2018/19 Mainstage - 66th Season
SHOWS COMPLETED IN THE 2018-19 SEASON
July 6 – August 12, 2018
Everybody's Playing the Game
Directed by John Oules
Music by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Richard Nelson
Set during the Cold War, a love triangle forms between a loutish American chess star, an earnest Russian champion, and a Hungarian-American assistant who arrives at an international chess match with one player, but falls for the other.
Co-Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates | Directorial Sponsor: Jack's Overhead Door
Heir to the throne, young prince Pippin searches for the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. In the end, however, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
Show Sponsor: Drs. Bill & Ricky Korach | Directorial Sponsor: The Springs Living in Lake Oswego
November 2 – December 9, 2018
The Landmark Trial That Rocked a Nation
Directed by Antonio Sonera
By Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
Based on the famous Scopes "monkey" trial about a high school educator's choice to teach evolution in the classroom. Inherit the Wind explores threats to learning and intellectual freedom in a dramatic courtroom retelling.
Title Sponsor: Bill & Barbara Warner | Directorial Sponsor: Nicoletta's Table & Marketplace
January 4 – February 10, 2019
"...is that you, darling?"
Directed by David Sikking
By Frederick Knott
Tony Wendice, a professional tennis player, plans to have his socialite wife Margot murdered to inherit her fortune. He comes up with the perfect plan to kill her - now all he has to do is make sure she dies.
Title Sponsor: Andy & Nancy Bryant | Directorial Sponsor: The Springs Living in Lake Oswego
March 1 – April 7, 2019
A Farce of Riotous Delight!
Directed by Brenda Hubbard
By Alan Ayckbourn
A laugh-out-loud comedy that takes place in a haunted three-story house - a former brothel said to be haunted by its bygone inhabitants - but is played out on a one-story stage. With six self-absorbed characters, you have one of Ayckbourn's funniest and most heartfelt comedies.
Title Sponsor: Don & Jessie Adams | Directorial Sponsor: The Springs Living in Lake Oswego
April 26 – June 9, 2019
A Splashy Adaptation of the Beloved Film
Directed by Ron Daum
By Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Silent film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are forced to adapt to talking pictures. Unfortunately, Lina's screechy voice threatens her career - until Don and friend Cosmo Brown convince aspiring actress Kathy Selden to dub Lina's voice with her own.
Title Sponsors: Don & Sharon Plumb | Directorial Sponsor: Samantha Richardson
Side Door Season 2018/19
The Lost Treasures Collection, now in its ninth 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 (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. Series Sponsor: Fritz Camp.
ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
October 19 – 20, 2018
Music by Burton Lane
Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
When Daisy Gamble decides to visit a psychiatrist to cure her nasty smoking habits, her psychiatrist discovers through hypnosis that Daisy is the reincarnation of a well-bred English lady - with whom he finds himself falling in love.
February 15 – 16, 2019
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Book by Neil Simon
Chuck Baxter, an ambitious junior executive at an insurance company, tries to advance his career by offering his apartment to be used by his married superiors for trysts.
April 12 – 13, 2019
A Musical Play by N. Richard Nash
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Cy Coleman
Wildcat "Wildy" Jackson and her sister Janie arrive in 1912 to border town Centavo City determined to strike it rich in the oil prospecting business. Comedy, deception and love ensue.
LAKEWOOD IN CITY LIGHTS
November 17, 2018, 5:30 PM
Kick off the holiday season with performances, dinner, and auctions to fundraise for Rising Stars and our education programs. Our location this year will again be at the downtown Portland Sentinel Hotel.
Title Sponsor: First Republic Bank