Nick Bartell…on 2017 Summer Camps!

Happy Summer My Friends! My name is Nicholas Bartell, and I am the new Director of Secondary Education here at Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy. I’m thrilled to be talking a little bit about how we plan to make summer at the Academy a fantastic place to be! In order to...

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Catherine Warren – Advancing Lyric for Over 7 Years!

Well hello! I’m Catherine, Lyric’s Director of Development. After working here for nearly seven years, I’m thrilled to be making my Backstage Blog debut to share with you a little bit about my role at Lyric. As development director, I oversee our efforts to raise...

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Box Office and PR Intern – Miss Emily Myers!

Hey guys, my name is Emily, and I am so excited to be the Box Office and Public Relations Intern at Lyric Theatre! A fun fact about me is that I have never made a full pot of coffee. To be honest, I am not even sure I know how. And as an intern for Lyric Theatre, I am...

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Matthew Alvin Brown – Talent In Pearls

As Lyric prepares to open I Am My Own Wife on March 29, we stepped into a rehearsal with its star, Matthew Alvin Brown, to ask a few questions about this one-man show… Tell us what drew you to this production? I previously did Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which is about...

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Lyric’s Intern, the incomparable Cynthia Bedford!

Hi! My name is Cynthia Bedford, and I am a Marketing Intern here at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma!   I’m a senior dance management major at Oklahoma City University. I graduate in May but before I have to head out into the “real world” I am soaking up every chance I...

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Hi! My name is Rachael…

"Hi! My name is Rachael. I’m the Group and Community Engagement Coordinator here at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.” Usually when I say this, I get a polite, yet slightly confused look from people.  I know what they’re thinking…”What does she do?”  Simply put – I figure...

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Name our next special drink!

Guess what the following have in common: The Awkward Conversation The Lovers’ Spat The Five-Star The Eddie’s Teddy They’re all Lyric specialty drink names that didn’t make the cut last season. My name is Matthew Sipress and, along with being the company manager, I’m...

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“This is Michael. How may I assist you?”

Hello! My name is Michael Bratcher. At Lyric Theatre, I wear several hats, but the one that occupies the majority of my time is that as Audience Services Manager. What exactly does that mean, you might ask? When you call the box office to purchase a ticket, there’s a...

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Lee Harvey Oswald – Where Were You On This Day?

Meet Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Before his assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Oswald attempted to assassinate Ret. General Edwin Walker in April of the same year. He disclosed that attempt to his wife...

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John Hinckley – Face of Obsession

John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. John Hinckley had become obsessed with actress Jodie Foster and attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan in an effort to gain Foster’s “respect and love.” Meet Mark Jammal!  Welcome him to...

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Meet our first assassin, JOHN WILKES BOOTH

Meet our first assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Booth succeeded in his mission to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. He escaped the scene of the assassination on horseback and evaded the authorities for 12 days before he was captured.  Booth comes to...

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Here comes the 2017 season!

Here at Lyric, we feel that we are fortunate to have the power to bring people together and create an environment of open discussion through artistic expression. As we move through our season, we are excited to be creating theatre that promotes thoughtful discussion...

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Student Rush is BACK Starting February 8th!

We have great news for all of you trying to study, pay tuition, eat something more than ramen, AND take in the professional art culture of OKC!  We are happy to announce that Student Rush is back at Lyric Theatre! Starting February 8th (Opening night of Lyric's...

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It’s Cyber Monday-$10 off Tickets!

The holiday season is right around the corner which means it's almost time for LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by Devon Energy! You’ve seen Dicken’s classic tale before but this year there are all new costumes, set and stage magic.  On Monday, November 28th only,...

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New Ticket Office Hours

Beginning Monday, November 14, 2016 please make note of our new box office hours.  Single tickets and season tickets may be purchased in person at 1727 NW 16th Street in the Plaza District, or over the phone at (405) 524-9312 during the following hours: Monday through...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ROCKY

1.Princess Diana was a huge The Rocky Horror Picture Show fan! Apparently the beloved Princess Diana was a huge fan of the film and even requested to meet with Tim Curry to complement his performance. 2. Rocky was originally an underwear model! Peter Hinwood, Rocky...

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10 Highlights of Lyric’s 2016 Season… So Far

It's hard to believe, but 2016 is over halfway over! Lyric has closed six of the nine shows that make up our 53rd season, and we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the magic we've seen- and made- this year. From the dazzling DREAMGIRLS to the hilarious DROWSY...

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ROCKY HORROR SHOW Extended For One Week!

Lyric is excited to announce one week more of opportunities to do the "Time Warp" this fall! Due to incredible demand for tickets, Richard O'Brian's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW has extended its run one additional week, and will now close November 5. Get weird and rock all...

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Learn about #LyricsDROWSYCHAPERONE!

Martin Burke as 'Man in Chair'. Photo by KO Rinearson. A favorite musical in the hearts of all theatre goers, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE provides a unique story and noteworthy cast of characters. With this musical within a comedy, there is sure to be something everyone in...

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The Clock Is Ticking on Our Shows!

We have experienced very high demand for tickets already this year, which means that seats for all shows are filling up fast. If there's a show that you plan to attend, get your tickets now- the best seats will be gone before you know it! Learn more about each show,...

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Last Chance for Choose Your Own Package!

Photo from Lyric's 2015 production of BIG FISH. Photo by KO Rinearson. Pick any three of Lyric’s remaining season shows- DREAMGIRLS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, and FULLY COMMITTED- and get tickets for $50 each when you pick any three!...

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Jump Into Musical Theatre with Camp Video

This June, your students can jump into the world of musical theatre! Enroll your 2nd through 8th grade students in CAMP VIDEO, which runs June 6 through 18. Students will participate in rehearsing and producing a full musical production of PRESS START, a new 8-bit...

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CYO (Choose Your Own) Subscriptions On Sale Now!

You can secure tickets to shows like DREAMGIRLS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and FULLY COMMITTED by becoming a choose your own subscriber today. Pick any three shows remaining in our season, and get premium tickets to each show for just $50! As a thank you for making this...

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Journey to the Emerald City this Summer

One of the world’s most beloved movies comes to life at the Civic Center Music Hall this summer in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Running July 12 through 16 and sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this joyous musical will...

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Buy a Ticket- Live the Dream

Celebrate the Motown Sound with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma this summer in DREAMGIRLS. This musical, inspired by the real-life musical group The Supremes, follows The Dreams in their rise to the top of the pop and R&B charts. The musical was adapted in 2006 as an...

