Theatre Arts

2015 - 2016 Season

Jeremy K. Benjamin, Director of Theatre



Friday, April 22 & Saturday April 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Lorain Palace Theater

LCCC Theatre Department Production
Blooms of Steel
by Kimberly Aldrich-Ceja
Directed by Skip Corris

Blooms of Steel, The Musical, tells the story of the community that grew around the steel mill in Lorain through the family history of fictional steel mill retiree, Emil Hubiak.  Emil's family attributes his love and loyalty to a once-vibrant and proud city to the ramblings and sketchy memories of an old man.  Yet soon, they too are caught up in the magic and resilience of a city on the brink of rebirth.  Blooms of Steel, The Musical is based on the play of the same name, commissioned in 2008 by the Lorain County Metro Parks.  This new musical version is being produced by the Lorain Historical Society in partnership with the Lorain Palace Theater and Lorain County Community College's Theater Department, along with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

Please note that this production will be performed at the historic Lorain Palace Theater.

Tickets per concert: $8/Adults; $7/LCCC Students, Staff & Seniors 65+; $6/Groups of 15 or more.
For more information and/or to purchase tickets, come to the Stocker Arts Center Box Office, which is open weekdays from 12 noon to 6:00pm, call (440) 366-4040 or (800) 995-5222 ext. 4040 during those hours, or click on the "Buy Stocker Event Tickets" icon above.

Sorry you missed these great productions:

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Cirigliano Studio Theatre

A Free Outreach Touring Production
A World Premiere Adaptation by David Hansen
Directed by Lisa Ortenzi

Thursday, November 19 – Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Cirigliano Studio Theatre

LCCC Theatre Department Production
The Diviners
by Jim Leonard Jr.
Directed by Dave Cotton
This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s.
Cirigliano Studio Theatre



Our mission is to entertain, enlighten, and educate the diverse community in which we reside, by producing plays through the unique collaborative effort of community volunteers and the Theatre Department of Lorain County Community College.

Through this mission LCCC Theatre desires:

  • To serve the community by offering a diverse series of arts events, aimed at expanding the communities' awareness of the arts of many cultures, the accessibility of classic literature, and the many different forms of performing arts.   
  • To educate the college students and staff by providing exposure to the many different genres of theatre and affording them the opportunity to produce theatre themselves; in addition to working with more experienced professional faculty and staff.
  • To support the theatre community by providing serious and meaningful performance opportunities necessary to their development as artists.

Jeremy K. Benjamin, Director of Theatre, Production Manager/Technical Director

Jeremy is in his 24th year as Production Manager/Technical Director/Designer at Lorain County Community College. Mr. Benjamin teaches Stagecraft, Lighting, Sound technology and theatre history courses, along with coordinating all technical and design aspects of the Arts and Humanities Division programming. Jeremy has spent the past 25 years designing lighting for all forms of the performing arts. Besides LCCC, Mr. Benjamin’s lighting designs have been seen at the Beck Center for the Arts, Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Department, Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre, Cleveland Municipal School District, Dancing Wheels, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Ingenuity Festival, Lorain County Community College, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Miami University Summer Theatre, Oberlin Opera Theatre, Oberlin Department of Theatre and Dance, Ohio Dance Theatre, Opera Cleveland, Paramount Productions, and Pointe of Departure Dance.
Scott Dane Knowles, Assistant Technical Director

Scott has enjoyed over 42 years in theatre production both in the US and abroad. He has designed and built over 200 sets for theatre companies including Lyric Opera Cleveland (Das Barbecu and The Fall of the House of Usher), Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater Festival and Oberlin College. In February 2007 Mr. Knowles designed the US premier of Lost Highway, the dramatic opera written by noted Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth and based on the David Lynch film of the same title. The production received critical acclaim from The New York Times and Musical America. This is Mr. Knowles 19th year working for LCCC Theatre.

Diane Papp, Costume Designer/Costume Shop Supervisor
In addition to completing her design studies right here in Northeast Ohio in 1982, Diane received her AS in Business/Individualized Studies in 2007 from LCCC, after which she completed a summer marketing internship with Leadership Lorain County working with non-profit organizations. Diane has over 30 years of costuming experience and over 12 years as Resident Costume Designer and Costume Shop Supervisor here at LCCC. Diane is grateful for all of the many opportunities and rewards she has received during her time here including being the recipient of 3 Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Awards of Merit for her costume work in American College Theater; 2002-Homer’s The Odyssey, 2003-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2004-She Stoops to Conquer. In January of 2005, she established the LCCC Costume Outreach Program, servicing Lorain County school drama clubs and community theaters, providing them with costuming information, resources and affordable costume rentals.




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