Goldilocks- Lost Treasures Collection musical on Lakewood's Side Door Stage Apr. 20 & 21, 2012
Click here to Purchase Tickets | Cast Photos with Pat Stanley - Lakewood guest April 20, 2012 | Apr. 20 & 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Directed by Ron Daum Ticket Prices: $18/all seats.
The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems presented in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the second offering in its second season, the musical Minnie's Boys. Food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show.
The production will be performed for two nights only, Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. No sets, no props (free from the usual trappings of a fully staged production).
Book Book by Jean Kerr and Walter Kerr, (1958)
Music by Leroy Anderson
Lyrics by Walter Kerr, Jean Kerr and Joan Ford
The Story: Back in the days of nickelodeon movies, director Max Grady (Mike Dederian) has a contract with beautiful comedienne and musical comedy star, Maggie (Lisamarie Harrison) and an obsession with filming an epic set in Ancient Egypt. To stave off the inevitable and keep the disillusioned Maggie on the set, Max completes his film and much to his surprise, falls in love. Elaine Stritch and Don Ameche originated the roles of Maggie and Max on Broadway and Pat Stanley won a Tony for Best supporting actress for her role as Lois Lee. Leroy Anderson’s (Sleigh Ride) only Broadway score includes the wonderfully witty and fun songs “There Never Was a Woman,” “The Pussy Foot,” Save a Kiss,” “I Never Know When” and “The Beast in You.”
"A funny musical comedy, and they don't hardly make them no more."—New York Daily News
The cast includes Lisamarie Harrison, Mike Dederian, Alan Anderson, Kylie Clark Johnson, Darren Hurley, Joan Freed and Teresa Renee Lawrence. The production is directed by Ron Daum and David Hastings is musical director. Kurt Herman is the production's lighting designer and Kay Vega is the producer.
Ticket prices are $18 for all seats. Contact the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or Click here to Purchase Tickets securely online.
History of the Play:
Goldilocks is a musical with a book by Jean and Walter Kerr, music by Leroy Anderson, and lyrics by the Kerrs and Joan Ford.
The show opened Oct. 11, 1958 and had the honor of being the first show presented in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, previously called the Globe. It ran for 161 performances, closing on February 28, 1959. The cast included Elaine Stritch, Don Ameche, Russell Nype, Margaret Hamilton, Pat Stanley, and Patricia Birch. The production received two Tony Awards; Russell Nye for Supporting Actor and Pat Stanley for Supporting Actress.
Goldilocks was only the second musical to be written and directed by Walter Kerr, yet was highly anticipated by all of New York City. The seemingly undue popularity was mainly because of Kerr's high-profile career as the musical theater critic of the New York Herald Tribune. The musical was co-written by his wife, Jean Kerr, who had previously authored a best-selling book. Joan Ford was added to the creative team to aid the Kerrs in the writing of the show's lyrics, while composer Leroy Anderson was asked to provide the score. For Anderson, the creator of the well-known short piece Sleigh Ride (1948), this was his only Broadway credit for composition. He had previously been engaged to write the music for Wonderful Town (1953), but his work was rejected and he had been replaced. Goldilocks was also one of the many Broadway credits for choreographer Agnes de Mille.
Walter Kerr, considered a major theatre critic of his time, was a fan of fast-paced American entertainment and of Broadway in general, with all its tryouts, frantic rewrites, script doctoring and rush to performance. In writing Goldilocks, Kerr and his wife were paying tribute to the brash unspretentiousness of early musicals and early moviemaking, all at once. Jean Kerr later recounted the trials and tribulations of creating a new musical in her books Please Don't Eat the Daisies, The Snake Has All the Lines, and Penny Candy.
Special note: Click here to see info on Pat Stanley and her attendance at opening night of Lakewood's production of Goldilocks.
Lakewood's 90-seat Side Door Stage theatre is located in the Community Meeting Room at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Tickets are $18 and are available through the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901.
Food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show.
Click here to Purchase Tickets | April 20 & 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
Ron Daum, the Director
Kylie Clark Johnson