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Every Ticket Tells a Story

For over 50 years, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma has been bringing world-class theater to OKC. We've been honored to be a part of the character and culture that makes our city great. It is your love for the arts, and your passion for theater that has continued to sustain...

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Terry Runnels, Lyric Cast Member Since 1967

Lyric has a long history of tradition and excellence, and Terry Runnels is no stranger to any of it. Terry spent his first season with Lyric in 1967 as a member of the summer ensemble. He went on to play both leading and ensemble roles in many more productions. 50...

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THE FANTASTICKS’ Dream Roles

"What's your dream role?" This question is all too familiar to most stage performers. We asked the cast of THE FANTASTICKS what their dream roles were, and we're pretty confident that each and every one of those dreams will come true one day. Check out their answers...

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Jeffrey Meek, Costume Designer Extraordinaire

"From the beautiful choreography of Oklahoma City Ballet to the creative sets at The Pollard Theatre, the people of Oklahoma can be proud of the dedicated designers, performers and artists sharing their talents."  -Jeffrey Meek We're very proud of Resident Costume...

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Follow Lyric on Periscope

Have you wanted to feel like you’re part of the rehearsal process for a show, but don’t have a performing bone in your body? Do you wonder how a director coaches actors into giving terrific performances, or deciding how people will move throughout a show? We have a...

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Try to Remember

We all have those musicals we could listen to for hours on end, and more specifically those specific songs. Whether it’s a rainy day, an uneventful weekend, or a mellow September day, everyone could use an old school musical theatre classic every once in awhile. Here...

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Much More: A FANTASTICK History

"Try to Remember” 56 years ago when THE FANTASTICKS opened off-Broadway... This spring, Lyric is bringing a timeless classic back to Oklahoma City. THE FANTASTICKS is a musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones that tells the universal story of Matt and Luisa, their...

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Mateja Govich Shares about His Lyric Experiences

This month, we profiled Mateja Govich in our Meet Lyric campaign. You may have seen Mat on Lyric's stage in OKLAHOMA! (Curly) or MANN... AND WIFE (Glenn). Hear what he has to say about working with us below! “To say that I have enjoyed my time working with Lyric would...

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Lock In Your Seats for the Civic Center

When you are a Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma season ticket holder, you lock in your seats and your price for the season. With a Lyric ticket package, you'll guarantee that you will be a part of the wide range of experiences you can only get from a Lyric production. Each...

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Academy Students Dance Through 3 Shows

Lyric's top notch young performers are hard at work on their spring productions. Students in grades 2 through 12 will present I WISH, a musical revue featuring songs from some of Broadway's most known shows May 5 through 7. Students in grades 11 and 12 will also...

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Fall for THE FANTASTICKS This April

The charming and heartwarming tale of young love, THE FANTASTICKS, will play Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s Plaza Theatre April 6 through 24. Audiences will follow the story of Matt and Luisa as they fall in love and face the challenges of growing up.THE FANTASTICKS...

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So What Happens Now?

"We'll invite industry people! Producers!" -Tamar It made us laugh. It made us cry. And it made for a very enjoyable night of theatre. As MANN… AND WIFE is getting closer to finishing its run here at Lyric, you might be wondering, where does it go from here? When...

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10 Reasons to See MANN… AND WIFE This Weekend

10 reasons why Lyric's MANN... AND WIFE is the perfect date for Valentine's weekend 1. Chances are, your relationship is going better than Henry's. What better validation of your relationship than watching a single guy’s desperate search for “the one?” 2. For once,...

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Q & A with the Creators (Part 2)

You've heard all about them as writers, now check out this interview with MANN... AND WIFE creators Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish about their life outside of the theatre, including their first dates! (See Part I of the Q & A here) What do you think of as the...

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The First Preview

"The audience is the final, and most integral part of development." First preview is always a pivotal moment in the theatre. After weeks of table work, musical rehearsals, staging, and tech, it is the first time that an audience gets to submit their opinion through...

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Q & A with the Creators (Part 1)

A chance meeting in college brought Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish together, and now they are the great minds behind MANN... AND WIFE. We're giving you an inside look at the process it took and how these two friends ended up writing this new musical comedy. We know...

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Happy Anniversary, MANN… AND WIFE!

Four Years Later... While Lyric’s production of MANN… AND WIFE is the World Premiere, this musical has been “under construction” for many years now. On February 2nd and 3rd 2012, Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish saw the first New York staged reading of What’s the Matter...

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The Book Behind MANN… AND WIFE

So should you read the book? By now it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to hear that MANN…AND WIFE is a musical adaptation of Dan Elish’s (Book and Lyrics) 2005 novel, Nine Wives. In my preparation for working on this production, I realized that it would be a...

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Meet the Man behind MANN

This Saturday, you have a chance to meet MANN… AND WIFE writer and co-lyricist Dan Elish. Join Dan for a book signing at Full Circle Bookstore on Saturday February 6th at 3:00pm, where he will be featuring Nine Wives, his hilarious novel that is the basis for the new...

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Win Free Tickets to MANN… AND WIFE

CAPTION THIS! First dates can be so awkward, or they can be really fun! For Henry Mann, they will probably be both. We want you to decide how this date is going. Each Friday, we will be posting a picture on Facebook of Henry on a night out. Use your creativity to come...

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Academy Gives Out Over $4,000 in Scholarships

Thanks to generous supporters- both individual and corporate- Lyric was able to award $4,724.10 in scholarships to 21 students for the Spring 2016 semester at Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy. These students learn confidence, self-reliance, and teamwork through theatre,...

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Art Can Make A Difference

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is a proud member agency of Allied Arts. For 45 years, Allied Arts has provided a way for the community to support and engage with central Oklahoma's cultural groups. A single donation to Allied Arts helps ensure that a variety of local arts...

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Remember Being Young And In Love

Meet the brilliant cast of Lyric’s THE FANTASTICKS, running April 6 through 24 at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre! This cast brings together some of Oklahoma’s most talented performers as they spin a charming fable of falling in love… and out of it again. Leading this timeless...

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Make a Love Connection with MANN… AND WIFE

Lyric’s MANN… AND WIFE tells the tale of hopeless romantic Henry Mann, and his search for the perfect date to his ex-almost-fiancee’s wedding. You don’t want to miss this world premiere! MANN… AND WIFE is also the collaborative debut of creators Douglas J. Cohen and...

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An Interview with Generation Y

I sat down with a couple of young adults to get their opinion on 10 basic trends of modern dating. Check out the quiz at the bottom to find out your ideal date spot! 1) How should a guy ask a girl out? GUY: Text her that you want to get together and then ask her in...

