welcome to season 67. welcome to your new community stage.

Enjoy great theatre on Your Community Stage at the New Hanifl Performing Arts Center.


At the start of this 67th Season, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take the time to reflect on just how far we’ve come in one year. After our first full season at the new Hanifl Performing Arts Center, we are delighted that our community has so readily shown up to support this new chapter in our long history.

As a community, we were ave to sell out shows to many of our productions including Cabaret, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Steel Magnolias. We’ve seen a few actors take on several hilarious roles in Baskerville, we brought the magic of theatre to young audiences through out Kids and Family Series and we even watched Mary Poppins take flight. Though our old theatre served our community well for a long time, we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish such feats if you hadn’t come together to help us build this impressive facility.

We have so much in store for you in our 67th Season - classical musicals, thrilling dramas and hilarious comedies. I invite you ton join us in becoming a Season Member so you can experience it all. As always, I thank you for your generous support and look forward to seeing you at Lakeshore Players Theatre, your community stage.

 

Rob Thomas – Executive Director,
Lakeshore Players Theatre


MAINSTAGE SEASON - cURRENT & UPCoMING PRODUCTIONS

A full series of musicals, comedies, and dramas produced in our state-of-the-art 250-seat proscenium theatre.

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GYPSY || Sept. 6 - Oct. 6, 2019

A mother’s dream. a daughter’s reality. Everything’s coming up roses.

Regarded by many as the greatest American musical ever created, Gypsy is the ultimate tale of a stage mother’s fight for her daughter’s success...while secretly yearning for her own.

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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET ||

Nov. 22 - Dec. 15, 2019

“Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.”

When a man by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for a department store Santa, he soon becomes a hit with children and customers alike. But when he reveals he actually is Santa Claus, a court case ensues to determine if he really is who he says he is.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS ||

Jan. 31 - Feb. 16, 2020

Five actors. Seven continents. One very funny show.

Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! And endless slapstick! Join fearless adventurer, Phileas Fogg, and his faithful manservent, Passepartout, as they race to beat the clock.

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WAIT UNTIL DARK || Mar. 6 - 22, 2020

Suspicious shadows. Nail-biting suspense. One woman’s fight against blind fear.

In 1944 Greenwhich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman is threatened by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the suspense builds, Susan discovers her blindness might be the key to her escape.

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THE PRODUCERS || April 17 - May 17, 2020

“The wrong play. The wrong director. Where did we go right?!”

A down-on-his-luck producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop they can find. But what happens when their flop turns into an unexpected hit?

16TH ANNUAL 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL ||

May 29-June 7, 2020

Ten minutes. Ten plays. You pick your favorite!

Ten short, never-before-seen plays from around the world are presented by some of your favorite Lakeshore Players Theatre performers and directors. Watch each show and then cast your ballot for the best 10 Minute Play of 2020!

 

kids & family series - CURRENT & UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

These shows are a great way to introduce your youngest audience member to the magic of theatre, and get your older ones thinking about the world around them!

SEUSSICAL JR. || Jan. 3 - 12, 2020

A cat. A hat. What do you think about that?

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life in this beloved musical for adults and kids!

SNOW QUEEN || Jan. 24 - Feb. 2, 2020

An ancient curse. A heart of ice. A life changing journey of transformation.

When a young boy falls under an ancient curse, only his childhood friend can save him from the Snow Queen’s icy grasp

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PINOCCHIO || Mar. 27 - Apr. 5, 2020

Telling the truth. Making a wish. All the things that make us real.

This fun new adaptation will have the entire audience in stitches with its silly retelling of a puppet who wants nothing more than to be a real boy.

 

PAST 2018-19 PRODUCTIONS

CABARET (Sept 13-30, 2018)

A divinely decadent experience.

Willkommen to 1930s Berlin and the delightfully seedy Kit Kat Klub, where life is beautiful! Leave your troubles outside and follow your heart as the world loses its way.

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE’S WE ARE IN A PLAY! (Oct 6-20, 2018)

 A fun vaudevillian romp full of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. Perfect for audience members of all ages! Based on the beloved Mo Willams children’s books.


ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Oct 25 - Nov 11, 2018)

A fail-safe recipe for hilarity.

This updated take on The Servant of Two Masters tells the brilliantly funny tale of Francis Henshall as he juggles multiple bosses (and personae) in 1960’s England.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Nov 29 - Dec 16, 2018)

No man is a failure who has friends.

In this holiday classic, we’re reminded of the important gifts we all bring to the world. George Bailey is visited by his guardian angel, Clarence, who shows him what the world would be like without him.

BASKERVILLE (Jan 10-27, 2019)

It’s anything but elementary.

Get your deerstalker cap on - the play’s afoot! Join the world’s most famous detective and his partner, Dr. Watson, as they solve one of his most notorious cases in this fast-paced comedy. That’s right, comedy!

Charlotte's Web (Feb 9-22, 2019)

Chin up! Everybody loves a happy face.

This classic reinforces the value of friendship through the story of a pig named Wilbur and his bond with a barn spider named Charlotte.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Mar 15-31, 2019)

Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death.

A triumphant comedy-drama, Steel Magnolias explores the bond a group of women share in a small-town, southern community as they cope with the death of one of their own.

Balloonacy (Apr 20-Apr 28, 2019)

Learn to play again.

A lonely hermit is steadfast in their silent routine until a balloon finds them and insists on becoming their friend.

Ideal for: Kindergarten to 5th Grade

 

MARY POPPINS (May 3-19, 2019)

Practically perfect in every way.

A reminder of just how far a little magic goes in this stage adaptation based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film. Mary Poppins is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

15th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival (May 31-June 9, 2019)

Short Attention Span Theatre at its best!

One of our most popular events is now in its 15th Season! Ten short plays from around the world are presented by some of your favorite Lakeshore Players Theatre performers and directors.