Lakeshore Players Announces our 65th Season!

Lakeshore Players Announces our 65th Season!

Lakeshore Players Theatre, one of Minnesota’s oldest and longest running theaters, is happy to announce our upcoming slate of shows for our 65th season. With a lineup that includes popular musicals like The Wizard of Oz and Into The Woods, the classic American story The Great Gatsby, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole, the quick-changing, hilarious, Gothic thriller romp The Mystery of Irma Vep, and the Steve Martin farce, The Underpants, Lakeshore Players has a little bit of something for everyone.
New this season is the Active Voice: Staged Reading Series. Readings of four different shows will be held throughout the season with a chance for the audience to provide feedback and discussion.
Here is the complete list with performance dates:

The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum/adapted by John Kane
September 14-October 1, 2017

The Mystery of Irma Vep, by Charles Ludlam
October 26-November 12, 2017

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald/Adapted by Simon Levy
December 7-17, 2017

The Underpants, by Steve Martin/Adapted from Carl Sternheim
January 18-February 4, 2018

Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire
March 1-25, 2018

Into The Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
April 26-May 20, 2018

The 14th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
May 31-June 10, 2018

Active Voice: Staged Reading Series:
Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks
November 4 and 6, 2017
The Birthday Party, by Harold Pinter
January 27 and 29, 2018
Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches
March 10 and 12, 2018
An Original Play, to be determined
May 12 and 14, 2018

Save The Date – 2/24/17 Lakeshore’s Annual Fundraiser


Join us for a fabulous evening to raise $40,000 to benefit Lakeshore Players’ annual theatre arts and education activities! Your generous donations are how we are able to continue to provide and expand our diverse season of Main Stage productions, outreach performances, and year-round education for all ages.

  • WhenFriday, February 24, 2017
  • WhereVadnais Heights Commons
  • Tickets on sale now. Click here.
    • Tables seat 8, so get your group together now!
  • Delicious gourmet dinner catered by Lake Elmo Inn
  • Live & silent auctions
  • Live entertainment

Our sincere thanks to everyone who supports our mission to provide community enrichment and education through the performing arts.

Can’t attend but want to donate? Click here!




Lakeshore Players Announces 63rd Season

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As we complete our current season with a festival of new plays, the 11th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, we are excited to announce the following shows in our 2015-2016 season.

The entire season begins with a Minnesota premiere. Death by Design (September 10-27, 2015) is Rob Urbinati’s murder mystery comedy mash-up that is equal parts Agatha Christie and Noel Coward. Then, just in time for Halloween, is Mel Brooks’ hit musical Young Frankenstein (October 22-November 15, 2015).

Next up are two shows in rep for the holiday season. The family friendly holiday adventure Twas the Night Before Christmas by Ken Ludwig (December 3-13, 2015) shares the stage with David Sedaris’ bittersweet holiday treat, The Santaland Diaries (December 4-12, 2015).

The season concludes with the irreverent comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (January 14-24, 2016), the hilarious farce Noises Off (February 25-March 20, 2016), and Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (April 21-May 15, 2016).

To purchase season tickets for the upcoming season, click here.