Lakeland News

Calling all handy men. We need help with our set. -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Friday, December 15, 2017

On January 2, 2018 @ 9am, Lakeland will be building the set for Ree-Haw.  We need all the help we can get. If your handy with a hammer, nails, a screw gun etc. If you need to work off those extra holiday pounds, come help us build.  We need you! Please come and take part in this set building.

For more information please call 252-586-3124 ext.3

Bingo Auditions - Jan 7th & 8th -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Auditions: January 7 at 3 P.M. | January 8 at 7 P.M.

-VERN- 40s; Matriarch of the group; funny; robust; stubborn and crusty. 
-PATSY- 40s; Somewhat mousey; neurotic; obsessively superstitious. 
-HONEY- 40s; Leggy; beautiful, but a little past her prime. 
-SAM WONNIETSKI/FRANK- 40s; Sam is the Bingo caller - tall, rugged, and handsome. In flashbacks, he      doubles as FRANK - a long-haired, hippie bingo caller from the past. 
-MINNIE MARTINELLI- 60s; Friendly bingo hall manager. 
-BERNICE BOODALAY- 40s; Super mom; genuinely sweet and cheerful. 
-ALISON BOODALAY- 20s; Bernice’s daughter - fresh faced, passionate, optimistic, perky and quirky.

Directed by Cathy Palmer / For more information, please call 252-586-3124, ext. 3

"Yo Ho Ho: A Pirate's Christmas" Opens Dec 1st -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Yo Ho Ho: A Pirate's Christmas opens December 1st. 

It's up to a little seven year-old girl named Eve to save Christmas for everyone! What will become of Christmas when Santa Claus and the citizens of the North Pole are kidnapped by a bunch of directionally challenged pirates? 

December 1, 2, 8, & 9 @ 8pm & Dec. 10th @ 2:30 pm. Group Rates available.
Host your company Christmas Dinner at Lakeland.  For more info. call 252-586-3124 ext. 3

Come support the children in this great Christmas play that you don't want to miss.
Tickets $16.00 Adults & $9.00 Students. 252-586-3124 ext.3 or CLICK HERE

Front Row: Taylor Boden, Brooklyn Byars, Ava Clary, Madison Clary, Connor Boden, Alex Clary, Grace Marie Lumsden.

Back Row: Samuel Burgess, Maryann Johnston, Will Carter, Sharon Murrell, Nickolas Cheatham, Will Skinner, Michael Edmonds, Maryann Boden, Davis Edmonds, Daniel Barry, Mackenzie Boden, Alivia Martin

Auditions for "Ree Haw" - Dec 3 at 3:00 PM & Dec 4 at 7:00 PM -

Harvey Powers - Friday, November 17, 2017

School Performances of "Yo Ho Ho, A Pirate's Christmas" -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lakeland Theatre Company is presenting a school day matinee of “Yo Ho Ho, A Pirate’s Christmas” on December 5, 2017. There are two (2) show times, 9:00 am &11:30 am. Tickets are $7.00 each and must be paid three weeks prior to show date.

To reserve your seats, please call Lakeland Theatre at 252-586-3124 ext. 3 and inform us of how many will be attending & at what time. Parents are to pay through the school. Seats must be reserved by November 18, 2017. 

Again, payment must be received by November 20, 2017. No refunds will be given. There are only 250 seats available for each show time, so make your reservations ASAP.

The story is about a little seven year-old girl named Eve who must save Christmas for everyone! What will become of Christmas when Santa Claus and the citizens of the North Pole are kidnapped by a bunch of directionally challenged pirates?

Country Music Night at Lakeland Theater: Saturday, November 11th -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Monday, October 30, 2017

Come celebrate Veterans Day with a special tribute to our country and the veterans who served to keep the peace.  Brady Martin and group have prepared a special patriotic opening that will give us all a chance to celebrate being an American.

Wild Country Band will be on Lakeland’s main stage playing country music that will have you tapping, singing, and dancing in the aisles. Local favorites, Gary Stansbury, Donald Tart, Tim Pleasant and Melvin Poythress will be joined by John Tucker from Colonial Heights, Virginia in playing a variety of country favorites.

Lakeland has special treat in store with line dancing prior to the 8 pm stage show.  Phyllis and Jerry Casper, line dance instructors from up and down the east coast, will be in the Lakeland Dance studio to lead the dancing and get line dancing newcomers up and moving.  For those who are not sure about giving it a try, keep in mind that watching the action is loads of fun.

