• a past Lakeside Players production
  • Rhode Center for the Arts
  • Rhode Center for the Arts - concessions
  • Rhode Center for the Arts - lobby
  • Rhode Center for the Arts - one of the benches in the lobby
  • Rhode Center for the Arts - lobby
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Lakeside Players, Inc. at the Rhode Center for the Arts

Live entertainment in a beautiful historic theater. Comedies, dramas and musicals are produced in the Mainstage Series, Family Theatre Series, and Stage Noir Series.

The Rhode Center for the Arts, which is owned and operated by LSP Inc., provides the community with increasingly ambitious theatrical productions and other forms of live entertainment.  The Rhode Center is home to two performance venues, the Donna Wolf-Steigerwaldt Auditorium and Skinner Hall, as well as two art galleries, the Pollard Gallery and the KAA Spotlight Gallery.  A full season of comedies, dramas, and musicals are presented.  This community-minded and volunteer-driven organization is also host to a variety of arts events produced in association with other creative groups and organizations throughout the year.
The Rhode Center for the Arts hopes to be your next creative outlet and your source for live, local entertainment.

Lakeside Players Mainstage Series: Death of a Salesman

November 4-6, 2016, November 11-13, 2016, November 18-19, 2016

This is a thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre by Arthur Miller. The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness.

Lakeside Players Family Theatre Series: A Seussified Christmas Carol

December 9-11, 2016 and December 16-18, 2016

A whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with—if he ever had his way with the story.

Lakeside Players Mainstage Series: The Secret Garden

January 20-22, 2017, January 27-29, 2017, February 3-4, 2017

Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Lakeside Players Stage Noir Series: Love, Loss and What I Wore

February 17-19, 2017, February 24-26, 2017, and March 3-4, 2017

A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black.

Bowls & Books Soup Fest Contest

March 29, 2017

Taste and score each soup, served up by local restaurants! You receive a souvenir bowl to keep.

Lakeside Players Family Theatre Series: Junie B. Jones: The Musical

March 31-April 2, 2017 and April 7-9, 2017

It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend Lucille doesn't want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school.

Lakeside Players Mainstage Series: The Big Five-Oh

May 5-7, 2017, May 12-14, 2017, May 19-20, 2017

Whoever said life is better after fifty had better be right! George Thomas is turning fifty on Saturday, and it has been a terrible week.