NINE, 1776, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre in 2016-17

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 64th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning tonight, July 8, 2016.

Welcome to Lakewood's 64th season! It's a season of hit numbers this year. The slate includes the Portland area premieres of Nine and 1776, and the comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. Rounding out the Mainstage season is Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile, God of Carnage and Godspell.

Season tickets for the 2016-2017 season are on sale now for current subscribers and prices for the six-show season range from $170.00 - $180.00. New subscribers may purchase beginning March 25th by phone at 503-635-3901 or online at www.lakewood-center.org.

Performances for Lakewood shows are Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 7:00 PMand 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.

This year Lakewood continues its added ordering options for subscribers. In addition to Mainstage show, 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 forNovember 19, 2016 at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland!


2016-17 Season at Lakewood Theatre Company:

Performances on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034.

MAINSTAGE SEASON

NINE
a Portland area premiere
July 8 - August 14, 2016
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston, Book by Arthur Kopit
Based on Fellini's film 8 1/2

Celebrated film director, Guido Contini, is facing a mid-life crisis while being pursued by a host of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. What's a man to do? Recipient of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 1982 and Best Revival in 2003. Show Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates

1776
a Portland area premiere
September 9 - October 16, 2016
Music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, Book by Peter Stone

American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. John Adams teams up with Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson in an award-winning musical showcasing the principles, pride and determination that influenced the birth of our nation. Winner of 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
November 4 - December 11, 2016
By Richard Bean
With songs by Grant Olding
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni

Easily confusEd Francis is trapped working for two bosses who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He has to keep them from discovering each other. The inspired insanity and nimble wordplay is highlighted with live onstage musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Winner of the Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best New Play.

Agatha Christie'S MURDER ON THE NILE
January 6 - February 12, 2017
By Agatha Christie

On board a steamer, cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners find themselves pursued by an old flame of the groom. Then tragedy strikes - a body is discovered. A web of intrigue and deceit develops following the trail of a ruthless murderer. Show Sponsor: Bill & Barbara Warner

GOD OF CARNAGE
March 3 - April 9, 2017
By Yasmina Reza, Translated by Christopher Hampton

"Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse- much worse." Two sets of parents meet for the first time to discuss what should be done about a fight between their 11-year-old boys. As parenting styles are called into question the gloves come off leaving liberal principles behind. In today's headlines bullying and parent intervention has emerged as a major topic. See what everyone is talking about. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award and Tony Award for Best Play.

GODSPELL
Audience requested selection
April 28 - June 11, 2017
Music by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John-Michael Tebelak

Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. The parables of the Bible come to life with a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."


2016-17 SIDE DOOR STAGE SEASON:

On its Side Door Stage for 2016-17, 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: New York, New York.
Series Sponsor: Fritz Camp

The Lost Treasures Collection, now in its seventh 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.

TENDERLOIN
October 21 -22, 2016
Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by George Abbot and Jerome Weidman
Based on the novel Tenderloin by Samuel Hopkins Adams

At the turn-of-the-century, a crusading minister works to shut down the notorious red-light district on the West Side of Manhattan.

SEESAW
February 17-18, 2017
Music by Cy Coleman, , Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Book by Michael Bennett
Based on the play, Two For the Seesaw by William Gibson

An engaging love story about Jerry Ryan, a young lawyer from Omaha, and Gittel Mosca, a kooky streetwise dancer, from the Bronx.

HOW NOW DOW JONES
April 14 - 15, 2017
Music by Elmer Berstein, Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Book by Max Shulman

Kate announces the Dow Jones numbers on Wall Street. She has been waiting years for a marriage proposal but her broker beau won't pop the question until the Dow hits 1,000.

It promises to be an exciting 64th season. See our website to download a one-page flyer listing all the shows in our 2016-17 season.


Performances for the Mainstage season: Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 7:00 PM and some Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

Performances for the Side Door Stage season: one weekend for each attraction; Friday &Saturday at 7:00 PM, one Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM.

All performances are at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego.

Please note: Shows are subject to change. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org.

64 Years of Live Theatre: Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1952, Lakewood Theatre Company is a professional 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 theatre artists opportunities to learn and display their craft and attracts more than 35,000 people to its shows.



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