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Modern Dating, According to the Movies

When it comes to romantic comedies, movies like When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail are no longer relevant. Check out these flicks to see the modern idea of dating in action: Box: "Now, look, I have done the long distance thing. And it is hard. As hell. And it...

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Dating Is Not What It Used to Be

Gone are the days of traditional courtships, with nervous walks under romantic moonlight, quiet conversations in the corners of cozy cafes, long drives out to lovers point, and daring kisses under porch lights that always seems a little too bright. We've gone from...

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Casting Announced for MANN… AND WIFE

We're excited to announce the cast for Lyric's first show of 2016, MANN... AND WIFE! Meet Zachary Prince, Liz Shivener, and Mateja Govich, who will star in this world premiere musical comedy about relationships and finding love in the modern world. Broadway’s Zachary...

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LAST CHANCE: 7 Shows for the Price of 6

Don’t miss your last chance to get this fantastic deal- 7 shows for the price of 6! Premier season packages are still on sale, but not for much longer. Lyric’s 2016 season offers classic tales to world premieres; you won’t want to miss this FANTASTICK opportunity to...

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Get In On the Action with Our Academy

Prepare to be dazzled as the talented students of Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy will perform I WISH, and COMPLETE WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED) this spring! Have your student audition for CenterStage or The Play’s the Thing today! Auditions are still available for...

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All 2016 Single Tickets On Sale Soon!

All single tickets for Lyric’s 2016 season are on sale January 4th! Be the first to reserve your seats to these wonderful shows produced by Oklahoma’s leading professional theatre! This years season includes a vibrant mix of color, chaos and classics. Join Toto and...

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The Search for Toto

We know you’re pup is the light of your life, so why not put them in the spotlight? Your 13-18 lb trainable dog has the chance to star in Lyric’s upcoming summer production of The Wizard of Oz. Your dog, preferably in the terrier breed, must be able to perform basic...

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Save 20% When You Mention Lyric

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is partnering with Fabrics Unlimited this month! When you make a purchase January 11 through 15, you'll save 20% off your purchase of in-stock fabric or trim. In return, Lyric will receive 10% of your purchase price in a cash donation from...

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Q&A with a CAROL kid!

Gianna Hoffman is one of the children that performs in LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL. She is a 14-year-old freshman at Classen School of Advanced Studies. This is her second year in LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL and she is excited to be back on the Plaza stage! Come see this...

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#MyChristmasCarol

  #MyChristmasCarol Lyric Theatre wants to know YOUR family's holiday traditions. Do you drive together and look at Christmas lights with some toasty hot chocolate? Do you trim the tree and bake cookies to celebrate the holidays? Or do you come see LYRIC'S A...

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What you’ve always wondered about Scrooge!

What is it like to play Scrooge on stage? Christopher Bloch has been Lyric's Scrooge for the past two years and is excited about reprising this role! He has been in numerous productions around the country and was recently seen as Dad in BILLY ELLIOT this summer on the...

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QUESTIONS FOR A GHOST?

Do you have questions for a ghost? We do! We talked with Jennifer Teel who plays the Ghost of Christmas Past in LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Teel has been with Lyric for 4 years, and this is her 3rd time to be playing the Ghost of Christmas Past. Let's take a look at...

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Philanthropy Takes Center Stage

Carolyn and Don Zachritz are anything but average theatre-goers. As Lyric donors for 25 years, they have seen it all -- and definitely have their favorites! "We have really enjoyed coming to see LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL since 2011. It's a wonderful tradition that we...

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Give the Gift You Know Can’t Fail- Theatre

Give the gift of theatre this holiday season with a gift card to Lyric! What better way to show someone you care than by treating them to a night of rich, engaging theatre? Every theatre lover will be dazzled at the sight of this holiday treat! With great shows coming...

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Spring Classes are Filling Fast, Enroll Today

Do you have a young theatre lover at home? Sign them for classes at Lyric's Thelma Gaylord Academy! Spring class are right around the corner and there's still time to enroll. Voice, dance and acting lessons are available for students of all ages. Show productions...

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Rock 2016 With Lyric Season Tickets

Get ready to rock the new year with Lyric's amazing 2016 season, on sale now. From classics like THE WIZARD OF OZ to timeless tales of love like THE FANTASTICKS, there's something for everyone this season! Our 2016 season is kicking off in eight short weeks, and we...

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#LYRICSCAROL PHOTO CHALLENGE!

Can YOU spot the difference? Do you want to win a family 4-pack of tickets to LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL? Have we got a game for you! On the next two Tuesdays (November 10 and 17), we will be posting two photos on our Facebook page of past CAROL performances. Can you...

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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT A CHRISTMAS CAROL?

With Halloween wrapping up and Thanksgiving just around the corner, stores are starting to stock up on Christmas decorations as invitations to holiday festivities are being sent out. The hustle and bustle of the season is about to kick into high gear. What better way...

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SUPPORT ACT II

Many people don't realize that Lyric is actually a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies heavily on ticket sales AND contributed support to make our productions happen. In essence, ticket sales pay for Act I, but contributed support pays for Act II. Without support from...

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USE UP YOUR LYRIC GIFT CARDS

Have you received a Lyric gift card from a friend or loved one? Now is the time to use your balance! All Lyric gift cards must be used within one year of activation. If older cards are not used by December 20, 2015, they will be deactivated. Questions or want to know...

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Have you ever seen a world premiere?

      What does it truly mean to produce a world premiere performance? Lyrics BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR is a world premiere written and composed by Julia Jordan and Adam Gown. Originally performed at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of...

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Never heard of BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR? Check this out!

  What does it mean to be a world premiere musical? World premieres are typically the first formal performance in front of the general public. That being said, there is usually little information about world premieres until after they open. Since BERNICE BOBS HER...

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Around town: Musical takes first bow here

Published by The Journal Record - Read original article here Originally published on October 7, 2015 Around town: Musical takes first bow here Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is treating Oklahoma City to another world-premiere musical at its Plaza Theatre through Oct. 25....

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Post Show Discussions after BERNICE

After each performance of BERNICE, we invite you to a 30 minute post show discussion of the show. These discussions are an opportunity for the audience to chat about the musical with Lyric's Producing Artistic Director Michael Baron or Assistant Director Jennifer Teel...

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Does BERNICE Really Break the Rules?

Nothing beats the buzz in the air when you are on the edge of something exciting. That is exactly how women of the 1910s felt like. Women began to feel complacent in their traditional roles as housewife. While some opposed this desire to change, others pressed onward...

