Lakewood Theatre Company Presents HOW NOW, DOW JONES as Part of the Lost Treasures Collection Series
The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems performed in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the third offering in its 7th season, How Now, Dow Jones, a musical comedy with music by Academy Award-winner Elmer Bernstein, lyrics by Tony Award nominee Carolyn Leigh and book by Max Shulman. Food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show.The production, with stage direction by Ron Daum and musical direction by Barney Stein, will be performed for three shows on two dates only, Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, at 7:00 PM and a Saturday matinee, April 15 at 2:00 PM. The show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging, no sets and no props (free from the usual trappings of a fully staged production). This year's series theme is New York, New York. The Lost Treasures series sponsor is Fritz Camp and the curatorial sponsors are Jaye W. Taylor, Rob LeChevallier and Buckley Law P.C. How Now, Dow Jones, set on Wall Street, follows Kate (Lena Moon) who announces the Dow Jones numbers. The plot, however, can't conceal its 1960s origins. Kate has been waiting years for a marriage proposal, but her broker beau Herbert (Jesse Miller) won't pop the question until the Dow hits 1,000. In a hurry to wed, she fraudulently announces the Dow has topped 1,000, and market mayhem ensues.
In the 1960s, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index of 30 blue-chip industrial stocks, typically hovered around 700. The Dow briefly broke 1,000 for one historic day in 1972 before a surge that began in 1983 sent the average soaring to its present heights. Others featured in the Lakewood cast include Leslie Irene Gale, David Sweeney, Chrisse Roccaro, Gary Wayne Cash, and Travis Patterson.Ticket prices are $20 for all seats. Contact the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503-635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org. Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door Stage is located in the Community Meeting Room at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Food and beverages are available to purchase before and at the show. Next year's Lost Treasures series of plays for 2017-18 will highlight the theme Enchanted Evenings with music by Richard Rodgers. The shows include Two By Two (October 20-21, 2017), Pipe Dream (February 16-17, 2018) and No Strings (April 13-14, 2018).About Lakewood Theatre Company
64 Years of Live Theatre: Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1952, Lakewood Theatre Company is a theatre dedicated to the study and presentation of drama in all its forms; the training and development of actors; and the creation, maintenance, and operation of a theatre in which to present plays and other forms of entertainment. Lakewood Theatre Company is the oldest continually operated, not-for-profit theatre company in the Portland Metropolitan area. It annually provides more than 350 theatre artists the opportunity to learn and display their craft and attracts more than 35,000 people to its shows.