• 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 L@tR 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 as part of the LSP Mainstage Series, as well as adults-only performances in the L@TR Series, workshops and productions in the Family Theatre Series, and local and regional musical groups showcased in the Rebuilder Concert Series.  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 Presents: Love Letters

February 12, 2016 – February 14, 2016

Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, this evocative and touching theatrical event is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences.

Lakeside Players Mainstage Series Presents: HAIR

March 11-13, 2016, March 18-20, 2016, March 25-26, 2016

Collecting Tony Awards in 1968 for Best Musical and 2009 for Best Revival of a Musical, this exuberant musical about a group of hippies searching for truth, peace and love is as vital and relevant today as it was when it opened in 1967.

Bowls & Books Soup Fest Contest

March 23, 2016

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

Lakeside Players Family Theatre Series Presents: Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

April 8-10, 2016, April 15-17, 2016

A family-friendly musical adventure fills the Rhode Center stage with magic, mayhem and all of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film—Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more!

Lakeside Players L@tR (Late at the Rhode) Series Presents: The Pillowman

May 6-8, 2016, May 13-15, 2016, May 20-21, 2016

Drawing from the contemplative and startling styles of Kafka and the Brothers Grimm, this exhilarating new play centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their unsettling similarities to a series of murders.