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Auditions for Summer Musical

Auditions for this year's summer musical  will be held at 7pm on Monday (May 20) & Wednesday (May 22) at the Lamp-Lite Theatre.

Children over the age of seven (7) are welcome to audition, along with teenagers and adults. There are plenty of roles available for all age groups.

The summer workshop will be held Monday through Friday, June 10-21, from 2-4 pm. The cost is $150.

The workshop will consist of learning movements and songs for the musical that will later be combined with adult rehearsals in the evenings. Costume information will be provided at the workshop.

Musical performance dates will be the weekends of July 12, 13, 14 and July 19, 20, and 21.


Next Season at Lamp-Lite Theatre

We are still finalizing the lineup for next season, but we have settled on four of the six plays we will be performing during the 2019-20 season.

  • Nunsense II — A hilarious musical comedy that was last performed at Lamp-Lite during the 2011-12 season
  • Finding Christmas — a heartwarming Christmas story written by Lamp-Lite's own Pat Harris that debuted on our stage two seasons ago and played to standing-room-only crowds.
  • What We Need — a new play by SFA professor and longtime Lampliter Ken Untiedt. This will be Ken's second play to debut on the Lamp-Lite stage, following this year's delightful comedy, Yes, We Deliver.
  • Much Ado About Nothing — a spirited adaptation by Pat Harris of one of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies, Much Ado About Nothing.


Open Auditions on Friday, March 29

This year’s OPEN AUDITIONS for Lamp-Lite Theatre will be held Friday, March 29, at 7:30 pm at the Theatre.  

We welcome new and veteran performers who have been away for awhile and will be available for Lamp-Lite’s 2019-2020 season. Roles will also be cast for Shakespeare’s “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING” at that time.  

Please arrive 10 min early for registration.


Tickets for The Little Foxes

Tickets for our upcoming production of The Little Foxes will be available for sale at any of our three ticket outlets beginning on March 15.

All performances of this show are general admission and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, reserved seating is available for  Patron-Level donors and above by contacting the House Manager in advance via email.


Season Tickets for 2018-19 Season

Season Tickets for Lamp-Lite Theatre's upcoming 2018-19 season will available for sale beginning in mid-August at any of our three ticket outlets: Glass Castles (downtown), Kline's Wrap-It-Up (on University Drive) and the Visitors Center (CVB) in downtown Nacogdoches.

You can also purchase your season tickets by downloading the SEASON TICKET APPLICATION and mailing it, along with your check, to Lamp-Lite Players, P.O. Box 630446, Nacogdoches, TX 75963.


Tickets for Seussical JR

Tickets for the summer musical, SEUSSICAL JR, will available for sale beginning Friday, June 22, at any of our three ticket outlets: Glass Castles (downtown), Kline's Wrap-It-Up (on University Drive) and the Visitors Center (CVB) in downtown Nacogdoches.

Opening night is Friday, July 13, 2018. As always, an audience dress rehearsal will be held the evening before — on Thursday, July 12 — when the price of admission will be a $5 donation.


Upcoming Auditions in May

The Lamp-Lite Players will be holding two separate auditions in May: open auditions for adults for the upcoming 2018-19 season (and beyond) and the other for our upcoming summer musical, Seussical JR.

An open audition for adults will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 24, at 7pm at the Lamp-Lite Theatre. Sarah McMullan and Pat Harris will be holding auditions and are looking for adult singers and actors of all ages, especially younger performers still in their 20s and 30s. You may bring something to read, or else a monologue will be provided for you. Also, feel free to sing.

AUDITIONS for the summer musical, Seussical JR, will be held on TUESDAY, MAY 29, at 6:30pm at Lamp-Lite Theatre. Everyone should be prepared to sing a song (bring sheet music for pianist, if needed). We need CHILDREN and TEENS.


Seussical JR Will Be this year's Summer Musical

The Lamp-Lite Players are excited to announce that this year's summer musical will be Seussical JR. Performance dates will be July 13, 14 & 15 and July 20, 21 & 22. The Audience Dress Rehearsal will be on Thursday, July 12.

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, June 11 and all cast members must be available for rehearsals and performances from June 11 through July 22.

Audition dates and times are still to be determined, so please regularly check our website and the Lamp-Lite Facebook page for information and details. Children and teen performers will be needed.

