Elyria Summer Theatre Association

Serving the region for over three decades

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Board of Directors

  • Sheila Andre de la Porte, President
  • Jessica Alley
  • Pam Christian
  • Neal Hubbard
  • Terri Igneczi
  • Tom Kelley
  • Alex Rushwin 

    Summer, 2009

    Elyria Summer Theatre is on hiatus for the summer due to the construction of Elyria High School.  We're working with EHS on a fall project, as well. Watch for details on this website.
    We thank you for your continuing support of  Elyria Summer Theatre Association.

    Sheila Andre de la Porte
    President, ESTA
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    Have you been involved in theatre at Elyria High School?  There's a reunion event planned as the EHS Auditorium approaches it's final days.

    Check out this website:

    Elyria High School Drama Alumni

    Our 2008 Musical: "A great hit!"

    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a 1982 Off-Broadway musical black comedy by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a nerdy florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. The musical was based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The musical score, composed by Menken in the style of 1960's rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, included several show-stoppers including "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," and "Suddenly Seymour," as well as the title song.   

    July 2008 performances were well received by an appreciative audience.  If you'd like to take part in ESTA productions, make sure you get on our email list (see left column).

    Volunteer opportunities:

    Set construction, painting, acting, costume assistance, ticket sales, publicity, program ad sales, pit musicians, props, cast party coordinator, errand running, phone calling. To volunteer, send us an email with your name, phone number and your area of interest. Email us at ElyriaTheatre@gmail.com

    The Mission of ESTA

    The mission of Elyria Summer Theatre Association is the pursuit of excellence in the organization, production and performance of live theatre. This pursuit of excellence will seek to involve, educate and unify all members of our diverse community.


    Our History

    Elyria Summer Theatre Association has a proud history with over 30 seasons of quality shows. Our most recent productions have included:

    2008:  Little Shop of Horrors

    2008:  Bad Girls (and the Men who Love Them)

    2007:  Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    2007: An Evening of One-Act Plays by David Ives, co-produced with Elyria High School Drama Department 

    2006: Bye Bye Birdie

    2006: Jerry Finnegan's Sister, co-produced with Elyria High School Drama Department

    2005: Damn Yankees

    2005: Mama's Veil

    2005: The Complete History of America (abridged), co-produced with Elyria High School Drama Department

    2004: The Wizard of Oz

    2004: Plaza Suite

    2003: Once Upon a Mattress

    2003: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

    2002: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    2002: Camping with Henry and Tom

    2001: Fiddler on the Roof

    2001: On Golden Pond

    2000: Hello, Dolly!

    1999: Oliver!

    1998: Godspell

    1997: The Sound of Music