Donations Are Rolling In!

We're officially in preparation mode for the 15th Annual Cabaret Fundraiser, coming up on May 9th and 10th, 2014. May seems like a long way away with all the crazy weather we've been having, but now that it's officially spring the time is flying by! wine bottles

We wanted to give a quick update and remind everyone that tickets are on sale now online or by calling the box office at 763-422-1838.

We’re accepting donations through April 26th, and we’re still in need of bottles of wine for our fun wine drawing game! To play the game, guests make a $15 donation, and then choose a bottle of wine anonymously by number. Who knows... some players will walk away with some expensive, delicious selections!

If you'd like to donate a bottle (or three) to this fun game, we would love to have your support. Did you know that just a $15 donation from one bottle of wine would buy activity books for a whole education workshop class? Ten bottles could buy new drills for our scene shop volunteers! If you'd like to make a contribution, you can drop off a donation at the box office during regular business hours, mail it to the theater (420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303) or schedule a pickup by calling 763-422-1838.

We've received a lot of very generous silent auction donations - here's a sneak peek of a few great items you could take home from the silent auction!

  • Keurig coffee maker
  • Nikon Coolpix camera
  • Bloody Mary drink supply basket
  • Beach supply basket
  • Herb garden supplies
  • Famous Dave's barbecue kit
  • Liquor chiller refrigerated tap machine
  • Margarita supplies
  • Trendy, stylish purse and scarf combo from Jenson's in downtown Anoka
  • Beautiful homemade scarves
  • Delicious Rainy Lake coffee supplies and mugs
  • Home decor items
  • And so much more!
herb garden basket beach basket Cabaret Bloody Mary Basket

Add the 15th Annual Cabaret Fundraiser to your Calendar!

On May 9 and 10, 2014, the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage will once again be transformed for their annual Cabaret Fundraiser. This year marks the 15th anniversary of this fun-filled event, where guests are treated to hors d’oeuvres and beverages, games, raffles, a silent auction, and a fantastic variety show! Following past years’ successful themed shows, “Broadway Salute,” and “Another Lyric Arts Salute to Broadway Musicals we Can’t Afford to Produce,” this year’s show will be more loosely themed, comprised of hit songs and dream roles that the actors have always wanted to perform. You’ll hear selections from your favorite Broadway shows, as well as numbers from classic musical movies and more! This year, the show will bring all your favorite Lyric Arts performers together and give them a chance to do what they love – put on a spectacular show full of numbers they’ve always dreamed of performing on stage, and all for a great cause!


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. This two-day 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 high quality entertainment. Managing Artistic Director, Laura Tahja Johnson commented, “I am amazed by Lyric Arts tremendous growth and how, almost 20 years later, Lyric Arts continues to grow. That growth is due, in no small part, to the astounding support we receive from this generous community.”

The fundraiser helps to support the many programs Lyric Arts offers to the community throughout the year. In addition to a full season of stage performances, Lyric Arts offers productions just for children, educational outreach programs, year-round theater education workshops, and intimate live music events as part of their “Music in the ‘Burbs” Concert Series. This year’s motto throughout the theater is ‘keep up the good work,’ as Lyric Arts strives to keep expanding and pushing their limits as an organization, bringing bigger and better shows to the stage in the same high quality fashion that their audiences have come to expect.

Tickets to Lyric Arts’ only fundraiser of the year include bottomless beverages, delicious hors d’oeuvres and appetizers from a variety of local vendors, and scrumptious desserts. 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 get bidding attention include wine baskets, artwork, fine jewelry, and weekend getaways.

Doors open for the 15th Annual Cabaret Fundraiser at 6:00pm on May 9th and 10th, giving guests time to peruse the silent auction, play games, and enjoy the festivities. At 7:30pm, the curtains open on the stage. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind experience start at $50, or $60 for Box Seats and Table Seating.  For complete ticket pricing information call the Box Office at 763-422-1838 or visit the Cabaret web page