||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
|May 3 at Lakeland. All you can eat Crab Legs!!
Come join us at Lakeland to feast on Crab, bring you best crackers and
||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”.
||June 28 at Lakeland. A Patriotic
Concert presented by The Lakeland Singers.
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||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.
||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.
||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.
||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!
||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!
||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!
||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.
||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
** = School day matinees (Different shows scheduled at different times)
* = Weekend matinee 2:30pm