Today, Lyric Arts lost a dear friend and family member with the passing of Tim Gage early this morning, at the age of 30. Tim made numerous appearances on the Main Street Stage, served as a member of Lyric Arts' Actors' Council, and was a tireless supporter and promoter of this organization. Lyric Arts was lucky to have had Tim share his time, talent, and passion with us...not to mention his own particular brand of joyful mania. We all loved him very much and will miss having the opportunity to see his star shining brightly here, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Tim most recently appeared at Lyric Arts in "The Mousetrap" this January. Tim also performed in "You Can't Take It With You" (2007) and "Lend Me a Tenor" (2005). Our most heartfelt sympathy goes out to Tim's family, including sister April, who shared the Lyric Arts stage with him in "Pirates of the Great Lakes" in 2008.
Lyric Arts, in conjunction with Tim's family and friends, will be planning a memorial event for the month of in April. We will share more information as soon as it becomes available.