A most accomodating nephew
For the past several years, the all-volunteer FOST has made significant progress towards reopening the facility.
If a permanent deputy chief is named, it would be under the purview of Town Manager Michael Hartman. Mc Gowan is an expert in Internal Affairs investigations. He has all the ingredients of being a great Deputy chief. But, it is up to them." As for Chief Shastany, today was a tough day.Under La Fleur’s direction, the organization plans to actively restore the theatre as a vital organization to the Stoughton community.Founded in 1927, the State Theatre’s history began as an incredible edifice, noted for its granite façade, grand proscenium stage, an Estey pipe organ and ornate décor.He continues to create scripts and show concepts for notable organizations including Universal Studios, Genting, and The Hard Rock Cafe.His work is visibly represented in Las Vegas through productions at The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, The Venetian, the New York, New York Hotel and Casino, and a co-production with Cirque Du Soleil.He most recently completed a two-year role in Asia, serving as Artistic Director for Resorts World Sentosa, where he created and staged the multi-million dollar hit productions, “Voyage De La Vie” and “The Lightseeker”.
Both shows featured celebrated performers, circus acrobats and musicians from around the world, and starred leading players from London’s West End.
As a theatre arts educator, La Fleur has served as Professor of Theatre for Florida State University, Co-Director of the renowned Asolo Theatre Conservatory, Co-Director of Burt Reynolds’ Institute for Theatre Training, and is in demand for his informative performance and audition workshops by major entertainment and educational venues.
While residing in Las Vegas, he served as Artistic Coordinator for Celine Dion during the creation of her spectacular, “A New Day” at Caesar’s Palace.
He’ll be charged with implementing FOST’s organizational and strategic plan, including raising funds to restore the institution to its original grandeur as a centerpiece of culture, and boost the regional economy by creating new jobs and entertainment revenues as a multidisciplinary arts center.
By creating a new cultural destination, the State Theatre aspires to attract residents and tourists from the region, thus stimulating the regional economy through the arts.
Hartman from his duties as Town Manager and lead Stoughton in a direction that is founded on honesty, and transparency.