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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2008 Schedule
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2008 schedule

High School Musical February 1 & 2 at Lakeland, 8 & 9 at The Center. This modern classic, which astounded audiences last summer with our Young People’s Theatre Workshop presentation, is back and will energize you once again. The story of Troy (the basketball player) meeting Gabriella (the brainiac) and the entertaining students and teachers of East High will have you standing on your feet and applauding as they take the stage at Lakeland and The Center.
I Do! I Do! February 8, 9, 10* at Lakeland, 14 at The Center. The story of a marriage is at the center of this intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, the authors of The Fantasticks. The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day and traces their life together over a period of 50 years, until the day they leave their house to the next pair of newlyweds. In that time we watch them go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, negotiate mid-life crises, quarrel, separate, reconcile and grow old together, all lovingly to the strains of a tuneful, charming score which includes the standard "My Cup Runneth Over." Shows will be presented both at Lakeland and The Center.
LOVE Awards February 16 at Lakeland.  It’s a great evening, modeled after the “Oscars” with awards and highlights from the past year and a preview of this years 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.
The Wizard of Oz March 7, 8, 9*, 12**, 14, 15, & 16* at Lakeland, 19**, 21, & 22 at The Center. Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. Based upon the beloved motion picture, this show will inspire youngsters of all ages.
Steel Magnolias April 11, 12, 18, 19, 20*, 25, & 26 at Lakeland.  This familiar show is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Laughter, tears, and life is found at Truvy’s.

Crab Feast

May 3 at Lakeland. All you can eat Crab Legs!!  Come join us at Lakeland to feast on Crab, bring you best crackers and best friends!
Julie's Taps and Tutus May 19 at Lakeland. 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!
May 23, 24, 25*, 30, 31, June 6, 7, 8*, 12, & 14 at Lakeland.  Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Memorable songs include “Bloody Mary”, “ There Is Nothing Like A Dame”, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair”, and the classic “Some Enchanted Evening”.
Lakeland Singers June 28 at Lakeland.  A Patriotic Concert presented by The Lakeland Singers.
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Beauty and the Beast July 24, 25, 26*, 27*, August 1, 2, & 3 at Lakeland. You will be transported to a lovely French provincial town where the beautiful Belle lives with her father – a dotty inventor. When her father doesn’t return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, she discovers he is being held captive in an old castle by a horrible beast. She trades her freedom for his and the “tale as old as time” begins. Filled with spectacular costumes and unforgettable music, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire group together for family theatre at its best. A production of The Young People’s Theatre Workshop.
Driving Miss Daisy August 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23, & 24 at Lakeland. The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Wertham, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. In a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other. A great show that tells a great story.
Fun Day / Comedy Night August 30 at Lakeland. The Recipe: Start with FOOD and GAMES - PARTY TOWN, then end with a COMEDY NIGHT and you’ve got a FUN DAY.
Arsenic and Old Lace September 26, 27, 28, October 3, 4, 5*, 10, & 11 at Lakeland.  A comedy hit for at least three generations, and it’s easy to see why: Join us as we meet the charming and innocent old ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other brother— and all the folks who are caught in between!
Fiddler on the Roof November 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22 at Lakeland.  In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler On The Roof has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. It's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. A favorite of Lakeland’s audiences! Come see it and fall in love all over again!
Peter Pan December 4**, 5, 6, 7, 11**, 12, 13, 14.  First produced on Broadway with Mary Martin and Cyril Richard and more recently a major hit starring Cathy Rigby, this is one of the world's most celebrated musicals. Here is all the charm of Barrie's Peter and Tinker Bell and the children, pirates and Indians of Never Never Land, embellished with show-stopping songs. With flying effects by ZFX Flying (the folks who “flew” Cathy Rigby and Lakeland’s own production several years ago), this show will cast a spell that will last throughout the holiday season!
Julie's Taps and Tutus December 18 at Lakeland.  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.
Lakeland Singers December 20 at Lakeland. 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! ring in the holidays with a blend of traditional and modern Christmas favorites.

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

* = Weekend matinee 2:30pm