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Lakeland Announces New Season | Art Entertainment

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Littleton’s Lakeland Center for Culture and Arts has announced the next 2022-23 season, offering something to almost everyone.

More than two years after the pandemic darkened the stage everywhere, Lakeland welcomed its patrons with a lineup of performances ranging from dramatic plays to favorite musicals, concerts and movie screenings. We want to attract new patrons. ..

The season begins Friday, September 9th, from 6pm to 9:30 pm with the Grand Gala featuring the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra with American Idol Season 12 winner Candice Glover. Tickets for this celebration will be available next month Reopening in Lakeland’s newly refurbished space.

Tickets for regular season performances, including the Main Stage Series and The Actors Studio Series, are currently on sale. This is a smaller, more intimate show at the Black Box Theater.

Artistic director John Duval said Lakeland will begin the season and main stage series with the musical “Crown” as an invitation to the African-American community. Celebrated part of the community.

Other main stage performances include the comedy and spectator-popular “The Odd Couple” and the holiday musical “A Christmas Carol.”

DuVall said the Actors Studio series includes three more intimate and contemporary shows with more adult themes and languages.

“It addresses the idea that there may be different types of theaters for different types of people,” he said. “This is the type of theater that challenges people and makes them think about the world we live in and the people we may not know.”

There are five offerings in the concert series, some of which have an educational side.

“It’s very important to provide young people with theater and let them see what it is and that it also has an educational side,” Duval said. “This is not just a community theater, it’s a cultural arts center.”

Lakeland will also screen a movie in the theater. A Golden Age of Hollywood Silver Screener will be screened on Tuesday morning, and a family movie will be screened on Saturday night. Popcorn, beer and wine are one of the light meals available during the movie show.

DuVall said Lakeland will host about 48 weeks of events over the weekend, more than double the previous schedule and require more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, you can guide, work in a kiosk, help create a set, or help in a variety of other ways. Go to the website, click Get Involved, then click Volunteer.

Single event or season tickets can also be purchased on the website.

DuVall said he was looking forward to the reopening of Lakeland.

“Being the center of this magnificent cultural art is a bit overwhelming, as we coast and try to make our name a little more public,” he said. “It’s very exciting and very late.”

Main stage series

“Crown” (musical): Performance dates, October 14-15, 21-22, 7:30 pm. October 16th and 23rd at 2:00 pm

“The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon: Performance Dates, November 11-12, 17-19, 7:30 pm. November 13th, 2:00 pm

“Christmas Carol” (Musical): Performance date, December 9-10, 15-17, 7:30 pm. December 11, 2:00 pm

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” (Musical): Performance dates, January 20-21, 26-28, 2023, 7:30 pm. January 22, 2:00 pm

“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Suicide Club” by Jeffrey Hatcher: Performance Dates, March 24-25, 30-April 1, 7:30 pm. March 26, 2:00 pm

“Drowsy Chaperon” (Musical): Performance date, May 12-13, 18-20, 7:30 pm. May 14th, 2:00 pm

Actors Studio Series

“Revolutionary” by Lauren Ganderson: Performance Date, February 17-18, 2023, 7:30 pm, February 18, 2:00 pm

“Every Brilliant Thing”: Performance date, April 21-22, 2023, 7:30 pm, April 21, 2:00 pm

“Duran Evening”: Performance Date, June 9-10, 2023, 7:30 pm, June 10, 2:00 pm

Concert series

Sons of Mystro, a brothers duo playing electric violin at 7:30 pm on September 16th, accompanied by DJs and drummers, interpreting a wide range of genres from classical to reggae to pop arrangements.

Security Obstruction with Mike Wiley, October 28, 7:30 pm Wiley tells the story of a fugitive slave, a civil rights game changer, a sports hero, and a freedom fighter. This work is based on the true account of the surviving participants of Freedom Riders and many other individuals of different races, religions, and backgrounds involved in the early struggle for equality of African Americans. increase.

Quarteto Nuevo, November 3rd, 7:30 pm This ensemble presents Western classical, Eastern European folk, Latin and jazz in an organic atmosphere.

Robin Spielberg, December 2-3, 7:30 pm Spielberg is welcomed as one of America’s most popular modern female pianists / composers. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Soul Arts Center, Shanghai Mao Live House, CBS Saturday Morning, PBS, Lifetime Live, NPR and more.

Tartan Tenors Celtic Invasion, March 10, 2023, 7:30 pm Tartan Tenors mixes musical energy with traditional folk tales, dance and humor, classic bagpipes and fiddles, driving drum tones and signature guitar styles. It features.

Lakeland is located at 411 Mosby Ave. in Littleton and can be reached by calling 252-586-3124.