I am so impressed by the top quality talent and shows that Lyric Arts bring to the stage! I’m excited to service on the board!
— Jennifer Strangis Lundquist, Board Chair
My mother founded Lyric Arts as a non-profit community theater 20 years ago. Every day, I am proud of and inspired by her, and by all of the countless other staff members, volunteers, actors, musicians, artists who have helped Lyric Arts grow and evolve into the incredible theater it is today! As a community member, I am so grateful that we have this lovely jewel here in the Northwest ‘burbs.
— Julia Schmidt, Vice Chair
My family has been involved with Lyric Arts since the Pocket Theater days in the 90’s. I continue to support the theater because it inspires, educates, and entertains like no other entity in the north suburban area.
— Bill Ambrose, Board Member

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I commit my time and energy to Lyric Arts because I know that theater enriches life. Lyric Arts provides high-quality theater to our community.
— Olivia Bastian, Board Member
I believe in Lyric Arts and want to continue to see it grow as an important part of the City of Anoka.
— Borgie Bonthuis, Board Member
Serving as a board member for Lyric Arts is a chance to give back and help out a great organization within my own community.
— Jerry Horazdovsky, Treasurer

We are truly fortunate to have Lyric Arts in our community as a place to gather and share a love for an art form that has the ability to move like none other. My wife and I choose to support Lyric Arts as part of our annual charitable contributions. We can think of no better way to express our appreciation than to do our part to help ensure the sustainability of this artistic home and the theatrical homecomings it makes possible to all.
— Rick Wyman, Board Member
Lyric Arts is a home, both for great theater and for the community. This theater is a bridge bringing people together, and when you’re here, you’re family.
— Kylie Foss, Board Member
I love Lyric Arts as it is more than a theatre, it’s a gathering place where folks come together to express themselves through the arts. It’s a place that truly embraces the idea of community and what it means to give back. It’s a place that makes people smile and feel connected to a world that is larger than many can even imagine. It’s a place that inspires, and most of all a place that everyone can feel accepted.
— Amy Hornstra, Board Member

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I wanted to give back to the theatre that has given so much to the community it serves. Lyric Arts doesn’t feel like a business, it feels like home. Alan Jackson said it best, “You Can Always Come Home”.
— Doc Woods
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Lyric Arts, and what it brings to Anoka is important in my view. I want to invest my time to keep it vibrant and welcoming. I believe I need to support what I want to stay and succeed in my community. Lyric Arts fits that bill.
— Jackie Bortnam
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Recognizing Lyric Arts Main Stage as an intimate setting for vibrant theater experiences of original, innovative works and timeless classics, and a showcase for Minnesota artists; encouraging talent; nurturing the next generation of patrons; giving voice to those historically underrepresented; amazing the audience; and engaging the community in the arts is both a privilege and a joy.
— Pat Schommer

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I have long believed that Lyric Arts is a true treasure in the Twin Cities and especially in the North Metro. The high quality productions put on stage here, makes this growing theater accessible and entertaining for all. I love that the educational programs offered, nurture the next generation of theater participants and patrons.
— Laura Erchul
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I have always loved going to theaters and decided to start one myself. It originally started with the Pocket Theater on Johnson Street, but when it became a huge success, we moved to the old movie theater in downtown Anoka, which is now home to Lyric Arts Main Street Stage.
— Lin Schmidt, Founder and Board Emertius
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It is such a pleasure to be a part of Lyric Arts and its coming of age.
— Laura Tahja Johnson, CEO and Board Ex-Officio