Right from the beginning, the Lakewood Playhouse made an impression on Minnesota-transplant Jeffrey Alan Smith.
"When I auditioned for the show, I was kind of taken aback because I’d never seen a theater in a mall."
Yes, a mall, with an Old Navy and a Bed, Bath and Beyond. But the Lakewood Towne Center also has a 160-seat theater called the Lakewood Playhouse. And this is where 23-year-old Smith has gotten his theatrical break.