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A Day In Hollywood / A Night In Ukraine

February 21 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm

April 12 -13, 2024

3 Performances Only! Friday at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
A Lost Treasure Production performed on The Side Door Stage

Ticket Prices: $20.00

Book by: Dick VosburghMusic by Jerry Herman, Frank Lazarus
Lyrics by: Jerry Herman, Dick Vosburgh

This Tony Award-winning musical comedy of two one-act musicals is a double feature more hilarious than any presented in Hollywood’s heyday.

The first musical A Day in Hollywood is a musical tribute form the ushers at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre who imagine themselves upon the silver screen.

In the second musical we are off to A Night in the Ukraineat a Russian mansion and a fast-paced comedy a la the Marx Brothers, including tap dancing and rubber chickens!

Lost Treasures Collection – Curated by Dennis Corwin

Lakewood’s 2023 production is directed by Dennis Corwin and Russ Cowan. The musical director is Jeffrey Michael Kauffman and the choreographer is Liz O’Donnell. Performances are on Lakewood Theatre’s Side Door stage at Lakewood Center for the Arts.

The Story: A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine is the perfect double feature musical, encompassing real pathos and perfectly ridiculous entertainment in its wide scope. In the first act, directed by Dennis Corwin, an intrepid team of ushers and usherettes at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre act as hosts and narrators, leading the audience through origin stories, song history, backstage gossip, and stern warnings set to militant tap-dance.

In the second act, directed by Russ Cowan, the audience enters the Theatre itself, and enjoys a deliciously absurd Marx Brothers comedy, complete with piano solos, screaming blondes, an obligatory love plot as Groucho, Chico and Harpo wreak havoc on Margaret Dumont’s country estate with silly songs and pun-loving patter. This clever, heart-felt pastiche of 1930s Hollywood glory is a fantastic showcase for Lakewood’s  triple-threat ensemble which includes Sarah Maines, Danny Caputo, Melissa Standley, Joey Côté, Jessica Maxey, Mike Dederian, and Liz O’Donnell.

The Lost Treasures Collection, now in its 13th season, is a series of obscure and rarely performed musicals presented in concert/cabaret version for one weekend only on our Side Door Stage. No sets, no props and none of the usual trappings of a fully staged production. Picture Portland’s foremost performers presenting some of the most beautiful, comedic, and witty songs of musical theatre. Food, wine, and other beverages are available for purchase before and during the show.

This season we are pleased to have our Lost Treasures Collection Sponsered by Fritz Camp.
Playbill Sponsor by Ed & Judy McKenney

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February 21 @ 8:00 am
April 15 @ 5:00 pm