On Stage Content

Rating systems and recommendations can sometimes be difficult to understand. Different people feel differently about the definitions of “adult language” and “adult situations.” In an effort to make things clear and enjoyable for all of our patrons, we have instituted a new ratings system.

Many of you have asked why we don’t use the rating systems of R or PG-13. Unfortunately, that rating system was copyrighted by the MPAA, and we are not allowed to use it. Many have also asked why we do not cut offensive language or situations out of the script altogether. When we select a script and enter into a royalty agreement, we are also agreeing to produce the script exactly as written. We are not allowed to alter the playwright’s script.

We hope that our new rating system will help you make informed decisions about the productions that you want to see. If you have any questions about the system or a production, please contact the Box Office directly at 763-422-1838 or boxoffice@lyricarts.org.

 

2013-2014 Season

Click, Clack, Moo

April 12 – 26

Recommended for ages 4 and up, kid friendly, family approved. Mild teasing does occur in the production.

Word or phrase

Number of uses

Butt

1

Dumb

3

Stupid

4

The Red Velvet Cake War

May 30 – June 14

This production is recommended for ages 13 and older for mild and overt sexual innuendos. There are also insults utilizing the phrase “white trash” and similar derogatory statements.

Word or phrase

Number of uses

Butt/Butt Naked/Butt Out

6

D*mn/D*mned

2

God/My God/Lord

6

H*ll

4

RENT

July 11 – August 3

This production is recommended for ages 15 and up for frank sexuality and adult situations. The production contains instances of violence and suicide; homosexuality and HIV/AIDS references; drug and alcohol use; sexual situations, references to masturbation, and a naming of women’s sexual organs.

Word or phrase

Number of uses

*ss

1

D*mn

1

F*ck

6

Godd*mn

1

H*ll

1

P*ss

2

Sh*t

5

Wh*re

2