LSAV began 2015 by making great strides to help its community. Its creative team was eager to volunteer their time and succeeded in touching the lives of many Chicago residents.
Upon searching for an organization where they could share their knowledge of the event industry, they found The Miracle Center. Director Mary Santana welcomed LSAV and soon enough a partnership began. This new found team would go on to produce a captivating and beautifully designed play, West Side Story.
When LSAV President Michael Giglio and the creative team visited The Miracle Center, they agreed that this was an opportunity to truly make a difference. LSAV sponsored the materials for a new stage, helped build the set and donated lighting and sound equipment.
Months passed, and The Center Theater was transformed. LSAV Creative Director, Chyrel Banias, designed the set as a 1980s, urban, “under the L track” look to highlight the city dwelling of both the Sharks and the Jets.
Mobile pillars acted as “L track” support beams and grabbed the audiences attention when transitioning from one scene to the next.
Overall, this production has been a great success. From the set design to the talented cast, West Side Story at The Center Theater is a play you don’t want to miss. For more information about LSAV and The Miracle Center, see the WGN video below.