2017 Full Schedule
Our Season Underwriters: Bee Line Cable and Skowhegan Savings Bank
Arsenic and Old Lace
The year is 1941. A large house next to a cemetery in Brooklyn...home of the Brewsters. Let's see...there are the two spinster aunts Martha and Abby, and their nephews - Mortimer, a drama critic recently engaged to the minister's daughter, bugle-blowing Teddy who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, and murderous Jonathan who has eluded capture with the aid of an alcoholic facial surgeon whose last procedure has Jonathan looking like Boris Karloff. The Brewsters can trace their lineage to the Mayflower and there are also trace elements of cyanide, arsenic, and strychnine in the elderberry wine the kind old ladies have been offering to lonely men. So far 12 men have succumbed to the charm and libation of the sweet sisters. Believing they have died from yellow fever, Teddy has buried them in the Panama Canal (the cellar.) The 12th victim rests in the window seat. Charge! To your telephones and make reservations today for the opening show of the Lakewood season.
Performed May 25,26,27, & June 1, 2, 3 @ 8pm
Matinees May 28 @ 4pm - May 31 @ 2pm
MJ Clifford Raelene Keniston
Jacob S. Coombs Cary Libby Jacob Junkins
Bobby Keniston Bianca Stoutamayer Gary Dorman
Mike Wiers John Kenney Earl Boyd Jakob Sutton Bill Merrill Ethan Wiers
SOME SWEET DAY
Ever ponder "What if" "If only" "I should have" "Why didn't I"...of course. We all wish we could turn back time and fix our perceived mistakes: a do-over, a mulligan, a take-two. Ken regrets losing the girl of his dreams 24 years ago. When fate...and the bits and pieces of a time machine in his garage...grant his wish, Ken finds himself 25 years in the past. With the help of his best friend, Greta, he plays Cyrano to himself, desperate to get his younger version to marry Jenny. But his younger self is just as stubborn as the older version and refuses to listen to advice from an old man. Ken falls for Jenny all over again and is now trying to woo the girl away from .. well himself! Some Sweet Day is a high-octane romantic comedy that also takes a serious look at life, our time on this planet, and the price we pay for regret. Laugh filled! Calorie free!
Performed June 8, 9,10 & 15, 16, 17 @ 8pm
Matinees June 11 @ 4pm - June 14 @ 2pm & 7pm
Ted Smith Kelsey Book
Jesse Bosdell Sarah Johnson Connie Kelley
Cayman Goodhue Vicki Gerstenburger
SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL
A Swinging 60's Sensation
With an irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions, and outrageous dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical recalls the music, style, and freedom of the 1960s. The review follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those glorious days that made England swing. Traveling in time from 1960 to 1970, SHOUT! chroncicles the dawning liberation of women, from the rise of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Cilla Black as independent women with major careers, to their American ounterparts, redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. With a shimmy and shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period -- from '60s advertisements to letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks that every problem can be solved with a "fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick." SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as "To Sir with Love," "Downtown," "Son of a Preacher Man"and "Goldfinger."
The songs in this delightful musical resonate with a timeless quality that appeals to every generation. Don't sleep in the subway or stand in the pouring rain... make your reservations today!
Performed June 22, 23, 24 & June 29, 30 July 1 @ 8pm
Matinees June 25 @ 4pm - June 28 @ 2pm & 7pm
Nancy Carbone Valerie Glueck
Gretchen Lane Beth Lambert Lisa Neal
THOSE CRAZY LADIES IN THE HOUSE ON THE CORNER
What do you do when you have three geriatric sisters as patients, and all they want to do is sit at home and talk (all at the same time) to each other? You move another person in with them., At least that's what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live -- a nurse with a secret. Nurse Jean soon has the sisters planning parties, pulling pranks and jogging around town. But, when their nephew shows up with plans to sell the house, things get complicated again, especially with Christmas just around the corner.
