Lakewood Theatre Company to Present Coward's SAIL AWAY, 4/15-16
The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems presented in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the third offering in its sixth season, Noël Coward's Sail Away. 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 Matt Insley, will be performed for three shows on two dates only, Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, at 7:00 PM and a Saturday matinee, April 16 at 2:00 PM. The show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. No sets, no props (free from the usual trappings of a fully staged production). This year's series theme is Passport to Romance. The Lost Treasures series sponsor is Jaye W. Taylor, Rob LeChevallier and Buckley Law P.C. It's romance aboard a cruise ship, with all the classic wit and charm of Broadway's golden era. Recent divorcée Mimi Paragon is stuck serving tourists as one of the ship's hostesses, when she is drawn to a much younger and strikingly handsome man. The dialogue is peppered with classic Coward witticisms throughout, and the music is composed in the classic Broadway tradition.
The Story: Sail Away is set almost entirely on an ocean liner heading from New York to Europe, and it centers on Mimi Paragon (Adair Chappell), a middle-aged divorcée who works as a hostess on the ship. She finds romance with the much younger Johnny Van Mier (Alexander Birch Elliot), who is controlled by his mother, Evelyn Van Mier (Paige Jones). Also onboard is Barnaby Slade (Collin Carver), a wide-eyed young man seeking romance on the high seas. He finds it with Nancy Foyle (Audrey Sackett), who is an assistant to eccentric author Elinor Spencer-Bollard (Joan Freed). All is observed by Joe (Peter Schyuler) the Purser.
Ticket prices are $20 for all seats. Contact the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at http://www.lakewood-center.orgLakewood 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 2016-17 will highlight the theme: New York, New York. The shows include Tenderloin (October 21-22, 2016), Seesaw (February 17-18, 2017) and How Now Dow Jones (April 14-15, 2017).