2014/15 Mainstage - 62nd Season
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THE 39 STEPS
July 11 - August 17, 2014
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan, From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock, Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited
Directed by Don Alder
A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale. Show Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates
IT’S ALIVE! From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment. Show sponsor: AKT. CPAs, Advisors, Consultants
SHE LOVES ME
November 7 - December 21, 2014
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on a play by Miklos Laszio
Directed by Tobias Andersen
Georg and Amalia are clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s who secretly find solace in their anonymous, romantic pen pals, little knowing their correspondents are each other. She Loves Me is a musical with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, yet as relevant as ever in the age of internet romances. Show sponsor: Work for Art
SEVEN WONDERS OF BALLYKNOCK
A world premiere!
January 9 - February 15, 2015
By C.S. Whitcomb
Directed by Stephanie Mulligan
When a mysterious, young American woman appears looking for a room, the barman sets out to show her the seven wonders of Ballyknock. As wonders unfold, she discovers the joy in life, finds love and a home. Written by an Oregonian, The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock originated at Portland's Fertile Ground original play festival in 2013. Show sponsor: Dr. Fritz Camp.
THREE MEN ON A HORSE
March 6 - April 12, 2015
By John Cecil Holm and George Abbott
Directed by Michael Griggs
Erwin Trowbridge chafes at suburban life and his rather uninspiring job of writing greeting card slogans. He falls in with three men and a girl whose profession is betting on horses. Now Erwin’s hobby is figuring out the race winners and he becomes fabulously rich, on paper. There’s just one catch... he’ll lose his powers if he personally bets on a horse.
May 1 - June 14, 2015
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, and the play Auntie Mame by Lawrence & Lee
Directed by John Oules
At the height of the 1920s Auntie Mame becomes the guardian of Patrick, her young nephew. Her life turns up-side-down, but she still lives life to the fullest. Special songs include “Mame,” “It’s Today, Open a New Window,” and “Bosom Buddies.” Show sponsors: Don & Sharon Plumb and Bill & Barbara Warner.
Lakewood's Side Door Season ...
Lakewood Theatre Company presents on its Side Door stage for 2014-15 The Lost Treasures Collection - a unique series of three plays. The Lost Treasures Collection now in its fifth 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.
Each show is performed for just one weekend only. Evening performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 PM. There is one matinee on Saturday at 2 PM. This year's theme focuses on men and supermen. Food, wine and other beverages are available for purchase before and during the show. The Lost Treasures Collection sponsor is: Dr. Fritz Camp.
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN
October 24 - 25, 2014 (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2 PM)
Book by David Newman and Robert Benton
Score by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams
The vengeful Dr. Abner Sedgwick seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good — Superman. The show features the songs “You’ve Got Possibilities,” “You’ve Got What I Need,” “I’m Not Finished Yet” and “The Woman for The Man.” Details
WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN
February 20 - 21, 2015 (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2 PM)
Book by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg; Music and Lyrics by Ervin M. Drake;
Based on the novel by Budd Schulberg
Sammy Glick is a driven young man from a poor family who rises to a position of prominence in the movie industry by ruthlessly using any and every one he comes across to get ahead. Starting as a copy boy on a New York newspaper, he cheats his way to the heights of Hollywood. Details
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
April 17 - 18, 2015 (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2PM)
Based on the story by James Thurber
Book by Joe Manchester, Music by Leon Carr, Lyrics by Earl Shuman
The popular James Thurber short story follows the heroic daydreams of a mild mannered man who is tempted by a would-be chanteuse to really live “The Secret Life.” Details
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