matoska to provide students with the opportunity to experience the theater and acting.  A survey of interest was emailed home. Please contact for more information.

Here is a brief description of the three different options for Matoska students:

The Grunch - Inspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, he comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone; he’ll steal the sets, costumes and lights the night before it opens. But will the spirit of theatre prevail? 

Geared towards students in grades 3-5

Matoska Contacts:

  • Ben Butters
  • Crystal Butters

Important Dates:

  • September 18: Auditions 
  • September 23: Rehearsals start
  • December 7 and 8:  Performances

Journey of the Noble Gnarble - The ocean floor is filled with the rarest of creatures, but none are as rare as gnarbles. Their fins are small, their tails are floppy, and they have never strayed far from their homes…until now. Journey of the Noble Gnarble is a story of a little gnarble with a big dream, who tries to make it past doubting blyfish, sneaky subbalubbles, and hungry plinks on his way to the surface of the sea. Along the way he befriends the glinny glims who teach him the importance of positivity and determination!

Geared towards students in grades K-2

Matoska Contacts:

  • Kendall Rutherford
  • Pam Winkler

Important Dates:

  • November 20: Auditions 
  • November 25: Rehearsals start
  • February 22 and 23:  Performances


Matoska Musical - Matoska 5th graders meet with the creative team from Lakeshore to develop an original musical based on the ideas developed by Matoska 5th graders

Geared towards students in grades K-5

Matoska Contacts:

  • Jody Eastburn
  • Kyra Scanlan

Important Dates

  • February 26: Auditions 
  • March 2: Rehearsals start

May 9 and 10:  Performances