Welcome to Lyric Arts' 20th Anniversary Season!

Laura Tahja Johnson Artistic Director

Laura Tahja Johnson
Artistic Director

Welcome to Lyric Arts’ 2015–2016 season!

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary with a season that provides a little something for everyone. You’ll find musicals big and small, hilarious comedies, touching stories about
what makes us human, and productions chosen to delight the child in each of us.

The Explorers Club is one of the funniest comedies I have read in a really long time, making it a perfect choice to kick off our season. Besides just being funny, playwright Nell Benjamin cleverly skewers the misogyny of “jolly, old” Victorian England and the blind entitlement of imperialism— themes that continue to be relevant more than a century later—from a light-hearted, post-modern point of view.

In a New York Times article, regarding society’s inherent sexism, Benjamin was quoted as saying, “Nothing is a level playing field, but we’re bringing the dirt.” We’ll consider this production our own shovelful of “dirt.”

We hope you enjoy all our 2015–2016 has in store for you!