2016 Full Schedule

Get ready for the 116th Season of Lakewood Theater.  We are offering 1 drama, 3 farces, 2 comedies, and 3 musicals.  It’s a year of old favorites and brand new shows to Lakewood.


Evening Shows:
Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm
Every other Sunday at 4 pm
Every other Wednesday at 2 pm & 7 pm*
*There are no 7 pm matinees during the month of  September

Our Season Underwriters: Bee Line Cable and Skowhegan Savings Bank



Money Matters

Counterfeiters, a Contessa and a geriatric chick chaser!

The house has been sold. Hypochondriac George and his humorless daughter Annie must move and must abandon the basement where for ten years they have been producing counterfeit $20 bills.  The new owner, Bud "the Stud" Davis - a geriatric chick chaser - plans to create a retirement home for women.  They cannot move the printing press so Annie and George enlist the aid of Annie's former sorority sister  actress Charmaine Beauregard and their neighbor Contessa Marilena, a flamboyant psychic (aka the Romanian fruitcake) to convince Bud that the house is unsuitable because it is haunted.  Chaos ensues.  During a seance two ghosts appear.  Charmaine recognizes Bud as an old flame.  Bud attempts to put a move on all three women.  George finds himself pursued by Charmaine, while falling for the Contessa. And then Mr. Oppenheimer arrives and...

Performed May 26,27,28, & June  2, 3, 4 @ 8pm

Matinees May 29 @ 4pm - June 1 @ 2pm & 7pm



A deliciously funny Southern fried comedy.

Round-Up is the final saga in the soap-opera lives of Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette - the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas.  Before their old high school is demolished, the cousins are determined to produce the ultimate high school reunion.  But  they have a bushel of obstacles to overcome before they can pull off this miracle: a funeral, a TV on-screen cat fight, a self-righteous aunt, a randy uncle in love with octogenarian sisters, an old flame with an evil hand puppet, and a contaminated crime scene.  The reunion will conclude with the announcement of the final and forever Guacamole Queen.  Chaos is side-splittingly achieved!  You'll laugh so hard you might even consider attending your next high school reunion!

Performed June 9,10,11 & 16, 17, 18 @ 8pm

Matinees June 12 @ 4pm - June 15 @ 2pm & 7pm






A love letter to miss Patsy Cline featuring over 27 of her songs!

You'll fall to pieces if you miss this brilliant retelling of the legendary singer's all too short career.  Always, Patsy Cline tells the true story of the friendship and pen-pal relationship that developed between Patsy Cline and Houston housewife Louise Seger, her most devoted fan. Louise narrates the story of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at the Esquire Ballroom.  Afterward, Patsy kept in touch with her number one fan by writing her long hand-written letters until the day she died tragically in a plane crash.  She signed the letters "(Love) Always, Patsy Cline." Enjoy...and even sing along...to 27 songs including Sweet Dreams and Walkin' After Midnight. Nance Carbone, a Lakewood favorite, will reprise her role as Patsy. You would be Crazy to miss this one.

Performed June 23,24,25, & June 30, July 1,2 @ 8pm

Matinees June 26 @ 4pm - June 29 @ 2pm & 7pm


Nancy Carbone     



Grown women, aching feet, and heaving bosoms!


2016 marks the 20th year of the London Moonwalk.  Walk the Walk is a grant making charity that raises money for vital breast cancer causes.  More than 300,000 women have donned fanciful bras and posh trainers and have participated in either the marathon or half marathon.  Friends - Hilary, Siobhan, Yvonne, Vicky and Maggie - have accepted the challenge to speed walk thirteen miles through the London night.  When a member of the team must drop out the only available replacement is, well, a Tom Cat!  A genuinely funny and even touching ensemble piece, Cheshire Cats is a cross between a girl's night out and a real mission to support a cause close to many hearts, with plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way.

Performed July 7, 8, 9 & 14,15,16 @ 8pm

Matinees July 10 @ 4pm & July 13 & 2pm & 7pm







Six men. With nothing to lose. A most revealing musical!

Six unemployed guys with nothing left to lose try losing their clothing for fun and profit in this blue-collar comedy-musical.  While spying on their wives at a "Girls Night Out," a group of out-of-work steelworkers from Buffalo see how much the ladies enjoy watching male strippers.  Jealous, jobless, and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash.  In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed - not merely physically but emotionally.  As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover they're  stronger as a group, and the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to "let it go."

Performed July 21,22,23 & July 28,29,30  @ 8pm

Matinees July 24 & 4pm - July 27 @ 2pm & 7pm








Get your deerstalker cap on--the play's afoot!  With many liberties cheerfully taken, comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure.  Five actors portray a plethora of wildly imaginative characers as they bring this spine-tingling Victorian whodunit to life with sheer inventiveness and enormous heart. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one.  To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir.  Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire?  Can our heroes discover the truth in time?  Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Performed August 4,5,6 & 11,12,13

Matinees August 7 @ 4pm - August 10 @ 2pm & 7pm






It's so nice to have you back where you belong!

New York City in the 1890s.  Dolly Levi is a matchmaker who merrily arranges things...like furniture, daffodils, and lives.  Horace Vandergelder, a half-a-millionaire, feed store owner in Yonkers, requires her services.  He needs a woman and has his heart set on a certain milliner.  A widow, Dolly finds herself in love with the grumpy Vandergelder.  She weaves a web of romantic complications involving him, his clerks Cornelius and Barnaby, his weeping niece Ermengarde, struggling artist Ambrose, the hat maker Irene Molloy, and her assistant Minnie Fay.  The lovebirds are caught up in the great Fourteenth Street Association Parade as they make their way to the most elegant and expensive restaurant in town, the Harmonia Gardens.  There, Dolly is greeted by the waiters, cooks, doormen, and wine stewards in one of the most famous songs in the history of American theater.  Say Hello to Dolly!

Performed August 18,19,20 & 25,26,27 @ 8pm

Matinees August 21 @ 4pm - August 24 @ 2pm & 7pm







I can see it, George. I can see it!

They are an unlikely pair: George, small, quick, intelligent and undereducated, and Lennie a man of tremendous size with the mind of a young child.  They are lonely drifters.  Laborers living hand to mouth in the dusty vegetable fields of California during the Great Depression.  George guides and protects Lennie but also depends on him for companionship.  Theirs is a friendship and a shared dream that makes an individual's existence meaningful.  The dream: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own.  When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of the dream seems to be within their grasp.  A gentle giant with brute strength, Lennie has an obsession with things soft and cuddly...rabbits, puppies, the hair of a provocative woman.  When the woman is found dead from a broken neck, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.  An American classic!

Performed September 1,2,3 & 8,9,10 @ 8pm

Matinees September 4 @ 4pm - September 7 @ 2pm








Boxer Shorts, Derrieres and a Lion!


Get out the boxer shorts, wigs, and size ten pumps! The year is 1962.  The place is an upscale hotel.  Living legend Lillian Lamour, a Mae West like sex siren, comes out of seclusion for a one night tribute at Carnegie Hall.  Her entourage and the hotel staff include a cop, a wall flower daughter, a gangster crooner, a 40 year-old Bellhop, a delusional doctor, and a high strung press agent.  During a publicity shoot a lion bites her world famous derriere exposing, among other things, that she is a he!  Will Hollywood's best kept secret be revealed or will the zany cast dive into a rack of sequined dresses in assorted sizes to assure that the show must go on?  What do you think...

Performed September 15,16,17 & 22,23,24 @ 8pm

Matinees September 18 @ 4pm - September 21 @ 2pm


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