Sep 252017
 

November 3 – 19

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 year is 1912, a period in United States history marked by optimism, patriotism, and a strong sense of community–particularly in smaller cities. The best known song is undoubtedly the stirring SEVENTY-SIX TROMBONES, sung by Harold as he paints the vision of a boys’ Town Band resplendent with the instruments and uniforms he has persuaded their mothers and fathers to buy. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.  His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian.

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 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.