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The arrival of ‘new women’

1912 was a big year for the United States: not only was milk's favorite cookie introduced (Oreo's of course!) but the large, luxurious Titanic sank on her maiden voyage to New York City. That summer is where we find Bernice Harvey stuck in St. Paul, Minnesota with her...

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Have we got a haircut for you!

Have we got a haircut for you! Throughout the ages, women have gone to extreme lengths to refine and perfect their beauty image. In many cases this involves having the appropriate hairstyle of the time period. Our next musical BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR deals a lot with...

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Broadway Ball 2015

Let your mind wander back to the 20s: a time of short hemlines, bobbed hair and jazzy tunes. Sound like a good time? Then come to Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma City's 20th annual Broadway Ball! This black tie fundraising event will be full of drinks, dining and dancing as...

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Lyric Announces an Exciting 2016 Season

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is excited to announce our 2016 season. Featuring a mix of theatre favorites and new and interesting works, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Lyric's 2016 season includes: World premiere MANN . . . AND WIFE, February 3 - 21, 2016 at...

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BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR: A World Premiere Musical

Published by the National Alliance for Musical Theatre in thier Monthly Newsletter- Read the original article here. Originally published August 6, 2015 This month, we check in with Adam Gwon and Julia Jordan as they prepare their 2011 Festival Show Bernice Bobs Her...

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A Moment with Ashley Wells

A few blog posts ago, we got a glimpse into the involvement of some of the creative team members for the original production of  BILLY ELLIOT. However, where would #LyricsBILLYELLIOT be without the work of our LOCAL creative team?In this linked video, BILLY...

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Lyric Strikes the Right Chords in BILLY ELLIOT

Originally published August 6 on Oxford KarmaBy Larry LaneerOriginal article here: http://www.oxfordkarma.com/art/billy-elliot-performance-review/Lyric Theatre's summer season at Civic Center Music Hall has been more style than substance, but the company is ending its...

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Oklahoman Coaches Dialect, Voice for BILLY ELLIOT

"Rena is one of the nation's leading dialect coaches, and we've used her for everything from ‘A Christmas Carol' to ‘Oliver!' We're lucky to have someone like her living in this part of the country."- Artistic Director, Michael Baron Originally published on August 2,...

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Around Town: Strife, joy filled stage

Published by The Journal Record - Read original article here. Originally published on August 5, 2015 Around Town: Strife, joy filled stage What a wonderful mixture of strife (workers on strike) and joy (a 12-year-old boy chooses ballet over boxing). That's what's...

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Meet Brooks Landegger

New York; New York City Ballet: GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER (Nutcracker Prince, Fritz Stahlbaum, Party Boy), HARLEQUINADE (Scaramouche), CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS (Oliver Pendleton Percy), SWAN LAKE (Jester, Villager), ROMEO + JULIET (Mandolin Boy), THE MAGIC...

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The Themes of BILLY ELLIOT

The theme of BILLY ELLIOT is unique in that it is about so many things to so many people. I guarantee that no matter who you are or where your current walk of life is, you will connect to at least one theme on a personal level. The story has many relatable...

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From Boxing Gloves to Ballet Shoes

Originally published August 2 By Rick Rogers, The OKLAHOMAN Original article here http://newsok.com/from-boxing-gloves-to-ballet-shoes-oklahoma-citys-lyric-theatre-will-stage-billy-elliott/article/5437406/?page=2 Twelve-year-old Brooks Landegger probably has more...

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Meet Maggie Thatcher

If you've been keeping up with the new BILLY ELLIOT blog series thus far, you most likely have seen some neat stuff we've been sharing about the show. Our topics have ranged from the backstory behind why screenwriter Lee Hall wrote BILLY ELLIOT (it's  a loose...

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BILLY ELLIOT Dares to Dance and Dream

Originally published July 30 By Joan Gilmore, The Journal RecordOriginal article here http://journalrecord.com/2015/07/30/around-town-dare-to-dance-and-dream/Another hit musical brings an inspirational theme to Lyric Theatre's final production of the summer. The...

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Why we’re rooting for BILLY ELLIOT

BILLY ELLIOT, the musical is set in northeastern England during a time known as The Coal Miners Strike period of 1984-1985. On a more intimate level, the story portrays the effects of this strike period on communities and personal households. The magnitude of the...

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Getting BILLY ELLIOT up on its feet

They say curiosity killed the cat...but that's not the case here. I'll tell you what I mean. Have you wondered where the idea for the story BILLY ELLIOT originated from, where it originally premiered or even how the work has been awarded critically? If you're like me,...

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‘Did You Know?’ BILLY ELLIOT Style

With only one more show left in the Civic Center season, I thought it'd be cool if we took some time each day to learn a few neat things about the upcoming production of BILLY ELLIOT with the help of our dramaturg Colby. For instance, did you know the musical is an...

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BIG FISH is getting away at Lyric

Published by NEWSOK.com - Read original article here.Originally published on July 24, 2015BIG FISH is getting away at LyricWe forget, we adults, that storytelling is how all humans negotiate the world. We like to believe that there are "stories" for children and...

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BIG FISH Delivers an Emotional Payoff

Originally published in The Oklahoman on July 23, 2015. By Rick Rogers, for The Oklahoman. Bizarre occurrences in "Big Fish" occasionally make us wonder if this is a journey worth taking. Fortunately, the production by Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre convinces...

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Around Town: Lyrics BIG FISH makes waves

Published by The Journal Record - Read original article here.Originally published on July 22, 2015Around Town: Lyrics BIG FISH makes wavesLyric Theatre's newest production, Big Fish, will be remembered because it's such a perfect detailing of family...

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Fall into Lyric’s Academy this semester!

Don’t let your kids miss out on an incredible season at Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy! With three great shows and classes for every age, there is sure to be something for your young star to enjoy. At Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy, we’ve created a curriculum designed...

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Announcing Lyric’s 2017 Season!

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma has just announced our spectacular 2017 season! Become a part of the family and order your subscription today. With seven incredible shows in our 2017 season, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The 2017 season includes:       ASSASSINS,...

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Share the laughs with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE!

Laugh, sing, and dance with the Tony Award winning THE DROWSY CHAPERONE! This “musical-within- a-comedy” combines rogue gangsters, comic asides, and larger than life leading ladies in a show that pays tribute to why we love going to the theatre- to be entertained. THE...

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Celebrate Tradition with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Celebrate family with Tevye in one of the most beloved musicals of all time- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF! You’ll enjoy classics such as “Sunrise, Sunset”, “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker” in this brand new production. This production will incorporate American Sign...

