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

SPECTACULAR MUSICAL!!!

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING
TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

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

Reservation line opens July 27 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

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

SPECTACULARLY FUNNY!!!

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

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

Reservation line opens October 26 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

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 audition info.

Michael Frayn's

SLAPSTICK SPECTACLE!!!

NOISES OFF

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

Reservation line opens March 1st and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

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 audition info.

Charlie Chaplin's

SILENT MOVIE SPECTACLE!!!

THE GOLD RUSH

April 7 at 730pm

Reservation line opens March 29 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

NEW THIS SEASON - A SILENT MOVIE NIGHT! The Arabian Theatre's opening day was in April 1927. Our recent 90th birthday party was so enjoyable, we've decided to make it an annual event - and admission is included as a FREE BONUS for our season ticket holders!

We'll have another 1920's costume party (costumes optional) showing Charlie Chaplin's masterful comedy THE GOLD RUSH. His hilariously famous "Little Tramp" is a gold prospector that becomes trapped in a deserted cabin during a snowstorm, and it features the comedian's most beloved bits and silliest moments. It's on the American Film Institute's "100 Greatest Movies" list. WHAT A FUN NIGHT!

Dreamworks'

SHREK THE MUSICAL

100 SPECTACULAR KIDS!!!

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

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.