Little Theatre of Owatonna is pleased to announce its 2019 Sarah Foreman Post-Secondary Scholarship winner, Cassandra Hager, Owatonna. Ms. Hager will receive a $1000 scholarship in honor of Foreman, a long-time LTO leader, 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 distinguish him/her and that offer promise of continued participation in community theatre. Cassie will be a senior at Morningside College studying Music Education. She remarks, “Theatre gives us culture and gives those who enjoy theatre, either being involved or watching, the opportunity to engage right here in our own town.” Hager continues, “I hope to get involved with the theater where I am teaching and either conduct pit or become the music director for shows.”
Hager graduated from OHS in 2016. She was involved in marching band during her high school career. Outside of school Hager was active in various church activities often involving children and music as well as Job’s Daughters. She has done backstage work and/or served as an usher for nearly 20 LTO productions.
Hager will be recognized on opening night of LTO’s summer production, Once on this Island, Thursday evening, June 20. She is a member of the production’s pit crew. 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 show’s profits is directed to the scholarships offered by LTO through the generous supports of its patrons and the Owatonna community.