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LCTG now bringing our 10th year at Great Oaks to an almost-close with our final show of 2014 nearly ready to open!

OPENING THIS MONTH!!! Oct 19 and 26 only@

FOXFIRE! Only 2 Sunday matinees at Great Oaks (unless we schedule one more in mid November after our tour at White Pines!)

FOXFIRE plays Sundays only OCTOBER 19 and 26!


Order your tix now!

A powerfully human play with music.  Some stories and emotions can only be expressed in song, and this show promises to fill  a place in your heart you may not even have realized was empty...until now.
In a departure from our usual light-hearted comedies, LCTG brings to the stage.... the charming, warm, vibrant, funny, yet touching FOXFIRE, a Tony, Oscar, and Emmy award-winning  play with music, starring  an LCTG favorite Jacqueline Verdeyen as Annie Nations, a feisty woman of 79, who has lived hard & worked hard on her primitive farm, so aptly named "Stony Lonesome", atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia,  right alongside her curmudgeon of a husband, Hector.   For all ladies who may have loved & lost, but who're still standing strong...for all families who've ever faced hard times but come through with their love, dignity, & sense of humor intact.....this one's for YOU!
Annie's  tranquility is threatened...first,  by a brash real estate man, one Prince Carpenter  who is  determined to hoodwink her out of her mountain home, lining his own pockets... and second, by worries about her son Dillard, who long ago rejected the idea of being a farmer like his father, much to dad Hector's chagrin.  Dillard left the mountain to make his living as a country singer, and now Dillard is appearing in a nearby concert and takes time to make a rare visit to see his mother. 

Hector is upset the moment his son arrives, and sure enough, Dillard asks his mother to abandon the hard life on the farm to come and live with him, not so she can take care of his kids, but so he can take care of her. Annie's inner struggles to decide her own future, yet cling to her past, takes her through many touching, tender, powerful, and always magical flashbacks to her days with her highly spirited, stubborn husband.
FOXFIRE is a tribute to the strength of one  Appalachian woman in particular, and  to all strong, determined women in general.    The role of Annie was created by Jessica Tandy, both on Broadway & in film.  The play was co-written by her husband Hume Cronyn (who appeared as Hector). Keith Carradine (Tony winner for Will Rogers Follies)  portrayed Dillard, the singing, guitar-playing "narrator"/son.  
Angie Lowe is blessed to have Jacqueline Verdeyen as the leading lady, a very familiar name here at the Pines.  Jackie most recently played Molly, the Jewish grandma in the LOL comedies that played here the past 3 summers!  Before that, however, the Pines enjoyed her performances as the feisty Miss Daisy (another Jessica Tandy role) in Driving Miss Daisy!  Mike Johnson, veteran performer and old friend of Jackie’s, plays her crochety old husband Hector.  Another Pines favorite, Steve Becker, returns as Prince Carpenter,  and two newcomers to the Pines, Matt Stinnett and Laura Simmons, appear as Dillard and a neighbor girl Holly Burrell.  Angie Lowe makes a flashback cameo as a crusty old midwife who brings Dillard kicking and screaming into the world… Everyone adds his two cents to Annie's decision, but the ultimate decision is all hers to make....between the love she feels for her son....and the love she feels for her home and her roots.  Whatever her decision, her husband knows "She'll be back..."


THE REGION'S BEST DINNER THEATRE VALUE! (in fact, the Region's only full-time dinner theatre!) at Great Oaks, 13109 So. Wicker Ave (Hwy 41) in Cedar Lake, In 46303.

(Best kept secret in Lake County! Behind the trees behind the Great Oaks Strip Mall, on east side of Hwy 41, 2 blocks north of stop light at 133rd & Hwy 41).............................................. COME SEE (and taste) FOR YOURSELF!

WHAT'S NEXT at LCTG---???? You can always email angielctg@sbcglobal.net & Angie will send you info. Just put....What's up at LCTG? in your subject line...

For info on our upcoming shows, call Angie at 219.365.3197 or call Great Oaks at 374.8000. Please call early to reserve tickets...don't want ya to miss it!

