TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, SISTER ACT and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season

By: Mar. 23, 2017
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Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 65th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 7, 2017.

Season tickets for the 2016-2017 season are on sale now for current subscribers and prices for the six-show season range from $180.00 - $190.00. New subscribers may purchase online beginning March 25th at www.lakewood-center.org.

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

Welcome to our 65th season! This year we'll explore what community means and how it changes when you join, challenge, or create it. This summer, a quirky, out-of-this-world observer finds his way around a strange new world in the Portland area premiere of Visit To a Small Planet. In the fall we'll feel heartbreak in a town that rejects people for the color of their skin in To Kill a Mockingbird, and then feel the liberating freedom of escaping society in the original work Parnassus On Wheels. We'll laugh at a performance troupe when they put on the "greatest show of all time" in El Grande de Coca Cola, and discover what it means to find the family you didn't know you needed in Sister Act. We will also welcome a musical about a young woman confused about the world's humanity in the years leading up to WW II Germany. We can't tell you the title yet, but trust us - you won't want to miss it!

This year we continue our 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 for November 18, 2017 at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland!


2017-18 Season at Lakewood Theatre Company:
Performances on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET
July 7 - August 13, 2017
Directed by Tobias Anderson
An Out of the World Adventure
by Gore Vidal
Kreton, an alien who lands on Earth in a driverless vehicle, came to view the American Civil War. He miscalculates and lands 100 years later. Delighted with all the playthings the 20th century has invented for war-making, he decides to create a war for himself in this satirical comedy. Show Sponsor: Lakewood Center Associates

TBA (we'll tell you the title July 3)
September 8 - October 15, 2017
Directed by Ron Daum
Life is Beautiful ...
A young woman tries to forget her troubles in the glittering nightlife of 1930s Berlin, but finds that her world is being threatened by new forces rising to power. We can't tell you the title yet, but trust us - you won't want to miss it! Show Sponsor: Don and Sharon Plumb.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Audience requested selection

November 3 - December 10, 2017
Directed by Brenda Hubbard
Adapted by Christopher Sergel
Based on the novel by Harper Lee
Thought-provoking and visually exciting, one of the most beloved stories in American literature touches on themes of innocence, segregation and compassion. An timeless production about community. Show Sponsor: Bill & Barbara Warner.

PARNASSUS ON WHEELS
World Premiere!

January 5 - February 11, 2018
Directed by Stephanie Mulligan
By C.S. Whitcomb
Adapted from the novel by Christopher Morley
Fortyish Helen has spent years taking care of the family farm. Fed up and itching for adventure, Helen impulsively buys a caravan filled with books from a wiry Irishman and abandons her chickens for life on the road as a traveling bookseller. Action, adventure, comedy and love ensue.

EL GRANDE DE COCA COLA
Portland Area Premiere!

March 2 - April 8, 2018
By Diz White, Ron House, John Neville Andrews, Alan Shearman & Sally Willis
Musical arrangements by Alan Shearman & John Neville Andrews
Directed by Alan Shearman
Central American impresario Señor Don Pepe Hernandez plans to bring international cabaret to his city. He finds a company known as the "Low Moan Spectacular" whose antics wreak havoc upon the stage. A deliriously funny and ridiculously wonderful show!

SISTER ACT
April 27 - June 10, 2018
Directed by Michael Snider
A Divine Musical Comedy
Book by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner with addition material by Douglas Carter Beane
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Based on the hit film Sister Act, Deloris Van Cartier is a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime. She hides in the last place anyone would think to look - a convent! Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

2017-18 SIDE DOOR STAGE season:
On our Side Door Stage for 2017-18, 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: Some Enchanted Evenings with music by Richard Rodgers. Series Sponsor: Fritz Camp.

The Lost Treasures Collection, now in its eighth 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.

TWO BY TWO
October 20 - 21, 2017
Book by Peter Stone
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Music by Richard Rodgers
Based on Clifford Odets's play The Flowering Peach
Noah, a typical family man, faces skepticism from his wife and sons after being called upon by God to build an ark in preparation for the Great Flood. A modern take on the popular Biblical story.

PIPE DREAM
February 16 - 17, 2018
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, 1955
A musical based on John Steinbeck's novella Sweet Thursday about an unlikely romance between Doc, a marine biologist, and Suzy, a struggling young woman.

NO STRINGS
April 13 - 14, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers
Book by Samuel Taylor
An American author in Paris is suffering from writer's block when he meets a beautiful fashion model who might give him the creative confidence he needs to start writing again.


It promises to be an exciting 65th 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. Shows are subject to change. Call 503-635-3901 for tickets or go online at www.lakewood-center.org.

65 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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