THIS JUST IN: Reviews for "Urinetown The Musical"

THIS JUST IN: Reviews for "Urinetown The Musical"

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.

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22nd Season Announcement

22nd Season Announcement

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.

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Director's Take: Urinetown The Musical - Opening March 10

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.

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Announcing the Cast of "Revenge of the Space Pandas."

Announcing the Cast of "Revenge of the Space Pandas."

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. 

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Director's Take: The Drawer Boy - Opening February 3

Director's Take: The Drawer Boy - Opening February 3

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.

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This Just In: Silent Sky Review from Talkin' Broadway

This Just In: Silent Sky Review from Talkin' Broadway

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."

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Announcing the Cast of "Urinetown The Musical"

Announcing the Cast of "Urinetown The Musical"

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.

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