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Lakeside Players, Inc. at the Rhode Center for the Arts

Live entertainment in a beautiful historic theater. Lakeside Players, Inc. produces comedies, dramas, musicals and children’s plays, as well as adults-only entertainment and concerts.

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 Children's 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.

Click on the "Events" tab above for Season 40 (2013-2014) performance details!

5/7/14 Update: Now Announcing the 41st Season!

Mainstage Series:

The Underpants
By Steve Martin, Adapted from Carl Sternheim
Sept. 12 - Sept. 29, 2014
A bizarre wardrobe malfunction at a social outing with colleagues sends one half of a conservative couple into a spiraling bout of hilarious paranoia. Updated for the 21st Century by one of America's funniest comedic actors, this play is sure to make you laugh your pants off.

On Golden Pond
By Ernest Thompson
Nov. 21 - Dec. 6, 2014
Exploring the many strengths of a time-worn and spirited marriage, the turbulence of a relationship between father and daughter, and the differences that challenge generations old and new, this classic American dramedy reels in unique insight into the modern family and is every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it first debuted on Broadway.

Into The Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
Jan. 23 - Feb 7, 2015
A poor young man, a childless couple, a precocious girl and hapless lovers must all avoid the pitfalls of greed as they each embark on improbable missions to make their lives better. Clever lyrics, tuneful music and many familiar characters combine in this epic musical journey that is at once funny, smart, light and dark. A must-see musical that has something for everyone.

Sex Please, We're Sixty
By Michael Parker and Susan Parker
Apr. 15 - Apr. 25, 2015
When four women and two men of a certain age accidentally swap helpful pharmaceuticals, more than just questions arise as they all suddenly find their lives moving in new and surprising directions. This lusty modern day comedy is sure to make audiences of any age laugh out loud.


Family Theatre Series:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
By Kathryn Schultz Miller. From the story by Washington Irving.
Oct. 24 - Nov. 2, 2014
Just in time for Halloween comes a well-known tale about a quiet village turned upside down by a mysterious new neighbor.  Suspenseful and spooky, this family-friendly play gallops ahead to a ghostly good time. A sweet Halloween treat!

Charlotte's Web
Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.
March 13 - 22, 2015
Based on one of the most revered and celebrated pieces of children's literature, this enchanting play includes all of the delightful characters you remember in a thrilling, beautiful stage adaptation. Audiences will adore this touching and knowing play about the importance of friendship and the power of community.


[L@tR Series]:

Rufolf the P*ssed-Off Reindeer
By Patrick Schmitz
Dec. 12 - 21, 2014
Our favorite frosty narrator re-tells a classic holiday story to fill us in on what was really going on in the winter wonderland we all remember from our childhood. You won't want to miss this adults-only biannual tradition that has warmed our audiences in past seasons.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
By Bert V. Royal
May 15 - 31, 2015
Forget everything you thought you knew from your Sunday morning pals because now they are all grown up and navigating all the "good grief" of their angsty high school years!  Following the death of his beloved beagle, our downtrodden buddy questions the existence of an afterlife in this hilarious, haunting and hopeful parody.

Season Subscriptions and Individual Tickets On Sale Beginning June 1, 2014.

Hamlet: Summer Shakespeare

July 25-27, 2014, August 1-3, 2014

Perhaps the GREATEST play of the English language, like you've NEVER SEEN before!

K-Town Burlesque

August 8, 2014 – August 9, 2014

Wild vaudeville burlesque show with a modern twist. Music, magic, exotic entertainment, comedy, and dances by the lovely Sugar St. Claire and Annetta Vendetta. Speakeasy will be open.