Frequently (and some not-so-frequently) Asked Questions
Q. Why can’t I choose my specific seat location?
A. When ordering tickets, you will be asked for a seating preference (theater seats in front row; theatre seats on second tier; table seating on first tier; table seating on second tier) and we will do our very best to accommodate your preference.
Believe it or not, it is in the best interest of our patrons not to select specific seats and here’s why: Little Lake has theatre-in-the-round staging–all seats and two tiers of tables surround the stage. With 15 different productions in a season, we never know far in advance where the set pieces and furniture will be placed and, therefore, never know where the sightline restrictions will be. Therefore, our box office will select seats for you that give you the best view of the stage for any particular production.
The great news about Little Lake: We only seat approximately 150 people. It is an intimate, engaging theater going experience.
Q. Is the theater air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter?
A. Yes and yes. It can be chilly in the theatre, bring a sweater.
Q. Who’s been in the most plays at Little Lake Theatre?
A. Our founder, Will Disney—by a long shot. Between 1949 and 1996, he appeared in 343 plays. Check out our Wall of Fame for other seasoned actors.
Q. How old should my child be to attend a Looking Glass Theatre play?
A. It’s rarely appropriate for a child under age 3 to attend one of our plays. We believe whole-heartedly that our intimate in-the-round staging, where everybody sits within 20 feet of the action, lends itself to being the most engaging introduction to live theater for children. However, it is also important for children to understand theater manners, and the intimacy of our space can lead disruptive children to become terrible distractions for others in the audience. We want your child’s theater experience to be engaging and joyful.
Q. Do you serve food?
A. Though we no longer serve dinner, we do have a delicious dessert selection, which is served during intermission. For the mainstage shows, we have a fully stocked bar which is open before the show and during intermission. For some Looking Glass productions, limited concessions may be available.
Q. If I can’t make your Season Auditions in the spring, may I audition at another time?
A. All of our MainStage season directors are in attendance for our general auditions so it to your advantage to attend those auditions. However, if you cannot, please email a clear photo (or head shot) and a resume (if you have one) to Kathryn@littlelake.org. We will keep your information on file, and invite you to attend a callback audition if there is a role for which we feel you might be considered.
Q. I’m not an actor, but I’d love to help out. How can I get involved at Little Lake?
A. There are plenty of opportunities for people to get involved behind-the-scenes. Love to sew? Work with costumes! Handy with a hammer? Help build sets! Gardeners, graphic designers, grant writers? We’ve got something for you. Not sure how you can help? Shoot us an email and we’ll match you with a volunteer opportunity right for you. And don’t forget to come by our Annual Spring Clean-up Day!
Q. How is the barn on your property used?
A. The barn is now mainly used for storage of our scenery and props. Next time you visit Little Lake, you may notice actors busy rehearsing for the upcoming show in this space. In the 1940’s, the barn was our original theatre.