In the Historic 1927 Downtown Arabian Theatre -- 5th Avenue -- Laurel, Mississippi


The 57th Season Opener!!


Directed by
Wess Hughes

June 5-6 at 7pm
At The
Arabian Theatre

We'll open our 57th season this summer with a return of one of our biggest hits ever! We first presented JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT back in 1995 and then revived it in 2009 with both productions selling out to full houses.

Long-time LLT alumni Wess Hughes will be back once again to direct this spectacular musical, and Jonathan McKenzie will also be returning for his third run in the title role of 'Joseph'

Auditions for all other parts will be held at our downtown Arabian Theatre on June 5-6 at 7pm, and rehearsals will run three nights a week in June and July.

The production will feature a huge cast of 30 adults (with high school and college ages included in the adult roles) and 30 students (of elementary and junior high ages).

Shane Cockrell will be the musical director, Coco Caldwell will serve as the choreographer and Laura Cooley is the assistant director.

Anyone that has a prepared piece with sheet music or CD can do that, but many just sing 'Happy Birthday', the National Anthem or a hymn or favorite song they know. One verse/chorus is all that's needed, and it's ok to hold a lyric sheet if you don't have it memorized. Then we always have some that are really nervous and we don't make them get up there solo, and they will just learn a group song with everyone else.

Any questions about auditions can be mailed to



Directed by
Rick Youngblood

Aug 21-22 at 7pm
At The
Arabian Theatre

We continue our 57th Season this fall with Neil Simon's hilarious comedy. Telling his own true coming-of-age story as a 1930's Brooklyn teenager in a tight-knit extended family, it's both funny as heck and very moving.

'Eugene' is the teen of the family that includes his mom and dad, his older brother, and his aunt and her two daughters.

Director Rick Youngblood will need to cast the family of 7 that includes 3 adults (playing 40-50 year olds) and 4 teens (the two brothers are around 15 and 19 and two girls that are 13 and 17).

No preparation necessary - just come on down and you'll cold read from the script along with everyone else. Any questions, drop a line to

Auditions are August 21-22 and rehearsals will be about three nights a week until the production runs early November.

Our auditions are usually very laid back and you don't really need to prepare anything. Just come on down and we'll have a simple form you fill in with contact info. Auditioning could be a very scary thing, but we try to keep it as easy-breezy as we can so that newcomers will come join in with us on our productions.

For play auditions, the show director will have everyone read some scenes, but you don't have to show up with any memorized piece to audition with.

For musical auditions, you can sing anything you'd like or we'll just teach everyone a short song to sing together. If you bring sheet music, we'll have an accompanist to play for you. You can prepare a song or just sing 'Happy Birthday' or the National Anthem or an old hymn or you can wait and learn a group song with everyone else.