Lakeland News

Acting classes coming in January 2019 -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Saturday, December 15, 2018

Acting classes coming soon, January 2019.  Also makes a great Christmas gift.

New for Winter of 2019—ACTING CLASSES for young adults!!

Taught by Artistic Director John DuVall, this six-week class is designed to introduce people to acting onstage and reinforce basic techniques. There is a warm up process at the beginning of each class to track progress in enunciation, diaphragm breathing, and volume. This class strengthens presence on and off stage and will benefit anyone who wants a boost in self-confidence. Through theatre exercises this class will help with concentration, characterization, and confidence. 

Designed for actors who want to hone their skills and anyone with the desire to learn the basics of theatrical technique.  Classes will be held one day a week and will last 90 minutes.

Cost for the class is $75.00. maximum number of students is 10.
Age range 10-17

Proposed syllabus:
· Week one—warm ups, intro to diaphragm breathing, improv games
· Week two--Theatre basics—blocking/audition process/etiquette, Assign    monologue, improvs--emotions
· Week three—characterization/motivation, break down and work on monologues, line delivery and subtext
· Week four—Shakespeare/classics,  work on monologues
· Week five—introduction to scene work, work on monologues
· Week six—showcase monologues

For more information, please call John Duvall at 419-351-5928 or call Lakeland at 252-586-3124 ext.3

Refining Lakeland Cultural Arts Cennter -

Harvey Powers - Friday, December 14, 2018

As you may have noticed, we are diligently working on refining all aspects of Lakeland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC). From our new website, which is launching soon, to our new logo, to our dedicated focus in elevating the level of the shows we produce, Lakeland has been busy!!! And hopefully, it shows!! 

To continue with this mission—we need your help. Lakeland is looking for any size gift to help implement the following:

  • Paint for the lobby, administration offices, lounge, and cabaret
  • Curtains for the lobby, to replace the vertical blinds
  • Crown molding for the admin lobby
  • A new vacuum cleaner
  • A wet jet Swiffer, cleaner, pads
  • Lysol wipes, toilet paper, hand soap
  • Better lighting for the lounge and Cabaret
  • The purchase of black table cloths to use during events

These are small scale projects that, with your help, can be finished quickly and make a big impact on the face of Lakeland. You can make a specific gift to a project, or a general one, and remember, every dollar helps!!! Also, do not forget your gift is tax deductible.

Thank you for your continued support of Lakeland Cultural Arts Center—it is greatly appreciated!!
May every holiday you cherish be filled with wonder and Joy—

John DuVall, Managing Artistic Director, LCAC

Wanted: Creative Individuals -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Thursday, September 27, 2018


Creative Individuals

with a Dash of 


We are growing adding more programs every day!

We need creative individuals with a dash of wackiness to help develop and implement various cultural arts programs.

From music to fine art, dance to theater, come join the Lakeland family to create unforgettable experiences for our community!

For more information on all of the volunteer opportunities, please contact John DuVall at or at (252) 586-3124 

Looking for some volunteers! -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Thursday, September 27, 2018

Lakeland Cultural Arts Center is under construction at the Littleton High School building and we're looking for some folks to help us relocate items in our woodshop.  If you're available this Saturday September 29th at 9am, we really need you.  We believe in our community and know that YOU can make this happen.  Hope to see you here. Thank you!

For questions, please call Ed Duvall at 252-365-1627. 

Casting Call…No Auditions Required! -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Thursday, August 30, 2018

Are you looking for a fun adventure?

With really cool people?

Doing some amazing things???????

Then, Lakeland is looking for you!!!!!

We are growing and expanding!

If you are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community, please give us a call. Whether you can share an hour, a day, or be involved with an ongoing commitment, come be a part of this amazing organization that brings entertainment and education to our community! For more information on all of the volunteer opportunities, please contact John DuVall at or at (252) 586-3124 

What would you like to see at Lakeland? -

Harvey Powers - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

As Lakeland streamlines its processes, we have created a more efficient way to select our season. Please find the attached “play submission form”. This will allow you to submit a show (play, musical, revue) that would like to see at Lakeland. We are also hoping to find some new directors, so if you have directing experience, or if you would want to co-direct with a seasoned director—this is your chance!! Once plays are submitted (by August 15, please) our newly created programming committee will get to work.
Please note:

  • We are looking for shows that have never been produced at Lakeland
  • You can submit as many plays, one per form, as you wish
  • Due to construction of the scene shop, sets will be a  consideration
  • Submission of form does not guarantee selection
  • We are implementing an edgy reading series, so contemporary plays are welcome, too!!
  • You can download the form and email it or print it and drop it off to me.

I look forward to your input!


 Lakeland Cultural Arts Center

Your Name___________________________________
Best phone___________________________________
Best email___________________________________
Title of show_______________________________
Play Genre *
Check all that apply.
Young Audiences
Total Cast Size _________________
Is this a "passion project" for you, in which you want to be involved in a leadership role. *
Yes (marking this box does not automatically assign you as Director, if show is picked)

Thank you for submitting a play for consideration, and for supporting Lakeland Cultural Arts Center.
John DuVall, Managing Artistic Director, LCAC

New Artistic Director -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Lakeland Cultural Arts Center proudly welcomes the new artistic managing director, John DuVall. Having a successful artistic resume that spans 35 years, he is excited to share his skills and talents in showcasing Lakeland as a true cultural arts center. 

In 1978, a dream to bring quality community theater to Littleton was realized by founder Mark E. Taylor.  And for over 40 years, Lakeland Cultural Arts Center has entertained audiences with a variety of theatrical productions and performances. As major improvements to the building continue, 

John is excited to take the dream to the next level creating programming that appeals to the entire community, embracing all artistic endeavors: theater, music, dance, and art. 

John comes to Lakeland from Toledo Ohio and joins his parents, Ed and Janice DuVall, longtime Lakeland supporters! Be sure to stop by and welcome John!

Lakeland Theatre Company is a 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation in Littleton North Carolina, the gateway to Lake Gaston.