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 readily shown up to support this new chapter in our long history.
As a community, we were able 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 our 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 - classic musicals, thrilling dramas and hilarious comedies. I invite you to 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
MAINSTAGE SEASON on the osilas lakeshore theatre - UPCoMING PRODUCTIONS
A full series of musicals, comedies, and dramas produced in our state-of-the-art 250-seat proscenium theatre.
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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!
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.
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.