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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2006 Schedule
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2006 Schedule

  February 11 only. The L.O.V.E. Awards. (Special Event) It’s a great evening, modeled after the “Oscars” with awards and highlights from the past year and a preview of this year's first show. It’s a wonderful way to say “thank you” to those who have given so much over the past year to entertain you.
  February 17, 18, 24, 25, 26*, March 3, 4. Noises Off. (Play) Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off  has been on Broadway twice, and has had audiences barking, hooting and howling with laughter both times.  It is "the most dexterously realized comedy about putting on a comedy", and has been called "a veritable celebration of truly awful theatre, backstage explanation of how things got that way, and a magnificent coda of how they just got worse."  (Rated PG-13 by Lakeland for adult situations and language.)
  March 23**, 24, 25, 29**, 31, April 1, 2*. Cinderella and Friends. (Play) This fanciful version of Cinderella uses audience participation, because the fairy Godmother is out of practice and not at all certain her magic is going to work properly.  Her "friends", the characters from Aesop's Fables, make a fast-paced, funny and surprising second half of the show!
  May 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21*. The Sound of Music. (Musical) The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become "the world's most beloved musical".  When Maria proves to be too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of widowed Captain Von Trapp.  Her growing rapport with the children, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the hearts of the children and their stern father.  The family's narrow escape over mountains of Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in theatre.
  June 3. 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 10. Julie’s Taps & Tutus Spring Recital. (Special Event) Established in 1995, Julie 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!
  June 16, 17, 23, 24, 25*, 30, July 1, 7, 8, 9*. The Odd Couple. (Play) This hilarious play about the renowned slob Oscar and his meticulous buddy Felix is the stuff of legend, Neil Simon's most popular play ever.  Critics called it "fresh, richly hilarious, and remarkable original."  You'll call it irresistibly funny!
  June 20 - July 20.  Young Peoples Workshop. (Special Event)  This intensive, 4-week workshop will focus on every aspect of theatre.  Open to young people 11 years old and up, the workshop will conclude with fully-staged performances of Disney's Aladdin Jr. on July 21, 22*, and 23*.


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  August 11, 12, 13*, 18, 19, 20*, 24, 25, 26, 27*. Smoke on the Mountain. (Musical) The year is 1938, and the people of Mount Pleasant, NC are about to be treated to a night with the Sanders Family Singers.  It's going to an "upliftin' evenin' of singin' and witnessin'," accompanied by hilarious stories and popular hymns, too.  The show provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences all over America clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering!  "A charming and funny celebration of Americana."
  September 9. Fun Day / Comedy Night. (Special Event) The Recipe:  Start with a huge yard sale, add food, bingo and games, then end with a comedy night and you've got a Fun Day!
  September 15, 16, 17*, 20**, 22, 23, 28**, 29, 30,  October 1*.  A Year with Frog and Toad. (Musical) This show is true to the beloved children's stories, as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four seasons.  Entertainment for young and old, this jazzy show features a chorus of over a dozen animals, too -- all of them hilarious!
  October 27, 28, 29*, November 3, 4, 5*, 10, 11.  It's A Scream!! (Play) Spencer, having just inherited his father's movie studio specializing in horror films, has also inherited his petulant film star, Alexander Moreau.  Moreau offers to prove to the new mogul that he is still one scary guy, and proceeds to do so in a wacky thrill-a-minute style!
  November 30**, December 1, 2, 3*, 7**, 8, 9, 10*, 14**, 15. 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!
  December 14. 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!
  December 16. 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!
  Composer Series - Presented in cabaret style, Dwight Berry will be focusing on the works of some of the great contributors to American popular song and the Broadway stage.  Dates to be announced.
  Comedy Nights - September 9, and other dates to be announced.

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

* = Weekend matinee 2:30pm