Theatre Camp 2018


Here in Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys"and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

For teens ages 13 and up
July 2 - 6 & July 9 - 13
Performance July 14 & 21 @ 10 AM
Midge Merrill-Pomelow, Artistic Director





Act One

The Secret Garden

Adapted by Tim Kelly

Music & Lyrics by Bill Francoeur


Mary Lennox is sent to live in England after her parents die in India.  Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress.  Her uncle is rarely home and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced he's an incurable invalid.  Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years.  With the gardener's apprentice, Dickon, a lad who can talk to the animals. Mary coaxes the garden back to life. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and reunite him with his father.

For young people ages 9 and up
July 23 – 27 & July 30 – August 3 ,
Performance August 4 @ 10 AM
Midge Pomelow, Artistic Director




Act Two

Tale of Beauty and the Beast

Book by Vera Morris

Music & Lyrics by Bill Francoeur

A poor widow plucks a forbidden rose from the Beast's property.  Though he sentences the woman to death, Beast allows her to first say good-bye to her family.  At the widow's farm, we meet her two distasteful daughters and greedy sons-in-law.  The four of them hear her ínsane story and don't believe her.  But her third daughter, Beauty, goes to the Beast and promises to stay if her mother's life is spared.  Of course, Beast falls in love with Beauty, but can he change enough for Beauty to ever love him?

For young people ages 9 and up
August 6 - 10 & August 13 – 17
Performance August 18 @ 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

History of The Theatre

The curtain is about to go up on the 118th 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

About Lakewood

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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