12th Annual Live radio show
(Bonus Show #1)
presentING RADIO NOIR
October 11th, 12th & 13th, 2019 - ONLY!
"The Annual Return of
the Lakewood Playhouse Favorite!"
The Return of our MOST POPULAR Radio Show to the Lakewood Playhouse and the Kick Off for our 81st Season’s FRIENDS FUND. This year’s presentation features the stories of Hard Boiled Detectives
(Bonus show #2)
The 7th Annual SPOTLIGHT Presentation in Collaboration with Our Lakewood Playhouse Youth Theatre
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
By Barbara Robinson
November 29th - December 22nd, 2019
“If You Think Being a Parent is Difficult - Try Directing the Annual Christmas Pageant”
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book and is suitable for the entire family!
Last Presented in 2014
"Share This Holiday Favorite with the Entire Family!
HEATHERS - The Musical
Our 5th Annual
OUTSIDE OF THE (Music) BOX Presentation
Music, Lyrics & Book by
Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the 1989 film of the same name written by Daniel Waters
January 17th - February 9th, 2020
“Being Popular Can Be Murder”
The Smash hit Musical based on the classic 1989 film! Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under.
A Lakewood Playhouse / South Sound Premier
MURDER ON THE NILE
By Agatha Christie
May 1st - May 24th, 2020
“The Grand Dame of Mystery Returns!”
Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.
Last Presented in 2001
RAGTIME - The musical
Based on the Novel by E.L. Doctrow
Adapted by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens / Music by Stephen Flaherty
June 5th - July 5th, 2020
Special JULY 4th Matinee at 2:00pm
"A New World. A New Hope. A New Music."
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
A Lakewood Playhouse Premier