Welcome to MLC Forum’s Student Information Page!

Below you will find all current announcements.

If you have any questions, please contact Forum faculty advisor, Mrs. Erin Laabs (laabser@mlc-wels.edu) or any member of your Forum board: President Emma Pufahl (pufahlem@mlc-wels.edu), Vice President Isabel Monday (mondayie@mlc-wels.edu), Secretary Nicole Schumann (schumanb@mlc-wels.edu), and Treasurer Jason Horn (hornja@mlc-wels.edu).


Did you know your Forum board meets every week? They make plans for current productions, study possibilities for future productions, discuss improvements to Forum facilities and equipment, support current and future staff members, make decisions about changes to our organization, and much more! Take a look at the 2023-24 meeting minutes to see what has been discussed lately.

CURRENT PRODUCTION (children’s theatre):

Alice in Wonderland (May 2-4, 2024)

When is the show? School performances are May 2-3 (9:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM each day), and public performances are May 4 at 3:00 & 7:00 PM. Tickets are $3 for all attendees and will be sold at the door only for the public performances, beginning 30 minutes before each show time.

When are rehearsals? Rehearsals generally run Sundays from 7:00-9:00 PM, and Mondays-Thursdays from 4:15-6:00 PM.

What is the show about? In this endearing version of Lewis Carroll’s memorable story, Alice is cautioned by the White Rabbit to take good care of the Queen’s tarts, which are to be served shortly at the croquet match. While Alice’s back is turned, the tarts are stolen. Alice, realizing that the White Rabbit will lose his head if the tarts are not discovered in time, goes in search of the thief. Her quest leads her through a maze of incredible and suspenseful adventures, climaxed by a trial scene in which the thief is discovered. Reimagine your experience of Wonderland in Madge Miller’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland!

Do you want to sign up to be on the crew? Here is the signup sheet. If you are interested, please sign up by Wednesday, March 20. You will then receive a follow-up form gathering some more information about your availability and interests.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact Emma Pufahl (director) at pufahlem@mlc-wels.edu, Nicole Schumann (producer) at schumanb@mlc-wels.edu, or Katie Rosenau (school performance coordinator) at rosenakg@mlc-wels.edu.


Fiddler on the Roof  (November 8-10, 2024)

When is the show? The show is Friday, November 8 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 PM. 

What is the show about? This award-winning tale of Tevye the Dairyman and his family’s struggles in a changing Russia is a true musical theatre tradition. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social norms and the growing complications of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical detail, Fiddler on the Roof‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across a variety of barriers, touching audiences with its humor, warmth, and honesty.

Are you interested in applying for a staff position? We are looking to fill FOUR staff positions with students: Assistant DirectorAssistant Music DirectorProducer, and Box Office Manager. The job description is linked to each position. PLEASE review these job descriptions before applying so you are sure you have an understanding of the position. Other positions on the staff are the Director (TBD), Music Director (Kathy Wurster), and Orchestra Director (Prof. Wurster). Faculty and student staff members work alongside each other to make one cohesive team of colleagues, while also embracing opportunities for mentorship in these positions. If you are interested in applying for a musical staff position, fill out the application form hereThe form is due on Saturday, May 11, 11:59 p.m. The board will then review the applications, and the interviews will be scheduled for Monday, May 13 and/or Wednesday, May 15.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact Mrs. Laabs (Forum faculty advisor) with any questions.


May 2-3     Children’s theatre school performances (Alice in Wonderland)

May 4     Children’s theatre public performances (Alice in Wonderland)

May 7     Forum end-of-the-year party (Laabs’ house, 5:00-7:30 pm)

May 11     Musical staff applications due

May 13,15     Musical staff interviews