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Around Town: New Broadway musical due

Published by The Journal Record - Read original article here.Originally published on July 14, 2015Around Town: New Broadway musical dueHaving just staged a longtime favorite musical, Mary Poppins, Lyric Theatre will produce a new Broadway musical, Big Fish, which...

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

 Published by NewsOK.com - Read original article here.Originally published on July 10, 2015Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!There really is only one word to describe the Lyric's production of "Mary Poppins" directed by Joe Deer. This version builds on the film...

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Around Town: MARY POPPINS takes flight, draws cheers

Published by The Journal Record - Read original article here.Originally published on July 8, 2015Around Town: MARY POPPINS takes flight, draws cheersOklahoma City's Lyric Theatre has put another winner onstage at Civic Center Music Hall. Don't miss this one, Mary...

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Oklahoma native Lindsie VanWinkle brings MARY POPPINS home

Published by The Oklahoman - Read original article here.Originally published on July 5, 2015Oklahoma native Lindsie VanWinkle brings MARY POPPINS homePortraying Mary Poppins at Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre is dream come true for New York-based actress originally from...

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Around Town: MARY POPPINS pops into Lyric

Published by The Journal Record - Read original article here. Originally published on July 1, 2015Around Town: MARY POPPINS pops into LyricEach night that Mary Poppins is on the Lyric Theatre stage, the darling nanny will come alive with her charm and...

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Around Town: O is for outstanding

 Published by The Journal Record - Read original article hereOriginally published on June 24, 2015Around Town: O is for outstandingFrom the first O of Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' to the final O of its title song, Oklahoma!, the Lyric Theatre cast had the...

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The history behind the lyrics of OKLAHOMA!

Published by The Oklahoman - Read original article hereOriginally published on June 22, 2015The history behind the lyrics of OKLAHOMA!From the moment the curtains part to reveal a cowboy singing a cheerful solo, the musical "Oklahoma!" alludes to a frontier of...

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Oklahoma City’s Lyric Theatre brings OKLAHOMA! home

Published by The Oklahoman - Read original article hereOriginally published on June 21, 2015 Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre brings OKLAHOMA! homeOklahoma City's Lyric Theatre will kick off its 53rd summer season with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic...

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Ayipioeeay! OKLAHOMA’s coming to the Civic Center

 Published by OKC Friday - Read orignial article hereOrignially published on June 19, 2015Ayipioeeay! OKLAHOMA's coming to the Civic CenterOklahoma!, the musical that originated the state song and revolutionized musical theatre, comes sweeping down the plain to...

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An OKLAHOMA! homecoming at Lyric Theatre

Published by The Norman Transcript - Read original article hereOriginally published on June 19, 2015An OKLAHOMA! homecoming at Lyric Theatre"OKLAHOMA!," the musical that originated the state song and revolutionized musical theatre with an unprecedented Broadway run...

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Around Town: Singing for OKLAHOMA!

Published by The Journal Record - Read original article hereOrignially published on June 10, 2015Around Town: Singing for Oklahoma!Our state song is from the famous musical Oklahoma!, and you've never heard it sung better than in Lyric Theatre's production of the...

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PRESS START To Learn Musical Theatre This Summer

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s Thelma Gaylord Academy will offer Camp Video this June, with the production of PRESS START as its culminating performance. Students in Camp Video will audition, rehearse, and present the show, all in two weeks. PRESS START transports us...

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Broadway and Brew Happens May 6- Don’t Miss It

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s young patron organization, the Understudies, will present the fourth annual Broadway & Brew at the Myriad Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 6. Join us to enjoy food, brews, and entertainment presented by Lyric! Geared toward the 40 and...

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THE FANTASTICKS Is On Stage Now!

The world’s longest running musical, THE FANTASTICKS is playing at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre right now! With a tuneful score, a charming story, and fun comic bits, it’s no wonder THE FANTASTICKS is one of the world’s most seen musicals. We hope you’re just as entranced...

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#MurderousMondays- Meet the Actors!

It takes serious talent to be able to play multiple characters. Particularly if you have to do character changes on a dime. Even more so if you have to accompany yourself on the piano! You won't see these guys complaining though; each one of the cast members...

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#MurderousMondays- Meet the Characters

For today's #MurderousMondays, we're introduing you to the many, many characters of MURDER FOR TWO. They're a slightly wacky bunch- though, have you ever seen a murder mystery that didn't involve slightly neuortic characters?First, we meet our protaganist- the...

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#MurderousMondays- 9 Days from Opening Night

It's hard to believe, but MURDER FOR TWO opens next week at the Plaza Theatre! Because we're nine days away from opening, we wanted to share 9 reasons we're looking forward to this hilarious show. Are you ready? Here goes the countdown...9) The show's set and props...

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#MurderousMondays- Get a Taste of MURDER FOR TWO

March is here, and along with the awkward transition from winter to spring, brings Oklahoma City MURDER FOR TWO! To continue our #MurderousMonday blog series, we're featuring a video preview of this madcap murder mystery.Doesn't the show look like a scream? We can't...

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#MurderousMondays- Meet the Writers

MURDER FOR TWO, the latest production coming to Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's Plaza Theatre, puts laughter in manslaughter. In this new musical making its regional premiere here in Oklahoma City, one actor plays the detective, one actor plays all the suspects, and they...

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PAGEANT ends this weekend

Published by Oklahoma Gazette - Read original article hereOrignially published on February 11, 2015PAGEANT ends this weekendPerhaps theatrical drag shows run their course. One wonders about that while watching Lyric Theatre's tepid production of Pageant: A Musical...

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Have A Girls Night Out with PAGEANT

Do you want to get together with your girl (or guy) friends, but haven't the faintest clue what to do? Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma has the deal for you. Enjoy our fabulous production of PAGEANT with 10 or more of your closest girlfriends, and get the best seats at a...

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PAGEANT: A beauty contest like you’ve never seen

Published by Oklahoma Magazine - Read orignial article here Originally published on January 28, 2015 THE PAGEANT: A beauty contest like you've never seen Opens Thursday,Jan. 29 –This musical comedy will have you laughing throughout the entire show. Pageant, a...

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Around Town: Unique ‘gals’ strut stuff

Published by The Journal Record - Read orignical article hereOrignially published on January 28, 2015Around Town: Unique 'gals' strut stuffLyric Theatre's first show of the season is its first hit of the season. Pageant is a musical comedy about six contestants in the...

