Sep 242017
 

December 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM
December 17 at 2:30 PM
Lakeside Playhouse

Tickets $20 Adult, $10 Youth

A little bit classic rock, a little bit holiday fare, it’s all a good time. Kick up your Christmas celebration with HLT and J3. Dennis, Bonnie and Chad Johns (J3) Vocal Band is more than just a family that sings together. J3 Vocal Band performs songs from the 50’s and 60’s. Our goal is to bring back the sounds of the Golden Oldies Rock & Roll and memories of days gone by. Rock & roll devotees, take heed, this show is for you. Fun for the whole family, no two shows are the same with J3 Vocal Band. Fans can go back in time and sing along with all the holiday hits they grew up with, twisting away with the group’s upbeat songs and personality as they deliver an exciting, moving and memorable experience, while keeping true to each song’s original impact.

Sep 242017
 

January 6, 2018

7 – 11 PM
Doors open at 7 PM
Tickets $30 Designated Driver $25

The most unique evening in Highlands county! Take a gaze at the moon through a provided telescope and dance the night away under the full moon (weather permitting). MARTINIS: Your entry includes a flight of three signature martinis newly created for the event each year. Cash bar. MEATBALLS: The county’s finest chefs will compete for your votes to win the coveted trophy. Your ticket is your first vote ~ additional votes available for $1. Ballot stuffing is encouraged!

Sponsored by Michelle’s Technical Solutions & Pure Grit Boot Company

Sep 232017
 

The Dixie Swim ClubJanuary 12 – 28, 2018

WednesdayFriday & Saturday 7:30 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open an hour before show time.
$10 Youth, $20-$30 Adult
Lakeside Playhouse

Season sponsor Dental Care of Mid Florida. Additional sponsorships available.

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through life’s challenges. Meet Sheree, the spunky team captain, Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, Lexie, pampered and outspoken, self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, and sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal.  When fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of “teamwork,” rally ’round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.  May not be suitable for children under 13 years old.

Sep 232017
 

The Wiseguy Kitchen's Cooking With The MobFebruary 9 & 10, 2018

7:30 PM Doors open at 6:30 PM
Cabaret $30, Mezzanine & Gallery $20

Sponsored by The HLT Foundation

“The Wiseguy Kitchen Comedy Show” follows the shenanigans behind the scenes and in front of the camera as the former mob boss, Big Vinny and his crew try to go legit. During the performance of a live cooking show, The Wiseguy Chef tries to teach his patrons how to prepare delicious Italian American cuisine with the help of his beautiful assistant Nina Baccala. While Vinny’s intentions are genuine, he’s brought along his former sidekicks Uncle Carmine and Louie The Loan Shark who he’s employed to help run the cooking show. Frankly, they aren’t as committed as Vinny when it comes to going straight. While Vinny tries to teach his patrons how to cook, the crew are stirring up plenty of trouble on their own. There’s music, comedy, singing and plenty of excitement to keep the audience entertained. Meet and greet with the cast following the performance.

Sep 232017
 

12 Angry MenTwelve Angry Men
February 16-25, 2018
Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open one hour before show time
Tickets: Adult $15, Youth $10
Drs. Thakkar Pavilion – Open Seating

TWELVE ANGRY MEN is a play by Reginald Rose adapted from his 1954 teleplay of the same time. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. The twelve men must unanimously decide on a verdict of “guilty” or “not guilty” and are further instructed that a guilty verdict will be accompanied by a mandatory death sentence. The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, and a riveting experience. May not appeal to youth under 13 years old.

Sponsorship Available.

Sep 222017
 

All Shook UpMarch 23 – April 8, 2018

WednesdayFriday & Saturday 7:30 PM 
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open an hour before show time
$10 Youth, $20-$30 Adult
Lakeside Playhouse

Season sponsor Dental Care of Mid Florida. Show sponsored by Cohan Radio Group.

The songs of Elvis Presley form the backdrop for this musical about a mysterious, leather-jacketed stranger who shakes up a small Midwestern town in the 1950s. Librettist Joe DiPietro’s tale of the cross-dressing, mistaken identity and romance that ensue was inspired by TWELFTH NIGHT and other Shakespearean comedies. Just to make things perfectly clear — and to forestall disappointment for a certain fans — there are no bona fide Elvis impersonators in view.  Chad arrives in a small Midwestern town that is smarting under an inhibiting “decency proclamation,” instituted by its uptight mayor and teaches the squares how to swing. Natalie, the local ‘grease monkey’, falls for him and disguises herself as a man to win his affections. A rotating cast of characters, including the diner owner, her daughter, a strict mayor, police, and ruffians engage in convoluted love plots throughout the show.

Sep 212017
 

Friday, May 25, 2018

7:30 PM
Adults $18, Youth $8
Drs. Thakkar Pavilion

Sponsorship available.

When Tom and Sandy perform their Les Paul & Mary Ford Tribute Show it’s like the best time travel ever! Tom and Sandy are not just merely doing an impression of these great entertainers of the past, Tom has a long personal history with THE great and famous guitar Icon. Tom Doyle’s guitar riffs are simply amazing, and his high speed fingerpicking make his one instrument sound like dozens. While Tom is making the music, his wife and stage partner Sandy sounds eerily just like the inimitable Mary Ford herself with that uncanny self-harmony that Les and Mary made so famous all those years ago.

Sep 212017
 

June 1-17, 2018

WednesdayFriday & Saturday 7:30 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open an hour before show time.
$10 Youth, $20-$30 Adult
Lakeside Playhouse

Season sponsor Dental Care of Mid Florida. Additional sponsorships available.

The classic American play by Joseph Kesselring, is a dubious tale of two murderous aunts who see their killing as an act of charity. Generations of theatergoers have laughed their heads off over the homicidal activities of two sweet spinster ladies, Abby and Martha Brewster, who just happen to be insane. Their nephew, a theatre critic, spends most of the play attempting to unravel the deadly mess his aunts have weaved. Throw in a long-lost brother, whose face is supposed to look like Frankenstein, another brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, and you have a pretty entertaining night on your hands.This story is full of mishaps, mystery, and murder.

Sep 202017
 

A Moon for the MisbegottenJuly 20-29, 2018

Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open one hour before show time
Tickets: Adult $15, Youth $10
Drs. Thakkar Pavilion – Open Seating

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN is a sequel to Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night, with the Jim Tyrone character as an older version of Jamie Tyrone, who grasps at a last chance at love under the full moonlight. Set in a dilapidated Connecticut house in early September 1923, the play focuses on three characters: Josie, a domineering Irish woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation, her conniving father, tenant farmer Phil Hogan, and James Tyrone, Jr., Hogan’s landlord and drinking companion, a cynical alcoholic haunted by the death of his mother.

Sponsorship available.

Sep 202017
 

August 17 – September 9, 2018

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open an hour before show time
$10 Youth, $20-$30 Adult
Lakeside Playhouse

Season sponsor Dental Care of Mid Florida. Show sponsored by Highlands News-Sun.

Everyone’s favorite nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure! Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again.  Mary Poppins  is an enchanting mixture of an irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. You’ll hear beloved songs such as  Chim Chim Cher-ee, A Spoonful of Sugar and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.