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Rarely performed musicals honor Barbaras - Barbara Cook, Barbara Harris and Barbra Streisand

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The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a 10th season at Lakewood Theatre Company on its Side Door Stage.

This year's theme is "Barbara, Barbara, Barbra," named for the three women (Barbara Cook, Barbara Harris and Barbra Streisand) who originated their roles in "The High Life," "The Apple Tree" and "I Can Get It For You Wholesale."

The musicals, staged in a concert/cabaret style, are presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. No sets, no props — free from the usual trappings of a fully staged production.

Opening the series is "The High Life," with performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. This 1961 musical is directed by Ron Daum, with book by Fay and Michael Kanin, music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz.

The story centers on bachelor and playboy Anatol Von Huber (Colin Stephen Kane) who decides the time has come to settle down. However, as he attempts to woo the innocent Liesl (Jennifer Davies), Anatol's philandering ways keep interrupting their relationship. The cast also includes Will Schindler, Teresa Lawrence, Kate Carson, Suellen Christensen and Del Lewis.

Tickets are $20 for all seats. Food and beverages are available for purchase before and during the show.

Contact the box office at 503-635-3901 or order tickets online at lakewood-center.org. Lakewood Center for the Arts is at 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego.


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