What's Coming Up?
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Cabaret 2017 Fundraiser will be the "last dance" for this event. Don't miss out on your chance to see a night featuring the talents of our Lyric Arts' artists!
OUR BIG NEWS: 2017-2018 season has been announced!
Always.. Patsy Cline- Sep 8 - Oct 1, 2017
Flavio Betrayed -- A Commedia - Oct 13 - Oct 29, 2017
Coney Island Christmas - Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2017
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings - Dec 1 - 17, 2017
Superior Donuts - Jan 12 - 28, 2018
You Can't Take It With You - Feb 16 - Mar 4, 2018
She Loves Me - Mar 23 - Apr 15, 2018
A Wrinkle In Time - May 4 - 13, 2018
Steel Magnolias - Jun 8 - 24, 2018
Guys and Dolls - Jul 13 - Aug 5, 2018
Summer Workshops - Registration is Open!
Looking for a summer workshop program focused on arts education. Look no further! Download the Summer 2017 Workshop Brochure here or click on the images below to browse online.
This Just In...
At the end of Sundays performance of "Urinetown The Musical," Lyric Arts invited many of Twin Cities Theater's finest bloggers to stick around after the show and interview some of the cast and crew and some of their reviews are ready and posted!
Be sure to check out all the reviews from Cherry and Spoon, Twin Cities Stages, Play off the Page, No Filter Review.
In "Urinetown The Musical", it is a privilege to pee. So, we thought it would be fun to talk to the cast to find out what their privileges were. Here's what some of them had to say
In case you missed it, we recently announced our 22nd second season! It was a fun night and homecoming for many of our artists. Our new season brings plenty of laughs from shows like You Can't Take it With You, fantastic musical numbers like ones in Guys & Dolls, and some very powerful scripts from award winning playwrights like Tracy Letts who wrote our January production Superior Donuts. Our season will even begin with Lyric Art's first ever remount of a show, Always...Patsy Cline.
Check out our Resident Director, Matt McNabb, talk about Urinetown The Musical at our season preview event this past fall! Not only that, but hear cast member Kate Beahen (who plays Little Sally) sing the song Privilege to Pee from the musical. This song is sung by the character Miss Pennywise, who will be played by Audrey Johnson. You may remember Audrey from our January production of Silent Sky as Henrietta Leavitt.
Our Production Director, Brian J. Proball is making his Lyric Arts directorial debut with our production of Revenge of the Space Pandas. Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, David Mamet, pens this colorful children's sci-fi fantasy full of vibrant characters and hilarious dialogue perfectly suited to our second annual Theater for Young Performers production.
Lyric Arts sat down with Director Joshua Campbell to talk about the power story that is "The Drawer Boy." The compelling story of two World War II vets and how one curious actor stirs up a conversation about their past that brings light to the power of truth, memory and storytelling. To find out more about "The Drawer Boy" (Feb3-19), watch our Director's Take video featuring Joshua Campbell.
Make your kids happy this summer! Registration for Lyric Arts Summer 2017 Workshop is officially open. We are excited for our new line-up. We asked our Education Director what you need to know before registering for this summer. Check out what he had to say....
It has been said that there are countless benefits to having strong female friendships.
Lyric Arts sat down with the women of ‘Silent Sky’ to learn more about the role that their female friends have played in their lives.
Local theater critic, Arthur Dorman was introduced to Lyric Arts when he attended last Saturday's performance of ilent Sky nd his review is in.
"Silent Sky succeeds best at depicting the step by step progress Henrietta makes in her own work, and the chipping away at the barriers to women in her field. Gunderson manages to make the science comprehensible, and captures the emotional involvement between a scientist and her work."
After a sold out run of A Christmas Story, Resident Director Matt McNabb returns to Lyric Arts to direct the musical Urinetown The Musical which runs March 10th through April 2nd. Urinetown The Musical is the winner of three Tony awards including Best Book of a Musical, Best Score and Best Direction. This hilarious satire takes place in a Gotham-like city after a 20-year drought that has caused a terrible water shortage. This ultimately leads to the government enforcing a ban on private toilets and even charging citizens to use public ones. As one hero decides to plan a revolution to lead them all to freedom, audiences are taken on a hilarious yet touchingly honest journey which provides a fresh perspective of one of America's greatest art forms.