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Lyric season opener amplifies hilarity of beauty contests

 Published by Oklahoma Gazette - Read orignial article hereOriginally published on January 28, 2015Lyric season opener amplifies hilarity of beauty contestsLyric Theatre opens its 2015 season with the hilarious and ever-popular Pageant: A Musical Beauty Contest....

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Meet The Cast of PAGEANT- Part 1

The "natural born females" of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's upcoming production of PAGEANT are not easy to embody- it takes a special type of cast to make these beauty queens come to life. Luckily, we've assembled the perfect group for this side-splittingly funny...

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PAGEANT

 Published by The Oklahoman - Read original article hereOriginally published on January 23, 2015PAGEANTThe musical comedy "Pageant," a riotous spoof of beauty contests, opens at Lyric at the Plaza in Oklahoma City this week. In this comedy by Albert Evans, Bill...

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Lyric Theatre’s PAGEANT

Published by Uncovering Oklahoma - Read original article hereOriginally published on January 21, 2015Lyric Theatre's PAGEANTLyric Theatre of Oklahoma will open its much-anticipated 2015 Season with six unique contestants vying for Miss Glamouresse in PAGEANT, a...

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Glitter and Tulle- The Costumes of PAGEANT

Over the past 16 years, Lyric has experienced lots of changes, from moving from Oklahoma City University's Kirkpatrick Auditorium to the Civic Center Music Hall, to the opening of the Plaza Theatre. There have been a few constants in that period of time, and our...

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Meet PAGEANT Director Ashley Wells

PAGEANT starts rehearsals tonight, and we're excited to have everyone all together! You can meet the cast right here on our website. This hysterical musical comedy introduces the audience to six very different pageant contestants, all competing for the title of Miss...

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Around Town: PAGEANT tells funny story

 Published by The Journal Record - Read orignial article hereOrignially published on January 8, 2015Around Town: PAGEANT tells funny storySix unique contestants vie for the title of Miss Glamouresse in PAGEANT, the first play in Lyric Theatre's 2015 season, and...

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Lyric’s Holiday Hours

Just like Bob Cratchit in LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Lyric's staff will be taking some time off for the holidays. Our box office will be open the following hours from December 24 to January 5: December 24- 10 AM to 1 PMDecember 25: CLOSEDDecember 26- 3 PM to 6 PM; 1...

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What’s Your Favorite Carol? Part 2

With over 17 traditional carols, LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a feast for the ears! The cast sounds wonderful singing some of our most classic Christmas songs, and it makes us smile every time that we hear it. We polled our staff to see which of those songs was their...

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What’s Your Favorite Carol? Part 1

The cast of LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL sings over 17 carols throughout the show- some very familiar and often sung, and a few that you only hear every now and again. The addition of these Christmas classics brings so much joy and life to the show, and it's one of my...

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Meet Contestant Number One…

2015 is starting off with a bang at the Plaza Theatre! For the first time since our extremely successful 2004 and 2006 productions, Lyric Theratre of Oklahoma is proud to present PAGEANT. With six unique contestants stopping at nothing to become Miss Glamouresse,...

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Your PAGEANT Primer

The ecstasy of success, the agony of defeat, and beautiful (or ridiculous) gowns to boot- it's just plain fun to watch a beauty pageant. Lyric is very excited to bring back PAGEANT to the Plaza Theatre this January! Don't come to PAGEANT expecting it to be a typical...

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The Family of LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL 2

Mandy JiranWhat brings you back to perform LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL year after year?The cast of players.What is your favorite moment during the show?The audience response to the "magic moments" in the show. The kid's gasps, cries, oooh's and ahh's. Theatre...

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The Family of LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Everyone loves being surrounded by family around the holidays, and the cast of LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL is no exception. Many members of the cast have been in the show since Lyric's first production of it in 2011, and we asked a few cast members what keeps them...

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My 5 Favorite Things About AN INSPECTOR CALLS

I'll admit it; I'm a theatre dork. I have a deep love for a well done Shakespeare or Chekov production, I follow Playbill.com obsessively for the latest theatre news, and a trip to New York where I see a few Broadway shows is my idea of a great vacation. Some shows...

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Behind the Scenes of AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's staff and production team is busily getting ready for opening night of AN INSPECTOR CALLS. We're excited to show Oklahoma this wonderful theatrical thriller. Jonathan Beck Reed, who plays Inspector Goole, was kind enough to take some behind...

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#internlife: So Long, Farewell

The time has come for me to say goodbye. Apparently there's this thing called "school" that I have to go back to...It's been a fantastic summer and I'm sad to go. Working with Inasmuch Foundation for three summers and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma for two has taught me so...

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#internlife: Meet Cindy Ludwig

Our incredible Hair Designer, Cindy Ludwig, has worked for 28 years doing wigs for regional theatre and opera. She was kind enough to sit down with me and talk about all things hairy! Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: Can you explain to me what your company does?Cindy...

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#internlife: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Summary

Some of you have probably never seen A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, which is a shame, but it's okay becuase I'm here to help! I'm going to give you some quick plot points, but I'm leaving some things a mystery so you have to come see the show!To begin, the story is set in...

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Meet Melissa Griffith

It's hard to believe, but in nine short weeks, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma rehearses, performs, and closes 4 very different shows at the Civic Center Music Hall. It is a grueling schedule for everyone involved, but particularly the actors who are cast in back to back...

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#internlife: The Little Things

I know it seems silly, but it truly is the little things in life that make us happy! For example, I love getting sent on errands. Running around doing things for my supervisors is part of being an intern, but it also mixes up my day a little, which is fun!It also...

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Meet the Cast of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma casts actors hailing from all over the nation, and also includes many local performers. This combination makes for phenomenal shows. A few leads from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC answered a few questions for us- get to know them below!Dee...

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#internlife: From Silly to Sweden

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT has come and gone, and oh boy, was it awesome or what?! It might go down as my favorite Lyric production of all time! I actually was able to watch four of the six performances; I might be addicted to laughter! So, although we are sad to see...

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#internlife: Props

I was lucky enough to spend part of my morning with Coutrney Strong our Props Designer. She took me around the prop shop and explained some of the prop-making process to me! I learned that things are not always what they appear. For example, from off-stage, food often...

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#internlife: Actor Spotlight – Meet Matthew Alvin Brown

One of our incredible actors, Matthew Alvin Brown, was willing to meet up with me and answer some fun questions. If you didn't catch Matt as Scuttle in THE LITTLE MERMAID, you really missed out! Next up, he's Sir Robin in MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT. He's an awesome guy...

