We are excited to announce our Winter play, THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Directed by Diana Dwyer Lawrence. Auditions are planned for early December with performances in late February. Stay tuned for more news about the rest of our 2020 season!
Monday, August 19, 2019
The Lanesboro Community Theater, Inc. Board of Directors invites directors to send in proposals for projects for its 2020 season: our Winter play, performing the last two weekends in February, and our Summer play/musical, performing the last two weekends in July. Those interested in directing are invited to submit their proposed project via email to email@example.com. Please include your name, contact information, name of the play and if rights are available (a quick call to the licensing agency can usually determine this), estimated cost of mounting the play (licensing, costumes, construction costs if a set needs to be built, etc.). Deadline for submission is Sunday, August 25 @ 11:59 pm. Those proposing projects will be contacted and invited to meet with the Board on the evening of August 30.
Friday, May 3, 2019
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE ADDED!!! Due to popular demand, we are so excited to announce we will be adding a performance of ALICE @ WONDERLAND on Sunday, May 5, at 3:00 pm!! Tickets for this additional performance are on sale at Parkway Market and at the box office on Saturday at 6:00 and Sunday at 12:00. See you there!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
ALICE @ WONDERLAND opens this Saturday, May 4 at 7pm at the St. Mane Theater, with a repeat performance on Sunday, May 5, at 1pm. Tickets are available at Parkway Market and may also be purchased at the St. Mane box office before the performance. Come see this delightful modern take on a children's classic and support our adorable cast of Lanesboro Elementary School students!
Our friends at Lanesboro Arts and Commonweal Theatre invite you to participate in a Community Brainstorming Session for a “Theatre District” mural on the south side of Manion Law Firm. The idea generating meeting will take place at the Commonweal Theatre on Wednesday, May 1 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mural is designed to engage volunteers of all ages in the brainstorming and creation process as well as, create a sense of community pride, and build collaborative efforts to beautify the community.
Lanesboro Arts and Commonweal Theatre have commissioned artist Erik Pearson to take the community’s ideas created during the May 1 meeting and make a cohesive design. That design will then be presented to Lanesboro Heritage Preservation Commission, the Lanesboro Planning and Zoning Commission and other community stakeholders. The organizations are aiming for Pearson and community members to collaboratively paint and create the mural sometime during the summer of 2019.
If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, please send ideas for the mural to Kara Maloney at Lanesboro Arts. These can be written ideas or drawings. Come be part of this exciting downtown revitalization project!
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Tickets are now on sale for our Spring production, in collaboration with Lanesboro Public School, ALICE @ WONDERLAND! Advance sales are available at Parkway Market. Tickets will also be available before the performance at the St. Mane box office. Come support this wonderful cast of Lanesboro Elementary School students! ALICE @ WONDERLAND is presented in part by a grant from the Lanesboro Area Community Foundation. Thank you!
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Spring 2019: ALICE @ WONDERLAND by Jonathan Yukich, in collaboration with Lanesboro Public Schools
Winner of the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, this retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale will feature a cast solely of Lanesboro Elementary School students!
What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts. The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure. A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, modern style and appeal to both children and adults.
Performances are Saturday, May 4, at 7pm and Sunday, May 5, at 1pm at the St. Mane Theater in Lanesboro.