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.

2014-2015 Season

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas
November 21st-December 21st

Recommended for ages 8 and up. This classic adaptation contains frightening moments and supernatural apparitions which may be upsetting to young patrons.

Beauty and the Beast
December 4th-20th

This classic fairy tale is recommended for all ages.

Blithe Spirit
January 9th-25th

Recommended for ages 8 and up. This classic British comedy contains drinking, supernatural apparitions and mild profanity (d*mn, h*ll, old b*tch, oh G*d, for G*d’s sake, oh my G*d).

Into The Woods
February 13th-March 8th

Recommended for ages 13 and up. This exciting musical contains adult situations, sexual content, violence and mild profanity (d*mn).

Good People
March 20th-April 4th

Recommended for ages 15 and up. This contemporary American play contains adult content, references to homophobia, racism, horrific violence, and strong profanity (G*d,  I swear to G*d, b*tch, son of a b*tch *ss, *sshole, sh*t, b*llsh*t, f*ck, pr*ck, J*s*s, J*s*s Chr*st, c*nt, b**bs, b**b**s, b*lls, d*mn, p*ss, h*ll, wh*re, g*dd*mn, r*t*rd*d).

Bunnicula
April 24th-May 9th

Recommended for ages 6 and up. This entertaining children’s musical contains mild name calling, horseplay, and supernatural elements which may be upsetting to young patrons.

Boeing Boeing
June 5th-21st

Recommended for ages 13 and up. This rollicking comedy contains sexual content and mild profanity (Oh G*d, b*st*rd).

Grease
July 10th-August 2nd

Recommended for ages 13 and up. This classic musical contains adult situations, sexual content, and profanity (h*ll, G*d, cr*p, moron, sh*t up, son of a b*itch, sk*nks, h*rny, fr*gg*n, t*ts, h**ker, g*ng b*ng, s*xy, j*gs, J*s*s, w**d, for Chr*st’s sake, m**ner, b*st*rd).

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