Show on the main stage begins at 8 pm. Refreshments and Line Dancing in the Dance Studio begin at 7 pm

Veteran?  Ask for a Veteran’s discount on your ticket at the time of purchase.

Call Lakeland Theater at 252-586-3124 for tickets

Lakeland Theatre Honors Our Vets. Coming Nov. 11th -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Thursday, October 19, 2017

November 11 at 8pm.  $16.00 a ticket $12.00 for Veterans. For reservations call 252-586-3124 ext. 3. Join us from 7-8pm in the dance studio for a line dancing lesson.

Charlotte Touring Company Performs at Lakeland -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

On October 5th, Lakeland Theatre welcomed The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Touring Company. The company performed “The Imaginators”, a story of three children and the power of imagination.  Jamie Carmichael of Florida Repertory Company, in his review of the show, stated; “The Imaginators” is a hilarious play that reminds children and grownups alike about the power and magic of the imagination”. 

Students and staff from Halifax, Warren and Northampton counties attended this special student event for area elementary school children.  This show gave the children the opportunity to see a performance from an acclaimed Children’s Theatre without leaving the area.  Teacher resource guides created for this production, which meet North Carolina Curriculum Standards, were given to the schools to use to expand upon the performance in the classroom. 

Prior to the performance, Lakeland honored groups who supported the children’s programs this year. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to Halifax Electric Membership Corporation, Roanoke Rapids Walmart and The Lake Gaston Ladies Club.  Charles H. Guerry, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Halifax EMC and Brady A. Martin, Manager of Marketing and Economic Development of Halifax EMC represented Halifax Electric.  “Like Lakeland Theatre, Halifax EMC is a membership organization, dedicated to principles that include Education, Co-operation and Concern for Community.  We are proud to support the programs at Lakeland and excited to see the involvement of our members and the contributions they make that benefit the community with our support”, Guerry stated.

Members of Lake Gaston Ladies Club attending the event were Valerie Ruch, Club President, Linda Weingarten, Past President and Pat Trainum, Vice President.  The ladies’ comments were: “The show was fantastic.  We were impressed with the way the actors fully engaged the children. We were glad we could be a part of it

This event and other children’s programs at Lakeland would not be possible without community support.   With grants and sponsorships, Lakeland will be able to continue to offer its’ children’ summer workshop and additional children’s programming into the future.

Charles Guerry, Nancy Grueneich, Brady Martin. Nancy is presenting a certificate to the Halifax EMX for their sponsorship of the show.

Lake Gaston Ladies Club Valerie Ruch, President, Linda Weingarten, Past President, Pat Trainum, Vice President

The Cast of the Charlotte Children’s Theatre. Claire Hilton, Steven James, Shelby Ray and Devin Clark

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Barbara Dillard  (252-537-2720) or email at

Have a Chainsaw? -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Lakeland is looking for volunteers that have a chainsaw that could help us cut up a poplar tree.  We will be cutting on Friday & Saturday (10/6&7/17) please call the office if your available. 252-586-3124 ext.3. Anyone wanting wood, can take as much as they'd like.  Thank you!

Enjoy a Good Murder Mystery? Coming October 27-29. -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Wednesday, October 04, 2017
How better to end a long hot summer and begin a cool fall season; A good murder mystery, of course. Add a little comedy and some really good food and you have a recipe for a most fun time. Come and try your skills as a detective at the Lakeland cabaret theater. 

Come meet a wealthy southern family with a not so secretive agenda to acquire the wealth of their beloved.. Well, maybe not beloved family patriarch, by any means necessary.

Our narrator (Will Skinner) will guide you thru a web of lies surrounding Fat Daddy (Tony Hall) the family Patriarch. The ones to watch include his lovely Wife Sweet Mama (Tia Bedwell), Daughter Hyacinth (Mandy Outman Matthews), Son Earl (Andrew Hyman) and wife Savannah (LaVontae Wilson), and of course the farm hand that’s just like family, Clete (Brian Waugh) in his First Lakeland role. 

This bunch of characters are out for blood and there’s just no telling what they might do next. But don’t worry, in case they get out of hand, we will have local law enforcement on standby, Officer Bainbridge (David Lashley) has agreed to be our security for the evening.

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