Lakewood Theatre Company Presents the Musical TENDERLOIN

The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a seventh season at Lakewood Theatre Company. This year three musicals featuring the theme "New York, New York" will be presented in a concert/cabaret style. The first offering, Tenderloin will have only 3 performances: Friday, October 21 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Performances are on Lakewood's Side Door stage at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Each show in the series is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. No sets, no props (free from the usual trappings of a fully staged production). Food and beverages are available for purchase before and during the show.

The 2016-17 Lost Treasures series of plays includes Tenderloin (October 21-22, 2016), Seesaw (February 17-18, 2017), and How Now Dow Jones (April 14-15, 2017). The series sponsor is Fritz Camp, and the curatorial sponsors are Jaye W. Taylor, Rob Le Chevallier & Buckley Law P.C.

The first show in the series, Tenderloin, has only 3 performances, Friday, October 21 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. The production features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and _book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman. The musical is based on the novel Tenderloin by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Lakewood's production is directed by Ron Daum. Musical direction is by Bobby Jackson andYvette Starkey and the producer is Steve Knox. The series sponsor is Fritz Camp and curatorial sponsors are Jaye W. Taylor, Rob Le Chevallier & Buckley Law P.C.

The Story: Tenderloin, the musical, is based on a 1959 novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Set in the Tenderloin, a red-light district in 1890s Manhattan, the show's story focuses on Reverend Brock, a character loosely based on American clergyman and social reformer Charles Henry Parkhurst.


Reverend Brock (Bobby Jackson), a single-minded 1890s social reformer, works to sanitize a red-light neighborhood in western Manhattan known as the Tenderloin. He is foiled by everyone associated with the district, including the corrupt politicians and police who are taking their cut from the earnings of the prostitutes who work the streets there. Tommy Howatt (Josh Randall), a writer for the local scandal sheet Tatler, infiltrates the minister's church and proceeds to play one side against the other, eventually framing Brock by revealing to the authorities his plan to raid the brothels, but ultimately saving him by siding with him at his trial.


Others in the cast include Audrey Sackett, Will Shindler, Peter Schuyler, Laura Hiszczynskyj, and Megan Misslin.

Ticket prices are $20 for all seats. The whole series of three musicals is available for a subscription package of $55. Contact the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at http://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 during the show.



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