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#internlife: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

The first time I stepped foot in the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Production Center when actors were running about during a rehearsal, it was a little overwhelming... That was last summer during TARZAN, and boy, have I learned a lot since then. Here are my favorite...

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#internlife: From Fish to Finland

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is over... and I don't know about you, but I'm gonna miss that precious and hilarious show! But, as much as I'll miss having "She's in Love" stuck in my head for days on end, it's time for a new show and a new crazy theatrical ride!...

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#internlife: Spamalot Dancealot

So, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT rehearsals have started, and oh my gosh - this show sounds SO good! The men in the show have the most incredible voices. Sometimes I just stand outside the studio and listen for a few minutes during rehearsal (which isn't creepy at all,...

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#internlife: Little Mermaid is Big Fun

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is halfway done! Eek! It is so good, guys! You really have to come see it. Amanda Lea LaVergne is downright delightful as Ariel in opposition to Emily Skinner with the perfect mix of creepy and enchanting as Ursula. Both leading females...

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#internlife: Happy Clam

Do you wish you were a mermaid (or merman for all you gentlemen out there)? I know I do! For decades, people have wanted to be mermaids, which is ironic because all Ariel wants to do is be human. I feel like I can make a pretty good argument for "mermaidness" - here...

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Meet the Cast of DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID!

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma casts actors hailing from all over the nation, and also includes many local performers. This combination makes for phenomenal shows. A few leads from DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID answered a few questions for us- get to know them below! Amanda...

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#internlife: From Miserable to Mermaid

Shows here go so quickly. They rehearse for two weeks then run for only 6 performances, and then the next show starts! It's an incredible process to witness and be a part of, but also overwhelming. I don't know about you guys, but I get attached to shows! LES...

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#internlife: Donor Reception

One of the great projects I get to be a part of here at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is our Donor Reception! Donor Reception is exactly what it sounds like - a special reception for our donors, specifically those who donate $750 or more. It's held during intermission of...

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LES MIZ Costume and Set Designers

There is SO much that goes on behind the scenes to make these incredible productions! Most people don't think past the actors or musicians, but there are dozens of people who make every single item for the show - for example, sets and cosutmes! We caught up with set...

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Facebook Ticket Contest

Coming soon: another chance to win a free ticket to one of our summer shows! Next up is A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and the name of the game is "Pixilated Posters" Stephen Sondheim is a composer and lyricist who wrote A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC among other musicals. For this...

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MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT Facebook Ticket Contest

Today, you have another chance to win a free ticket to one of our summer shows! Next up is MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, and the name of the game is "Crazy Quotes." For this contest, quotes from a Monty Python film will be posted to Facebook, and in order to win, you must...

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LES MISERABLES Facebook Ticket Contest

Our first Facebook ticket contest for 2014 is finally here! First up is LES MISÉRABLES and the name of the game is "Movie Musicals." In order to win this contest, a picture of a famous actor /actress from a movie musical will be uploaded to Facebook and you must...

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#internlife: What it’s like to be the Intern

 Because I'm sure all of you dear readers really want to know what it's like for me as the intern here at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, here's a blog about it! So really... what is "#internlife"? Intern life is a whirlwind of exciting show activities and office...

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#internlife: LES MISÉRABLES rehearsal

I had the incredible privilege of watching a few minutes of LES MISÉRABLES rehearsal the other day and oh. my. gosh. Seriously, people, this show is going to be beyond incredible. Chuck Wagner and Danny Rothman sound phenomenal. Victoria Huston-Elem as...

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Meet our LES MIZ leads!

One of the most incredible things (in my opinion) about Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is that we compile local talent as well as actors from across the country, including New York! This combination makes for phenomenal shows. Everyone is so hardworking and kind. Three...

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Ticket Giveaway for Summer Shows!

Since we had such an awesome response to our social media contests last year, you now have the chance to win a ticket to this season's summer musicals! You have the opportunity to win a free ticket to LES MISERABLES, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, and A LITTLE NIGHT...

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#internlife: Crazy Kiddos

I had the pleasure of spending some time with the children currently in Lyric's Thelma Gaylord Academy production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. The kids are awesome! I asked them what they love about the Academy, as well as which of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's shows...

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See Emily Skinner in BROADWAY, HER WAY!

You can join Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner for her one night only cabaret performance in BROADWAY, HER WAY. Skinner will star in Lyric's productions of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and has captivated audiences worldwide with her electric...

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#internlife: The Costume Shop

One of the best parts of being an intern is getting to see what happens in all departments. This morning I got to go down the street to our Production Center and visit our Costume Shop. Take a look! The hoop skirt frame is used to keep a skirt in place,...

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#internlife

My name is Becca and I am Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's summer intern! Inasmuch Foundation hires summer interns and then distributes us across the city to some of their grant recipients, one of which is Lyric! This is my second summer with Lyric and I could not be more...

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Why We Love Arts Day at the Capitol

On Wednesday, a good chunk of our staff spent an hour or two representing Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma at Arts Day at the Capitol. Lyric has been attending this advocacy event for the past three years, and it is something we look forward to every year! Why? Well... 1) We...

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Should You Attend Broadway and Brew?

 In a city as vibrant as OKC, it's hard to decide what to do on any given Friday night. What art walk is going on that night? Is there a Thunder game on? There are simply too many options! One of our favorite Friday night activities is 10 short days away- that...

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Building the Barricades

As of this very writing, we are 72 days, 4 hours, and a handful of minutes away from the orchestra playing the first chords of LES MISERABLES at the Civic Center Music Hall. It is going to be one of the biggest shows Lyric has ever produced. There are over 40 members...

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8 Reasons You Should Not Miss TRIANGLE

It seems like everywhere I look these days, I see a new list-style blog, with titles like "The 24 Weirdest Things Ever Seen On The London Underground" or "The 17 Funniest Dog Pranks". TRIANGLE is consuming many of my thoughts, and I couldn't help but compose my...

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Time Travel Through Set Design

Long before the rehearsal process for a show begins, hours and hours of work have been put into the production already. Marketing materials are developed, designers have made renderings and plans, and the stage manager has drawn up breakdowns, run sheets, and complex...

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Post show discussions after TRIANGLE

After each performance of TRIANGLE, we invite you to a 30 minute post show discussion of the show. These discussions are an opportunity for the audience to chat about the play with Lyric's Artistic Director Michael Baron and his guests. As an audience member, you will...

