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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2005 Schedule
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2005 Schedule

January 28. The Golden Gates and Moscow Nights. (Special Event) Created in 1993,"The Golden Gates" have taken part in cultural and folk festivals throughout Russia and Europe. The performers, ages 5 to 16, are consistently recognized as one of the most talented and exceptional presenters of Russian folk culture. They are accompanied by “The Moscow Nights”, professional musicians from St. Petersburg who are outstanding folk artists in their own right. The program includes songs, rituals, folk stories and dance that has been carefully researched and recreated in performance. Two school day matinees and evening performance on January 28 only. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Halifax County Arts Council.
January 29 only. Gala Art Auction Fundraiser. (Special Event) Do you have a bare wall that needs to be covered? Over 400 pieces of art from internationally known artists will be auctioned off on a gala night of fun and excitement that benefits the programs of the Lakeland Arts Center. Be sure to attend and get a great piece of art at a great price!
February 5 only. The L.O.V.E. Awards. (Special Event) Give yourself an early Valentine’s Day present and get “dressed up” for our annual awards show. With highlights from the past year and a preview of this year’s first show, the L.O.V.E. Awards honors all those who have contributed to the success of Lakeland over the past 12 months. It’s a great evening, modeled after the “Oscars”, and it’s a wonderful way to say “thank you” to those who have given so much over the past year to entertain you. Presented by an anonymous sponsor.
February 11*, 12, 13**, 17*, 18, 19, 24*. Charlotte’s Web. (Play) This dramatic adaptation of “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years” (Children’s Literature Association) was created by Joseph Robinette with the advice of author E. B. White. It’s the story of Wilbur, a young pig who would like to grow older, and his friends in the barnyard, animal and human, who help save him from becoming breakfast ham. This play is about friendship and teaches us all wonderful lessons.
March 18, 19, 20**, April 1, 2. Who’s Under Where? (Play) Aspiring fashion designers Jane and Sybil are on the verge of the deal of their lives. They have rented a hotel suite for a very private showing of their “Passion Fashion Wear” lingerie with famous Italian designer Bruno Fruferelli attending. They have anticipated everything – except the arrival of their jealous husbands who have jumped to the wrong conclusions! Combine suspicious spouses, stolen underwear, mistaken identities with a crazy Italian designer, models and a lecherous security guard, and you have the recipe for a side-splitting farce in the best comic tradition. (Rated PG-13 by Lakeland for adult situations and language)
April 29, 30, May 1**, 6, 7, 13, 14. Showboat. (Musical) The Los Angeles Times called it “a jewel of the American theater.” The Houston Chronicle called it “a masterpiece…a great and richly entertaining musical.” One of the best musicals ever written, Showboat spans the years between 1880 and 1927, telling the stories of three generations of show folk and their life-long friends on the Mississippi River, in Chicago and on Broadway. You’ll be entranced by songs like “Make Believe”, “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man”, and the classic “Ol Man River”, done in grand Lakeland style!
May 21 only. The Lakeland Singers Spring Concert. (Concert) Join us for a timely and tuneful musical tribute to life and the springtime as only the Lakeland Singers can do it! 
June 4 only. Julie’s Taps & Tutus Spring Recital. (Special Event) Established in 1995, Julie Harris Mason and her students are now a tradition with Lakeland audiences and the entire community. Join her and her students as they show off their skills! 
July 15, 16, 22, 23, 24**, 29, 30. 1776. (Musical) This blockbuster musical, twice a hit on Broadway, is the story of our drive toward independence from Great Britain in the fateful days of June and July so long ago. With main characters John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, this witty, powerful, funny and profound show will leave you standing and cheering for more!  Presented by Halifax Electrical Membership Corporation.
September 10 only. Comedy Night. (Special Event) Lakeland actors take to the stage and improvise in a night of frivolity! If Whose Line Is It Anyway is one of your favorite shows, you won’t want to miss this one! 
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 16**, 19*, 21, 22, 23** and 26*. Annie. (Musical) Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage. Follow her adventures as she befriends President Roosevelt, foils the evil Miss Hannigan and her cohorts, and finds a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks and a loveable mutt named Sandy. Don’t wait until “Tomorrow” to get your reservations in for this wildly popular show! 
October 29 only. Halloween Party!!!! (Special Event) Put on your best – or worst! – costume and join us for fun, food, dancing, and a great party on the Saturday before the kids have all the fun on Halloween. Watch out for spooky ghosts, goblins and general silliness as Lakeland gets decorated to the hilt for this informal party! Rent a costume from our wardrobe and have a scary good time! 
November 11, 12, 13**, 18, 19. California Suite. (Play) Legendary playwright Neil Simon at his best! Four stories from the same point of view, set in the same hotel room over the course of a few days. Be prepared to laugh long and hard at these “visitors”: if you loved The Odd Couple, you’re going to laugh yourself into fits! 
December 1*, 2, 3, 8*, 9, 10, 11**, 16, 17. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. (Play) Oh no! The most horrible family in the world has been cast in the annual Christmas pageant! This funny – and ultimately touching – show is about family, acceptance, and the joy of Christmas, with a very funny slant that you'll never forget! This extremely popular Lakeland revival sells out fast, so make your reservations early! 
December 13 only. The Lakeland Singers Christmas Concert. (Concert) The Lakeland Singers ring in the holidays with a blend of traditional and modern Christmas favorites. Be sure to put a song in your heart for the holidays with this final event of the Lakeland season! 
December 15 only. Julie’s Taps & Tutus Christmas Recital. (Special Event). There is always dancing, singing, and a generous dose of holiday humor when Julie’s students “strut their stuff” on the Lakeland stage. Great costumes, great music, and guest soloists make this a community event not to be missed. Share in the joy of accomplishment with Julie and her students of all ages!

* = School day matinees (Different shows scheduled at different times)

** = Sunday matinee


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