Email angielctg@sbcglobal.net SUBJECT: LCTG TIX!
Adults $32, Seniors $30, Kids (to age 12) only $25

(includes dinner & show) There's also a CASH BAR!

(explicit directions: south on 41 toward Cedar Lake, east off Hwy 41 at the Great Oaks Banquets sign, between THE K of C hall and the Great Oaks Center strip mall. ON THE EAST SIDE (LEFT) OF 41 AND Down the hill, between the trees, veer right....and there we are!

Call for any other info....Angie cell 776.0888 or home 365.3197 (press #, leave name, number, message)



We had a another great show tour at White Pines last summer...featuring...



(by Angie Lowe)

featuring Linda Slankard, Jacqueline Verdeyen, Leslie Evans, Kay Wagman, Aaron Cappello, Hannah Souronis, Austin Traina, and Angie Lowe

1st show was LOL...LITTLE OLD LADIES

2nd show was LOL...LITTLE OLD LADIES.....


3rd (& we thought, final) show was



Not too surprisingly, the audiences at White Pines asked for still another sequel, so Angie and the cast will do their best not to disappoint them....BUT...this time, we need a little break...so first at White Pines next summer we'll be featuring the LOLs but in a different setting and a different time.... call it the retroactive reincarnation of the LOLs!!!

That will be a cute little show called Wedding Belles, to run next July 2015 before a late July tour at White Pines.

BUT...BEFORE THAT...LCTG takes its great little show Double-Booked in Cabin 4 back to the Pines after two shows at Great Oaks...WATCH FOR THAT IN MID-APRIL 2015!

So...Angie will be working on LOL 4 in the next year so plan for July 2016! The LOLs have already said yes to the 4th (and this time...we really mean it!) and final LOL show!

Oh, and if you missed the Nunsense Jamboree in Jan/Feb 2014, you might like to know that we may do another Nunsense show in the next few years, the Good Lord willing!


Jamboree flyer


Sister Amnesia's

Country Western


Jamboree flyer plus

Yee ha!




Yep, the Little Sisters of Hoboken were back, even the naughty Sister "Mary Annette"!

LCTG may present still another in the Nunsense series in the next year or two, God willing. Stay tuned!






October 2012, LCTG was proud to present


featuring '78 LCTG grad Randy Noojin, fresh from his NYC opening of this, HIS OWN SHOW, after performing benefits for the homeless shelters and soup kitchens in Tennessee!

Follow Randy on his website HardTravelinShow.com

or Randy Noojin on Facebook! Here are pix of Randy!

RANDY NOOJIN (currently NYC Equity Actor) came "home" to LCTG to perform HIS VERY OWN ONE-MAN SHOW!

Randy portrayed Woody Guthrie, champion of America's down-and-out, homeless hobos, victims of the Depression and Post-Depression era in these, our beloved United States of America!

Guthrie, a self-made hobo himself, hopped his share of the freight train boxcars, commiserating with migrant workers, creating stories from his experiences getting to know and love the homeless, the underprivileged, and the unemployed.

Randy performed as a benefit for his "home" theatre LCTG.

Part of proceeds was donated to the Cedar Lake Food Pantry, just as Woody Guthrie would've wanted!



Below see pix of LOL...Little Old Ladies----- from July 2012.

Linda Slankard, Jackie Verdeyen ,

Kay Wagman, Leslie Evans, & Angie Lowe,

featuring 12-yr old Aaron Cappello.

Steven Becker joined us in the sequel, along with two other great teens Hannah Souronis and Austin Traina!!!


A 12-yr-old boy teaches the LOL's (the Little Old Ladies) a thing or two about internet jargon, and everybody learns about what is truly important in life! It's the ultimate bridge between the generation gaps! The sequel will be chocked with fun and Facebook and Twitter!

Welcome, LOLs, to the 21st century and to today's social network!!!


You can always find out about LCTG at www.greatoaksbanquets.com -----just click on our new dinner theatre button!

PIPPIN closed June 23rd, 2012! ...We miss it!!!

Company photos of Pippin! Great group, great show!

Email Angie for tix/info .... angielctg@sbcglobal.net

Also visit www.greatoaksbanquets.com & click on our new dinner theatre button!

Come be a part of LCTG! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!