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




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53 Years of Shows at LLT


The Pinehurst Hotel and Arabian Theatre in the 1970s. You can see the big "A" on the marquee of the Arabian right above the long entrance lobby patrons walked down to enter the auditorium of the movie house. The tall ARABIAN neon sign above that marquee was saved and is now hanging on the side of our theatre.

Since LLT was founded in 1961, we've presented over 200 productions.

Please note that we are missing copies of 24 of our show programs over the last five decades.

* Denotes the programs we're missing.
If you happen to have any of these, please contact us at LLTLaurelMS@aol.com.

  FIRST YEARS OF PERFORMANCES AT WISNER BUILDING, MASON & WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL

 YearShowDirectorBoard PresidentSpecial Notes
  1961 Born Yesterday Elton Bateman Marda Burton
    -TV ACTOR /LAUREL NATIVE TOM LESTER (EB IN 'GREEN ACRES') IN CAST
  1962
1962
1962
1963
*Dial M For Murder
*The Curious Savage
*The Man Who Came To Dinner
*The Philadelphia Story
Bob Martins
Ruth Tomlinson
Lowell Tew
Sharon Henderson
Marda Burton
Marda Burton
Marda Burton
Marda Burton
  1963
1963
1964
1964
1964
*See How They Run
You Can't Take It With You
*Everybody Loves Opal
The Women
*All The Way Home
Gladys Mack Huff
Jim Gibbon
Dot Traweek
Ruth Tomlinson
Rufus Smith
Marda Burton
Lowell Tew
Lowell Tew
Lowell Tew
Billy Lightsey
  -MOVIE/BROADWAY ACTOR RUFUS SMITH ('ANNIE GET YOUR GUN' WITH ETHEL MERMAN) DIRECTS
  1965
1965
1965
1966
1966
1966
1967
1967
*The Heiress
The Solid Gold Cadillac
Take Her, She's Mine
Our Town
Never Too Late
A Thousand Clowns
The Country Girl
Barefoot In The Park
Allan Jones
Bob Cade
Lowell Tew
Ruth Tomlinson
Page Harris
Talmadge Harper
Marda Burton
Dennis Bailey
Billy Lightsey
Billy Lightsey
Connie Farrell
Connie Farrell
Connie Farrell
Clayton Corley
Clayton Corley
Clayton Corley
 

  LLT LEASES OUR FIRST THEATRE SPACE, THE OLD ARMORY BUILDING ON MAGNOLIA STREET

 YearShowDirectorBoard PresidentSpecial Notes
  1967
1968
1968
1969
1969
1969
1969
1970
1970
1970
*The Odd Couple
The Willow & I
The Desk Set
The Glass Menagerie
Mary, Mary
The Apple Tree
Don't Drink The Water
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Luv
The Fantasticks
Dennis Bailey
Page Harris
Lowell Tew
Page Harris
Lowell Tew
Dana Seefeld
Dana Seefeld
Dana Seefeld
Lowell Tew
Mike Howard
Betty Whitt
Betty Whitt
Betty Whitt
Ruth Tomlinson
Ruth Tomlinson
Ruth Tomlinson
Lowell Tew
Lowell Tew
Lowell Tew
Lowell Tew
  -CABARET SINGER-BROADWAY ACTOR ('CLEAVAGE')/LAUREL NATIVE TOM ELIAS IN CAST
  1970
1970
1971
1971
1971
1971
1972
1972
1972
1972
1973
1973
1973
1973
1974
1974
1974
1974
1975
1975
1975
1975
1976
1976
Auntie Mame
The Subject Was Roses
Spoon River Anthology
Cactus Flower
Plaza Suite
The Rainmaker
Charley's Aunt
Tonight Is Gershwin
*Forty Carats
Any Wednesday
Butterflies Are Free
Follies '73
Last Of The Red Hot Lovers
*The Bad Seed
Blithe Spirit
Dames At Sea
*I Do, I Do
*My Three Angels
*Finishing Touches
Little Foxes
*Man Of LaMancha
*Harvey
*Seven Year Itch
Evening Of One Acts
Lowell Tew
Don Toner
Ruth Tomlinson
David Godbold
Lowell Tew
Mike Howard
Dana Seefeld
Bob Mesrobian
Lowell Tew
Page Harris
Ruth Tomlinson
Mike Howard
Billy Lightsey
Jimmy Cox
Ruth Tomlinson
Mike Howard
Jimmy Cox
Lowell Tew
Joe Myers
Mike Howard
Talmadge Harper
Ruth Tomlinson
Ginger Everitt
John Sumrall/Bill Clinton
Patti McLaughlin
Patti McLaughlin
Patti McLaughlin
Patti McLaughlin
Tucker Buchanan
Tucker Buchanan
Tucker Buchanan
Tucker Buchanan
Molly Newton
Molly Newton
Molly Newton
Molly Newton
Rosemay Bouchillon
Rosemay Bouchillon
Rosemay Bouchillon
Rosemay Bouchillon
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
Don O'Brien
Don O'Brien
Don O'Brien
Don O'Brien
10th Season Begins




















