Theatre Camp 2016

Teen,Tech and Tour salutes Broadway and the songs of George M. Cohan with this most entertaining, charming, toe-tapping musical of the season.  Dick Foster is opening a Broadway show but is having problems with both money and his leading lady.  Enter Mary Collins, an aspiring actress from New Rochelle, plus "Legs" Ruby, a Damon Runyon-type bookie who is on the run from the mob.  Just as all appears lost, a financial "angel" appears with the money to do the show, and Mary gets her big chance at stardom.  The play is filled with fascinating character roles, including the "Donald O'Connor-type" pianist, Betty, the Virginia belle in the chorus, along with a bevy of chorus girls, gangsters and other assorted characters.

After performing on our main stage July 16th, these campers will begin the tour portion of their session on Monday July 18, when they will be “taking it on the road.” That is to say travel with their production to area elder care facilities to perform an abbreviated version of “Give My Regards to Broadway.” During the week of July 18-22, campers will travel to points north, west, south and east of Lakewood Theater for two performances a day with an encore performance at Lakewood on July 23rd.

For teens ages 13 and up
July 5 - 8 & July 11 - 15
Performance July 16 & 23 @ 10 AM
Midge Merrill-Pomelow, Artistic Director



Act One

Celebrating the hippies and flower children of the 1960s

Travis, Muriel, and Alice decide to throw a free Music, Beads, and Flowers Celebration. A popular singing group, The Lemon Bugs, love the idea and donate their talent. In no time, crazily-painted busses start arriving at Crumb's Apple Farm, the site of the festival.  Everything is going nicely until Mrs. Porter, who hates "The Love Generation,"shows up and demands that the local police close it down.  If this wasn't bad enough, two music promoters offer the Lemon Bugs a deal they can't refuse if they will skip the celebration.  You''ll love the funny characters like California Cowabunga, who can surf on dry land, Hippie Girl With Flute and a London fashion designer who plans to release a line of Flower Power clothing. Groovy! It's fast! It's funky! And it's groovy, all right. In fact, it's the best celebration in town!

For young people ages 9 and up
July 25 – 29 & August 1 – 5
Performance August 6 @ 10 AM
Midge Pomelow, Artistic Director


Act Two

TRavel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature's most beloved heroines, in her madcap advnetures. Featuring updated songs from Disney's thrilling animated motion picture, Disney's Alice in Wonderland is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever curious Alice's jouney begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-lowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own fame! All the famous songs are here, "I'm Late, The Unbirthday Song, Painting the Roses Red, Alice in Wonderland and many more."


For young people ages 9 and up
August 8 - 12 & August 15 – 19
Performance August 20 @ 10 AM


Lakewood Young Performers Camp

The Lakewood Young Performers Camp offers children the opportunity to grow creatively in a professional theater setting. A non-residential day camp at Lakewood Theater, the nation’s oldest summer theater, YPC is open to youth 5 – 18 years old who want to learn theater craft from theater professionals. Every camper will perform in costume and make-up before a set and an audience.

During the day, the campers will be instructed in acting, improvisation, movement, stage make-up, costuming, set construction, voice, dance and auditioning. In addition to learning theater craft, the program has been designed to teach children the importance of working together as a team, with emphasis on group activities that build skills in communication, decision-making, coping and physical mobility.

Camp sessions are held Monday through Friday starting at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with a public performance of the play on the Saturday at the end of the session.  Recreation will be provided every day. Tuition for all regular YPC sessions is $365.00. This includes your non-refundable $40.00 registration fee. Tuition includes scripts.

Cost of tech & tour camp is $465.00. This includes the regular two week session of camp and the week of touring.

Please download and complete the Registration Form

History of The Theatre

The curtain is about to go up on the 116th Season of Lakewood Theatre, the oldest summer theatre in America. Originally an Indian camp ground, the homestead of Joseph Hayden, and a meeting place for spiritualists, the Lakewood Theater... more

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Located amidst stately pines and white birch on the western shore of Wesserunsett Lake, Lakewood is the State Theater of Maine and one of America's oldest and most famous summer theaters . Lakewood's tradition is long in years, deep... more

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