2013/14 our 61st Season




GREATER TUNA Greater Tuna at Lakewood Theatre Company July 12 - August 18, 2013

July 12 - August 18, 2013
By Jaston Williams, Ed Howard, Joe Sears
Directed by Steve Knox
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What do Arles, Thurston and Aunt Pearl have in common? They are all upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas played by two-actors; Jay Hornstein and Gary Brickner-Schulz. An Off-Broadway hit and fun “tour de farce” of character and costume quick changes. Faster than a rabbit running from a coyote!
Show Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Spamalot at Lakewood Theatre Company Sept. 6 - Oct. 13, 2013

September 6 - October 13, 2013
A Portland area premiere!

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Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
Directed by Alan Shearman

This new musical is lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Featuring a bevy of show girls, cows and killer rabbits, it was nominated for 14 Tony Awards and won 3 including Best Musical. It’s a spoof on King Arthur, his knights of Camelot and their quest for the Holy Grail.
Show sponsor: AKT. CPAs, Advisors, Consultants


INSPECTING CAROLInspecting Carol at Lakewood Theatre Company Nov.1 - Dec. 8, 2013

November 1 - December 8, 2013
By Daniel Sullivan & The Seattle Repertory Theatre Resident Company
Directed by Don Alder
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This hit backstage-comedy treats audiences with the thrill of watching an ill-fated play going horribly wrong. The Soapbox Playhouse needs a NEA grant and must impress a government inspector or risk bankruptcy. When he visits, everything goes hopelessly awry. One of the funniest holiday shows you’ll ever see!
Show sponsor in part: DEUR Counsel, LLC



ADDED SHOW (a special added attraction to our season)

White Christmas at Lakewood Theatre Company Dec. 12 - 29, 2013IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Dec. 13 - Dec. 29, 2013

Dec. 13 - 29 at 7:30 PM
Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 2 PM
(no performances on December 16, 23, 24, 25)

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
with Book by David Ives and Paul Blake,
based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank
Directed by Annie Kaiser

Irving Berlin's White Christmas is a delightful new musical based on the 1954 smash hit movie. Two army buddies have a successful song- and-dance act after the war. The two follow beautiful singing sisters to a Christmas gig at a Vermont lodge owned by their former Army commander. The boys are the only guests at the resort because there is no snow! To help the General, they come up with a scheme to bring in a crowd. The show features Irving Berlin hits such as "Blue Skies," "Sisters," "Happy Holiday," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," and the title song, "White Christmas."
Show sponsor: Tom & Marcy Lasley.


THE MOUSETRAPAgatha Christie's The Mousetrap at Lakewood Theatre Company, Jan 10 - Feb 16, 2014

January 10 - February 16, 2014
By Agatha Christie 
Directed by Tyson Stephenson
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The mistress of mystery sparkles with this long-running and cunning whodunnit. Eight strangers are stranded by a snowstorm and trapped in a guest house. A murderer is among them, but who? Everyone has secrets and no one is quite what they seem. Show sponsor: Sturdi-built Greenhouse Manufacturing Co., Bill & Barbara Warner



CRIMES OF THE HEARTCrimes of the Heart at Lakewood Theatre Company Mar 7 - Apr 13, 2014

March 7 - April 13, 2014
By Beth Henley
Directed by Diane Englert
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Babe’s in jail, Meg’s missing in Hollywood, the horse just died and Mom made the national news. What a way to celebrate a birthday. A comedic and compassionate look at good country folk whose lives have gone wrong. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the New York Drama Circle Award for Best American Play.  
Show sponsors: Kyra's Bake Shop and Nicoletta's Table.


SHOW BOATShow Boat at Lakewood Theatre Company, May 2 - June 8, 2014

May 2 - June 8, 2014
Music by Jerome Kern, Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber 
Directed by Ron Daum 
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This tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism. Come aboard for a sweeping journey and epic score featuring the lives and loves of show people. Tony Award winner. Show sponsor: Cyndie & Peter Glazer

2013-14 SIDE DOOR STAGE - Completed shows

Lakewood Theatre Company presents on its Side Door Stage for 2013-14 The Lost Treasures Collection - a unique series of three plays. Each attraction is performed for one weekend only! Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM. New this year: we've added a Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM.

The Lost Treasures Collection now in its fourth season, is a series of obscure and rarely performed musicals presented in concert/cabaret version 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. This year's theme focuses on strong women. Food, wine and other beverages are available for purchase before and during the show. Our series sponsor for Lost Treasures: Kristin Coleman

HIGH SPIRITSHigh Spirits at Lakewood Theatre Company, Oct. 18 - 19, 2013

October 18 - 19, 2013  (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2 PM)
Book, lyrics, and music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray,
based on the play Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward
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Writer Charles Condomine hosts a séance conducted by medium Madame Arcati in the hope that he'll learn her tricks so he can use the information in his new novel.  His assumption that she is a fake is proven wrong when she falls into a trance and unwittingly conjures the spirit of his late wife Elvira, although he alone can see her. His present wife Ruth believes that Charles is joking until Elvira moves into the Condomine household. Show sponsor: Kristin Coleman


ONE TOUCH OF VENUSOne Touch of Venus at Lakewood Theatre Company Feb 21-22, 2014

February 21 - 22, 2014 (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2 PM)
Music written by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ogden Nash, and book by S. J. Perelman and Nash, based on the novella The Tinted Venus by Thomas Anstey Guthrie
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A long-lost, priceless statue of the goddess Venus is found and placed on display in New York. Barber Rodney Hatch slips the engagement ring intended for his fiancée, onto the finger of the statue. Shazam! The statue comes to life and fixes on Rodney as her liberator and lover. Show sponsor: Kristin Coleman

DEAR WORLDDear World at Lakewood Theatre Company April 18-19, 2014

April 18 - 19, 2014 (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2PM)
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on Jean Giraudoux's play The Madwoman of Chaillot as adapted by Maurice Valency  

Three Countesses deviously scheme to stop businessmen from drilling for oil in the Parisian neighborhood of Chaillot. The forces of idealism, love and poetry win over those of greed, materialism and science. Show sponsor: Kristin Coleman

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