50th Production
 

  URBAN RENEWAL CLAIMS OUR BUILDING, ONE YEAR OF SHOWS AT VARIOUS CITY SCHOOLS

  1976
1976
1977
1977
Once Upon A Mattress
*Diary Of Anne Frank
The Lion In Winter
No Sex Please, We're Brittish
Jimmy Cox
Liz Chesser
Don Frutiger
Richard Piazza
John Sumrall
John Sumrall
John Sumrall
John Sumrall
 

  LLT PURCHASES OUR FIRST BUILDING, THE HISTORIC 1927 DOWNTOWN ARABIAN THEATRE

 YearShowDirectorBoard PresidentSpecial Notes
  1977
1977
1978
Our Town
Guys & Dolls
A Streetcar Named Desire
Ruth Tomlinson
Bob Mesrobian
Don Frutiger
J. Larry Walters
J. Larry Walters
J. Larry Walters
-TV ACTOR ('SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE')/RECORDING ARTIST/LAUREL NATIVE PATRICK WEATHERS IN CAST
1978
1978
1978
1978
1979
1979
1979
1980
1980
1980
1980
1981
1981
1981
6 Rms Riv Vu
Damn Yankees
Under Papa's Picture
Count Dracula
Night Must Fall
Teahouse Of The August Moon
How The Other Half Loves
Witness For the Prosecution
Come Blow Your Horn
The Sound Of Music
The Mousetrap
The Crucible
Heaven Can Wait
The Wizard Of Oz
Richard Piazza
Bob Mesrobian
Gina Robertson
John Sumrall
Wess Hughes
Lowell Tew
Wess Hughes
Bob Lowe
John Sumrall
Wess Hughes
John Sumrall
Bob Lowe
Missy McCraw
Wess Hughes
J. Larry Walters
Liz Chesser
Liz Chesser
Liz Chesser
Liz Chesser
Mary Anne Sumrall
Mary Anne Sumrall
Mary Anne Sumrall
Mary Anne Sumrall
John McRae
John McRae
John McRae
John McRae
Wess Hughes









20th Season Begins
  -CO-PRODUCTION WITH JUNIOR AUXILIARY
  1981
1981
1982
1982
Showboat
Bus Stop
Vanities
Alice In Wonderland
Wess Hughes
Bob Lowe
Billie Graham
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
  -CO-PRODUCTION WITH JUNIOR AUXILIARY
  1982
1982
1982
1983
1776
Mame
Arsenic And Old Lace
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Linda Nash / Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Darlene Purcell / David Jones
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
  -CO-PRODUCTION WITH JUNIOR AUXILIARY
  1983
1983
1983

1983
1983
1984
1984
1984
1984
1985
1985
1985
Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Funny Thing Happened
On The Way To The Forum
Oklahoma
Same Time, Next Year
Deathtrap
Grease
The Music Man
On Golden Pond
Crimes Of The Heart
*Cheaper By The Dozen
Ain't Misbehavin'
John Maxwell
Missy McCraw
Linda Nash/Wess Hughes

Wess Hughes
Bob Lowe
David Jones/Darlene Purcell
Linda Nash/Wess Hughes
Nancy Godsey
Don Frutiger
Anita Boyd
Brenda Carey
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes

L.H. Walker
L.H. Walker
L.H. Walker
L.H. Walker
Edward Boone
Edward Boone
Edward Boone
Edward Boone
Edward Boone
 

  HURRICANE JUAN DAMAGES THE ARABIAN AND SEASON PERFORMED AT GARDINER JUNIOR HIGH

  1985
1985
1986
The Fantasticks
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Harvey
Marlyn Blake
Don Frutiger
Liz Chesser / Betty Whitt
Herb Knotts
Herb Knotts
Herb Knotts
  -MOVIE ('PARTY GIRL') & BROADWAY ACTRESS/LAUREL NATIVE PARKER POSEY IN CAST
  1986 *Born Yesterday David Godbold Herb Knotts
 

