2014 Full Schedule
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
May 22, 23, 24, 25 & 28, 29, 30, 31
One Slight Hitch
June 5, 6, 7, 8, & 11, 12, 13, 14
June 19, 20, 21, 22, & 25, 26, 27, 28
Bye, Bye Birdie
July 3, 4, 5, 6, & 9, 10, 11, 12
July 17, 18, 19, 20, & 23, 24, 25, 26
Big, The Musical
July 31, August 1, 2, 3 & 6, 7, 8, 9
August 14, 15, 16, 17, & 20, 21, 22, 23
The Fall of the House of Usher
August 28, 29, 30, 31, & September 3, 4, 5, 6
Don’t Dress for Dinner
September 11, 12, 13, 14, & 17, 18, 19, 20
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Millie isgetting married! At her impromptu bachelorette party, Millie and her best friends dive into age-old questions about love, marriage, and the overwhelming dating game. As the celebration picks up steam and the drinks flow, the girls reveal scintillating secrets about their love lives as they poke fun and challenge each other to take control of theirs. Featuring smash pop-hits from the 1960s such as “My Boy Lollipop,” “I Will Follow Him,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “Hey There Lonely Boy,” this uplifting show reaffirms that during life’s struggles, true friendship will unveil its everlasting strength – and often with a real rockin’beat!
Performed May 22, 23, 24, & May 29, 30, 31 @ 8 pm
May 25 @ 4 pm
Matinee May 28 @ 2 pm
ONE SLIGHT HITCH
By Lewis Black
Yes, that Lewis Black, offers audiences an affable, old-fashioned comedy that was 30 years in the writing. It is 1981, Cincinnati, in the traditionally furnished, upper middle class living room of Doc and Delia Coleman. As the curtain goes up there is panic in suburbia on daughter Courtney's wedding day. Delia is determined that e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g will be perfect today. Dresses, check. Flowers, check. Cake, check, Groom, check. Doorbell...Courtney's hippie ex-boyfriend, one slight hitch. Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to witness the deconstruction of one family's equilibrium. It is a riotous and romantic ride. Fasten your seatbelts! So much for perfect.
Performed June 5, 6, 7, & 12, 13, 14 @ 8 pm
June 8 @ 4 pm
Matinee June 11 @ 2 pm & 7
By Michael Frayn
Lloyd Dallas is the director of a theatre company. He’s desperately trying to get his production together, despite the best efforts of the cast, the crew, and Lady Luck. We follow the production from final dress rehearsal, through opening night, and onto the tour: as with any group of actors forced to work closely together for any great length of time, romances and arguments are bound to break out. Quite often, what’s happening on stage is nothing compared to what’s happening backstage… Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off returns to Lakewood in 2014 (revolving set and all) for a side-splitting romp of delirium.
Performed June 19, 20, 21, & 26, 27, 28 @ 8 pm
June 22 @ 4 pm
Matinee June 25 @ 2 pm & 7
BYE, BYE BIRDIE
1958. Teenage heart throb Conrad Birdie is about to exchange his gold lame jumpsuit for Army fatigues. Before his trademark pompadour becomes a buzz cut, Birdie's agent Albert Peterson plans one last publicity junket. Birdie will kiss an all American girl in the all American town of Sweet Apple, Ohio. The chosen one, Kim McAfee, is ecstatic. Her friends are envious. Her parents are confused. Her boyfriend Hugo is jealous, and Albert, well, Albert is hoping for some quality time with his secretary girlfriend Rose away from the scrutiny of his overbearing, long suffering mother, Mae. See who is on the last train out of Sweet Apple! You will "Put on a Happy Face" when you attend the Lakewood revival of this classic musical!
Performed July 3, 4, 5, & 10, 11, 12 @ 8 pm
July 6 @ 4 pm
Matinee July 9 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
by Norm Foster
Don't be afraid of the title. This hugely entertaining comedy won't make you blush. It's about four innocent people caught in the headlights of making an adult film. The day our protagonist, Rollie, loses his job at a costume outlet, he brings a movie home for his wife, Daphne, to see so she can write a sample review for a job she's applying for as a film critic. It turns out the job's already been filled and the movie Rollie brought home is a porn film. Their best friend, Alex, a recently fired cameraman, tells them how lucrative those films are and they decide to make one to solve everyone's financial problems in one fell swoop. Naughty and nice combine for an affectionate romp and a sweet love story.
Performed July 17, 18, 19, & 24, 25, 26 @ 8 pm
July 20 @ 4 pm
Matinee July 23 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
BIG: THE MUSICAL
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience, Big, The Musical. Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar Speaks machine to become big. To his shock, Josh wakes up the next morning and realizes that his wish has been granted and he is now a 30 year old man with the brain of a 12 year old. After an understandably awkward and hilarious beginning, Josh is forced to do “adult” things like getting a job, an apartment and a girlfriend. The perfect entertainment for people of all ages and sizes!
Performed July 31, August 1, 2 & 7, 8, 9 @ 8 pm
August 3 @ 4 pm
Matinee August 6 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Adaptedby Charles Morey
He’s getting married in the morning, and the enterprising Figaro (servant, barber, professional troublemaker) couldn’t be happier. But with everybody scheming to come between him and his bride, Figaro will need all his cunning to make it down the aisle. Flitting between naughty nobles and wily nobodies, this new adaptation of Beaumarchais’s comic masterpiece is not only hysterically funny but offers clever schemes, crafty disguises, and has a razor sharp political edge.
Performed August 14, 15, 16, & 21, 22, 23 @ 8 pm
August 17 @ 4 pm
Matinee August 20 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
By Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted by Jack Neary
A riveting new adaptation of the classic Poe tale, re-invented as a detective thriller, set in 1930s Boston. In the bleak hours before dawn a house burns to the ground, the once elegant manse of the Usher family. The dilapidated, musty, old ruin has become a heap of smoldering ashes. Two charred bodies are discovered. The peaceful sleep of Boston detective Michael Shaughnessy has been interrupted and now he is seeking the how, who, and why of the fall of the House of Usher. Shaughnessy interrogates James, a successful author and childhood friend of the Roderick and Madeline Usher. The brightly lit interrogation room is set in the middle of the decaying parlor and the tantalizing, terrifying tale is told in a series of fast paced flashbacks. Was the Roderick evil or was it the house? You will find out at the stunning conclusion.
Performed August 28, 29, 30 & September 4, 5, 6 @ 8 pm
August 31 @ 4 pm
Matinee September 3 @ 2 pm
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER
By Marc Camoletti
“Dinner” is a frenetic case of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew. When Jacqueline decides to visit her mother, her husband Bernard sees an opportunity for a cozy weekend with his new mistress, Suzanne. Bernard invites his bachelor pal Robert along as his alibi. For added spice, he hires a Cordon Bleu chef, Suzette, to cater a delicious dinner. When Jacqueline realizes Robert is coming, her mother develops a sudden case of the “flu” and Jacqueline unpacks. One impossible situation leads to another as the hapless Robert finds himself the target of both amorous attention and wrathful vengeance, while Bernard tries desperately to salvage a scrap of illicit bliss from the wreckage of a weekend. Someone's goose is cooked. Dinner is served!
Performed September 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20 @ 8 pm
September 14 @ 4 pm
Matinee September 17 @ 2 pm