Lakewood Theatre Company
2011-12 Season of Plays (PRIOR SEASON)







BOEING-BOEINGBoeing-Boeing at Lakewood

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July 8 - Aug. 21, 2011
by Marc Camoletti,
Translated from the French by 
Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
Directed by Alan Shearman

Bernard, a successful architect, thinks he can easily juggle his three flight attendant fiancees. It’s all a question of timing and a little help from his trusted housekeeper who reluctantly plays romantic air traffic controller. When an old friend arrives and his three fiancees each change their flight schedules, his life hits some turbulence! Grab your boarding pass for a rollicking good time. Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival. A Portland area premiere!  Show Sponsor: The Swinford Family


ANNIE GET YOUR GUNAnnie Get Your Gun at Lakewood logo

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Sept. 9 - Oct. 16, 2011
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin,
Original Book by
Herbert & and Dorothy Fields,
As Revised by Peter Stone
Directed by Ron Daum

One of America’s most beloved musicals featuring the Irving Berlin blockbuster numbers "There’s No Business Like Show Business," "They Say That Falling In Love is Wonderful," and "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better." Annie Get Your Gun has delighted audiences for decades with its romantic musical comedy about show business and the Wild West. 


WHITE CHRISTMASWhite Christmas at Lakewood logo

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Nov. 4 - Dec. 18, 2011
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 Dan Murphy

Irving Berlin's White Christmas is a delightful new musical based on the 1954 smash hit movie. Two army buddies, Bob and Phil, have a successful song- and-dance act after the war. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters to a Christmas gig at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by their former Army commander. The boys soon realize they are the only guests at the resort because there is no snow! In order to help the General, they come up with a scheme to bring in a crowd. The show features classic Irving Berlin hits such as "Blue Skies," "Sisters," "Happy Holiday," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," and the unforgettable title song, "White Christmas." A Portland area premiere! Show Sponsor: Andy & Nancy Bryant.   

DEADLY MURDER Deadly Murder at Lakewood

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Jan. 13 - Feb. 19, 2012
By David Foley
Directed by Alan Shearman

Camille Dargus has fought her way up the ladder of success. She has beauty, talent – and most important of all – a limitless supply of money. She also has secrets, which threaten her charmed life. One explosive night she is taken hostage and held at gunpoint. She must use all her wits and cunning to save her life. A suspenseful and exciting thriller. Show Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates


ON GOLDEN POND On Golden Pond at Lakewood

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Mar. 9 - Apr. 15, 2012
By Ernest Thompson
Directed by Kirk Mouser

Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her fiance and his 13-year-old son. The rocky relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine to give this play a unique insight into the modern family. A beloved theatre classic that is touching, funny and warmly perceptive.  

CITY OF ANGELS City of Angels at Lakewood

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May 4 - Jun. 10, 2012
Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel, Book by Larry Gelbart
Directed by Wade Willis

In a black-and-white world of shadows and streetlights, hardboiled detective Stone is framed for murder. This is the story mystery novelist Stine is adapting into a screenplay but an egotistical producer-director constantly demands rewrites. The stress overwhelms Stine and the fictional Stone steps out of the "reel" world to confront the author. A Tony-Award winner for best musical, book and score. Show Sponsor: The Richard & Janet Geary Foundation.   

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Lakewood Theatre Company presents on its Side Door Stage for 2011-12 The Lost Treasures Collection - a unique series of plays. Each attraction is performed for one weekend only! The Side Door stage is a 90-seat cabaret-style venue with general admission seating located on the lower level at Lakewood Center. Series Sponsor: Banner Bank.   

The Lost Treasures Collection now in its second year, is a new series of obscure and rarely performed musicals presented as semi-staged readings in concert/cabaret style 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. Food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show. The exciting lineup for our 2nd season "Movies Were Movies" features three musicals with motion picture industry themes


MACK AND MABELMack & Mabel at Lakewood

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October 21 - 22, 2011 - Side Door Stage (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM)
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman, (1974)
Book by Michael Stewart
Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass

A saga of the silent film era "when movies were movies," the story of legendary director Mack Sennett and his greatest star, the adorable Mabel Normand, played by Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters on Broadway. It is told in flashback with Mack himself as the protagonist narrator as he reminisces about the past, recalling his triumphs and his turbulent love affair with Mabel whom he had discovered as a waitress and made a star. The bountiful score (and Jerry Herman’s personal favorite) includes “Tap Your Troubles Away,” “Time Heals Everything,” “I Won’t Send Roses,” "Hundreds of Girls" and many more.

"Mr. Herman has the common touch, a gift for melodies familiar and memorable... A musical in the old and true tradition."-The New York Times   


MINNIE'S BOYSMinnies Boys at Lakewood Theatre Company

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January 6 - 7, 2012 (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM)
Book by Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher, (1970)
Music by Larry Grossman, Lyrics by Hal Hackady

The madcap Marx Brothers musical. A touching, song-filled celebration of the origins of the show-business legends and the family's gutsy, tender, matriarch Minnie Marx. Shelly Winters originated the role of Minnie, the extraordinary woman who gave birth to a generation of laughter in the form of the maddest, merriest quintet that ever drove a mother-and then the world-wild. This is their story—and Minnie's as well. "Mama a Rainbow," "Rich Is," "Where Was I When They Passed Out Luck?" and the title song are just a few of the catchy, Broadway-style melodies in this memorable score from the composer of Goodtime Charley and Snoopy.

GOLDILOCKSGoldilocks at Lakewood Theatre Company

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April 20 - 21, 2012 (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM)
Book by Jean Kerr and Walter Kerr, (1958) 
Music by Leroy Anderson  
Lyrics by Walter Kerr, Jean Kerr and Joan Ford

Back in the days of nickelodeon movies, director Max Grady has a contract with beautiful comedienne and musical comedy star, Maggie 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


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