The Lakewood Playhouse has announced the theatre’s new (2006-07) season, which Managing Artistic Director Marcus Walker promises to have something for everyone.
The season opens with “Black Coffee,” a recently discovered Agatha Christie mystery featuring that master detective Hercule Poirot. This production runs from September 8 through October 1, 2006.
Thornton Wilder’s classic slice of Americana, “Our Town,” follows October 20 through November 12. This Pulitzer Prize winning play has become a national treasure.
“Seussical,” an exuberant new musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, is the theatre’s holiday offering. It is guaranteed to delight young and old alike and has special shows during Christmas week; it runs from December 8 through December 24.
From the nonsense to the profound: “The Diary of Anne Frank,” is the coming of age tale of the courageous young girl and her family who hid from the Nazis in World War II Amsterdam. Anne kept a diary, which was found by her father after the liberation; this play is based on the true words in that journal. Production dates are February 9 through March 4, 2007.
“Amadeus,” the Oscar and Tony Award winner is a provocative work, which spans the life of Antonio Salieri and his all consuming jealousy over the short-lived Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This enthralling production runs from March 30 through April 22.
Last, but certainly not least, is the tragic tale of the Frederic the Luckless, born on February 29 and apprenticed to a pirate until his 21st birthday — which comes —84 years after his birth! The Lakewood Playhouse presents its first ever operetta: Gilbert and Sullivan’s uproariously funny “The Pirates of Penzance.” This final production for the season runs from May 18 through June 17.
Season tickets are presently on sale. General Subscriptions are $100, Senior/Military are $85 and Student/Under 25 are $60. General Flex Passes (six admissions for any performance of your choice) are $100, a Senior/Military Flex Pass is $85 and a Student Flex Pass is $65.
For more information about the new season at The Lakewood Playhouse or to make arrangements to buy Season Ticket or Flex Passes, call the theatre at (253) 588-0042.
The Lakewood Playhouse is located in the North East section of the Lakewood Town Center, next to the Pierce Transit Terminal.
Submitted by Lynn Geyer