Greenwillow - Lost Treasures Collection musical on Lakewood's Side Door Stage April 22 & 23, 2011

  Click here to Purchase Tickets April 22 & 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Directed by Ron Daum  Ticket Prices: $18/all seats.

Greenwillow, a musical at Lakewood Theatre CompanyThe Lost Treasures Collection, a new series of rarely performed musical gems presented in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the third offering of it's inaugural season, the musical Greenwillow. 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 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2011 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).

The Story: In the magical town of Greenwillow, a spell has been placed in which the eldest of the Briggs men always must obey the “call to wander.” Gideon (Matt Brown), the eldest of this generation of Briggs men, loves his girlfriend, Dorrie (Louise Stinson), and would like nothing better than to settle down with her. With the help of Reverend Birdsong (Kirby Griffin), Gideon’s Gramma (Chrisse Roccaro) and true love, Gideon is able to break the curse and stay with Dorrie in Greenwillow.

Others in the cast include David Maier, Ron Hansen and Chrissy Kelly-Pettit. The production is directed by Ron Daum and Rob Fishel is musical director. Alex Diaz 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.

Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door Stage is an intimate 90-seat venue with general admission seating in the Community Meeting Room at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

History of the Play:
Following a pre-Broadway run at Philadelphia's Shubert Theatre, the production, directed by George Roy Hill and choreographed by Joe Layton, opened on March 8, 1960 at the Alvin Theatre in New York where, hampered by lukewarm reviews, it ran for only 97 performances. The cast included Anthony Perkins, Cecil Kellaway, Pert Kelton, Ellen McCown, William Chapman, and Marian Mercer.

The musical was based on the B.J. Chute novel, ''Greenwillow'' (1956), which was described by a critic as ''a deeply moving, gently humorous and serenely wise'' story of young love and self-discovery. The 1960 musical version of the story featured a book by Lesser Samuels and Frank Loesser with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.

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Ticket Information

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 22 & 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM. 

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  Matt Brown as Gideon Briggs

Matt Brown

  Chrisse Roccaro as Gramma Briggs

Chrisse Roccaro

  Kirby Griffin as Rev. Birdsong

Kirby Griffin