This hit comedy from the Sixties ran for two years on Broadway and was presented by the Lamp-Lite Players in 1979.
Lamp-Lite’s "mature leading man," Rick Jones, plays the surprised “expecting father-to-be” and is joined by a gang of favorite Lamp-Lite comedians, including Charisse Gregory, Amy Maurer, Tiffany Gauntt and Trae Norman.
May 8 & 9, 2020 at 7:30pm | Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 2:00pm
May 15 & 16, 2020 at 7:30pm | Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7:30pm
What We Need, a new play by Ken Untiedt, focuses on Alex Jones, an ordinary guy who is divorced, struggling to maintain a relationship with his kids, foundering at work and failing in romance.
He forms an unlikely friendship with Walter, a WWII veteran he meets at the grocery store. As he learns more about Walter and the challenges he overcame, Alex gains an appreciation for the opportunities before him. He decides to be bold…and starts taking chances.
Alex introduces his kids to Walter and his wife, and to the nurse who cares for them. Together, they all embrace a new, unexpected chapter in their lives.
The cast includes Bill Small, Carla Redfield, Tina Oswald, Kearsten Clark Humber, Sally Ellsworth, Olivia Dean, Jody Ryan, Joshua Hall, Hollis Thompson and Ken Untiedt.
November 1 & 2, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00pm
November 8 & 9, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:30pm
Each year in July, the Lamp-Lite Players present their annual summer musical.
OPEN AUDITIONS for adults, teens and children for the annual summer musical will be held in May 2020. Watch for notices on www.lamplitetheatre.com and on our Facebook page.
Two weekends in July 2020. Exact dates to be announced.
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: TBA
Pat Harris’ adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing will include Lamp-Lite’s talented newcomers, joined by a cast of seasoned performers, to present a unique rendition of one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. The story is timeless, even today: young couple meets, falls in love, and nothing goes according to plan.
Whether you have little or nor experience with Shakespeare, or are an ardent fan, chances are you will enjoy this classic tale of romance, deception and comic situations that arise…”as merry as the day is long.” (Act II, i).
Included in the cast of this two-act adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy are Kevin Helmer, Samantha Johnson, Tim Hogle, Kearsten Clark Humber, Jessie Licht, Matthew Bateman, Bill Small, Ken Untiedt, Hollis Thompson, Kasey Jobe, Keith Aiavolasiti, Steven Josephsen, Frank McCuller, Roz Couch, Katarina Ireland, Patricia Veal, Tiffany Gauntt, David McClary Norton, Jody Ryan, Lisa Lalumandier, Sally Ellsworth, and Linda Licht.
March 27 & 28, 2020 at 7:30pm | Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 2:00pm
April 3 & 4, 2020 at 7:30pm | Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:30pm
The 2019-20 Season at Lamp-Lite Theatre marks the 49th season the venerable Lamp-Lite Players have brought live theatre to East Texas Audiences.
This year's lineup includes three plays written by local Lamp-Lite playwrights, two of which — Ken Untiedt's What We Need and Pat Harris' Much Ado About Nothing — will be making their theatrical debuts this season. In addition, Pat Harris' delightful Christmas play, Finding Christmas, will be returning to the Lamp-Lite stage again this season.
Dr. Bobby Johnson’s true re-telling of the New London School Explosion comes to life once more on Lamp-Lite’s stage.
Twenty seasoned actors of all ages will take the audience back to that fateful day in March of 1937. Author of the play, Bobby is now living in Magnolia Court, still writing and looking forward to seeing his play on stage again.
Lisa and Trae Norman, Steven Zane Bryant, and Lisa Lalumandier head the huge cast of all ages.
February 7 & 8, 2020 at 7:30pm | Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00pm
February 14 & 15, 2020 at 7:30pm | Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm
In December, we will once again present Finding Christmas, written and directed by Pat Harris. The Musical Director for the show will be Charisse Gregory.
Santa’s workshops are slowing down, people have lost their Christmas spirit, and Santa and the elves have the blues. The pressures of the holiday season have become so tedious that fewer people are enjoying themselves and each other. Someone NEEDS to find a solution before Santa’s workshops shut down forever!
OPEN AUDITIONS for adults, children, elves and workshop personnel for this holiday production will be held in November. Watch for notices on www.lamplitetheatre.com and on our Facebook page.
December 13 & 14, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00pm
Nunsense II–The Second Coming opens the 49th season at Lamp-Lite. The sequel features the original cast of comedians from Nunsense I — Deborah Dalton, Jackie Vose, Nita Hudson, Katherine Whitbeck and Karrie Watts step back into their hilarious roses to delight the audience once more with a variety show that includes a roller skate musical number and a bingo game.
Nunsense I and Nunsense II are both international hits that have entertained audiences in Las Vegas, New York and all over the world.
September 27 & 28, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2:00pm
October 4 & 5, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:30pm