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COMING UP AT THE
KIDS' CAMP 2016
The Southern Comedy
March 3 - 6
PETER PAN JR
April 10 - 11
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Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Has Lead on Fox-TV SitCom
LLT alumni Mary Elizabeth Ellis has been a long time cast member of TV's "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" - and now she's got a lead role in Fox-TV's new sitcom "The Grinder" along with Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. She's also recently appeared on Comedy Central's "Drunk History." Her parents, Dr Stephen and Judy Ellis still live in Laurel. Judy and Mary Elizabeth were both in our first production of "JOSEPH" many many moons ago!
PINEHURST HOTEL COLLECTION
Our million-dollar fund raiser to build the new PINEHURST ROOM addition to the Arabian is now getting
close to the 25% mark! We'll break ground once we reach 50%. Please consider donating or making a
pledge to be a part of this and you'll secure your own engraved tile that will be included on a
wall in the new lobby extension. Drop a line to
for more info.
1940s - PINEHURST SALES PAMPHLET
Also from the early 1940s is a 16-page sales pamphlet for the hotel that features stories about
the city as well as ads placed by Hamilton-Graves Men's Store, Pinehurst Coffee Shop, Pearson's
Ice Cream, Wallace Drugs (with ''phone number #24'' listed), Mahaffey Beauty Shop, Commerical
National Bank, Office Supply Co, Sumrall Funeral Home (located next to the hotel!), Mundell's
Men's Furnishings, The Fashion Shop Ladies' Ready-to-Wear, Dr. F.L. Sauls (hotel house
chiropractor), Dr. W.M. Moye (house optometrist), Dr. G. Ernest Holder (house physician),
C.E. Thomas' Day & Night Garage, Laurel Mayor J.C. Miller and the Laurel Country Club.
2008-Arabian Proscenium Arch
A great old post card photo of the Pinehurst Hotel from back in the 20s. This was before an addition in 1927 added extra hotel rooms over to the right along with the Arabian Theatre right behind them. The Pinehurst was demolished in 1988, but we've just kicked off our fund raiser to build our own PINEHURST ROOM addition to the Arabian--right where the old hotel used to stand. We'll even recreate the old secret side entrance that used to allow hotel guests to go straight into the theatre from right inside the hotel!
Click here to see our entire collection of LLT and Arabian photos.
GOT ANY OLD PHOTOS OR STORIES OF LLT OR THE ARABIAN???We're looking for more old pictures of the Arabian Theatre, or any of the over 200 shows we've produced at LLT over the last five decades. If you have any, you can scan and email it to us at LLTLaurelMS@aol.com, or drop a line and we'll just borrow it long enough to make a copy and return the original to you. If you have a great story you'd like to share, write it up and send it on. We'll be sharing throughout the season on our website.
OUR PRODUCTIONS COMING UP
March 3-4-5, 2016 at 730PM
Directed by Frankie Bennett
LLT's annual Southern comedy is sure to be a hoot! Not since STEEL MAGNOLIAS has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon line.
In the backwoods of the Bible Belt, the Turpin family struggles to all come together to bury the despicable daddy of the family. One son drinks too much, a second one is doin' time in prison, another son is pretty much a deadbeat, the daughter is a junk food junkie and his not-so-grieving widow wants to engrave "He Was Mean And Surly" on the tombstone.
The stage play of DEARLY DEPARTED was later adapted into a movie screenplay and retitled KINGDOM COME. The 2001 film starred Whoopi Goldberg, LL Cool J, Vivicia Fox, Loretta Devine, Toni Braxton and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Don't miss it - You'll DIE laughin'!!!
The LLT reservation line for DEARLY DEPARTED will open February 25th and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140.
Click here for Cast List
PETER PAN JR
June 2-3, 2016 at 730PM
Directed by Katelyn Bryant
For years our audiences have asked us to return the annual Kids' Camp production to our 4-Punch Season Ticket - and this year it will once more be part of our main season!
Our annual Summer Kids' Camp is an intensive one-week workshop where over 100 students have a memorable time learning the audition and rehearsal process, and then they'll end the week with five THRILLING performances of DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR!
Using J.M. Barrie's enchanting play about the boy who just "won't grow up," this stage version is based on the Disney animated film that featured the memorable songs "Second Star To The Right," "You Can Fly" and "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me."
You'll meet Peter and all his Lost Boys as he takes Wendy, Michael and John off to Never Land. On their exciting adventure they meet mermaids and Indians, and even the infamous Captain Hook and his Pirates!
Pre-registration is required early next spring for the students since our camp ALWAYS sells out in advance. Camp runs for one week beginning May 26, 2016 and then there's performances the weekend of June 2-5, 2016. Make sure you're on our email newsletter list to get the first early notice when registration opens in March! Drop a line to
Come and see just how much all those adorable kids can amaze you with what they do with just a week of rehearsals!
The LLT reservation line for PETER PAN JR will open May 26th and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140.
Click here for Registration and Audition information
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