Music, Lyrics, co-book writer by Allen Robertson. Co-book also written by Damon Brown.
Directed by Demetri Pavlatos, Music Direction by Mak Kastelic
January 29, 30 at 7:00 PM and January 31 at 2:00 PM
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Lakewood Theatre Company will be having a live stream production of STONE SOUP the Musical. This virtual live production features several unique firsts for Lakewood Theatre Company. It is the first show to be auditioned, rehearsed, and performed entirely over Zoom, with no one asked to meet in person.
About the Musical
This is a musical adaptation of the classic story of Stone Soup. The music, lyrics, co-book writer by Allen Robertson and also co-written by Damon Brown.
Stone Soup is an imaginative, high-energy, and comedic re-telling of the traditional folk story using musical styles from Rock / Pop to Folk and World. Full of memorable songs and characters and designed to entertain audiences of all ages the story digs into what it means to conquer your fears, and how powerful we can be when we work together
Synopsis: The musical is an adaptation of the folk story of the same name. A traveler named Alex stumbles upon a city made entirely of stones where its citizens have been taught by their evil Mayor to trust no one and fear everything. Alex unites the citizens to work together and teaches them to confront their fears, by convincing them to help him cook his world-famous recipe for stone soup.
The Story: Alex (Andy Bakun) is a traveler visiting all of the forgotten cities and arrives in a city made of stone, ruled by a mayor (Addison Lee) who works to keep the citizens in fear of outsiders. One citizen, Nadia (Alexa Shaheen), questions the premise that the town is surrounded by “scary monsters”, and is imprisoned at the bottom of a well for her insolence.
Alex discovers he has run out of food and tries to obtain help by knocking on doors, but no one will share what they have with him. Before long, he finds Nadia in the well and forms the plan of filling it with water to float her up and out. When confronted by a passing townsperson, he explains that he is filling the well to make stone soup in it, but it will take a long time to fill it with one bucket.
Before long, there are many people filling the well with vegetables and other supplies to make his wonderful stone soup. Nadia floats to the top and gets out of the well unnoticed. The mayor discovers Alex and the citizens making the soup and announces to everyone that it is poisoned and that Alex is a thief. Meanwhile, the mayor's assistant, Tad (Brock Woolworth) plants stolen items in Alex's bag, and then “finds” them during a search. Ultimately the mayor is overthrown, and the citizens have a chance to make a better future for themselves.
Performance Schedule: The live stream of Stone Soup performances will be on January 29, 30 at 7:00 pm and January 31 at 2:00 pm.
Demetri Pavlatos (Director) is the owner of Lunar Theatrical, the company that builds the sets for Lakewood's shows, as well as sets for several other theatres. He is also the technical director at St. Mary's Academy and often helps with shows at Lake Oswego High School. His most recent directing project was The Arkansaw Bear, presented last August by St. Mary's Academy, with support from many of the same technical and design students and alumnae who are making this production possible.
Mak Kastelic (Music Director) is a music director & coach working in the local Portland music scene since 2012. He has worked with Broadway Rose Theater, Staged!, Stumptown Stages, Fuse Theater, Triangle Productions, Portland & Mt Hood Community Colleges as a music director, bandleader & performer. Mak has also worked as a music director for the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon & conducts private music coachings online. On the side, Mak runs about in the psych-rock scene with local band Queen Chief as principal arranger & keyboardist. Mak recently graduated from Mt Hood Community College with a degree in Environmental Science & Safety & hopes to pursue a career protecting the environment from pollution & abuse.
Meet the Cast
Andy Bakun (Alex) is a junior at Mountainside Highschool and is thrilled to be a part of this production! Favorite credits include Jack in Into the Woods at MHS and the Children's Entertainer in Matilda at Northwest Children's Theater. Alongside being the owner of a collection of wide-legged pants, and an avid sticky note user, Andy also is a member of the National Honor Society and Environment Club at MHS. He would like to thank his family and friends for the constant support!!"
Alexa Shaheen (Nadia) is absolutely thrilled to be participating in another Lakewood Theatre Production, especially through the expansion of the arts virtually! You might have seen Alexa in Oregon Children’s Theatre Young Professionals In The Forest She Grew Fangs earlier this month, several productions at Lakeridge High School, or Ruthless! at Stumptown Stages. Alexa feels so blessed and happy to be participating in a production, keeping the arts alive during this time.
