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“Plays are great!” 5 of 5 stars
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Lakewood Theater
76 Theater Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976
207-474-7176
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Skowhegan
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Skowhegan
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“Plays are great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Saw 9 - 5 and it was outstanding. Is a musical and worth going to see.

Visited June 2012
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Bangor, Maine
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“Beautiful summer Theater on the lake.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Very hard working staff and actors putting on very enjoyable plays from all gendre.

Visited June 2012
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“I look forward to thier shows each summer for the last 30 Years !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Make sure you have a meal just before the performance. The food is wonderful and is served in an open room that looks out on to the lake. The servers are local kids as well some students who come from abroad each year from different countries around the world. You can even opt to have your dessert during the intermission in the restaurant or have some of their large homemade cookies with soda, wine or beer during intermission. I feel like I am stepping back in time each visit to attend a play with our family who travels from all over the USA to vacation each summer in Maine. If we did not attend several plays each summer at Lakewood then it would not be a complete vacation. Is the performance a 4 star ? No but the whole experience is and you really enjoy the individual thespians as you travel into their performance each time you attend....we love it!

Visited August 2010
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Vestal, New York
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“A good meal but disappointing show”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

We have been to Lakewood many times. This year's visit was disappointing. We much enjoyed our lunch before the show - good food, pretty dining room, nice view of the lake. Our seats for the show were in the balcony - they were very uncomfortable wooden seats with little leg room. The worst thing was the oppressive heat. It was a hot day and the interior of the theatre was about the most uncomfortable place I've ever been in: we could scarcely breath! We left after the first act. The show itself was mediocre - an excellent lead actress, but very amateur performers in the supporting cast.

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New Jersey
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“Pathetic performance, nice ambiance, great dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

Well, the Lakewood Theater is a great place to go if you want to be nostalgic and think about the great days of summer stock and years gone by. The building is charming, the restaurant excellent, and one can appreciate the beauty of the lake during intermission with a glass of vino or a snack...BUT - don't go for good theater. The shows are amateur to say the least - more like a highschool or middle school show - no mics, costumes are cheesy and the talent is pathetic. The tickets are inexpensive, but I would have paid dearly for a better show! Obviously the place isn't well endowed - they can't attract any talent or decent set designers. Lakewood theater needs some sponsors or some actors up from the cities for the summer! Lots of potential, but until they get some help, you have to suffer through the productions. I recommend this only if you want an nostalgic experience, a good dinner, and have a good sense of humor.

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