As always, prepare to have fun and be challenged for the 118th Season of Lakewood Theater. We are offering 1 dramedy, 2 farces, 3 comedies, and 3 musicals.

Again we will be offering nine outstanding main stage productions with parts for 45 men, 50 women. It’s a year of old favorites and brand new shows to Lakewood.


Women in Jeopardy
May 24 – June 2

Incorruptible June 7 – June 16

Little Shop of Horrorsl June 21 – June 30

Jenny's House of Joy July 5 – July 14

The Irish and How They Got That Way July 19 – July 28

The Legend of Georgia McBride August 2 – August 11

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum August 16 – August 25

Anne of Green Gables August 30 – September 8

The Sensuous Senator September 13 – Sept. 22

Auditions, Call Backs and First Call will all be held at the Margaret Chase Smith School on Heselton Street in Skowhegan.

Musical auditions for Little Shop, Irish and A funny Thing Happened will be held:

Saturday March 17 from 11:00 to 3:00 pm.

Little Shop audition time is 11 -12:30, Irish audition time is 12:30 – 1:30 and Forum audition is 1:30 – 3pm

Sunday March 18 from Noon to 3:00pm.

Little Shop audition time is Noon – 1:00, Irish audition time is 1:00 – 2:00 and Forum audition is 2:00 – 3 pm

Actors auditioning for singing roles in the musicals who have not auditioned for Lakewood Theater before should bring a prepared song and sheet music. A ballad or an upbeat number is preferred. If music is not available, we will teach you a song. People interested in lead musical roles and have not been in a lead role at Lakewood previously should be prepared to sing a solo. We provide an accompanist or you may bring your own.

Auditions for all straight plays will be held:

Saturday March 24 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday March 25 from noon to 3:00 pm

Actors will meet individually with each director on a “first come” basis for cold readings from the script. If you have appeared at Lakewood and would be satisfied with any role offered, just let us know and you do not have to attend auditions. We’ll pick the part for you.

CALL BACKS will be Saturday March 31.

FIRST CALL will be Saturday April 7.

If you are unable to make any of the audition dates but still wish to be considered for a part please e-mail us We will make every effort to accommodate you at another time for an audition.


Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz's new dentist boyfriend.  He's not just a weirdo: he may be a serial killer!  After all, his hygienist just disappeared.  Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in a hilarious off-road adventure.

Directed by Stan Pinnette
Performed May 24, 25, 26, 27, & 31, June 1, 2.
Matinee May 30

Mary      40s divorced, a librarian, "still" pretty, motherly

Jo 40s divorced, her best friend, a publicist, sardonic

Liz divorced, Mary's other best friend, a Director of Admissions, boy-crazy, a bit of a drama queen.

Amanda Liz's daughter, an exceptionally pretty college student whose SATs were in the single digits.

Trenner A snowboarder, sweet but not too bright, anxious to be found manly. Amanda's boyfriend.

Jackson A dentist, Liz's new boyfriend, creepy, given to strange pronouncements about death and disease.

Sgt. Kirk Sponsullar A police sergeant, a John Wayne type, courtly, a man of few or entirely obfuscated words (played by the same actor who plays Jackson)


Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week.  The chandler's shop just burned to the ground.  Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet.  And Saint Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years.  In other words, the Dark ages still look pretty dark.  All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory.  That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Saint Foy --- and their bones are working miracles.  All seems lost until the distitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.

Directed by Jeff Quinn
Performed June 7, 8, 9, 10, & 14, 15, 16.
Matinee & Evening June 13

Charles The abbot of Priseaux. a gentle man whose heart is good but tempted by desparation.

Brother Martin   The Part has been cast.

Brother Olf A monk of questionable intelligence.

Brother Felix   A Novice

Peasant Woman A poor, desparate woman from the village who will do anything for money.

Jack This Part has been cast.

Marie Jack's wife of sorts. Peasant woman is her mother.

Agatha Abbess of Bernay and ruthless sister of Charles. A formidable battle-axe.


Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names "Audrey II" after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.

As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood,  Just when it's too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II's extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.

Directed by Jeff Quinn
Performed June 21, 22, 23, 24, & June 28, 29, 30.
Matinee & Evening, June 27

Crystal Sassy street ladies who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus Ronnette outside it.  They're hip, smart and the only people in the whole cast whohave a grip Chiffon on reality  Think 60s girl's singing group.

Seymour Our insecure, naive, put-upon, florist's clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.

Audrey The bleach-blond secret love of Seymour's life.  Also works in the flower shop. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor. Think Billie Dawn from the movie Born Yesterday.

Mr. Mushnik The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. He is profit driven, greedy, and manipulative.

Orin A dark slick dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies.  An egotistical, narcassistic man. (Also plays multiple customers throughout the show).

Off stage voice of the plant The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villian.'

Operators of the plant puppet.


It's 1871 and Jenny runs the best little house of ill repute in her corner of the old Wild West, Baxter Springs, Kansas.  But when a tireless young runaway comes begging for a job, the girls at Jenny's house might just have to leae their lingerie behind.


Directed by Jeff Quinn
Performed July 7, 8, 9, 10, & 14, 15, 16.
Matinee & Evening, July 13

Frances an older lady of the evening, seasoned and jaded

Anita a younger girl who would like to escape her current life and become a "society" lady.

Jenny the madam. no nonsense.

Natalie a young runaway housewife, new and eager to begin her new job.

Clara an hurt and angry housewife of one of Jenny's clients.