Performed July 6, 7, 8 & 13,14,15 @ 8pm
Matinees July 9 @ 4pm & July 12 & 2pm & 7pm
Jane Ouderkirk Cheryl Seamans MJ Clifford
Henry Quintal Payton Snowden Tucker Atwood
Jesse Bosdell Midge Pomelow Nathaniel Grindstaff
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
With 3 humans and 11 puppets who interact, Avenue Q is a coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties assoicated with entering adulthook. Princeton, a recent college graduate, is anxious to discover his purpose in life; but first, he must find an apartment and a job, with no work experience and an English degree. Beginning his search on Avenue A he finally finds an aggordable apartment on Avenue Q. His rent may be cheap but the neighborhood is rich in characters. Kate Monster, a kindergarten teaching assistant; Rod, an anal-retentive Republican banker; Nicky, Rod's slacker roommate; Brian, an aspiring comedian; Christmas Eve, Brian's Japanese fiancee and a therapist with no clients; Trekkie Monster, a surly recluse who surfs the Internet, and Gary Coleman, the building superintendent.
Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.
This show contains Adult situations and is NOT for children.
Performed July 20, 21,22 & July 27,28,29 @ 8pm
Matinees July 23 @ 4pm - July 26 @ 2pm & 7pm
Justin Ramos Derek Preble Marisa Bradford
Cody Curtis Daniel Giroux-Pare Kailey Smith
Connor Reeves Dominic Fazio Gabi Pizzo
Ted Smith Kaylee Pomelow Sam Libby Payton Snowden
The Savannah Sipping Society
Four unique Southern ladies are drawn together by Fate... an impromptu happy hour...and decide it's high time to reclaim an enthusiasm for life. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, has lost her job. Dot, on the brink of an idyllic retirement, has lost her husband. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol'Texas gal, has lost her lifestyle. And Jinx, a spunky ball of fire who offers her services as a much needed life coach for the women, well...Jinx has lost her self. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and occasional liquid refreshment, these women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment--and most importantly, realize it's never too late. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say "Cheers!" to this joyful and surprisingly touching comedy.
Performed August 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11,12
Matinees August 6 @ 4pm - August 9 @ 2pm & 7pm
Sarah Harriman Pam Smith
MJ Clifford Lyn Govoni
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
I'm Sitting on Top of the World
Loaded with big laughs colorful characters and the songs that made the '20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway, The Musical is bringing musical comedy back with a bang. Based on the screenplay o the acclaimed 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, this six-time Tony-nominated musical features existing hits from the 1920s, including "Let's Misbehave," "Up a Lazy River," "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do" and "Hold that Tiger."
David Shayne is a straight-arrow playwright who plans to stand firm against compromising his work but quickly abandons that stance when his producer finds a backer to mount his show on Broadway. There's just one catch, however: the backer is a mobster who sees Shayne's play as a vehicle for his ditzy, talent-free girlfriend. Throw in an aging diva, a savant hit-man and a bevy of beautiful chorus girls, and this is one Broadway show that is sure to knock ém dead.
Bullets Over Broadway is a love letter to the Golden Age of Broadway, filled with unforgettable vintage songs that audiences will remember and love. With a handful of over-the-top character roles, and a high-stepping ensemble, this is a perfect choice for audiences looking for a big, splashy and wildly entertaining production.
Performed August 17,18,19 & 24, 25, 26 @ 8pm
Matinees August 20 @ 4pm - August 23 @ 2pm & 7pm
Bobby Keniston Chad Boothman
Beth Lambert Lisa Neal
Stan Pinnette Kaylee Pomelow Shelby Thibodeau
Wil Stecher Greg Wiers Jacob Junkins
Ethan Wiers Marisa Bovie Tucker Atwood Kaelie Merrill
Jacob Coombs Payton Snowden Joe Mariani Gabi Pizzo
Cami Gibson Hannah Hanson Sydney Noonan Sikwani Dana
Nathan Dana Jakob Sutton Julia Christie Derek Preble
A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Get your deerstalker cap on -- the play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes is on the case. 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. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzy web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as 5 actors deftly portray more that 40 characters. 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 31, September 1, 2, & 7, 8, 9
Matinee September 3 @ 4pm & September 6 @ 2pm
Randy Jones Mike Clements
Bobby Keniston Jacob Junkins Midge Pomelow
A COMEDY OF TENORS
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It's 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century -- as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
Performed September 14, 15,16 & 21, 22, 23 @ 8pm
Matinees September 17 @ 4pm - September 20 @ 2pm
Bobby Keniston Nancy Carbone Stan Pinnette
Kaelie Smith Jacob Coombs Jen Day