Lakeland Theatre

Mark E. Taylor Theatre
P.O. Box 130
411 Mosby Ave.
Littleton, NC  27850
(252) 586-3124
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2011 schedule

All shows are subject to availability from the royalty houses that own the rights and/or ASCAP, who owns rights to the music that we employ in non-musical presentations. Lakeland does not produce or condone the production of any shows where royalties and rights are not acknowledged and paid for by the producing organization prior to its presentation.

January 8: Comedy Night: Join us for an evening of craziness as our Lakeland actors improvise themselves into and out of some seriously silly situations!

January 14, 15, 16: Ambassadors Showcase: Come see our young people perform on stage as they raise money for another good cause here at Lakeland! Singing, dancing, and a great deal of fun await you!

February 12: The L.O.V.E. Awards: It’s a great evening to dress up and attend our very own version of the “Oscars”, and watch Lakeland honor the very best of 2010, with a peek into 2011 as well. This is a great way to say “thank you” to all our wonderful performer, crew and volunteer workers who made 2010 so memorable!

February 18, 19, 25, 26, March 4, 5, 6: Into The Woods. An ambivalent Cinderella? A bloodthirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch – who raps? They’re all in this musical fairy tale that tells us what happens after the “happily ever after” in the stories we all know and love. With Jack and the Beanstalk and the Baker and his wife, Rapunzel, the giant, and a mysterious man, what begins as a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of “The Princess Bride” becomes a moving lesson in responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

March 11, 12: The Green Mirror. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Lakeland with the sequel to last year’s successful production of “The Wearing O’ The Green”! With many returning cast members and stirring Irish music, this is sure to be a great celebration again!

March 24, 25, 26, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10: The Miracle Worker. This stirring dramatization of the story of Helen Keller is one of the most successful and admired plays in modern theatre. Blind and mute, little Helen is trapped in her secret world, bitter, violent, spoiled and almost animal-like. Only Annie Sullivan, an Irish girl born blind herself, realizes that there is a mind waiting to be rescued from that dark, tortured silence. Her success comes only after some of the most turbulent, violent, and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on stage. A powerful story of love and courage that is “magnificent theatre”.

May 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. This beloved musical about a typical day in the life of everybody’s favorite loser is not only great theatre for young people, it’s a gentle lesson in life for all of us. Based on the legendary comic strip characters, Charlie Brown’s friends Linus, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy, Lucy and Schroeder, this is a show that is funny on many levels indeed – and a must-see!

June 11: The Lakeland Singers Spring Concert. The Lakeland Singers will present a special evening of popular and contemporary songs. There will also be a mixture of show tunes and favorite numbers that we all love to hear and sing. Be sure and mark your calendars now as you won't want to miss this special evening of heart warming and enthusiastic singing.

June 17, 18, 24, 25, 26: Country Music Revue. The best contemporary and classic country music back on stage at Lakeland! With your favorite singers and a healthy dose of humor, we’ll be havin’ a good ol’ time!

July 15, 16, 22, 23, 24: Dirty Work At The Crossroads. A presentation of our Young Peoples Theatre Workshop, this classic melodrama is new to Lakeland! Filled with songs and audience participation, follow our heroine Nellie Lovelace as she falls victim to the evil Munro Murgatroyd. Will her true love, the brave but simple Adam Oakhart, arrive in time to save her? Cheer the hero, boo the villain and applaud our incredible young people as we present this 1890’s melodrama!

August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28: Catch Me If You Can. This murder-mystery-comedy begins when a new groom who has brought his bride to the boss’ mountain lodge for their honeymoon calls in the local police to investigate her sudden disappearance. Enter a woman who insists ( over his protests) that she is the missing wife. A priest backs up her story, and then a funny man from the local deli comes calling and now there are two murders to solve! The New York Times said that “the final fifteen minutes will reward you as a murder mystery should!”

September 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25: The Diary Of Anne Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. This story is now well-known: it is a lovely tender drama. The shining spirit of a young girl now dead filters down through the years and inspires over and over again. This is a wonderfully sensitive and theatrically true narrative out of the real-life legacy left us by a spirited and straightforward Jewish girl, as bright and shining as a banner. This is a must-see for all ages.

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30: Jekyll And Hyde. A true musical theatre phenomenon, this show attracted legions of loyal fans even before it began its smash Broadway run. An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, this musical is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Jekyll And Hyde is pure, pulse-pounding theatre, with the same combination of fun and fright that fuels such classics as Sweeney Todd and The Phantom Of The Opera and a beautiful musical score as well!

November 4, 5, 6: Ambassadors Showcase. Watch as our young people entertain and maze you with their talent and their inventiveness. Come out and support them and the work they do here at the theatre!

November 18, 19, December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11: A Lakeland Christmas Celebration. A Christmas celebration told in songs, stories, poems and tales with a host of traditional carols and holiday songs. This show will provide a perfect time to warm hearts, stir memories and give laughter during the hectic holiday season!

December 17: The Lakeland Singers Christmas Concert. The holiday concert that our members look forward to every year returns with a mix of old favorites and a spicy variety of new Yule tunes that will have you cheering and singing along! Happy Holidays!

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