Schacherbauer Funeral Arrangements Set

Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7:52am

Curtain Players has learned of funeral arrangements for the community theatre company’s former artistic director, Michael Schacherbauer.

Schacherbauer died Friday May 4 following a battle with cancer.

Calling hours are Wednesday May 9 with funeral Thursday May 10 in Plain City. Click here for a complete obituary and details.

Schacherbauer for more than 25 years was as an active Curtain Player as an actor, director, and volunteer, and later from 1999 to 2007, served as the community theatre organization’s first artistic director. In that position he advanced the depth of and guided the theatre’s programming, and served as a mentor for actors, directors, and designers.

He was also a strong advocate for community theatre, and just last fall awarded the Ohio Community Theatre Association’s Lifetime Achievement honor. He was inducted into the statewide organization’s Hall of Fame in 2010. He served as OCTA president four times among other leadership roles in that group.

Schacherbauer was a career educator (30 years) with Westerville City Schools. After he retired to Michigan, he worked for Northwest Airlines and continued his theatre pursuits.