2017/18 Mainstage - 65th Season ...





Sister Act at Lakewood Theatre CompanySISTER ACT | TICKETS

April 27 – June 10, 2018
Directed by Michael Snider

A Divine Musical Comedy

Book by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner with addition material by Douglas Carter Beane
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Based on the hit film Sister Act, Deloris Van Cartier is a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime. She hides in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent! Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Show Sponsors: Marylhurst University & Samantha Richardson
Directorial Sponsor: Don & Jessie Adams



Side Door Season 2017/18

The Lost Treasures Collection, now in its eighth 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.

Two By Two  at Lakewood Theatre CompanyTWO BY TWO

October 20 – 21, 2017

Book by Peter Stone
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Music by Richard Rodgers
Based on Clifford Odets's play The Flowering Peach
Noah, a typical family man, faces skepticism from his wife and sons after being called upon by God to build an ark in preparation for the Great Flood. A modern take on the popular Biblical story.


Pipe Dream at Lakewood Theatre CompanyPIPE DREAM

February 16 – 17, 2018
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, 1955

A musical based on John Steinbeck’s novella Sweet Thursday about an unlikely romance between Doc, a marine biologist, and Suzy, a struggling young woman.





April 13 – 14, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers
Book by Samuel Taylor
An American author in Paris is suffering from writer’s block when he meets a beautiful fashion model who might  give him the creative confidence he needs to start writing again.




Lakewood in City Lights


November 18, 2017,  5:30 PM
Kick off the holiday season with performances, dinner, and auctions to fundraise for Rising Stars and our education programs. Our location this year will again be at the downtown Portland Sentinel Hotel. Title Sponsor: First Republic Bank

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Shows completed:


July 7 – August 13, 2017

Directed by Tobias Anderson
An Out of this World Adventure
by Gore Vidal
Kreton, an alien who lands on Earth in a driverless vehicle, came to view the American Civil War. He miscalculates and lands 100 years later. Delighted with all the  playthings the 20th century has invented for war-making, he decides to create a war for himself in this satirical comedy.
Show Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates



September 8 – October 15, 2017

Directed by Ron Daum

Life is Beautiful ...
Based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

In 1931 Berlin, the seedy Kit Kat Club plays host to a cabaret where vivacious performers like Sally Bowles can lose their troubles in the glittering nightlife. When Sally meets young American writer Cliff Bradshaw, their relationship blossoms into romance – even as the stark world around them becomes ever threatened by the Nazi rise to power.
Show Sponsor: Don and Sharon Plumb

To Kill A Mocking Bird at Lakewood Theatre CompanyTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

November 3 – December 10, 2017

Directed by Brenda Hubbard
Audience request
Adapted by Christopher Sergel
Based on the novel by Harper Lee
Thought-provoking and visually exciting, one of the most beloved stories in American literature touches on themes of innocence, segregation and compassion. An timeless production about community.
Show Title Sponsor: BILL & BARBARA WARNER
Directorial Sponsor:
Nicoletta's Table and Marketplace



Parnassus on Weheels - Jan 5 - Feb 11, 2018PARNASSUS ON WHEELS 

January 5 – February 11, 2018
Directed by Stephanie Mulligan
World Premiere!
By C.S. Whitcomb
Adapted from the novel by Christopher Morley

Fortyish Helen has spent years taking care of the family farm. Fed up  and itching for adventure, Helen impulsively buys a caravan filled with books from a wiry Irishman and abandons her chickens for life on the road as a traveling bookseller. Action, adventure, comedy and love ensue. Show Sponsor: Andy & Nancy Bryant



March 2 – April 8, 2018
Portland Area Premiere!
By Ron House, Diz White, Ron House,  Alan Shearman & John Neville-Andrews
Musical arrangements by Alan Shearman & John Neville-Andrews
Directed by Alan Shearman

Central American impresario Señor Don Pepe Hernandez plans to bring international cabaret to his city. Instead, he hires his own family, whose antics wreak havoc upon the stage. A deliriously funny and ridiculously wonderful show! 
Show Sponsor: Drs. Bill & Ricky Korach