Next, the Players went back to Cedar Valley for the third in the trilogy of Wright’s plays set there, in MAMA LOVES GUMBO, which pitted old timers, against the newcomers.
For the spring 2004 production, the Players chose a Neil Simon classic, THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, where inept Barney Cashman’s attempts unsuccessfully to seduce three women in a fast-paced comedy full of innuendo and misunderstandings.
In the spring of 2016, the Players presented their first 'dramedy', GHOST OF A CHANCE, directed by Linda Dobbs. This romantic comedy/drama delighted audiences all three nights. It hard them laughing and crying. The cast of 6 including 2 young, newcomers really did a fantastic job. Audiences raved about it all three production nights.
We revived the hilarious musical comedy revue, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, for the fall of 2016. Once again the cast received a standing ovation all there nights. There were some veteran cast members who were in the original Players' production performed in the spring of 2009 plus the addition of some new young talent which made the show fresh and was received extremely well by our audiences.
For our spring 2017 show, we presented the hilarious comedy MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig. Directed by Linda Dobbs, this show had the audiences laughing the whole night. Both veteran actors as well as some newcomers made up the cast of characters running in and out of doors, mistaking liquor for coffee, having romantic flings, and on and on but with a happy ending.
In November of 2017, we produced our fall musical, INTO THE WOODS, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Cathy Rose with musical direction by Barbara Calderaro, this musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The cast was fantastic with a lot of new young talent bringing this story to life. Our audiences loved it!
In the spring of 2018, we performed the very funny comedy, THE FOREIGNER, by Larry Shue. Directed by Linda Dobbs, the story takes place in a rural fishing lodge where two English friends, Froggy and Charlie arrive as guests. Charlie is naturally shy and is depressed due to his wife's illness and does not want to speak to anyone. So, he pretends not to speak any English and with other guests arriving thinking that they are free to discuss private details of their lives in front of Charlie, the comedy ensues. This was one of the audiences favorite comedy.
The team of Barbara Calderaro and Cathy Rose once again got together to produce and direct the musical revue, SHOWTUNE: THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF JERRY HERMAN in the fall of 2018. Some new young performers joined the cast for a very upbeat musical song and dance experience.
In the spring of 2019, the Lakeway Players presented Neil Simon's hilarious romantic comedy, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. Directed by Linda Dobbs, and with a fabulous cast, including veteran performers as well as some newcomers, this classic play was extremely well received. Audiences were thoroughly entertained throughout the entire performance. There was non stop laughter!
The fall of 2019 brought to the stage the wonderful talents of some local young child actors who, along with some talented adult actors, presented THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER directed by Kathryn McWilliams. This very funny show was performed to almost sell out audiences at all 4 performances.
Always ... Patsy Cline