Tickets for Seussical JR. will be available for sale starting Friday, June 22, at any of our three ticket outlets: Glass Castles (downtown), Kline's Wrap-It-Up (on University Drive) and the Visitors Center (CVB) in downtown Nacogdoches.


Tickets Now On Sale for On Golden Pond

Tickets for On Golden Pondare now available for sale at any of our three ticket outlets: Glass Castles (downtown), Kline's Wrap-It-Up (on University Drive) and the Visitors Center (CVB) in downtown Nacogdoches.

Opening night is Friday, March 23, 2018. As always, an audience dress rehearsal will be held the evening before — on Thursday, March 22 — when the price of admission will be a $5 donation.


Special Bonus During Barefoot in the Park

Opening night for Barefoot in the Park will be Friday, February 9, 2018, at 7:30pm.

Our featured local artist during the two weeks of this play will be Doris Hicks, whose works of art will be on display in the front lobby entrance to Lamp-Lite Theatre.

Back by popular demand, the amazing and talented Rhythm Rocker Cloggers will be performing on our stage on Friday, February 9, immediately prior to the opening act of Barefoot in the Park. Be sure to be in your seats by 7:20pm so that you don't miss even a minute of these fabulous ladies.


Season Tickets Make a Great Christmas Present

Looking for a quirky Christmas present that will bring joy and laughter to the person you’re giving it to?  Well, SEASON TICKETS to Lamp-Lite Theatre may be just what you’re looking for.

Each SEASON TICKET is good for admittance to six (6) performances between now and the beginning of the new season in September 2018 (which includes our Summer Musical in July). That means you can bring a friend and the two of you can enjoy three plays together.

Just download a SEASON TICKET APPLICATION from our website, fill it out, and mail it (along with your payment) to Lamp-Lite Players, P.O. Box 630446, Nacogdoches, TX 75963 … OR visit one of our three ticket outlets (Glass Castles, Kline’s Wrap-It-Up, or the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau) and buy your season tickets on the spot!


A Christmas Carol at Millard's Crossing

Get in the Christmas spirit early, as The Lamp-Lite Players continue their decades long tradition of performing a brief portion of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, as part of the Millard's Crossing "Old Fashioned Christmas" on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 5pm to 9pm.

There will be three separate performances — at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm — in the old chapel at Millard's Crossing Historic Village. Seating is limited to 80 people per performance, so be sure to get there early.

Admission to the "Old Fashioned Christmas" is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for children under three.


Toys for Toys for Tots Campaign

Lamp-Lite Theatre will be collecting unused toys for the upcoming Christmas play, Finding Christmas, and then donating them to the local Marine Corps TOYS FOR TOTS campaign after the final show on December 10.

We will have a drop-off box in the entrance lobby to Lamp-Lite during all performances of Arsenic and Old Lace (Nov 3-12). Please help us help make some less fortunate children's Christmas brighter!


Auditions for "Finding Christmas"

Auditions for this year's Christmas performance, Finding Christmas, will be held at Lamp-Lite Theatre on Saturday, October 28th, beginning at 10:00 am. Additional auditions may be held at 5:00 pm to accommodate anyone unable to make the earlier time.

Auditions are for adults, teens, children — singers welcomed!

Performances of Finding Christmas will be held the weekend of December 8-10. In addition, two performances for children only will be on Thursday, December 7, at 10am and 12pm (noon).

Please contact Pat Harris at if you have any questions.


Nunsense Tickets Are Now On Sale

Tickets for Nunsense, the inaugural play of our 2017-18 Season, are now available for sale at any of our three ticket outlets: Glass Castles (downtown), Kline's Wrap-It-Up (on University Drive) and the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) in downtown Nacogdoches.

Nunsense is a musical comedy, which means that all seating is reserved. Our musical performances typically are sell outs, so it's a good idea to get your tickets ahead of time. Tickets (as long as they are available) will also be on sale at the Lamp-Lite box office beginning 45 minutes before the curtain goes up.

Season ticket holders will need to take their season passes to one of the three outlets to pick up their tickets, or they can call (936) 564-8300 to make their reservations and then pick up their tickets at the Theatre box office not later than 30 minutes before the performance begins.


