Little Theatre of Owatonna is pleased to announce its 2018 Sarah Foreman Post-Secondary Scholarship winner, Jenna McMains, Owatonna, MN. McMains will be presented a $1000 scholarship in honor of Foreman a long-time LTO member who died in February 2006.
Foreman’s work as director extended through 30 years, directing 18 shows and serving 11 years on the LTO Board during three separate terms. Her extensive contribution and dedication to theatre in Owatonna is memorialized in this scholarship.
This scholarship recognizes and supports a Steele County resident whose studies and/or participation in theatre distinguishes him/her. McMains will be a sophomore at Wartburg College studying Music Education and Music Therapy. She remarks “…on the stage I was able to do everything I loved at the same time. I could sing and dance and laugh and entertain, and ever since my first stage production, theatre has had a huge place in my heart.” McMains continues, “Theatre is my happy place; it is my home, and I know I will continue to call it home for the rest of my life.”
McMains graduated from OHS in 2017. She was involved in dance, choir, carolers, and symphony orchestra during her high school career. She performed at OHS as Jessie in Selfie, as Georgia Hendricks in Curtains, and as Ariel in The Little Mermaid. She was Frenchy in LTO’s Grease and Belle in Beauty and the Beast at Paradise Center for the Arts.
McMains will be recognized on opening night of LTO’s summer production, Seussical the Musical, Thursday evening, July 12. Little Theatre of Owatonna is committed to providing dramatic arts opportunities and incentives to citizens of Steele County. This scholarship is funded by donations and memorials. A portion of each shows profits is directed to the scholarships offered by LTO through the generous supports of its patrons and the Owatonna community.