Lakeside Community Theatre (LCT) is a community theatre company based in The Colony, Texas. LCT is an amateur
group (members are not paid for their services), and we believe that a vital part of our reason for existence is the
active engagement of the community in what we do. The creation of new arts practitioners and consumers is a critical
measure of both our relevance and our success in the The Colony Community. Open access is our main community
LCT is a welcoming organization that is about providing access to and encouraging active participation in the arts. It is
about creating ongoing and developing relationships between people. It is about fostering a sense of identification
with and belonging to the local community through nurturing the growth of the individual in a supportive team
environment. LCT seeks to optimize the use of everyone’s talents.
LCT is adventurous – it is not just ‘another’ theatre doing ‘the same old thing’. Its programming includes the ‘new’ as
well as the ‘traditional’. LCT deliberately extends itself by tackling scripts that are imaginative and original. LCT
encourages new directors, new actors, and new production team members that accept risk.
Our history …..
In the spring of 1985, The Lakeside Players were formed by a goup of local thespians. The very first production, You
can’t take it with you was performed at a local Church in The Colony. The church donated space for several
productions including a 1986 production of Butterflies are Free and Bus Stop performed in 1987.
Lakeside Players performed melodramas at the The Colony’s annual Sail Fair which inlcluded a production in 1990 of
Curse You Jack Dalton. In 1992 Lakeside Players presented a Sail Fair melodrama, The Gold-Dust Twins. In 1992
due to a lack of an appropriate and affordable performance facility, the group went dormant.
In 1997 after five years, the theatre group was revived and the organization was incorporated as Lakeside Community
Theatre. However due to a lack of a suitable location to perform the revival was unsuccessful.
Lakeside Community Theatre was reorganized in 2001 and this time was able to acquire a location to perform which
was in the Colony’s previous library building. Lakeside Community Theatre was eventually relocated from the previous
library building to what is now The Lakeside Community Theatre. All performances and rehearsals are currently held
in this building.
The teamwork and spirit that has developed between our members speaks for itself, as does the frequent and positive
feedback we receive from our loyal audience. LCT attracts members of all ages – from school age to retirees, and new
members are always welcome. Membership is open to everyone and LCT strives to provide its members with the
opportunity and scope to become involved in whatever aspect of theatre is of interest to them. LCT welcomes people
of all skill levels – from the expert to the novice.
|Lakeside Community Theatre is a non-profit 501c3 corporation organized and dedicated
exclusively for charitable, artistic and educational purposes. LCT exists to entertain
andeducate the community in the theatre and performing arts, while providing a place for
local talent to shine. We aim to build a strong community identity by working together.
Lakeside Community Theatre
|Who we are, what we believe, and what we do …..