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



A New Season of Great Shows

Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse and Thomas Meehan’s

ASTOUNDING Family Favorite


May 30 & 31 at 730pm
June 1 at both 2pm and 730pm
June 2 at 2pm

Reservation line is OPEN NOW and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Directed by Rebecca Green
Annie Jr.

We’ve presented the full stage musical ANNIE a few times, but this will be our very first production of ANNIE, JR. It’s based on the hit comic strip, Little Orphan Annie – and tells the story of a little redhead kid filled with pluck and positivity – along with the tough billionaire Oliver Warbucks, mean ol’ orphan matron, Miss Hannigan, a lovable mutt called Sandy, and a cast of 100 kids!

Set in the depression era of the 1930s, when some “good news” was something everyone needed a little taste of, Annie taught everyone that “the sun’ll come out, tomorrow – bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun!”

Written by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, when the show opened in NYC in 1977. It’s continually been one of the most produced stage shows across the world every year.

Three movie versions over the years have featured Carol Burnett, Tim Curry, Albert Finney, Bernadette Peters and Aileen Quinn (in 1982, getting two Oscar nominations), then Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming, Kristen Chenoweth and Andrea McArdle (in 1999, winning two Emmy Awards), and most recently, in 2014, a third movie version that starred Jamie Foxx, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz and Quvenzhane Wallis, and received two Golden Globe nominations.

Our annual summer Kids’ Camp production features a week of workshops and rehearsals for the 100 kids that starts May 23rd, wrapping up the following weekend with some memorable performances where these little actors will move us all to laughter and tears as they sing their hearts out!!!

Click here for ANNIE JR cast list.



August 2-3 & 9-10 at 730pm
August 4 & 11 at 2pm

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

Directed by Will Hodges
Musical Director - Michelle Howells
Choreographer - Coco Caldwell
Hello Dolly

Dolly Levi is a ‘matchmaker’ who meddles hilariously in everyone’s lives – and now, she’s on a hunt for a match for herself! She’s got her eyes on Horace Vandergelder – the ‘well-known half-a-millionaire.’

‘Dolly’ made Carol Channing a star way back in the 60s, and last year, Bette Midler broke records with a sold-out NYC revival.

When it opened In New York in 1964, it won a record-high ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It also became one of the longest running shows ever on Broadway.

Featuring a huge cast of all ages, it’s sure to be a sellout family favorite to kick off LLT’s brand new and exciting 59th Season!



November 1-2 & 8-9 at 730pm
November 3 & 10 at 2pm

Reservation line opens October 25 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Click here for BROADWY BOUND Audition Info.

Directed by Rick Youngblood
Broadway Bound

Neil Simon, America’s favorite comedy writer, capped his long career with the three play ‘Eugene Trilogy’ that was basically the story of his own life.

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS dealt with Eugene’s coming-of-age in 1930s Brooklyn, and BILOXI BLUES covered his time in boot camp in the 1940s.

Now, the story continues in the 1950s as Eugene, and his brother Stanley, begin their careers writing comedy - first for radio, then in the early days of television and on to Broadway!

This play stands on its own as one of Simon’s best. Touching, funny and moving – this one’s not to be missed!



March 27-28 & April 3-4 at 730pm
March 29 & April 5 at 2pm

Reservation line opens March 20 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Click here for DOUBLEWIDE TEXAS Audition Info.

Directed by Frankie Bennett
Doublewide Texas

The residents of the smallest trailer park in Texas – just four doublewides – are thrown for a loop when they find out the nearby town of Tugaloo is going to annex them!

Mayhem escalates when they realize if they’re gonna have a snowball’s chance to stop it, they need to secede from the state of Texas!

‘Git’ on your Stetson and favorite cowboy boots, and come on over to the new town of Doublewide – where life is double the fun, double the joy and just ‘a hoot and a holler’ to double the belly ‘laffs!’ YEEEEEHAW!

Written by the same authors of LLT hits THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB and REX’S EXES, it’ll be another of our LLT audiences’ favorite ‘Southern Comedies.’



May 28 & 29 at 730pm
May 30 & at both 2pm & 730pm
May 31 at 2pm

Reservation line opens May 21 and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140

Camp registration begins March 2020
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Directed by Katelyn Bryant
Willy Wonka Jr.

Lovable Charlie Bucket and four other kids find lucky ‘Golden Tickets’ that win them a lifetime of candy – and a tour of Willy Wonka’s magical Chocolate Factory.

Wonka is secretly looking for an heir to take over his factory, and Charlie might be just the ‘ticket.’

Featuring famous songs from the movie like “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination” in a whole new memorable score – as well as the bright orange Oompa Loompas - it’s guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth!

This production is our annual Kids’ Camp - a whole week of rehearsals and workshops that begins May 21st, 2020 and ends with performances just days later from 100 lovable young actors that will AMAZE you!

SAVE 20%-24% !!!!!!

A regular single ticket runs $17, but get an LLT 4-Punch Season Ticket at either $50 (seniors or students), $55 (adults), $100 (two season tickets for a couple) or $190 (four season tickets for a family of four).

You get four punches on each season ticket - allowing you to punch once per show, or you can even use up to two of your punches on any one production and bring someone with you.

Join now as an LLT season-ticket holder - you'll see all four regular season shows for an average price that's as low as ten dollars per punch - live theatre for less than the cost of a movie!


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As a non-profit organization, LLT has always depended upon "the kindness of strangers." We survived and thrived for almost six decades thanks to the great support of everyone in the community.

We're very proud of our historic 1927 Arabian Theatre, but we have to constantly work at keeping the facility maintained, and we have big plans to add the new Pinehurst Room extension in the next year or so. That addition will run along the south side of the Arabian exactly where the old Pinehurst Hotel stood. And, YES, ladies, there will be brand new restrooms so you won't have to stand in that long line anymore!

We'll need the help of our friends and families and even strangers to raise the funds to complete this. Remember us in your annual gift giving and in your wills and estate planning. So many of our beautiful old buildings in Downtown Laurel have disappeared - help us to ensure this one continues to thrive. We're planning a Wall of Honor in the new Pinehurst Room that will memorialize your name or the name of those you'd like to remember. Mail to for more info.


We're always looking for folks that would like to help backstage on sets, props and costumes. Do you sew ? Like to help slap some paint on a wall? Do a little hammering? Drop us a line at

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P. O. Box 2131 Laurel, MS 39442
Reservations And Ticket Info 601.428.0140
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