Peppermint Bear Returns to Lakewood Theatre Company for Holiday Show, Begin. Today

Peppermint Bear Returns to Lakewood Theatre Company for Holiday Show, Begin. Today

Lakewood Theatre Company will present in December 2013 an all-new version of their annual Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre production with the presentation of The Peppermint Bear Show: Seasoned Greetings.

Performances will be in Lakewood Center's Community Meeting Room at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturdays today, December 7, 14, and 21. Tickets are $12.00 for students and adults. The theatre is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

Tickets are $12.00 for students and adults. Advance reservations are required. Doors open 1/2 hour before curtain. For tickets call 503-635-3901 or or order online at:

The story: At the North Pole as the elves are preparing for the holidays. There appears on the scene Joe-Jo, a two-headed dragon that has woken up after a 100-year nap. It seems they only eat every 100 years. It also seems they eat elves! Hilarity ensues, however, when their plan is to include Santa's elves on their menu.

The performers from area high schools include Nathan McIntyre, Michelle Pitel, Heidi Nelson, Alexa Shaheen, Kaiya Shivers, William Britton, Anastasia Kurzhals, Olivia Rentz, and Keenan-Kok-Carlson.

The book and lyrics are by Michael Snider with music by Dana Libonati. Snider will also direct and choreograph the Lakewood production. Light design is by Kurt Herman and the producer is Kay Vega.

The Peppermint Bear Show first premiered at Portland's Lipman's Department Store, which then became Fredrick and Nelson. It became a popular Holiday tradition for over 30 years. Since that time the show has been produced in New York and countless cities on the east coast, mid-west and Hawaii.

Lakewood's annual Holiday Breakfast Theatre production is celebrating its 22nd year. Audience members enjoy a special holiday continental breakfast 1/2 hour before the show and performers interact with young audience members to help them celebrate the holidays. There will even be a visit by a man in a red suit! The performance is suitable for ages 3-12.

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