Annual Gala on Friday, September 8, 2017

Come and join us on Friday, September 8, at 7:30pm for Lamp-Lite Theatre's annual GALA. The Lamp-Lite Players will be hosting a reception, along with an evening of entertainment, as we get ready for our 47th season, which we have dubbed "A SEASON OF LAUGHTER."

The Gala marks the official opening of the 2017-18 season for Nacogdoches' venerable community theatre, so join us as we get ready for our 47th season.

Season Tickets will also be available for purchase during the event for those who have not already obtained theirs.


Get Your 2017-18 Season Tickets Now

The new 2017-18 season at Lamp-Lite begins in September and now is the time to purchase your 2017-18 SEASON TICKETS.

There are several ways to apply for SEASON TICKETS. The quickest and easiest way is to visit one of our three ticket outlets — Glass Castles, Kline's Wrap-It-Up, and the Nacogdoches Convention & Business Bureau (CVB) — or you can simply download and print out a season ticket application and mail it back to us with your payment (check or credit card).

Thank you for supporting our community theatre. With you, we have been able to bring live theatre performances to East Texas for the past half century.


Special "August Surprise" Performance

The Lamp-Lite Players will be presenting  a special "August Surprise" performance of The Dixie Swim Club, a lighthearted comedy by the same trio of  writers who created the hysterical East Texas trailer park comedy, "Doublewide, Texas."

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends, which span a period of thirty-three years.

Performances will be held on the weekends of August 18th and August 25th.


Auditions for The Wizard of Oz

Auditions for this summer's musical, The Wizard of Oz, will be held on Monday, May 15, at 6pm at Lamp-Lite Theatre. Be prepared to sing along with the piano. NO TAPES, please! See you then.

The Wizard of Oz will be playing the weekends of July 7-9 & July 14-16, with dress rehearsals on

July 2 through 5. Performers must attend ALL dress rehearsals in order to be in the play.

Evening rehearsals for adults will begin on Monday, June 12, at 7pm.

The Children's Workshop will be June 12-16 (Monday-Friday) and June 19-23 (Monday-Friday). All workshop days are from 1pm to 3pm. There is a $150 fee to attend the workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact Nita Hudson at (936) 553-8834.


Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for the upcoming comedy, Mister Roberts, are now on sale at the following locations:

  • Glass Castles — 323 East Main, DOWNTOWN, (936) 560-3249
  • Kline’s Wrap-It-Up — 628 North University, (936) 564-5539
  • Nacogdoches Convention & Visitor’s Bureau — 200 East Main, DOWNTOWN, (936) 653-3788

Mister Roberts will be playing the weekends of May 12-14 & May 19-21, 2017. Avoid the wait in line at the box office and get your tickets early.


SFA Big Event on April 8

Lampliters, we need your help! SFA has their Big Event next Saturday, April 8th, and we will have a large group of students coming out to the Theatre to help organize and toss stuff from the pole barn and from underneath the Theatre.  This is a major community service opportunity for students, who will do all the physical work.

What we need are folks with trucks/trailers to help transport the stuff to the landfill, as well as people to loan us their garbage bills or city water bills that will allow us access to the landfill for free. 

If you have a pickup truck or, even better, a truck with trailer, please contact Brian Oswald by email at


Volunteers Needed

Want a FREE comp ticket to one of the upcoming performances of “Doublewide, Texas” ?

Well, today’s your lucky day! The Volunteer Books are now open for the weekends of March 24-26 and March 31-April 2, 2017, as well as for the DRESS REHEARSAL on March 23. We need volunteers to work the box office, concessions and usher.

If you would like to help by volunteering, either for one performance or for several, contact us at and tell us your date(s) and preferred assignment.

Volunteer shifts begin one hour before curtain and usually end about 15 minutes after the final act. Thanks for helping us continue making Lamp-Lite such a wonderful experience for theatre lovers.

Change in Scheduled Play

Due to unforeseen licensing issues, we will not be presenting Barefoot in the Park. In its place, we will be performing a delightful new comedy, Doublewide, Texas.

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 24-26 & March 31-April 2, 2017.
DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 7:30pm. All tickets are $5 for that performance.


Lamp-Lite Theatre

Nacogdoches, Texas