Lakewood Theatre Company Announces The 2019-2020 Season Of Plays
Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 67th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 12, 2019.
Season tickets for the 2019-2020 season are on sale now for current subscribers and prices for the six-show season range from $150.00 - $190.00. New subscribers may purchase online beginning March 25th at https://www.lakewood-center.org
Performances for Lakewood shows are Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM and some Sunday evenings at 7:00 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.
This season Lakewood presents an entertaining repertoire of theatre gems that originated as, or became, iconic film favorites. We begin with the new musical Roald Dahl's Matilda, based on the beloved children's novel by Roald Dahl, then time warp to the spooky and seductive cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show. In the cold of winter, hearts will warm with the stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film that imagines a young William Shakespeare and his muse. The new year brings Frederick Knott's Wait Until Dark, a delightfully frightening thriller, and The Odd Couple, Neil Simon's popular comedy about two polar opposite roommates who must learn to get along. Our season wraps with Funny Girl, the semi-biographical story of actress and Broadway star Fanny Brice, a role that famously catapulted Barbra Streisand into the spotlight with the acclaimed songs "People" and "Don't Rain On My Parade."
This year we continue our added ordering options for subscribers. In addition to the Headlee Mainstage shows, subscribers can pre-order tickets to our Lost Treasures Collection Series on our Side Door Stage as well as Lakewood in City Lights (our holiday gala and fundraiser) scheduled for November 16, 2019 at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland!
2019-20 Season at Lakewood Theatre Company performances on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
Roald Dahl'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Jul. 12 - Aug. 18, 2019
Directed by Paul Angelo
It Takes a Little Genius to Change the World
The much-loved story by Roald Dahl bursts into musical life on the stage with an unforgettable soundtrack by musical comedian Tim Minchin. Matilda, a precocious young bookworm, uses her strange powers of telekinesis to overcome obstacles and makes friends along the way.
Title Sponsors: Don & Jessie Adams and Senator Bob Packwood & Elaine Franklin
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Sept. 6 - Oct. 13, 2019
Music, Lyrics & Book by Richard O'Brien
Directed by John Oules
Give Yourself Over to Absolute Pleasure!
Are you ready to do the time warp? This humorous musical tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s has entranced audiences for decades, with its array of characters who seduce, entangle and gyrate to tunes that are out of this world. Don't miss when it comes to life - in more ways than one - on Lakewood's Mainstage!
Title Sponsors: ComForeCare and Jeff & Joanne Kantor
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Nov. 1 - Dec. 8, 2019
Directed by David Sikking
Poetry, Adventure and Love Above All
Young Will Shakespeare is grappling with writer's block while working on his new play, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Inspiration strikes when he meets the clever and beautiful Viola, but she has a hidden desire could put them both at risk.
Title Sponsor: Drs. Bill & Ricky Korach
WAIT UNTIL DARK
Jan. 10 - Feb. 16, 2020
Directed by Nancy McDonald
See No Evil
Susy Hendrix, a blind Greenwich Village housewife, becomes the target of three conmen who set up an elaborate charade in order to get their hands on a mysterious doll. As the tension mounts and the house plunges into darkness, can Susy outwit the murderous visitors?
Title Sponsors: Andy & Nancy Bryant
THE ODD COUPLE
Mar. 6 - Apr. 12, 2020
By Neil Simon
Directed by Pat Patton
Two Bachelors. One Apartment. Zero In Common
Felix, an uptight neat freak journalist, is thrown out by his wife and moves in with his friend Oscar, a slovenly sportswriter. The two must learn to get along as roommates, as Felix's neuroticism and Oscar's carelessness hilariously clash in Simon's classic comedy.
Title Sponsor: Bill & Barbara Warner
May 1 - Jun. 14, 2020
Directed by Ron Daum
Don't Rain On My Parade!
Based on the life of Broadway and film star Fanny Brice, and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein, Funny Girl captures irresistible charm, wit and warmth. Featuring iconic numbers including "People" and "Don't Rain On My Parade."
Title Sponsor: Marilyn & Ron Nutting
2019-20 SIDE DOOR STAGE season
On our Side Door Stage for 2019-20, Lakewood Theatre Company presents The Lost Treasures Collection - a unique series of three plays. Each attraction is performed for one weekend only! Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM and a Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM. This year's theme: Barbara, Barbara, Barbara! Series Sponsor: Fritz Camp
The Lost Treasures Collection, now in its tenth 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.
THE HIGH LIFE
Oct. 18 - 19, 2019
Bachelor and playboy Anatol Von Huber has decided the time has come to settle down. However, as he attempts to woo the innocent Liesl, Anatol's philandering ways keep interrupting their relationship. Originally starring Barbara Cook.
THE APPLE TREE
Feb. 21 -22, 2020
A fun and imaginative collection of musical playlets based on popular fables about the unfulfilled desires of humankind. Orignally starring Barbara Harris.
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE
Apr. 17 - 18, 2020
Harry Bogen, an ambitious, unscrupulous businessman in the 1930s garment industry, will stop at nothing to get to the top. Originally featuring Barbra Streisand in her breakout Broadway role.
Visit www.lakewood-center.org for more information.