Lakeland News

Charlotte Touring Company Performs at Lakeland -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

On October 5th, Lakeland Theatre welcomed The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Touring Company. The company performed “The Imaginators”, a story of three children and the power of imagination.  Jamie Carmichael of Florida Repertory Company, in his review of the show, stated; “The Imaginators” is a hilarious play that reminds children and grownups alike about the power and magic of the imagination”. 

Students and staff from Halifax, Warren and Northampton counties attended this special student event for area elementary school children.  This show gave the children the opportunity to see a performance from an acclaimed Children’s Theatre without leaving the area.  Teacher resource guides created for this production, which meet North Carolina Curriculum Standards, were given to the schools to use to expand upon the performance in the classroom. 

Prior to the performance, Lakeland honored groups who supported the children’s programs this year. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to Halifax Electric Membership Corporation, Roanoke Rapids Walmart and The Lake Gaston Ladies Club.  Charles H. Guerry, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Halifax EMC and Brady A. Martin, Manager of Marketing and Economic Development of Halifax EMC represented Halifax Electric.  “Like Lakeland Theatre, Halifax EMC is a membership organization, dedicated to principles that include Education, Co-operation and Concern for Community.  We are proud to support the programs at Lakeland and excited to see the involvement of our members and the contributions they make that benefit the community with our support”, Guerry stated.

Members of Lake Gaston Ladies Club attending the event were Valerie Ruch, Club President, Linda Weingarten, Past President and Pat Trainum, Vice President.  The ladies’ comments were: “The show was fantastic.  We were impressed with the way the actors fully engaged the children. We were glad we could be a part of it

This event and other children’s programs at Lakeland would not be possible without community support.   With grants and sponsorships, Lakeland will be able to continue to offer its’ children’ summer workshop and additional children’s programming into the future.

Charles Guerry, Nancy Grueneich, Brady Martin. Nancy is presenting a certificate to the Halifax EMX for their sponsorship of the show.

Lake Gaston Ladies Club Valerie Ruch, President, Linda Weingarten, Past President, Pat Trainum, Vice President


The Cast of the Charlotte Children’s Theatre. Claire Hilton, Steven James, Shelby Ray and Devin Clark


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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Barbara Dillard  (252-537-2720) or email at borkanrawls@aol.com.

Karaoke Fund-Raiser June 3rd -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Saturday, June 03, 2017

Karaoke Fund raiser being held at Lakeland's Cabaret June 3rd from 6pm-11pm for Megan Keim.  

Marcy & Megan have been a part of the Lakeland Family for a few years.  Megan has accepted internships in Asheville NC and will be moving at the end of June. 

Megan has faced so much the last few years with her dad getting sick and frequent hospitalizations for herself. 

No matter how stressful our lives become in the midst of these difficulties, she has dedicated herself to remaining positive and she faces everything without complaint. Even when she received the devastating diagnosis in December regarding the auto-immune disease, she chose to stay positive and just do what she can to prove the doctors wrong. Her health has already taken so much from her. I don't want it to take away her opportunity to follow her dreams that she has worked so hard for as well.  

Come hear Megan and several others sign their heart out on Lakeland's Cabaret Stage.  No cover charge, accepting donations in it's place.



Lakeland Theatre Presents Gifts to Local Groups -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Friday, April 21, 2017

Lakeland Theatre Co presented the funds raised for local children’s programs, John 3:16 C.A.R.E. in Littleton, Haliwa Saponi Tribal School in Holister and Lakeland Theatre Youth Workshop and Children’s programs in Littleton, during their Board of Director’s meeting last evening, April 19th.   

“Show Me The Love” musical review held Valentine weekend at Lakeland Theatre raised $3479 with the support of our community which was shared between the 3 groups.   


Presentations were made by Nancy Grueneich, Director of “Show Me The Love” to Sid Shearin John 3:16 C.A.R.E. Board Member; Steve Hyman, Teacher and mentor at Haliwa Saponi Tribal School; Marcy Keim, 2017 Young People’s workshop Director for the Lakeland Theatre Youth Workshop and Children’s programs.

Newspaper story on "Show Me the Love." -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Friday, February 10, 2017

The Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer has a story about Lakeland's "Show Me The Love." Click here. 

Local Vendors at "Show Me The Love" -

Lakeland BoxOffice - Thursday, February 09, 2017

"SHOW ME THE LOVE" FUNDRAISER WILL BE HAVING LOCAL VENDORS SELLING THEIR HAND MADE & HAND CRAFTED ITEMS FOR SALE.

THE ITEMS WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN LAKELAND'S DANCE STUDIO. THE SALE TIME ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS ARE FROM 6:30-7:55 AND DURING INTERMISSION FROM 9PM-9:20. SUNDAY'S SHOW SELLING TIME WILL BE 1PM-2:25PM. 

COME CHECK OUT OUR LOCAL ARTISTS AND BUY LOCAL.


Our Vendors:

  • Sarah Bolduc Designs - Paintings - Sarah Bolduc - will be painting cards during sessions.
  • Main Street Produce - Bill Hock - wine, etc – tasting
  • American Legion Auxiliary, Littleton,  Contact is Randi Klein. They will have 2 quilts on display as well.
  • DeJesu Designs - Pat DeJesu Jewelry, necklaces and ear rings.
  • The Turned Bowl - Tim Stone - lathe turned bowls, covered boxes, vessels, tea-lite and candle holders, and yarn caddies
  • Unique Stained Glass - Madeline Ramsey - glass plates and bowls, jewelry, utensils with torchwork beads made one at a time in a torch, and traditional stained glass panels
  • Turtle Creek at Lake Gaston - Lisa  - preserves and candies
  • Blue Heron - Art - painting/drawings - Ev Wesson
  • Messy Bun Creation by Renee Walker - specialty knit hats
  • Amanda Coffman - DoTerra Essential Oil natural bath and body products.
  • Katlyn Wright Photography: Valentines Photo Session Show your love for our community & buy local!

Lakeland Theatre Company is a 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation in Littleton North Carolina, the gateway to Lake Gaston.