Addison Lee (Mayor) is 14, and very excited to be playing her first main villain role!! This is her 18th show; her first with Lakewood Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Duffy in Annie; Lucida in Into the Woods; and Juliet's Nurse in Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. When Addison is off stage you can find her doing school, wrestling with her five siblings, talking to her friends, or thinking up new stories she wants to direct/be in. She hopes you enjoy the show!!! 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 Always be joyful. Never stop praying.
Brock Woolworth (Tad) is thrilled to be a part of Stone Soup! He is a Freshman at Lakeridge High School and a Conservatory student at Spotlight Musical Theatre Academy. He was most recently in Matilda: The Musical at Lakewood Theater Company as Bruce Bogtrotter, and was awarded the PAMTA award for Outstanding Young Male Performer for his role. and a few years ago he was Dill in To Kill A Mockingbird. He has also performed in A Christmas Carol with Stumptown Stages and A Christmas Story with the Elsinore Theater. He is also excited because of the many friends he will be working with from Spotlight. He would like to thank his entire family and friends for being there and supporting him.
Ana Sevilla (Mama Huge) is currently in the middle of her senior year of High School. Ana has been in many musicals since the 8th grade. She loves to sing, act and dance. Ana is looking forward to the day when theater re-opens and she can get back on stage. Her goal after high school is to major in musical theater.
Sam Blaine (Understudy) is thrilled to return for her second production at Lakewood Theatre Company. A recent graduate of Clackamas High School, Sam is currently a freshman at Portland Community College and plans to get an associate’s degree in either accounting or marketing. Samantha would like to thank the cast and crew of the show for working so hard to make theatre continue to happen despite all obstacles. She would also like to thank her family for their endless support and love. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Lizzie Bryan (Ensemble)
Tali Greenfield (Ensemble) has been involved with theater since she was seven years old and has always been fascinated with this amazing art. She joined Spotlight Musical Theater Academy and has been happily involved, making her way through Acts 1, 2, 3, and currently Conservatory. In addition, she participates in shows through her school and other regional theater companies. Though Stone Soup is a little different because of Covid-19, she can happily say that the cast and crew have worked tirelessly to make a fabulous show under the circumstances. I hope you enjoy our hard work!
Charlie Howell (Nod) is excited to make his Lakewood Theater Company debut as Nod in Stone Soup. Currently a Freshman at Lakeridge High School, Charlie is also in his fourth year of Spotlight Musical Theater Academy, currently a member of the Conservatory Program. He has been cast in the ensemble for Mamma Mia, (hopefully) to be performed this Spring at Lakeridge High School. In February 2020, Charlie was recognized as an outstanding performer at the Disney Performing Arts Festival, for his role as Archie in 13 the Musical. He also enjoyed playing Krampus the half goat holiday demon for NW Childrens Theater Kids Company in 2018. Charlie frequently entertains his family and friends with his repertoire of dialects. He is grateful for their support, laughter and kindness.
Kate Johnson (Ensemble) is a sophomore at Lake Oswego High School. She’s been acting since elementary school and her first role was the Ace of Hearts in Alice of Wonderland (italicize). Kate has a reputation for being a passionate thespian nerd, book worm, and obsessed Star Wars (italicize) fanatic. Kate also has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, Hamilton (italicize), tree octopi, and her sweater dog, Chester. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a varsity bowler, despite her gutter balls.
Kate McLellan (Ensemble) is so excited to be involved in the Lakewood Theatre Company online production of Stone Soup! Kate previously appeared at the Lakewood in 2017 as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. She also appeared as Chip in the 2016 Portland production of Beauty and the Beast. Kate is a freshman at West Linn High School, and she was thrilled to play Mrs. Stevenson in the high school radio play thriller, Sorry, Wrong Number, in the fall of 2020. While online musicals are a whole different ball game than actually being on stage, Kate is so thankful that the team of people who’ve worked on this production are so dedicated to making this an amazing show!
Marielle Salehiamin (Ensemble) has been acting since she was in 6th grade and enjoys it very much. Some of her highlights include Ophelia in Hamlet, Curtains the Musical and many others. She’d like to thank the directing team for doing such an incredible job of making theatre in a pandemic possible.
Danae Zimmermann (Ensemble) is very excited to get to be a part of the Stone Soup cast. She is currently a Freshman at ACMA and an active member of both the thespian troop and Synergy Choir. Danae has been singing since 5th grade and had her first experience onstage at the Portland Opera with the Pacific Youth Choir. She has most recently acted in remote productions of Goodnight Desdemona (Good morning Juliet) and Rick Lowell, Private Eye at ACMA.