  HURRICANE REPAIRS COMPLETED AND WE MOVE BACK TO THE ARABIAN

 YearShowDirectorBoard PresidentSpecial Notes
  1986
1987
1987
1987
1987
1988
1988
1988
1988
1989
1989
1989
1989
1990
1990
1990
1990
1991
1991
1991
1991
1992
1992
1992
1992
1993
1993
1993
1993
1994
1994
1994
1994
1995
1995
1995
God's Favorite
Private Lives
*The King & I
Broadway: Music Of Our Life
*Rehearsal For Murder
Brighton Beach Memoirs
*Send Me No Flowers
Oliver
Love, Sex And The I.R.S.
Inherit The Wind
A Salute To Irving Berlin
Broadway Bound
The Foreigner
The Nerd
Evening With Gershwin & Porter
South Pacific
Driving Miss Daisy
The Heiress
Girls Of The Garden Club
Annie
Ordinary People
You Can't Take It With You
Barefoot In The Park
Big River
Steel Magnolias
Mister Roberts
Rumors
West Side Story
I Hate Hamlet
*The Boys Next Door
Chapter Two
My Fair Lady
Romeo & Juliet
Noises Off
Love Letters
Joseph & Technicolor Dreamcoat
Dwight Pitts
Don Frutiger
Nancy Godsey
Brenda Carey
Don Frutiger
Betty Whitt/Liz Chesser
Don Frutiger
Suzanne Heflin
Betty Whitt/Liz Chesser
Lisa Thames
Missy McCraw
Betty Whitt/Liz Chesser
Don Frutiger
David Godbold
Stevie Bateman
Peter Infanger
Brenda Carey
Betty Whitt/Liz Chesser
Linda Walton
Wess Hughes
Kelly Sanner
Shana Riles
John Parker
Wess Hughes
Katie Samora
Larry Johnson
Michael Garner
Richard Green
Kelly Sanner
Michael Garner
John Sumrall
Greg Smith
Jack Hampton
Michael Garner
Linda Walton
Wess Hughes
Dwight Pitts
Dwight Pitts
Dwight Pitts
Bill Mullins
Bill Mullins
Bill Mullins
Bill Mullins
Tommy Thames
Tommy Thames
Tommy Thames
Tommy Thames
Scotty Sumrall
Scotty Sumrall
Scotty Sumrall
Scotty Sumrall
Lisa Thames
Lisa Thames
Lisa Thames
Lisa Thames
Stan Riles
Stan Riles
Stan Riles
Stan Riles
Edward Schneider
Edward Schneider
Edward Schneider
Edward Schneider
Linda Walton
Linda Walton
Linda Walton
Linda Walton
Linda Walton
Linda Walton
Linda Walton
Linda Walton
Shana Riles
-TV ACTRESS/LAUREL NATIVE MARY ELIZABETH ELLIS ('ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA') IN CAST
1995
1996
1996
1996
1996
1997
1997
1997
1997
1998
1998
1998
1998
1999
1999
1999
1999
Twelve Angry Men
The Odd Couple-Female
Wess & Friends
Class Of '70 Something
A Christmas Carol
Cactus Flower
Broadway-The Last 30 Years
Pageant The Musical
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Bedside Manners
The Rainmaker
Little Shop of Horrors
Times Square Angel
Miss Firecracker Contest
Cotton Patch Gospel
SideShow
Nutcracker & The Mouse King
Lisa Thames
Michael Garner
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
April Lightsey / Chan Geddie
David Godbold
Cherie Boone
Wess Hughes
April Lightsey / Chan Geddie
Michael Garner
Lisa Thames
Wess Hughes
Richard Hodges
Michael Garner
David Godbold
Wess Hughes
April Lightsey / Chan Geddie
Shana Riles
Shana Riles
Shana Riles
Missy McCraw
Missy McCraw
Missy McCraw
Missy McCraw
Kelle Burgess
Kelle Burgess
Kelle Burgess
Kelle Burgess
George Jackson
George Jackson
George Jackson
George Jackson
Suzanne Heflin
Suzanne Heflin
2000
2000