The Irish and How They Got That Way is an uplifting musical celebration of all things Irish throughout the tumultuous 20th adn 21st centries throught eh eyes of Pulitzer Prize winng author Frank McCourt (Angels's Ashes). McCoourt's razor-sharp wit, coupled with his trademark bittter irony, and his boundless love for the Irish are al underscored by glorious music, including such immortals as Danny Boy, The Rose of Tralee, Irish Washer Woman the works of George M. Cohan, Give my Regards to Broadway, You're a Grand Old Flag, and I'm a Ynakee Doodle Dandy to modern day Irish rockers U2.

Directed by Jeff Quinn
Performed July 19, 20, 21, 22, & July 26, 27, 28. 
Matinee & Evening, July 25

Gary Male actor

Ciaran Male actor

Terry Female Actor

Kerry  Female Actor



He's young, he's broke, his landlord's knocking at the door, and he's just found out his wife is going to have a baby.  To make matters even more desperate Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar.  When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business and himself.

Directed by Jeff Quinn
Performed August 2, 3, 4, 5 & 9, 10, 11.
Matinee & Evening, August 8

Eddie late 40s - 60s, the bar owner

Casey 20s, very good Elvis impersonator who becomes popular drag queen Georgia McBride.

Jo Casey's wife who has just found out she is pregnant. Unaware of Casey's new profession.

Miss Tracy An elegant drag queen with a smile as wide as the Grand Canyon.

Rexy/ Jason Not a particularly elegant drag queen who also happens to have a drinking problem. and doubles as Jason a friend of Casey's and his landlord.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a fast-paced musical farce that promises to have audiences rolling on the floor.  Taking straight from the roots of comedy, Forum combines the ancient comedies of Plautus with a vaudevillian delivery.  Pseudolus schemes to win the heart of the beautiful virgin, Philia, for his young master, Hero.  In exchange, Hero will grant Pseudolus his freedom once and for all.  However, things are never as easy as they seem.  Chaos ensues with hair-brained schemes, cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and convoluted plot twists.  One of the funniest musicals ever written, Forum promises: "Something for everyone: a comedy tonight!"

Directed by Jeff Quinn
Performed August 16, 17, 18, 19 & 23, 24, 25.
Matinee & Evening, August 22

*Principal Singers

Prologus An actor

Senex* Hero's father, an older man. Henpecked by his wife.

Domina* His wife and mother of Hero. Her name says it all.

Hero* His son and madly in love with Philia.

Hysterium* This Role is Cast.

Pseudolus* This Role is Cast.

Erronius An old, old, old man.

MIles Glorious* A warrior who is self absorbed and very much full of himself.

Lycus* A buyer and seller of courtesans

Tintinabula A courtesan

Panacea A courtesan

The Geminae Twin courtesans

Vibrata A courtesan

Gymnasia A courtesan

Philia* A virgin in love with Hero

The Proteans Male warriors (5)


Green Gables is the home of lovale Matthew Cuthbert and his wtern sister, Marilla.  They agree to adopt a boy to help with the farm work. Imagine their consternation when Anne Shirley, a girl in her teens, is went by the orphanage by mistake!  Anne touches atthew's heart with her vivid imagination and her charitable viewpoint, but it takes time to reach the tender heart beneath Marilla's hard exterior. Then there is young Josie Pye, a lad named Moody MacPherson, and Gilbert, Anne's kindred spirit.  This lovely classic is full of warmth and wit.

Directed by Jeff Quinn
Performed August 30, 31, September 1, 2 & 6, 7, 8.
Matinee September 5

Anne Shirley

MAtthew Cuthbert

Marilla Cuthbert

Rachel Lynde

Mr. Phillips

Prissy Andrews

Diana Berry

Mrs. Barry

Minnie May Barry

Josie Pye

Ruby Gillis

Moody MacPherson

Charlie Sloane

Jane Anderews

Gilbert Blythe

Aunt Josephine Barry

Miss Susan Stacy

Mrs. Allan


Senator Douglas is running for President on a "morality" platform, but when his wife Lois leaves to attend a conference in Chicago he does not hesitate to invite Veronica, his secretary and lover, over.  Finding her unavailable, he has an escort agency send voluptuous Fiona.  All seems well until his elderly Congressional colleague and neighbor locks himself out and asks to spend the night.  Then freshman congressman Jack Maguire drops in unexpectedly and Fiona, unsure who her client is, zeros in on him.  Meanwhile, Veronica changes her plans and appears on the scene.  Before Lois reaches the airport, her fashionable Washington townhouse is swarming with libidinous politicians, scantily dressed women, security police and a mukraking reporter from The National Intruder! When snow closes the airport and she returns home, the bedlam crescendos to a surprise ending in this outrageous farce.

Directed by Jeff Quinn
Performed September 13, 14, 15, 16 & 20, 21, 22.
Matinee only September 19

Senator Harry Douglas A candidate for the presidency who is running on a "family first" platform has a libido that has him in constant trouble. 45-65

Lois Douglas The senator's long suffering wife, who is unaware of her husband's infidelities.

Jack Maguire  A first term congressman who accidentally takes a massive dose of sleeping pills.  Young, idealistic and naive. 30-35

Clyde Salt An elderly congressman, a cynic and wit. Old, almost senile, a natural comedian. 60-80

Fiona A high class call girl, who in her words, "specializes in members of Congress." Young, bright, perky, sexy. 20-30

Miss Morrison An investigative reporter who keeps popping up throughout the play hoping to get a photo of the Senator "in the act." Humorless.

Veronica  Harry's secretary and lover.  A voluptuous seductress.

The Policeman  Constantly appearing at the most inappropriate times to do searches and security checks, his rather serious manner creates many opportunities for laughs.

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