The Production Crew:
Assistant Director: Carson Hambuchen has missed live theatre more than anything over the last nine months, and is ecstatic to be returning to the virtual stage. A freshman at Pomona College, Carson is currently studying mathematics and theatre from their home in Portland, Oregon. They have worked a variety of technical roles, including lighting, sound, and set design and construction, at theaters in the Portland area. When they’re not on Zoom, Carson dabbles in writing, embroidery, and researching obscure astrophysics topics. Carson would like to thank Demetri Pavlatos for organizing this wonderful production, and for being an exceptional mentor over the past three years.
Choreographer: Olivia Cull is excited for her second time as a Zoom choreographer and first time working with Lakewood Theater. During this past year, she has been dedicated to finding innovative ways for theater to continue in a virtual world, guided by her onstage experience. Previous productions include The Arkansaw Bear (Zoom Choreographer), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Les Miserables (Cosette), and Annie (Annie) with the St. Mary’s Academy Theater Department. When she’s not dancing or singing, Olivia is also a podcast host and a student at Barnard College.
Costume Designer: Jessica Carr Miller is excited to be working with Lakewood again! She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Costume Design from the University of Oregon where she was able to explore the art of costume and wig design. She most recently did costume and wig designs for Golden Boy and Anything Goes, as well as wig designing for Snow White at NWC.
Props Manager: Micah Steury is pleased to once again work for the Lakewood Theatre Company. She previously worked here on Dial M for Murder and Pippin as the assistant stage manager. Some other notable productions include stage managing for Annie, Sense and Sensibility, Tigers Be Still (Clackamas Repertory Theatre), Shout! The Mod Musical (Enlightened Theatrics), Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Eastside Theatre Company), and The Peppermint Bear Show (Lakewood Theatre Company).
Sound Designer: Meg Slaughter (Sound Designer) is proud to be joining Lakewood again in their production of Stone Soup. Some of Meg’s recent credits include: 9 Parts of Desire with Portland Center Stage, From These Streets I Rise with CoHo Productions, Mary Poppins with St. Mary’s Academy, Mamma Mia! with Stumptown Stages, and Shakespeare in Love with Lakewood. Meg is also a producer and recording audio engineer. In her spare time, Meg loves to play guitar and cuddle with her dog, Hazel. Meg is particularly grateful for the entire team of Stone Soup, and all the patrons who have continued to support the performing arts in these times.
Technician Crew Chief: Willa Larson is thrilled to be expanding her knowledge in this new sphere of technical theater! She is a junior at St. Mary’s Academy where she builds sets and programs and runs stage lighting. This summer, with a few other students, she had the opportunity to learn to design sets using CAD, which helped her draw some of the backgrounds for Stone Soup. Recent productions include Trap and The Arkansaw Bear, and back when things were a little more normal, Mary Poppins, A Wrinkle in Time, Les Misérables, and Radium Girls.
Technician: Celine Glavan is a freshman at St. Mary’s Academy and has worked on SMA’s most recent winter production, Metamorphasis: An Evening of Stories About Change. She has loved theatre since she was five and first heard ‘Bui Doi’ from Miss Saigon. Celine couldn’t be more excited to contribute to Stone Soup by being a technician. She thanks her family members whose electronic devices she has purloined to run tech and hopes you enjoy the show.
Technician: Anya Mihokovic
Technician: Kaylee Arbaugh is a ninth grader at Valley Catholic High School. She is a technician for this show and has worked on 7 shows, in-person and virtual, previous to this one throughout the last 4 years. Although I am new to this company, it already feels nice to be back in the presence of theatre. When I first got into tech theatre in the sixth grade, it felt like I was introduced to a whole new world, and that is the same feeling I get with this virtual musical. It’s good to be back.
Technician: Maddie Dieringer is a senior at St. Mary’s Academy and is so excited to be a part of her first production at Lakewood Theater Company! This summer Maddie spent her time with several other students learning how to use TurboCAD to design sets. This has given her the chance to design several background images for Stone Soup. Maddie has been on tech for one other online production and five theater productions. Some of Maddie’s favorite shows she has worked on include Radium Girls and Mary Poppins, where she was on backstage crew and follow spot.