In the Historic 1927 Downtown Arabian Theatre -- 5th Avenue -- Laurel, Mississippi




JUNE 1-2 at 7:30 PM
JUNE 3 at 4PM and 7:30PM
JUNE 4 at 2 PM

Reservation line is OPEN NOW and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Directed by Katelyn Bryant

Once again, our annual summer Kids’ Camp production is included in our season so that our season ticket holders can use a punch to see it!

LLT is one of the very first community theatres from around the nation to be approved to present this junior version of THE LION KING, which is now the 3rd longest-running show in Broadway history!

Based on the hit Disney animated film, this stage musical features the beloved score by Elton John and actors in inventive costumes that includes puppets.

When it opened in NYC, it received 22 Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations and was the Tony winner for Best Musical that year.

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 t hey’ll end the week with five magical performances of DISNEY'S THE LION KING JR!

Join Mufasa & Scar, Simba & Nala and Timon & Pumba in "The Circle of Life," and you'll see just how much the 100 kids from our annual Summer Kids’ Camp will make you smile…and laugh…and cry.

Appearing on Channel 7's MIDDAY was LION KING's Harper Doggett, our 'Timon' and Cally Ignatius, our 'Pumbaa'. Get your reservations in early - it's gonna be a sellout!!!!
Click here to see the full cast list

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Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's



August 3-4-5 at 730PM
August 6 at 2PM
August 11 at 730PM
August 12 at 2PM & 730PM
August 13 at 2PM

Reservation line opens July 27 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Directed by Wess Hughes

We'll open our 57th season this coming summer with a return of one of our biggest hits ever! We first presented JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT back in 1995 and then revived it in 2009 with both productions selling out to full houses.

Long-time LLT alumni Wess Hughes will be back once again to direct this spectacular musical, and Jonathan McKenzie will also be returning for his third run in the title role of 'Joseph'

Auditions for all other parts will be held at our downtown Arabian Theatre on June 5-6 at 7pm, and rehearsals will run three nights a week in June and four nights a week in July.

The production will feature a huge cast of 30 adults (with high school and college ages included in the adult roles) and 30 students (of elementary and junior high ages).

Shane Cockrell will be the musical director, Coco Caldwell will serve as the choreographer and Laura Cooley will be the assistant director.
Click here for audition info.

Neil Simon's



November 2-3-4 at 730PM
November 5 at 2PM

Reservation line opens October 26 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Directed by Rick Youngblood

America's favorite comedy writer based this on his own life as a 1930s Brooklyn teen. Coming of age may not be easy - but it sure can be funny! The three things always on his mind? Girls, Yankees baseball, and becoming a comedy writer!

This funny play is not only Simon's greatest, but also his most moving. As a critic said, "I laughed, then I cried, then I laughed again because I cried."

Michael Frayn's



March 8-9-10 at 730PM
March 11 at 2PM

Reservation line opens March 1st and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Directed by Sam Buchanan

A deliciously hilarious show about a dizzy group of actors staging a new comedy - but they just can't get their "act" together. Mix in lots of slamming doors with offstage romance and intrigue, and you have what's called the "funniest farce ever written."

First you see them acting the show ON the stage, but then the set turns and you see what's going on BEHIND the scenes - and that's even crazier!

Charlie Chaplin's



April 7 at 730pm

Reservation line opens March 29 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

NEW THIS SEASON - A SILENT MOVIE NIGHT! The Arabian Theatre's opening day was in April 1927. Our recent 90th birthday party was so enjoyable, we've decided to make it an annual event - and admission is included as a FREE BONUS for our season ticket holders!

We'll have another 1920's costume party (costumes optional) showing Charlie Chaplin's masterful comedy THE GOLD RUSH. His hilariously famous "Little Tramp" is a gold prospector that becomes trapped in a deserted cabin during a snowstorm, and it features the comedian's most beloved bits and silliest moments. It's on the American Film Institute's "100 Greatest Movies" list. WHAT A FUN NIGHT!




May 31-June 1 at 730PM
June 2 at both 2PM and 730PM
June 3 at 2PM

Reservation line opens May 24 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Directed by Brenda Shows

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre!!! It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

It's a super funny musical that's also very romantic - perfect for the whole family. Come and see just how much the 100 kids from our annual summer camp will make you smile...and laugh...and cry.

SAVE UP TO 39% !!!!!!

A regular single ticket runs $17, but a 4-Punch LLT Season Ticket at either $40 (seniors or students), $45 (adults), $80 (two season tickets for a couple) or $150 (four season tickets for a family of four)

You get four punches on each season ticket - allowing you to punch once per show, or you can even use up to two of your punches on any one production and bring someone with you. And, our new annual Silent Movie Night is also included FREE on top of the four show punches!

Join now as an LLT season-ticket holder - you'll see all four regular season shows AND the silent movie for an average price that's as low as eight or nine dollars per punch - live theatre for less than the cost of a movie!


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As a non-profit organization, LLT has always depended upon "the kindness of strangers." We survived and thrived for almost six decades thanks to the great support of everyone in the community.

We're very proud of our historic 1927 Arabian Theatre, but we have to constantly work at keeping the facility maintained, and we have big plans to add the new Pinehurst Room extension in the next year or so. That addition will run along the south side of the Arabian exactly where the old Pinehurst Hotel stood. And, YES, ladies, there will be brand new restrooms so you won't have to stand in that long line anymore!

We'll need the help of our friends and families and even strangers to raise the funds to complete this. Remember us in your annual gift giving and in your wills and estate planning. So many of our beautiful old buildings in Downtown Laurel have disappeared - help us to ensure this one continues to thrive. We're planning a Wall of Honor in the new Pinehurst Room that will memorialize your name or the name of those you'd like to remember. Mail to for more info.


We're always looking for folks that would like to help backstage on sets, props and costumes. Do you sew ? Like to help slap some paint on a wall? Do a little hammering? Drop us a line.

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