Lakeland Theatre

Mark E. Taylor Theatre
P.O. Box 130
411 Mosby Ave.
Littleton, NC  27850
(252) 586-3124
Toll Free: (877) 330-0574

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2004 Schedule
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2004 Schedule

  February 14th only. L.O.V.E. Awards. Join us as we celebrate the best of the 2003 season with our version of the "Oscars". With musical highlights from the past year of shows and a chance to recognize our many volunteers, this is a grand evening to get "dressed up" and celebrate community theater with the busiest theater in America. 
  February 27, 28, March 5, 6, 7*, 12, and 13. Gypsy. This is the ultimate story of an aggressive stage mother pushing her girls to the stardom she was never able to obtain herself. After years of a mediocre act being booked and cancelled throughout the country, One daughter, Louise, strikes out on her own as Gypsy Rose Lee, an elegant stripper among the brassy burlesque. Memorable music numbers include Some People, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Together Wherever We Go, and You Gotta Get A Gimmick. 
  March 26, 27, 28*, 31*, April 2, and 3. The Miracle Worker. This is the stirring dramatization of the story of Helen Keller. Blind, deaf and mute, nobody knows what Helen’s fate might have been had she not come under the tutelage of Annie Sullivan. The Miracle Worker is based on the emotional relationship between the lonely teacher and her difficult charge. Annie’s success with Helen comes only after some of the most turbulent and emotion packed scenes ever presented on the stage. 
  April 16, 17, 23, 24, 25*, 30, and May 1. Nunsense. Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off-Broadway Musical, Nunsense is a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). Described by the N.Y. Times as “Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything-goes sense of fun.” Come prepared to laugh hard and long. 
  May 15th only. Lakeland Singers Spring Concert. On the Saturday evening following Mother's Day, treat your special person with a performance by the Lakeland Singers choral ensemble in tribute to mothers everywhere. 
  May 21, 22, and 23*. An Evening With Larry Williams and Friends. Larry Williams and a select group of friends will entertain and amuse us with their singing and comic abilities. 
  June 5th only. Julie's Taps and Tutus Spring Recital. Established in 1995, Julie Harris Mason and her students show off their new skills for a fun and enjoyable evening that has become a community tradition. 
  June 18, 19, 25, 26, and 27*. Blithe Spirit. This farce involves novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife, Ruth, who invite into their home an eccentric lady medium to oversee a séance, not knowing the medium will summon back Charles’ first wife. The first wife has a ghostly plot in mind, which quickly turns Charles and Ruth’s life upside down. Tremendously funny!! 
  July 17 only. Young People’s Workshop. Around 35 young people ages 11 to 18, will meet and workshop for two weeks ending with a performance on Saturday July 17. It is truly amazing to see what our young people can accomplish in such a short period of time. 
  July, 23, 24, 30, 31, August 1*. Summer Musical Revue. Julie Harris Mason and her wonderful cast and crew will entertain us for an evening of music and delight. 
  August 20, 21, 27, 28, and 29*. Alone Together. This is the story of a middle-aged couple whose children have all finally left the nest. At last they are “alone together” and then all three sons come charging back home and Mom and Dad have quite a time pushing them back out again. You will roar with recognition, pleasure and amusement. 
  September 11th only. Comedy Night. Is "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" one of your favorite shows? Meet us at Lakeland for a night of improvisational hilarity as we tickle your funny bone for a good cause! 
  October 8, 9, 15, 16, 17*, 22, and 23. My Fair Lady. Colonel Pickering challenges Professor Henry Higgins to metamorphose the gutter snipe, Eliza Doolittle, into a paragon of verbal correctitude. You will recognize a number of musical pieces such as I Could Have Danced All Night, With A Little Bit Of Luck, The Rain in Spain and Get Me To The Church on Time. 
  October 30 only. A Masquerade Ball. This is the chance of the year to dress up and join in the fun at Lakeland. If you are unsure what to wear, Lakeland has costumes for rent, too. You may make an appointment early to go through and select a costume from Lakeland’s 15,000-costume wardrobe. This is a Lakeland Fundraiser: No season ticket or discount pricing available. 
  November 18*, 19, 20, December 3, 4, 5*, 9*, 10, 11, and 12*. A Christmas Carol. Tremble with Scrooge at the sight of Marley’s ghost and rejoice with him when he sees the error of his ways and take comfort from the good spirits of Christmas who make everything right in the end. 
  December 16th only. Julie’s Taps & Tutus Holiday Recital. There's always music, great dancing and a generous dose of humor when Julie Harris Mason and her students get together and "strut their stuff" at Christmas! Great costumes and guest soloists are a part of this community event, and everyone is invited to share in the joy of accomplishment with Julie and her students of all ages! 
  December 18 and 19*. Lakeland Singers Christmas Concert. The Lakeland Singers ring in the holidays and ring out Lakeland's 2004 season with a tuneful mix of holiday favorites old and new that will leave you with a song in your heart for the holidays. 

* indicates Matinee performance