Theatre Camp 2017

Book by Pat Cook

Music & Lyrics by Bill Francoeur

This educational and inspirational musical masterpiece will leave all involved not only with a better understanding of the founding of America but also a stronger appreciation for what makes this country unique and great today.  Between the versatility, the easy staging and the highly flexible cast, this outstanding patriotic musical lends itself to a multitude of production possibilities.  With songs like the inspiring “We the People,” the powerful “Oh, Freedom!”  and all the American classics you’d expect to hear, both your cast and your audience will be touched by this fine illustration of how the United States of America is made up first and foremost of We the People.

After performing on our main stage July 15th, these campers will begin the tour portion of their session on Monday July 17, 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 17-21, 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 3 - 7 & July 10 - 14
Performance July 15 & 22 @ 10 AM
Midge Merrill-Pomelow, Artistic Director




Act One

Book by Charlie Lovett

Music & Lyrics by Bill Francoeur


Did you know that Cinderella has a long-lost twin brother named Bob living in the same kingdom with his own wicked stepfamily?  The separated siblings have enlisted the services of the Fairy Godmother, the Godfather and two enchanted gerbils to help wile their way into the exclusive royal festivities of Wychwood-under-Ooze.  Bob has his sights set on Prince Percy’s all-kingdom baseball game, while Cinderella eyes the birthday gala for Princess Petunia.  When the two strangers disappear at midnight after Cinderella hits a game winning homerun, the search is on to find the feet that fit the glass slipper and the muddy cleat!  This hilarious musical send-up of Cinderella will delight actors and audiences alike!!

For young people ages 9 and up
July 24 – 28 & July 31 – August 4 ,
Performance August 5 @ 10 AM
Midge Pomelow, Artistic Director



Act Two

Book by Karen Boettcher-Tate

Music & Lyrics by Larry Nestor

Poor Lockhart Cobblestone is a kind shoemaker with a gentle heart yet little money.  Despite his problems, the generous man helps an old beggar woman by giving her his last pair of shoes.  Now Lockhart has only enough leather to make just a single pair.  The penniless man sets the material out to work on the next morning.  Upon his exit, out spring five eccentric and endearing elves.  Mortz, Schwartz, Hazel, Gracie and Studebaker create the most incredible and magical shoes the town of Clankbottom has ever seen.  This charming version is filled with silly roles, such as ballerina Loretta Le Pointe and Olympiad Zoom Corrigan, who both need specialized footwear.  A number of delightful tunes include ’We Love To Dance,’ ’Smack, Smack, Smack,’ and the toe-tapping ’Shoes.’

For young people ages 9 and up
August 7 - 11 & August 14 – 18
Performance August 19 @ 10 AM

Midge Pomelow, Artistic Director



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

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The curtain is about to go up on the 117th 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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