Boo Bash

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boo bash

Title: Boo Bash

Date: October 26, 2019 Time: 6:30 pm

Tickets: $5, all ages

Doors open: 6:30 pm

Venue: Drs. Thakkar Pavilion

Description:
Eat, drink & be scary!  Calling all boos and ghouls. Costume up and join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled, festive evening of music, candy, costume contests (kids and adults), prizes and a cash bar. Dead or undead, this is your night to party. Funds raised support the Florida Theatre Conference youth trip to Gainesville in November. High school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to audition for university programs at this conference, and all attendees have the opportunity to take workshops or watch competition shows. 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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dirty rotten scoundrels logo

November 8-24, 2019
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM
Tickets Starting at: Adults $20 Youth $10

Door Opens: One hour before show time
Venue: Lakeside Playhouse

Director: Tammie Pollard

May not be suitable for children under 13 years old.

The con is on! With plenty of wit, charm, and double entendres galore, the musical comedy ‘DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS’ is one enjoyably silly romp.  A couple of con men have taken to swindling the riches off of easily-seduced women in the French Riviera. Suave ladies’ man Lawrence Jameson, whose seemingly opulent lifestyle and Brit phrasing act as an enticingly posh smokescreen for his ability to romance women from their cash. Freddy Benson is a younger, less-sophisticated yet still brilliant con man who tugs on women’s heartstrings of sympathy to gain their trust. The men devise a bet: the first man to successfully swindle $50,000 from the newly-arrived “soap queen” Christine Colgate wins the right to stay in town. With rousing musical numbers, a few outrageous sequences, and, of course, goofy antics, the comedy stylings are a lively musical comedy bust-your-gut laugh-riot.

Credits: Based on the 1998 film comedy, the show features a book by Jeffrey Lane and music and lyrics by David Yazbeck.

A Streetcar Named Desire

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a streetcar named desire logo

January 17 – February 2, 2020
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open one hour before show time
Tickets Starting at: Youth $10 Adult $20
Sponsorship Available

Adult themes. May be inappropriate for children under 13 years old.

Stanley Kowalski’s famous cry of “STELLA!” booms across the stage, electrifying the audience at Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire.   Premiering in 1947, Streetcar was Williams’ sophomore drama on Broadway and the one that solidified his place as a great American playwright. The tormented Blanche DuBois, a lapsed Southern belle who clings to illusion as her only defense, makes her last desperate stand in the French Quarter home of her sister Stella and fiery brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Against a sultry New Orleans backdrop of smoky jazz haunts, all-night poker sessions, and steamy summer nights, Blanche and Stanley engage in an unforgettable personal battle for survival, where seduction and violence are the explosive weapons of choice. This powerful and mesmerizing American drama is not to be missed!

Written by Tennessee Williams. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

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March 27 – April 12, 2020
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open one hour before show time
Tickets Starting at: Youth $10 Adult $20
Sponsored by: Highlands Radio Group

Appropriate for ages 6 years and older.

The structure of the whole thing becomes apparent soon enough. We first meet Cindy Lou, Betty Jane, Missy and Suzy aka The Wonderettes at their 1958 Prom Night, performing a selection of girl-group classics in front of their fellow classmates. The girls have a leader because someone has to corral the egos. They have a rivalry because high school girls have been known to do that, and there’s a slightly tragic story of a girl who gets pregnant by a guy who is cheating on her already.  Thus the soundtrack covers the romantic highs (Sincerely;  It’s In His Kiss) and the bitter lows (It’s My Party; You Don’t Own Me). The quartet returns after intermission to pick up on their lives 10 years later, as reflected in the brightly colored miniskirts and go-go boots. An entertaining blast from the past, Wonderettes is everything that community theater should be: humorous, entertaining, and a chance to forget the real world for just a moment. 

Written and created by Roger Bean. Produced by special arrangement with Steele Spring Stage Rights.

Tuna Does Vegas

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May 1-3, 2020
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open one hour before show time
Tickets Starting at: Youth $8 Adult $15
Venue: Drs. Thakkar Pavilion
Sponsorship Available

May not be appropriate for children under 13 years old.

It is “Tuna” time again! It’s been a couple of years since Thurston Wheelis, Bertha Bumiller and the other beloved redneck denizens of Tuna, “the third-smallest town in Texas,” appeared on the HLT stage. In Tuna Does Vegas, the fourth installment in the series that started with Greater Tuna in the early 1980s,  Aunt Pearl, Bertha, Vera Carp, Arles Struvie, Petey Fisk and others go on a whirlwind trip to Sin City. Or rather, the south side of it, where the Hula Chateaux Resort and Spa, run by a character named Anna Conda, welcomes suckers into its shabby environs. The gift in all the Tuna shows is the character-based comedy and the dialogue, a nonstop barrage of hilarious one-liners that precisely capture the attitudes, rhythms and vernacular of small-town Texans.

Written and created by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston William. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Oliver!

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Oliver! logo

June 6-21, 2020
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open one hour before show time
Tickets Starting at: Youth $10 Adult $20
Venue: Lakeside Playhouse
Sponsored by: Sponsorship Pending

Some material may not be suitable for children under 10 years old.

“When you got someone to love, you forget your cares and strife.” The story tells of a child who is sold by a London orphanage because he asks for more food. The boy eventually escapes to the streets of London, finding adventure and seeking a loving home. This story highlights the life of the downtrodden in all its glorious and raw aspects and has everything a good story needs — heroes, villains, and everyone in between. Oliver! is animated with high-spirited dance numbers and filled with unforgettable tunes, including “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” “Where Is Love?,” “Consider Yourself,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.”The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to also win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audiences alike. The endearing beauty of Oliver is it’s a show for young and old to enjoy.  

Book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Inc.

The Addams Family

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August 21 – September 6, 2020
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open one hour before show time
Tickets Starting at: Youth $10 Adult $20
Venue: Lakeside Playhouse
Sponsored by: Highlands News-Sun

Adult themes and language. May not be appropriate for children under 13 years old. 

“It is the moment you’re frightened that life is real.”  The Addams Family is a story of a monster family whose lives are changed by a romance with a Midwesterner.  As expected, The Addams Family is based on the old Addams Family TV show and the 1990’s films. Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Fester, Lurch and the whole family, dead or undead, are back, including an older Wednesday Addams who believes she has fallen in love with a young man, Lucas, from Ohio.  In stark contrast to the Addams’ interesting lifestyle, Lucas and his family are the epitome of a middle class, mid-American family. This “creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky” production has fathomless energy and hundreds of laughs to tickle your funny bone— be it still attached to your body or buried out back in the family crypt. When you’re an Addams, you move toward the darkness, welcome the unknown and lose your inhibitions.  Come become an Addams for a couple of hours of fun. 

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA. Based on characters created by Charles Addams. Produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.