Lakewood Theatre Company 2012-2013 Season to Include SOUTH PACIFIC, WHITE CHRISTMAS, RUMORS, More


Lakewood Theatre Company will celebrate its 60th anniversary season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 13, 2012. Season tickets for the 2012-2013 season are on sale now and prices for the six-show season range from $170.00 - $160.00. Performances are Thursday -Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 7:00 PM and some Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. Season tickets can be purchased at the LTC Box Office at 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Box Office hours are 9-5 weekdays and 10-4 on Saturdays. Call 503-635-3901 to charge your order by phone. Season tickets may also be purchased on line beginning April 14th at

Welcome to our 60th season! The anniversary year with includes such highlights as the Pulitzer Prize winning musical South Pacific, the provocative comedy 'ART' and the Portland area premiere of the musical Grand Hotel. Plus, orders received before June 1 will receive discounted tickets to our summer show, the British comedy, See How They Run.

This year also includes new added options for subscribers. Now subscribers can pre-order tickets to our Lost Treasures Collection Series on our Side Door stage, Lakewood in Lights (our holiday gala and fundraiser) and a special reprise of last year's run away hit, Irving Berlin's White Christmas for December 2012!

2012-13 Season at Lakewood Theatre Company

SEE HOW THEY RUN A wickedly funny farce
July 13 - Aug. 19, 2012
By Philip King
Directed by Scott Parker
Penelope Toop, a former actress and now Vicar's wife, receives a surprise visit from actor friend, Clive Winton. Clive finds himself the victim of mistaken identity when he innocently disguises himself as a vicar to avoid gossip. Things get complicated when the police show up looking for an escaped spy. A classic British farce with surprising twists.

SOUTH PACIFIC A Lakewood audience request
Sept. 7 - Oct. 14, 2012
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II,
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Directed by Ron Daum
Set during World War II, this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical tells the romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and prejudices. The show is based on the 2008 Broadway revival of "South Pacific," which won seven Tony Awards. The beloved score's songs include "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "There is Nothin' Like a Dame." 

'ART' Honoring the 50th anniversary of Lake Oswego's Festival of the Arts - a Lakewood event
Oct. 26 - Dec. 2, 2012
By Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Alan Shearman
'Art' is wildly funny and provocative comedy about three friends who find their relationship on shaky ground when one of them buys an expensive white on white painting. Winner of the Moliere Award for Best Author, the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy.

GRAND HOTEL A Portland area premiere
Jan. 11 - Feb. 17, 2013
Book by Luther Davis, Music and Lyrics by Robert Wright & George Forrest
Based on Vicki Baum's novel Grand Hotel
By arrangement with Turner Broadcasting Co. Owner of the motion picture "Grand Hotel"
Additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston
Directed by Bruce Blanchard
Come spend an evening at the Grand Hotel Berlin. It's 1928 and the optimism between World Wars is in full swing. Based on the novel by Vicki Baum and subsequent MGM feature film, the musical captures the high life and optimism of Berlin in 1928. The hotel brings together vibrant characters, both wealthy and poor, where "one life ends while another begins," and "one heart breaks while another beats faster."

RUMORS A Lakewood audience request
Mar. 8 - Apr. 14, 2013
By Neil Simon
Directed by Joe Theissen
The Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES First impressions can be a drag!
May 3 - Jun. 9, 2013
Book by Harvey Fierstein, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman, Based on the play by Jean Poiret
Directed by Greg Tamblyn
A gay nightclub owner and his temperamental partner and performing star welcome home the owner's son who wants his family to meet his fiancèe's parents. The catch: Her father is head of an anti-gay political party. A story of respect and understanding, parents and children, love and marriage. The Jerry Herman music features "The Best of Times and "I Am What I Am." The original 1983 Broadway production won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

ADDED SHOW (can be added to subscription as an option) Back by popular demand
Dec. 12 - Dec. 23, 2012
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
Lakewood Theatre Company reprises last year's hit, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, a delightful new musical based on the 1954 smash hit movie. Two army buddies have a successful song-and-dance act after the war. The two follow beautiful singing sisters to a Christmas gig at a Vermont lodge owned by their former Army commander. The boys are the only guests at the resort because there is no snow! To help the General, they come up with a scheme to bring in a crowd. The show features Irving Berlin hits such as "Blue Skies," "Sisters," "Happy Holiday," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," and the title song, "White Christmas."

Lakewood Theatre Company presents on its Side Door Stage for 2012-13 The Lost Treasures Collection - a unique series of three plays. Each attraction is performed for one weekend only! A discounted subscription package of $55 for all three shows is available for purchase. Series Sponsor: Banner Bank.

The Lost Treasures Collection now in its third season, is a series of obscure and rarely performed musicals presented in concert/cabaret version on our Side Door stage, an intimate 90-seat venue. No sets, no props (none of the usual trappings of a fully staged production). 

October 19 - 20, 2012 - Side Door Stage (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin (1962)
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
For his final Broadway score, Irving Berlin went straight to the office of President to evoke the humanity within the First Family. President Henderson is en route to Russia when the proposed Soviet tour is canceled. A breach of protocol costs him his re-election. While his wife and two children are grateful to return home, the former President is not. Eventually he proudly returns to government at the behest of the new president.

January 4 - 5 2013 (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM)
Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, (1959)
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Music by Jerry Bock
The story of the rise to power of New York's Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947). "Tammany Hall" was up to its ears in graft, vice and corruption and it took this small, honest man to break their stranglehold on New York City politics. With guts and perseverance the "Little Flower" put a bright, new shine on the "Big Apple."

April 19 - 20, 2013 (Friday & Saturday at 7 PM)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin (1949)
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Ambassador Sally Adams, with slim credentials, is sent off to administer in the tiny duchy of Lichtenburg. Her down-to-earth and undiplomatic manner surprises and charms the local gentry, especially the handsome Prime Minister. Love is threatened by the stuffy opposition, who eventually succeed in wrangling Sally's recall, but not before all has resolved happily for the lovers.

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