NEXT UP ON OUR STAGE
Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING
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
Assistant Director - Laura Cooley
We'll open our 57th season in August with a return of one of our biggest hits ever! We first presented JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT back in 1995 and then revived it in 2009 with both productions selling out to full houses.
Telling the famous story of Joseph and his "coat of many colors" from the Bible's Book of Genesis, it's full of great life-lesson stories that come to vibrant life in this delightful and totally colorful and spectacular musical.
Long-time LLT alumni Wess Hughes is back once again to direct, and Jonathan McKenzie will also be returning for his third run in the title role of 'Joseph' along with a HUGE cast and crew of over 100 folks that are already in rehearsals.
Featuring a variety of musical styles from country to calypso, French cabaret to Elvis rock-n-roll and 1920s Charleston to 1960s go-go, this show will totally entertain all ages.
50th anniversary stage productions are planned for both NYC and London next year, as well as a new animated motion picture that will feature additional songs by Elton John.
Shane Cockrell is the musical director, and Coco Caldwell is the choreographer. Running for two weekends, it's sure to fill the Arabian!
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
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."
Click here for audition info.
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!
Click here for audition info.
SILENT MOVIE SPECTACLE!!!
THE GOLD RUSH
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!
SHREK THE MUSICAL
100 SPECTACULAR KIDS!!!
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.
SEASON TICKET MEMBERS
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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REMEMBER LLT IN YOUR GIFT GIVING
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 LLTLaurelMS@aol.com 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.