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God Of Carnage
March 3 – April 9, 2017
Directed by Antonio Sonera
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A Comedy of Manners, Minus the Manners
by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
“Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse- much worse.” Two sets of parents meet to discuss, in a civilized manner, what should be done about a fight between their 11-year-old boys. As tensions rise and parenting styles are called into question, the gloves come off leaving liberal principles behind. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award and Tony Award for Best Play, this dark comedy will leave you laughing and wondering just who the real children are.
Show Sponsor: Andy & Nancy Bryant
April 28 – June 11, 2017
Directed by Michael Snider
Popular Audience Request
Music by Stephen Schwartz Book by John-Michael Tebelak
Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. The parables of the Bible come to life with a parade of beloved songs including “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.” Show Sponsor: Nicoletta's Table and Marketplace
Side Door Season 2016/17
The Lost Treasures Collection, curated by Ron Daum, is a unique series of three plays. Each attraction is performed for one weekend only! Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 PM and a Saturday matinee at 2 PM. This year's theme: New York, New York. Our series sponsor for all three shows is to be announced.
The Lost Treasures Collection, now in its seventh season, is a series of obscure and rarely performed musicals presented in concert/cabaret version for one weekend only 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 are available for purchase before and during the show. Series Sponsor: Fritz Camp. Curatorial Sponsors: Jaye W. Taylor, Rob Le Chevallier & Buckley Law P.C.
October 21 – 22, 2016
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Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by George Abbot and Jerome Weidman
Based on the novel, Tenderloin, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
At the turn-of-the-century, a crusading minister works to shut down the notorious red-light district on the West Side of Manhattan.
February 17 – 18, 2017
Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Book by Michael Bennet
Based on the play Two For the Seesaw, by William Gibson
An engaging love story about Jerry Ryan, a young lawyer from Omaha, and Gittel Mosca, a kooky streetwise dancer from the Bronx.
How Now Dow Jones
April 14 – 15, 2017
Music by Elmer Bernstein, Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Book by Max Shulman
Kate announces the Dow Jones numbers on Wall Street. She has been waiting for years for a marriage proposal but her broker beau won’t pop the question until the Dow hits 1,000.
Lakewood in City Lights
November 19, 5:30 PM
Kick off the holiday season with performances, dinner, and auctions to fundraise for Rising Stars and our education programs. New location this year: Downtown Portland at the Sentinel Hotel. Title Sponsor: HomeStreet Bank
SHOWS COMPLETED IN THE 2016-17 SEASON
July 8 – August 14, 2016
Directed by Ron Daum
So Hot, it Could be an “11”
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston, Book by Arthur Kopit
Based on Fellini’s film classic, 8 1/2, celebrated film director, Guido Contini, is facing middle age, mortality and the pressure of his next film plot, as he is pursued by a host of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. What’s a man to do? The original Broadway show won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 1982 and a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2003.
Show Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates
September 9 – October 16, 2016
Directed by Kurt Raimer
A Musical Dancing Around Today’s Issues
Music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, Book by Peter Stone
American history blazes to vivid life in this unconventional of Broadway hits. With quick-witted dialogue and a playful score, 1776 dramatizes the struggle to declare independence. John Adams teams up with Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson in an award-winning musical showcasing the principles, pride and determination that influenced the birth of our nation. Winner of 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Show Sponsor: Don and Sharon Plumb
One Man, Two Guvnors
Directed by Don Alder
One Boss Too Many
By Richard Bean with songs by Grant Olding based on “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni
Easily confused Francis is trapped working for two bosses who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He has to keep them from discovering each other. The inspired insanity and nimble wordplay is highlighted with live onstage musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Winner of the Outer Critic’s Circle Award for Best New Play.
Show Sponsor: Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Nile
January 6 – February 12, 2017
Directed by Nancy McDonald
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Mums the Word
by Agatha Christie
On board a steamer, cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom. Then tragedy strikes - a body is discovered. A web of intrigue and deceit develops, surrounding the trail of a ruthless murderer.
Show Sponsor: Bill and Barbara Warner
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