Lakewood Theatre Company
Our mission is to "inspire and nurture a love of the arts" and we proudly house a wide variety of programs advocating the arts and arts education. First among these is Lakewood Theatre Company, the longest-running, non-profit theatre company in the Portland metropolitan area. Established in 1952, it now runs up to sixteen shows and provides opportunities for 400 theatre artists.
We also offer a wide range of youth and adult classes, taught by Lakewood instructors and independent educators. This includes our Rising Star program providing opportunity to new, emerging and established artists. In addition, the NAEYC certified Community Arts Preschool resides here.
Celebrating 67 Years
Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1952, Lakewood Theatre Company is a professional theatre dedicated to the study and presentation of drama in all its forms; the training and development of actors; and the creation, maintenance and operation of a theatre in which to present plays and other forms of entertainment.
Lakewood Theatre Company is the oldest continually operated, not-for-profit theatre company in the Portland Metropolitan area. It annually provides more than 400 theatre artists the opportunity to learn and display their craft and attracts more than 40,000 people to its shows.
SIDE DOOR SEASON 2019/20
Lost Treasures Collection Curated by Ron Daum
An award-winning series of rarely performed musicals. This year’s theme is “Barbara, Barbara, Barbra,” honoring the three women who originated their roles in these three musicals. Each show is presented in concert version for one weekend only. No sets, no props, great fun. Beverages and snacks available for purchase. Series Sponsor: Fritz Camp
THE HIGH LIFE
Oct. 18 – 19, 2019
Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Book by Fay & Michael Kanin
Bachelor and playboy Anatol Von Huber has decided the time has come to settle down. However, as he attempts to woo the innocent Liesl, Anatol’s philandering ways keep interrupting their relationship. Originally starring Barbara Cook.
THE APPLE TREE
Feb. 21 –22, 2020
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Jerome Coopersmith
A fun and imaginative collection of musical playlets based on popular fables about the unfulfilled desires of humankind. Originally starring Barbara Harris.
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE
Apr. 17 – 18, 2020
Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome
Book by Jerome Weidman, Based on his novel of the same name
Harry Bogen, an ambitious, unscrupulous businessman in the 1930s garment industry, will stop at nothing to get to the top. Originally featuring Barbra Streisand in her breakout Broadway role.