Freeds Chocolate Confessions back at LTC for Valentines
Gourmet chocolate, wine and a hilarious one-woman musical comedy - sounds like a perfect Valentine's Day celebration. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 on the Lakewood Theatre main stage when Lake Oswego's Joan Freed, comedienne, singer and playwright, brings 'Chocolate Confessions' back for a special benefit performance for the Lakewood Center Associates.
This performance is especially significant. Ten years ago, 'Chocolate Confessions' premiered at the Lakewood Center for three sold-out Valentine's performances. Since then, the show has played to rave reviews in performances across the country.
'I'm excited to bring this show back to my hometown,' said Freed. 'It is a tremendous honor to be able to perform this show on Lakewood's main stage, which is generally reserved for their regular season of plays.
'I'm also looking forward to sharing the new material developed over the years, since I'm continually adding new songs and comic sketches.'
In this unique musical comedy, Freed assumes the role of chocolate shop owner Coco Bliss, as well as her mixed assortment of quirky customers. Through Broadway show tunes and pop song parodies, audiences are treated to true and surprising stories about the world of chocolate, like the war-time truce between competitors Hershey and Mars that brought about M and Ms, the amazing creation of the chocolate chip cookie and how an extra-terrestrial made Reese's Pieces an overnight sensation.
Complimentary wine, gourmet chocolates and other treats will be available starting at 7 p.m. and again at intermission. The play begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $28 ($15 tax-deductible) and include refreshments. Purchase through the Lakewood Theatre box office at 503-635-3901 or online at www.Lakewood-center.org.