The Rising Stars program teaches and empowers young people through learning and performing. Kids build confidence and skills they can access for the rest of their lives. For the 2022-2023 Lake Travis Music Theatre Rising Stars season, Our directors teach various levels of classes, which all get to perform on stage in front of an audience.
Meet the Staff
Barbara Graham moved to Lago Vista in 2005 and has been performing with The Lago Vista Players and The Hill Country Singers. She is also part of the Jazz group "Twilight Jazz Ensemble" and co-founded Lake Travis Music Theatre.
Graham is also a voice & acting teacher. In addition to directing LTMT's summer musicals, she started the Rising Stars program in 2014 and has grown it from 5 students in her living room to full scale productions including Willy Wonka Jr, Frozen Jr, Aladdin Jr, and more. See gallery here.
In addition to being the Assistant Director for the Lake Travis Music Theatre summer productions, Lisa is also President of the board for LV Players and enjoys roles in both organizations. Favorites roles include: Miss Hannigan in “Annie” (2013 & 2019), Bunny Watson in “Desk Set” and Crane Hammond in “Exit the Body”. Lisa also sings with the Hill Country Singers and Lakeside Christian Fellowship, and is a full-time employee of LVISD. Lisa has been Assistant Director for the Rising Stars program since its first production.
Lisa received her BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting and worked in the Chicago theatre scene for many years. She then pursued her Masters of Education there before moving to Texas. She moved to Lago Vista a year ago and is the current Kindergarten-5th grade Performing Arts teacher. She has much experience working with and directing children and adults alike. She recently performed as Mrs. Brill for Lake Travis Music Theatre in Mary Poppins. She will perform in the upcoming Lago Vista Players production of “The Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens”. She is thrilled to have found a community so supportive of the performing arts and looks forward to many years of great theatre.