Once again, The Lakewood Playhouse has galvanized local merchants into providing an enjoyable evening of theatre mixed with pre-Christmas treats to a group of families who had little chance of availing themselves of a theatrical experience.
Once again, Lynn Geyer is coordinating the theatre’s “Christmas Stocking” event which has been so successful the past four years.
Fifteen families will attend the theatre’s “preview” night dress rehearsal of “Seussical” and enjoy some intermission treats.
“This has become an annual event for Lakewood Playhouse,” said Marcus Walker, Managing Artistic Director of the Lakewood Playhouse.
Geyer contacted Sharon Hayden, the counselor at Park Lodge Elementary for help. Hayden selected 15 Lakewood children and their families.
The next step was finding donations from local merchants to fill the Christmas stockings each family will be given at the December 6 performance.
“We have had an overwhelming response to our requests the past four years,” said Geyer. “This year has been just as remarkable. We asked for products or gift certificate from each store to include in the stockings. The list of donors includes: Albertson’s, Appleby’s, Arby’s, Casa Mia, Cascade Bagel, Cookies by Design, Domino’s, The Goodwill, Happy Teriyaki, The House of Donuts, Hunan Garden, I Hop, Jack-in-the-Box, Kentucky Fried Chicken, La Palma, Le Le II, McDonald’s, Mis Tres Amigos, Old Country Buffet, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, QFC, Rite Aid, Saar’s Market Place, Safeway, Skipper’s, Subway, Sunny Teriyaki, Taco Del Mar, Tijuana Taco, Walgreen’s and Wendy’s.”
A community effort guaranteed to give 15 families a chance to have a truly memorable Pre-Christmas experience.
The Lakewood Playhouse is located in the northeast corner of Lakewood Towne Center, next to the Pierce Transit Terminal. Seussical, a musical based on the characters created by Dr. Seuss, runs December 8 through 24. It plays Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For reservations or more information, call 588-0042, or go online to www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.