About Us


The Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble is a non-profit organization of men and women who strive to entertain, educate and enrich families, and endeavor to present the highest form of entertainment to the young and young at heart.

At Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble many of our audience members are able to sit right on the stage and interact directly with the performers. We produce four musicals at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts each year drawing up to 2,700 patrons to each production. Our performances are scheduled throughout the day and early evenings on weekends to accommodate patrons bringing families for their first live theatre experience. Many of our shows are also scheduled on Fridays to accommodate school groups.

 

Once Upon A Time . . . we invited Jack Haley, the original Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, to come and see our production of The Wizard of Oz in May of 1978. He came and honored us with his presence and his wisdom. We were surprised to learn that our production of The Wizard of Oz was the first and only stage production that he had ever seen. We were delighted and excited by his reactions. wozPOSTHe yelled out answers to questions along with all of the audience and he laughed, applauded and even stood up to become a haunted tree when Glinda, the good witch, asked the children to help create the forest. A lot of years and Fantasy Forum shows have passed since 1978 and through the encouragement of many people, Fantasy Forum has continued to grow. We have watched our audience members grow up and we fondly remember Jack Haley’s words, “When adults expose their children to quality theatre, such as Fantasy Forum, the children will develop a sense of worth for the arts and themselves.”