CANTERVILLE Original Musical Comedy! will take place on April 15 and 16, 2022 at the Lakewood Theater Company

Lakewood Theater Company has announced the launch of a new program called The New Treasures Series. Similar in style and presentation to Lakewood’s Lost Treasures program, which features rarely produced musicals in a concert version, this series will instead explore new, original musicals composed by local and regional artists.

For the first offering in this series, Lakewood will present April 15-16 Canterville! ; an original musical with a book by Kurt Misar and Russ Cowan. Music is by Kurt Misar and lyrics by Russ Cowan. The story is loosely adapted from The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde.

Canterville!, directed by Matt Pavik, will be presented as a concert on Lakewood’s Side Door stage at the Lakewood Center for the Arts on Friday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. . The title sponsor is The Lakewood Center Associates. Tickets are $20 for all seats. Contact the Lakewood Theater box office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at http://www.lakewood-center.org/

The Story: When the Otis family moves into the majestic English castle known as Canterville Chase, the infamous ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville finds himself unwittingly drawn into a love triangle between Virginia Otis (Beth Sobo Turk), the American Ambassador’s idealistic daughter, Will Cheshire (Dustin Fuentes), a handsome duke, and Penelope Boxer-Armstrong (Laura Loy), a vain young aristocrat. As Penelope’s mother, an amateur psychic (Emily Sahler), plots to steal the ghost’s secret fortune, Penelope hires gypsies (Lisa Knox, Lisamarie Harrison and Russ Cowan) to outsmart the lovers. When a pack of spectral hellhounds are unleashed to destroy them, Virginia and Sir Simon join forces to defeat evil, secure true love, and bring peace to Canterville Chase.

Other artists featured in the cast include Shannon Jones, Matt Sa, Leia Young, Will Corwin and Olin Dawson.

The shows in the New Treasures series are staged in a concert/cabaret style and are hand-scripted, with minimal staging. No sets, no props (free from the usual pitfalls of a fully staged production). The Lakewood Theater Company’s Side Door Stage is located in the Community Assembly Hall of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Drinks and light snacks are available for purchase before and during the show.

Looking for more shows to see? Lakewood is thrilled to once again welcome the public back to Headlee’s main stage. Next up on Headlee’s main stage from April 29 to June 10, 2022 is the production of a small Camelot cast set. CLICK HERE for information on Camelot tickets.

Cantorville! takes place over two days only on April 15 and 16, 2022. Canterville! tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the Lakewood website – CLICK HERE. For more information on the show, CLICK HERE.

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