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

Past Season's Shows:

OUR 2017 - 2018 SEASON

Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's



August 3-4-5 at 730PM
August 6 at 2PM
August 11 at 730PM
August 12 at 2PM & 730PM
August 13 at 2PM

Directed by Wess Hughes
Assistant Director - Laura Cooley

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

Telling the famous story of Joseph and his "coat of many colors" from the Bible's Book of Genesis, it's full of great life-lesson stories that come to vibrant life in this delightful and totally colorful and spectacular musical.

Long-time LLT alumni Wess Hughes is back once again to direct, and Jonathan McKenzie will also be returning for his third run in the title role of 'Joseph' along with a HUGE cast and crew of over 100 folks that are already in rehearsals.

Click here for full cast list.

Featuring a variety of musical styles from country to calypso, French cabaret to Elvis rock-n-roll and 1920s Charleston to 1960s go-go, this show will totally entertain all ages.

50th anniversary stage productions are planned for both NYC and London next year, as well as a new animated motion picture that will feature additional songs by Elton John.

Shane Cockrell is the musical director, and Coco Caldwell is the choreographer. Running for two weekends, it's sure to fill the Arabian!

Neil Simon's



November 2-3-4 at 730PM
November 5 at 2PM

Directed by Rick Youngblood

America's favorite comedy writer based this on his own life as a 1930s Brooklyn teen. Coming of age may not be easy - but it sure can be funny! The three things always on his mind? Girls, Yankees baseball, and becoming a comedy writer!

This funny play is not only Simon's greatest, but also his most moving. As a critic said, "I laughed, then I cried, then I laughed again because I cried."

Click here for full cast list.

Michael Frayn's



March 8-9-10 at 730PM
March 11 at 2PM

Directed by Sam Buchanan

A deliciously hilarious show about a dizzy group of actors staging a new comedy - but they just can't get their "act" together. Mix in lots of slamming doors with offstage romance and intrigue, and you have what's called the "funniest farce ever written."

First you see them acting the show ON the stage, but then the set turns and you see what's going on BEHIND the scenes - and that's even crazier!

Click here for full cast list.

Charlie Chaplin's



Cocktail and Costume Party
Saturday, April 7th

Cocktail Hour Begins at 6:30pm
The Movie Rolls at 7:30pm

Laurel's Arabian Theatre had its grand opening day in April 1927. It operated as a movie house for 50 years, and then after closing, Laurel Little Theatre bought the building and saved it to become our own performing arts theatre.

To celebrate the 91st Birthday of the last remaining downtown movie palace, LLT will have a one-night-only 1920's costume party (costumes optional) showing Charlie Chaplin's masterful silent movie comedy THE GOLD RUSH on April 7th at 730PM.

Chaplin's hilariously famous "Little Tramp" is a gold prospector that becomes trapped in a deserted cabin during a snow storm, and the movie features the comedian's most beloved bits and silliest moments.

It received several Academy Award nominations, and it’s on the American Film Institute's "100 Greatest Movies" list. THE GOLD RUSH was the number one movie of the 1926-27 movie season, and the film is still in the Top Five of the highest-grossing silent films of all time.

Admission is free for LLT season ticket holders (no punch will be taken, you just show your season ticket) - or single admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

The movie runs just an hour and a half, and this silent film features a lush musical score. Wear your favorite 1920's look if you'd like - and join in. WHAT A FUN NIGHT!

LLT's reservation line only answers the week of each show - 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140.




May 31-June 1 at 730PM
June 2 at both 2PM and 730PM
June 3 at 2PM

Reservation line opens May 24 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Camp is 100% FULL!

Directed by Brenda Shows

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre!!! It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

It's a super funny musical that's also very romantic - perfect for the whole family. Come and see just how much the 100 kids from our annual summer camp will make you smile...and laugh...and cry.

Click here for audition info.


Everyone registered will be in the production, but director Brenda Shows will hold auditions for most of the leading roles on April 29-30, and then some supporting roles will be cast the first day of camp. Auditions for speaking roles are only open for registered campers.


The students will attend eleven days of workshops and performances running May 24th - June 3rd. Due to the local schools having to cover their 'snow days', our first day of camp on May 24th will run from 4PM-8PM and we'll provide pizza for the campers' break. Then from May 25th until May 31st, those seven days of camp will be in the afternoons from 1PM until 5PM (that includes all of Memorial Day weekend).


Camp wraps up with five exciting performances: May 31st and June 1st at 730PM, June 2nd at both 2PM and 730PM, and then a Sunday matinee on June 3rd at 2PM.