The Producers - Summer 2009
Single tickets will go on sale Monday, June 29, 2009. We are in priority ticket renewal for our subscribers. You can order the whole season online or by phone at 503-635-3901.
Performance schedule: July 10 -August 23, 2009. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 7:00 PM (July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2) and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (July 19, Aug. 9, 16 & 23).
Lakewood Theatre Season 08-09
Into The Woods
May 8 -Jun. 14, 2009
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Wade Willis
Thurs - Sat at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM (May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 14)
Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (May 17, June 7 & 14)
Once upon a time, a Baker and his Wife journey into the woods on a quest to lift a witch's curse. On the way they cross paths with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and a menagerie of other fairy tale characters to reveal what happens after "happily ever after." Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning score weaves a magical spell with such bewitching gems as "Children Will Listen," "Giants In The Sky" and "No One Is Alone." Show Sponsor: The Dorothea M. Lensch Fund/Oregon Community Foundation.
A Flea In Her Ear
This venerable French farce with a new translation by David Ives (All In the Timing, Is He Dead?) received rave reviews with its recent Chicago debut. A young wife wonders if her husband is having an affair when she surreptitiously opens his mail and finds a strange pair of suspenders. What is her husband up to? Does he still love her? Mistaken identities, slamming doors and a hotel rendezvous are served up with frothy frenetic fun!
Bell, Book & Candle
Jan. 16 -Feb. 22, 2009
By John Van Druten
Directed by Bruce Blanchard
Before there was "Bewitched," there was the stylish and funny romantic comedy, Bell, Book and Candle. Gillian, a modern-day witch, decides to amuse herself by casting a love spell on her handsome young neighbor. Her life is turned upside-down when she gets supernatural assistance from her eccentric aunt and beatnik-warlock brother. An enchanting comedy that asks the question, "How much are you willing to change for the one you love?" Show Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates.
You Can't Take It With You
Nov. 7 - Dec. 14, 2008
By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Directed by Jim Crino
At the zany Sycamore household, presided over by Grandpa Vanderhof, everyone does just what he or she pleases. The one "normal" family member is granddaughter Alice, who is in love with her boss, Tony Kirby. When Tony's stuffy parents come to visit, you can expect a few fireworks and even a police raid! Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Best Play. Show Sponsor: The Bank of Oswego.
The Three Musketeers
July 11-Aug 24, 2008
From the novel by Alexandre Dumas Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Don Alder
This exciting and funny new adaptation by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) is based on the timeless story by Alexandre Dumas. In a tale of heroism, treachery and honor, d'Artagnan, a young Frenchman from Gascony, sets off for Paris to become a king's musketeer. A swashbuckling action comedy and an Oregon premiere! Rights pending.
Sep 12 - Oct. 19, 2008
By Michael Allen Harrison and David Bates
Directed by Greg Tamblyn
Popular Portland composer/performer Michael Allen Harrison brings his hot new musical to Lakewood for its world premiere. Co-written with David Bates, the story of Prometheus is about the legendary Greek who stole the sacred flame of the gods and gave it to man. This exciting new musical features ballads, big-band swing, children's choruses and ensemble arrangements. Zeus and the heavens ignite with this epic tale!