Emmanuel Lutheran Actors' Theatre Ensemble (ELATE) Website

Production History 2007-Present The Bad Seed The Apple Tree The Golgotha Project Pygmalion And Then There Were None West Side Waltz Chaps Love & Marriage Grace & Glory The Petrified Forest Cleaning Up Don't Hug Me Prisoner of Second Avenue We've Got a Show For You! The Diviners Golden Age of Radio: Christmas Edition The Foreigner The ELATE Musicals:TAFFT Wait Until Dark ELVIS: R.I.P. It Up! Songs For a New World The Curious Savage Welcome To My Homepage What's New

Welcome to ELATE's Latest Website!

Our next show is another night of staged readings! This time we're featuring three short comedies by the great Russian writer Anton Chekov. Shows include "The Anniversary", "The Bear" and "The Wedding". Performances are Jan. 11th (8pm) and January 12th (2pm). The shows are directed by Andrew Piecka and there is no charge for admission. Don't miss this chance to see these classic comedies!

Sad to report that the old ELATE website is no more, a victim of the takeover of the fortunecity webhost. We received no notice and were just as surprised as you when we discovered the website with its long history of shows and hundreds of pictures was no more. We are told it is not recoverable.

Fortunately we started this site a few years ago in order to add pages for our latest productions (we were already having troubles with fortunecity back then). For the time being we will use this and our Facebook page to communicate with members about auditions and new shows. Check back here for more details.

Prisoner of Second Avenue

Carla Betz and Joe Fiske as Edna and Mel Edison in Neil Simon's classic play.

ELVIS: R.I.P. It Up!

Ann-Margaret (Felicia Tweedy) and Elvis (Michael Oberholtzer ) are reunited backstage.

The Foreigner

Daniel Johnsen directs the show of the year!

Songs for a New World

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Jennifer Lutheran and Barbara Piecka in "Graceland".

We've Got a Show For You!

Steven Kirk at a rehearsal for "We've Got a Show For You".

ELATE Benefit at Solheim

Jeff Zimmer, Steven Kirk, and Mike and Marty McCambridge take the show on the road and perform "The Golden Age of Radio: Christmas Edition" at Solheim Lutheran Retirement Home.

Law & Elvis

Kristin Olsen proudly shows off the makeover she just gave Nikki Bedwell in "Law & Elvis".

We've Got a Show For You!

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The Curious Savage

Dean Ricca, Michael Oberholtzer and Tara Price play the greddy relatives who want to put their mother away in "The Curious Savage".

The ELATE Musicals: Together Again for the First Time

Grant Axton IS Nicely-Nicely Johnson!

The Golden Age of Radio: Christmas Edition

This version of "My Friend Irma" starred Nikki Bedwell as Irma and Christyn Kochman as her best friend Jane.

The Joey Ho Show

Rowlf the Dog and Kermit the Frog appear in "The Joey Ho Show". Riowlf sang the Phil Harris classic "The Thing" while Kermit contributed "Carribean Amphibian".