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July 14 - Aug 6, 2017


2017-2018 Shows

 

Always... Patsy Cline
Sep 8 - Oct 1, 2017

By Ted Swindley
Lyric Arts is opening its season with a remount of its very successful production of Always…Patsy Cline, bringing back the lovely and talented Gracie Anderson as Patsy. Based on a true story, this two-woman show recounts the unlikely friendship between Cline and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, played by Kate Beahen.

With down-home humor, heartache, and 27 of the stars most popular hits, this beloved musical tribute give us an intimate glimpse into Patsy Cline’s legendary life through her unforgettable music.

Dates and Times

Friday, Sept 8 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 9 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 10 at 2 pm
Thurs, Sept 14 at 7 pm
Friday, Sept 15 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 16 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 17 at 2 pm
Thursday, Sept 21 at 7 pm
Friday, Sept 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 23 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 24 at 2 pm
Thursday, Sept 28 at 7 pm
Friday, Sept 29 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 30 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 1 at 2 pm


Flavio Betrayed - A Commedia
Oct 13 - 29, 2017

By Scott Ford
This high-spirited comedy, written by Resident Director Scott Ford, is filled with disguise, deceit, insults, romance, friendship, stinky cheese, and contemporary pop culture references. It follows the delightfully convoluted story of our hero Flavio, whose best friend is trying to steal the hand of his beloved Isabella, while her father attempts to marry her off to another suitor who is considerably past his prime. It is up to Isabella’s faithful and clever servant Pedrolino to dodge danger and keep them together.

Scott Ford’s ridiculously silly play had its world premiere
performance at Anoka Ramsey Community College and
Lyric Arts couldn’t be more proud to give this show its
professional debut.

Dates and Times

Friday, Oct 13 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 14 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 15 at 2 pm
Thursday, Oct 19 at 7 pm
Friday, Oct 20 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 21 at 2 pm
Sunday, Oct 22 at 2 pm
Thursday, Oct 26 at 7 pm
Friday, Oct 27 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 28 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 29 at 2 pm


Coney Island Christmas
Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2017

By Donald Margulies
This area premiere has been described as an “incredible enchantment” by the L.A. Times, Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who, much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation, is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holiday season.

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music, and merriment in this new seasonal classic for people of all ages and all faiths.

Dates and Times

Friday, Nov 17 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 18 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 19 at 1 pm
Friday, Nov 24 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 25 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 26 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 2 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 2 at 4 pm
Sunday, Dec 3 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 9 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 9 at 4 pm
Sunday, Dec 10 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 16 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 16 at 4 pm
Sunday, Dec 17 at 1 pm


Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2017

By Stuart Ross
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is a deliciously fun revue, chock-full of Christmas standards and classic harmonies. In the 1950’s, on their way to their first big gig, the singing quartet Forever Plaid was broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly, are miraculously brought back for a posthumous performance.

Plaid Tidings is the Christmas special they never got to perform, a truly “heaven-sent” holiday treat that will lift audiences’ spirits with classic music sung in perfect harmony.

Dates and Times

Thursday, Nov 30 at 7 pm
Friday, Dec 1 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 2 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 3 at 5 pm
Thursday, Dec 7 at 7 pm
Friday, Dec 8 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 9 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 10 at 5 pm
Thursday, Dec 14 at 7 pm
Friday, Dec 15 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 16 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 17 at 5 pm


Superior Donuts
Jan 12 - 28, 2018

By Tracy Letts
Superior Donuts takes places in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs a donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. Franco Wicks, a young black man and Arthur’s only employee, wants to modernize the shop while Arthur is more content to spend the day reminiscing about his Polish immigrant father.

Described as a “…soulful play, full of humor and humanity” by Variety, this provacative comedy-drama by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tracy Letts explores the
challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship and is an area premiere.

Dates and Times

Friday, Jan 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jan 14 at 2 pm
Thursday, Jan 18 at 7 pm
Friday, Jan 19 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 20 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jan 21 at 2 pm
Thursday, Jan 25 at 7 pm
Friday, Jan 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 27 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jan 28 at 2 pm


You Can't Take It With You
Feb 16 - Mar 4, 2018

By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take It With You centers on the delightfully eccentric Sycamore family, which allows each member to pursue his or her own ambition in the home. Their routine is disrupted Alice Sycamore, who has a regular job, wants to bring her fiancé and his stuffy Wall Street family to dinner.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning farce, recently revived on Broadway, is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times.

Dates and Times

Friday, Feb 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 18 at 2 pm
Thursday, Feb 22 at 7 pm
Friday, Feb 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 24 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 25 at 2 pm
Thursday, Mar 1 at 7 pm
Friday, Mar 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 3 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 4 at 2 pm


She Loves Me
Mar 23 - Apr 15, 2018

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock

This Tony Award-winning musical is set in a 1930’s European perfumery, we meet two shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye-to-eye. What they don’t know is that they both responded to the same “lonely hearts” advertisement in the newspaper. They each live for the love letters they receive from each other, without knowing that the other is the one writing them.

Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.

Dates and Times

Friday, Mar 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 24 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 25 at 2 pm
Thursday, Mar 29 at 7 pm
Friday, Mar 30 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 31 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 5 at 7 pm
Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 7 at 2 pm
Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 8 at 2 pm
Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm
Friday, April 13 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 14 at 2 pm
Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm


A Wrinkle In Time
May 4 - 20, 2018

By John Glore
In a new play by John Glore, adapted from the beloved 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, one of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murray, is back—braces, stubbornness, and all—to join forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace and more to battle malevolent forces so she can rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself.

In the end, Meg proves, without question, that love CAN overcome evil.

Dates and Times

Friday, May 4 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 5 at 2 pm
Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 6 at 2 pm
Saturday, May 12 at 11 am
Saturday, May 12 at 2 pm
Sunday, May 13 at 2 pm
Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm
Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 19 at 11 am
Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm
Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm


Steel Magnolias
Jun 8 - 24, 2018

By Robert Harling
This well-known comedic drama is about the bond amongst a group of women at an in-home beauty parlor owned and operated by the outspoken and wise-cracking Truvy as they follow the marriage and motherhood of local social leader M’Lynn’s daughter Shelby. The ensemble also includes the curmudgeonly Ouiser, eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee, and the shy and anxious newcomer Annelle.

Filled with sidesplitting repartee—and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, Steel Magnolias is alternately hilarious and touching and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness
which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

Dates and Times

Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 2 pm
Thursday, June 14 at 7 pm
Friday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 2 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 17 at 2 pm
Thursday, June 21 at 7 pm
Friday, June 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 23 at 2 pm
Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 24 at 2 pm


Guys & Dolls
Jul 13 - Aug 5, 2018

By Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Frank Loesser’s brassy and immortal musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway involves the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, and a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but.

Guys & Dolls takes us from the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrate the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.”

Dates and Times

Friday, July 13 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 15 at 2 pm
Thursday, July 19 at 7 pm
Friday, July 20 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 22 at 2 pm
Thursday, July 26 at 7 pm
Friday, July 27 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 29 at 2 pm
Thursday, Aug 2 at 7 pm
Friday, Aug 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 4 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 5 at 2 pm