2000
2000
2001
2001
2001
2001
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002
2003
2003
2003
2003
2004
2004
2004
2005
2005
2005
2005
2006
2006
2006
2006
2006
2007
2007
Dearly Departed
Effect Of Gamma Rays On
Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds
Dreamgirls
Little Women
The Second Time Around
Murder In Green Meadows
Always...Patsy Cline
Das Barbecu
Nunsense
Musical Comedy Murders Of 1940
Gypsy
Always...Patsy Cline
Arabian Nights
Lost In Yonkers
Red, White & Blue Revue
Chicago
Five Women Wearing Same Dress
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
A Chorus Line
Nutcracker The Musical
Steel Magnolias
Our Town
Annie
Wess & Friends-Show Must Go On
Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
Biloxi Blues
42nd Street
The Trip To Bountiful
Honk!
Sweet Charity
The Secret Garden
Michael Garner
Catherine / Steven Nowicki

Wess Hughes
April Lightsey / Chan Geddie
Michael Garner
Linda Walton
Wess Hughes
Greg Smith
Michael Garner
Jennifer Coghlan
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
April Lightsey/Chan Geddie
Michael Garner
Catherine Nowicki
Wess Hughes
Michael Garner
Jeanenne Pacific
Wess Hughes
Jeanenne Pacific
Michael Garner
Cynthia Welborn
Juna Broome
Wess Hughes
Michael Garner
Cynthia Welborn
Wess Hughes
Michael Garner
Juna Broome
Ricardo Robinson
Amanda Robertson
Suzanne Heflin
Suzanne Heflin

Dave Martindale
Dave Martindale
Dave Martindale
Dave Martindale
Dave Martindale
Dave Martindale
Dave Martindale
Dave Martindale
Edith Parker
Edith Parker
Edith Parker
Edith Parker
Edith Parker
Sara Bartran
Sara Bartran
Sara Bartran
Gerald Wansley
Gerald Wansley
Gerald Wansley
Gerald Wansley
Gerald Wansley
Gerald Wansley
Gerald Wansley
Gerald Wansley
Juna Broome
Juna Broome
Juna Broome
Juna Broome
Juna Broome
















150th Production



40th Season Begins










175th Production
2007
2007
2008
2008
2009
2009
2009
2009
2010
2010
2010
Peter Pan
Harvey
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Always...Patsy Cline
Joseph & Amazing Dreamcoat
The Women
High School Musical
The Music Man
Crimes of the Heart
You Can't Take it With You
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Juna Broome
Cynthia Welborn
Amanda Robertson
Wess Hughes
Wess Hughes
Cynthia Welborn
Juna Broome
Juna Broome
Michael Garner
Cynthia Welborn
Mike Weber / Jennifer Coghlan
Lacy Hinton
Lacy Hinton
Lacy Hinton
Lacy Hinton
Amanda Robertson
Amanda Robertson
Amanda Robertson
Becky Thomas
Becky Thomas
Becky Thomas
Becky Thomas











2010
2011
2011
2011
Beehive!-The 60's Musical!
To Kill A Mockingbird
Daddy's Dyin'
Hairspray
Wess Hughes
Jennifer Coghlan / Adam Trest
Frankie Bennett
Lacy Cockrell
Susan Mangum
Susan Mangum
Susan Mangum
Susan Mangum
50th Season Begins
2011
2011
2011
2012
2012
2012
Seussical the Musical!
The Wizard of Oz
A Tuna Christmas
A Streetcar Named Desire
Visions of Broadway
Alice in Wonderland
Wess Hughes
Lacy Cockrell
Catherine Nowicki
Amanda Gwin
Frankie Bennett
Brenda Parker
Susan Mangum
Missy Sanderson
Missy Sanderson
Missy Sanderson
Missy Sanderson
Missy Sanderson



200th Production
2012
2012
2013
2013
2013
2013
Annie
Always...Patsy Cline
Proof
The Dixie Swim Club
1776
The Little Mermaid
Lacy Cockrell
Wess Hughes
Sam Buchanan
Cherie Boone
Wess Hughes / Frankie Bennett
Katelyn Bryant
Missy Sanderson
Missy Sanderson
Missy Sanderson
Missy Sanderson
Missy Sanderson
Missy Sanderson
2013 Aida Lacy Cockrell Frankie Bennett
2013 Dixie Swim Club Frankie Bennett Frankie Bennett
2013 Dracula Sam Buchanan Frankie Bennett
2014 Driving Miss Daisy Shana Riles / Brenda Parker Frankie Bennett
2014 9 To 5 Frankie Bennett / Wess Hughes Frankie Bennett
2014 Cinderella   Frankie Bennett