What's Coming Up?
Arts Education Workshops - Registration is Open!
There are some Spring 2017 workshops still open. And our Summer 2017 Workshop lineup was just announced. Download the Summer 2017 Workshop Brochure here or click on the images below to browse online
Planning your Kids' Spring Break
Lyric Arts has workshops on March 13-17 for Ages 7-14
This Just In...
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.
Ivey Award winning Director Anne Byrd shares her thoughts on Silent Sky
"I am excited to direct Silent Sky because I am always fascinated with stories about people that are lost to history," says Director Anne Byrd.
An area premiere, Silent Sky tells the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
2016 was an amazing year for our workshops. Are you signed up for one in 2017?
It’s been quite a year! Are you ready for a new one? Lyric Arts is—thanks to you!
Your support has helped make 2016 an incredible year for our “little” theater. Through the contributions of supporters, we have increased the quality of the art we produce, updated essential lighting and sound equipment, and paid small stipends to our actors for the very first time.