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L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group...LCTG

LCTG is now beginning our 11th year at Great Oaks!!! Who'd have thought it??? 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---

DOUBLE-BOOKED IN CABIN 4

opens Sunday, April 12, 2015, with shows also on Friday, April 17 and Sunday, April 19............featuring Linda Slankard, Kevin Sherman, Sarah and Brandon Denton.....as Peggy & Frank Jackson, and a yuppie couple known only as "Jackson and Jill".

Come see what happens when this older couple, set in their ways, and the younger couple (not even married!!!) endure a weekend together in their favorite cabin at White Pines! It's the 4th of July weekend, and both couples think they've got the cabin booked exclusively for them. Peggy is planning a surprise 2nd anniversary weekend, although Frank probably won't even remember it's their 39th anniversary! Jackson and Jill also think they're spending the 4th anniversary of their being together on this special weekend in their special cabin. The fun begins and the generation gap narrows, then widens...then...oh, you'll just have to come see and enjoy for yourself! (this show goes on tour to the real White Pines just after our local performances end!)

3 SHOW DATES ONLY!!! ORDER YOUR TIX SOON!

(scary concept because we sold out 4 of the 5 Hojo's performances, and Double-Booked only has 3 shows! We're already thinking of adding a rare Saturday night show, if Tom's Great Oaks schedules permits.)

 

THEN....in JULY.... (ironically on the same dates as the April show!)...opening July 12, with shows also on July 17 and 19, LCTG brings you another original show...

WEDDING BELLES ARE RINGING!!!

5 society matrons of a small Texas town who "think" they run the town encounter a young would-be bride! That's enough for them...they jump into planning a wedding for the dear girl whose fiance has enlisted in the service of his country. The entire group of LOL's (LITTLE OLD LADIES) from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 LOL shows is back! More fun!!! It's as if they've all been reincarnated in reverse! You'll have to see it to believe it!

Jackie Verdeyen, Leslie Flores, Kay Wagman, Linda Slankard, and Angie Lowe plan the impromptu wedding ceremony for Hannah Souronis.....

It's gonna be a hoot....just a hoot and a holler from wherever you are! Right in your back yard at Great Oaks in Cedar Lake!

 

LCTG just closed our HILARIOUS COMEDY affectionately called HOJO'S!

MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S....

SHOW DATES JANUARY 25, 30 and FEBRUARY 6, 8, AND 15

featuring Linda Slankard, Dr. Alan Smith, and Bruce Jung....

at any given time 2 of the 3 are plotting to "kill" the other...ONLY THE AUDIENCE DIES LAUGHING!!!

Please call early to reserve tickets...don't want ya to miss it!

Adults $32, Seniors $30, Kids (to age 12) only $25(includes dinner & show) There's also a CASH BAR!

You can always email angielctg@sbcglobal.net TO ORDER YOUR TIX !!!

To find out at any time what's going on at LCTG.... or for info on our upcoming shows, call Angie at 219.365.3197 or call Great Oaks at 374.8000. You may also Email Angie at angielctg@sbcglobal.net SUBJECT: What's up at LCTG? or LCTG TIX!

It isn't too late to $AVE $$$$ with OUR GREAT 3-SHOW GIFT CERTIFICATE OFFER! GREAT FOR GIFT-GIVING FOR ANY OCCASION!

HEY, PRESIDENT'S DAY OR GROUNDHOG DAY OR EVEN VALENTINE'S DAY IS COMING UP, SO.........WHY NOT BUY THE 3-show package????? GOOD FOR THE NEXT 3 COMEDIES ..... INSTEAD OF 3 X $32 = $96 FOR ADULT TIX, WE'RE OFFERING THE 3-SHOW PACKAGE FOR $85!!! AND/OR INSTEAD OF 3 X $30 = $90 FOR SENIOR TIX, WE'RE OFFERING THE 3-SHOW PACKAGE FOR $75!!!

Spread the word!

THE 3 SHOWS INCLUDE MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S (SHOW DATES JANUARY 25, 30, AND FEBRUARY 6, 8, AND 15)...................THE APRIL SHOW DOUBLEBOOKED IN CABIN 4 (SHOW DATES TENTATIVELY APRIL 10, 15, AND 17).................................................................................THE JULY SHOW WEDDING BELLES ARE RINGING (SHOW DATES IN JULY....TO BE FINALIZED SOON!)

SUNDAY SHOWS FEATURE DINNER AT 12:30 WITH SHOW AT 2.

FRIDAY SHOWS FEATURE DINNER AT 6:30 WITH SHOW AT 8!

Order your tix now! Call 365.3197, press # and leave message. Or...call 374.8000 during business hours! Tix available!!!

 

Please be patient with our out-of-date site links...we're so busy doing theatre, we don't have time to completely update the site!

 

 

WE WERE SO PROUD OF OUR LATEST PRODUCTION FOXFIRE! THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME TO SEE IT!

FOXFIRE featured...Jacqueline Verdeyen, Mike Johnson, Matt Stinnett, Steve Becker, Laura Simmons, and Angie Lowe

Special thanks to our small but mighty crew!

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..."

 



(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)

COME LEND LCTG YOUR TALENTS, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, WORK HARD, AND HAVE A BLAST!

 

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

LOL...LITTLE OLD LADIES,

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM!

(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.....

ALL A'TWITTER!

3rd (& we thought, final) show was

LOL...LITTLE OLD LADIES

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM!

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

NUNSENSE JAMBOREE!!!

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

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY!

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!

 

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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!!