Lyric Arts Main Street Stage will be transformed into “The Great White Way” for their 14th Annual Cabaret Fundraiser, Another Lyric Arts Salute to Broadway Musicals We Can’t Afford to Produce on May 10 and 11. Following the smashing success of last year’s Broadway Salute, Lyric Arts has taken it to the “next level” with a sequel, Another Lyric Arts Salute to Broadway Musicals We Can’t Afford to Produce. Lyric Arts will bring you up close to your favorite Broadway shows like Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, and Les Miserables. Not only will this year’s Cabaret spotlight some well-loved Broadway show tunes, it will feature some of Lyric Arts’ favorite players! Lyric Arts is thrilled to have some of the best and brightest performers that that have graced the Main Street Stage in the past year to return to help us bring this wonderful fundraiser to life!
The “Cabaret,” as it has come to be known, is the only annual fundraising event benefiting Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, a 501(c)(3) non-profit theater. The fundraiser is a chance for the community to show their support of Lyric Arts, while at the same time enjoying some of the theater’s excellent entertainment. Managing Artistic Director, Laura Tahja Johnson commented, “Lyric Arts is such a unique place for artists and audiences alike. It truly is a home for the arts in the North Metro. But it's more than that. It's a family of actors, directors, artists, and audience members sharing the magic of live theater year round. There is no place like Lyric Arts anywhere in the world and something this special needs to be supported and nurtured.”
The fundraiser helps to support the many programs Lyric Arts offers to the community throughout the year. Director of the Cabaret, Rebecca Rizzio added “Lyric Arts stands poised for new heights. With you, our audience and supporters firmly standing by, we continue the journey.” In addition to stage performances, Lyric Arts offers productions just for children, educational outreach programs, workshops, and intimate live music events as part of their “Music in the ‘Burbs” Concert Series.
Tickets to Lyric Arts’ only fundraiser of the year include bottomless beverages, delicious appetizers from a variety of local vendors, including Marna’s Catering, and scrumptious desserts from Truffles and Tortes. Each year, the silent auction is packed with gift baskets and other items donated by local businesses, area performing arts organizations, and other Lyric Arts’ supporters. Some auction items sure to grab your attention include wine baskets, artwork, jewelry, and weekend getaways.
Another Lyric Arts Salute to Broadway Musical We Can’t Afford to Produce performs May 10 and 11. Doors open at 6:00pm, giving patrons time to peruse the silent auction, play games, and enjoy the festivities. At 7:30pm, the curtains open on the Broadway themed show itself. Tickets for Another Lyric Arts Salute to Broadway Musical We Can’t Afford to Produce start at $50 and are $60 for Box Seats and Table Seating. For complete ticket pricing information call the Box Office at 763-422-1838 or visit www.lyricarts.org.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Anoka, Lyric Arts Main Street Stage offers a full season of live theater and intimate live music events as part of their “Music in the ‘Burbs” Concert Series. Enjoy big city theater with hometown charm at the only full-time, year-round theatre in the northern metropolitan area. Founded in 1995 and relocated to Anoka’s Main Street in 2001, Lyric Arts’ mission is to build community, inspire audiences, and nurture artists using the transformative power of the performing arts. The 501(c)(3) non-profit theater accomplishes this mission through year-round performances, theater workshops, and education outreach programs.