Announcing Lakeshore’s 64th Season!

Lakeshore Players Theatre is proud to announce the shows for their 2016-2017 Season. The shows range from comedies, to mysteries, musicals and the wildy popular 10-Minute Play Festival. See the list of shows below and stay tuned to the Lakeshore Players Theatre website ( for details on season tickets, auditions, and more!

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

(Sept 8-25, 2016)


The world’s greatest detective and his trusted companion try to crack one last case as Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure pits Sherlock against his ultimate adversary—Professor Moriarty. Steven Dietz’s fast-paced adaptation is a swift adventure of intrigue, wit, humor, danger and surprise.




Miss Nelson is Missing

(Oct 13-23, 2016)


In this funny adaptation of Miss Nelson is Missing, a teacher mysteriously disappears and her classroom of kids are up against the evil substitute, Viola Swamp! These students will do whatever it takes – including hiring a private investigator – to find Miss Nelson!



The Happy Elf

(Dec 1-18, 2016)


Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick Jr. brings us the tale of Eubie the Elf. The Happy Elf is on a mission to spread Christmas cheer everywhere he goes, including Bluesville – a town on Santa’s naughty list… and now, Lakeshore!



All in the Timing

(Jan 19-Feb 5, 2017)


If you like our annual Ten Minute Play Festival, you will love All in the Timing by David Ives. This collection of six short comedies is a light-hearted exploration of language, life, meaning, and the pratfalls of romance.

“Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart. Ives puts the ‘play’ back in playwright.”
—Time Magazine




The Tempest

(March 8-26, 2017)


This Shakespearean classic whips up a whirlwind of excitement as we whisk you away to a remote island for a tale of trickery, romance, magic, and revenge. From the spectacular storm that opens the play, to mystical island creatures, The Tempest is equal parts moving fairy tale, marvelous magic show, and Shakespeare’s fond farewell to the stage.




Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet

(March 9-24, 2017)


In the award winning modern play by Ann-Marie MacDonald, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet has a young English professor named Constance proposing a radical new theory—Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies were meant to be comedies! Constance cleverly reimagines the classic plays, discovers the truth, and makes you laugh.




Happy Days, A New Musical

(Apr 20-May 14, 2017)


A musical based on the hit television series, Happy Days brings you back to the days of 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’ fun!

“If you like Grease you will love Happy Days!”
—New York Daily News




13th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

(June 1-11, 2017)


Each year, Lakeshore Players’ highly regarded ten-minute play writing contest attracts entries from around the world as both novice and published writers enter new works. The ten best plays are selected for their world premieres. At our 13th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, you can see what all the fun is about as directors and actors from across the Twin Cities debut the selected works on the Lakeshore stage.