Thanks to two of LMU’s longstanding and generous supporters, the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation and the Ahmanson Foundation, the university is one step closer to its first outdoor performance stage. Located on Robert B. Lawton Plaza in the heart of campus, the Drollinger Family Stage will host performances and events.
“The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation and the Ahmanson Foundation have evidenced their support of LMU on multiple levels,” said Bryant Keith Alexander, dean of the LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts. “The Drollinger Family Stage will serve as yet another monument of their commitment to the powerful mission of LMU, to the critical and comprehensive education that we provide our students across all disciplines, and their understanding of the power of the arts in community building and social transformation.”
As an additional performance venue, the Drollinger Family Stage allows LMU to expand the number, range and types of performances it can provide including live theatrical and dance events, concerts, public lectures, and awards ceremonies. It also will serve as the permanent home of the annual Shakespeare on the Bluff, the only free outdoor staged festival in the area. The stage, along with the continued use of integrated amphitheater seating in Lawton Plaza, has been integral to the community building aspect of the festival now moving into its fourth year.