of Woodminster Summer Musicals since 1967, Jim was responsible
for the recreation of over 150 musicals and plays without music on
the Woodminster stage.
Jim died on May 8, 2010, at the age of 96. He worked on casting and planning the season until shortly before his death.
See an obituary.
See a tribute photo gallery.
The Voice of Woodminster, Jim Schlader, is greatly missed. The shows go on.
The Jim Schlader Award will continue, funded by our community. Please send your contributions to
The Jim Schlader Musical Theater Education Award
Producers Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 13008
Oakland CA 94661
The Jim Schlader Musical Theatre Education Award
For more than 40 years, Jim Schlader produced the Woodminster Summer Musicals with a special interest in cultivating young talent in musical theater. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of young perfomers were advised by Jim to get further education and training. In his memory, and because of many generous contributions made in his name, his organization can now offer more concrete encouragement to members of the Woodminster company who are pursuing higher education.
In 2012, the second year of the award, we presented Jim Schlader Musical Theatre Education Awards to three Woodminster performers who are in university performing arts programs. We had many talented and worthy applicants, and the three who were honored have demonstrated:
• Talent in musical theatre performance and production;
• Consistent contributions to the organization;
• Positive attitude and accomplishments as team players.
2012 AWARD WINNERS
Shown as Linus in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, May 2012
Chandler is in his first year at Cal State Fullerton, where he is studying musical theater.
Shown as Chava in Fiddler On The Roof, July 2012
Jillian is in her first year at New York University, where she is majoring in vocal performance.
Shown as a Protean in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, August 2012
Andrew is in his second year at Chapman University, where he is studying screen acting.
Congratulations to our 2012 winners! We believe you are bound for great things,
and we are proud to help support your higher education.
See a photo gallery of the presentation of the awards on September 16, 2012.