Lakewood Theatre Season 2009-10
July 10 - August 23, 2009
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Thurs - Sat at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM (July 12, 19, 26 and August 2)
Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (July 19, August 9, 16 & 23)
Directed by Alan Shearman
A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit and the investors want their returns! This record-breaking hit won 12 Tony awards with its modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. A Portland area premiere! The title sponsor for The Producers is Sonia Johnson in honor of Cynthia Glazer.
Sept. 11 - Oct. 18, 2009
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Directed by Jim Crino
Based on the classic tale of the orphan boy who asked for more, Lionel Bart's award-winning musical masterpiece Oliver! features all the Charles Dickens characters singing such popular songs as "Food, Glorious Food," "I'd Do Anything," "Consider Yourself," and "As Long As He Needs Me." Hailed the world over as one of the best-loved family musicals of all time.
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Nov. 6 - Dec. 13, 2009
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Joe Theissen
Sheridan Whiteside, theatre critic, lecturer, and radio personality, arrives for dinner at the home of the prominent Stanley family, slips on their doorstep and injures his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow with Whiteside monopolizing the living room, inviting ex-convicts to meals and storing penguins in the library! Before it's over, the outrageous has become commonplace. Show Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates.
(Tickets now on sale!)
Jan. 15 - Feb. 21, 2010
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Don Alder
An original Agatha Christie mystery! Clarissa, the wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, discovers a body in the drawing room of her home. With her husband scheduled to arrive at any moment with an important VIP in tow, Clarissa has to create an intricate web of alibis and invention to save her family. When her lies lead to new surprises the audience is left to untangle the puzzle. A captivating whodunnit. Show Sponsor: The Bank of Oswego.
Lettice and Lovage
(Tickets now on sale!)
Mar. 12 - Apr. 18, 2010
By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Diane Englert
What happens when an eccentric tour guide is assigned to the dullest house in England? After watching her groups dwindle with boredom, she begins to elaborate. As she adds wildly dramatic tales of murder and intrigue, she begins to receive ovations from her increasing audiences. Her success is cut short when the formidable head of the Historic Tours shows up.
May. 7 - Jun. 13, 2010
Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Ron Daum
When the hapless star of a Broadway musical dies on opening night, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. The lure of the theatre, however, proves irresistible and the stage-struck detective finds himself drawn to making the show a hit as he attempts to solve the murder. A recent Broadway release and a Portland area premiere!
Season support for Lakewood is provided by: