We sat down with Director Matt McNabb, along with Scenic and Lighting Designer to chat about creating the world in which “Evita” lived over the course of time. Watch our Director’s Take Video to learn more.Read More
We sat down with Director Natalie Novacek, along with Movement Director James Kunz and Scenic Designer Sarah Brandner to chat about bringing Natalie’s vision of “Sense & Sensibility” to life. Watch our Director’s Video to learn more.Read More
We sat down with Artistic & Executive Director Laura Tahja Johnson to chat about “Prancer” to find out what it meant to her to return to directing after taking the helm here at Lyric Arts. Watch our Director’s Video to learn more.Read More
We sat down with Resident Director Scott Ford to chat about the show “God of Carnage” to find out what he hopes the audience will experience and the process he and the four actors worked on to get to tell the story of the fragile nature of civility. Watch our Director’s Video to learn more.Read More
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.Read More
"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring, because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!” we're off on a wild adventure involving a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer.Read More
Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!"Read More
From Lyric Arts Resident Director Scott Ford
Good suspense leaves us heavily invested in plot and character. We hate it and love it at the same time. We vicariously experience danger and anxiety while looking forward to the satisfaction of the eventual resolution for our hero.