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Theatrical Costume Sale

Lyric will be holding a costume sale on March 14 & 15 at Lyric's Production Center, 1801 NW 16th.Hours are 1pm - 7pm on Friday and 10am - 4pm on Saturday.Items for sale include:CostumesVintage ClothingShoesFabric yardageWedding DressesFormal GownsCash and Credit...

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Technician Interviews

  Ladies and Gentlemen,For those of you who don’t know me, I’d like to introduce myself, Dawn Drake.  I was most recently with  the Coastal Carolina University Theatre Department and previously the TD for Signature Theatre in Washington, DC. ...

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Megan Mullally Returns to Lyric

 Can you believe it? Emmy Award-winning actress and Oklahoma City native Megan Mullally will return to Lyric's stage for the first time since 2004 in MEGAN MULLALLY AND STEPHANIE HUNT ARE "NANCY AND BETH". The actresses will perform their bawdy and edgy comedic...

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Through a Child’s Eyes

Just a week ago, students from Lyric's Thelma Gaylord Academy presented their first production of the new school year, GODSPELL, JR., at the Plaza Theatre. The show was a great success. One of the cast members, Kyra Williford, 13, wrote an essay for school about her...

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Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You

Want to know more about the stars of last summer's stunning production of THE KING AND I? You've come to the right place! We asked them a few pressing questions and this is what they had to say:Heather Geery-Mayfield, AnnaWhy are you excited to play Anna?I am excited...

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A Brand New Musical Is Coming to Lyric

We're so excited that the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) featured Lyric's upcoming production of the brand new musical TRIANGLE in their newsletter this week! The article includes an interview with writers Tom Mizer and Curtis Moore. A condensed version...

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Two Worlds, One Family

In case you missed it, the South Lobby of the Civic Center Music Hall featured profiles of many of our summer actors and artistic staff during the run of TARZAN, THE KING AND I, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES and BIG RIVER. We asked members of the cast of TARZAN to answer a...

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Renew for 2014 & WIN!

Renew your season tickets by August 10* & be entered in a drawing for:Free Civic Center parking and pass to the donor receptionHead to your shows at the Civic Center Music Hall next summer without bringing extra cash for parking or refreshments at the consession...

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Where Literature Meets the Stage

Well, it's happened. The weeks have flown by and we are now quickly approaching Lyric's last show of the summer, Roger Miller's country music masterpiece BIG RIVER, running August 6 through 10 at the Civic Center Music Hall. With the last show comes, of course, one...

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Join Us For the Academy Open House

Lyric's Thelma Gaylord Academy has been educating the youth of Oklahoma City and surrounding suburbs since 2001 in the art of musical theatre, acting, dance, vocal performance and more. Enrollment continues to grow year after year and now is your chance to enroll...

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How Well Do You Know Your Oklahoma Celebrities?

Can you believe that we’re halfway through our summer shows? Time flies when you're having fun! It’s about time for Oklahoma’s favorite son to take the stage in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, July 23 – 27 at the Civic Center Music Hall.Keeping with the “famous Oklahomans”...

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At Lyric, We’re Family

Calling all Lyric past and current performers, board members, volunteers and employees! What would our 50th Anniversary be if we didn't take time to honor those who have made our theatre so successful on stage and behind-the-scenes for the last 50 years?On Saturday,...

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Dancing Through 2013 with OKC Ballet

What could be better than two non-profits coming together to enrich the lives of students? Beginning this summer, Lyric is excited to partner with one of our favorite, fellow local arts organizations, the Oklahoma City Ballet. Students from OKC Ballet's Summer...

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Decode the Show

One summer show down, three to go and it's social media game time! Play with us and you could win a free ticket to see Lyric's production of THE KING AND I, running July 9 through 13. We have a different kind of game this time around. Instead of playing a guessing...

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Limited Engagement with Tommy Tune

He's the legend behind the original productions of THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, NINE and GRAND HOTEL--don't miss Tommy Tune as he appears at the Plaza Theatre for two nights only, July 18 and 19!In Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, Broadway's tallest tapper takes to the Plaza...

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Monkey Around For a Free Ticket to TARZAN

 First of all, thank you everyone who participated in our “Guess the Glass” contest back in March! Since we had such an awesome reaction to the game, you now have the chance to win a ticket to our upcoming summer musicals! Much like “Guess the Glass,” each of the...

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Lyric and the Tonys

Last night was one of my favorite television nights of the year- the Tony Awards were on! I love watching the musical numbers from this year's nominees, making my guesses on who will win (I totally called PIPPIN!), and getting my theatre fix straight from the Broadway...

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An Introduction to Stage Management

Our actors start rehearsal tomorrow, but our stage management team has been hard at work for a week preparing for their arrival.But first, what does a stage management team do? Essentially, the stage managers ensure that all the elements that a rehearsal or scene may...

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An Actor’s Arrival to OKC

Tomorrow, we prepare to welcome our out-of-town actors for TARZAN! We're so excited to welcome this wonderful bunch to Oklahoma City. Matthew, our company manager, makes sure that our out of town actors, technicians, and designers have all that they need during their...

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Flowers Are Blooming

With Lyric's season at the Civic Center starting in a few short weeks, everyone is in a flurry of preparations. Our technical staff is working hard, our box office is taking lots of ticket orders, and our administrative staff is wrapping up the loose ends. We're so...

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The Lyric Teens

Did you know that the ushers for every Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma production are volunteers? We're lucky to have a wonderful group who support Lyric in one of the most important ways- making your experience as a patron the best that it can be.During Lyric's early...

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Thanks for Your Support

Imagine, if you will, a world without our individual donors. Our productions would decrease from this:To this:While this is an over exaggeration, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma not only relies on our ticket sales to support our work. We also rely on the help of our...

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Making the Props

When you see a show, you see all sorts of props. They're the food thta's set on the trays, or the important letter with a secret, or that gun that pops out with a "Bang!" sign. We're lucky to have Courtney Strong, who has designed props for our Civic Center...

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What It Means To Produce

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is proud to produce each and every one of the productions that we present to Oklahomans. But the word "produce", in a theatrical sense, can be a confusing one, and one that is difficult to understand by even the most seasoned theatre person....

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Pay It Forward to Lyric

Have you been to S and B’s Burger Joint? With four different locations around the metro area, this local restaurant is very popular, with good reason. The food is fresh and the variety of burgers available is pretty incredible- from burgers topped with peanut butter to parmesan.

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Meet Julie Johnson

Did you attend RAGTIME? What about ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE? If so, you've seen the talented Julie Johnson on stage. If not, don't worry- you've still got the chance! Julie will be performing at our FREE concert next Saturday, June 1! Julie has always wanted to be a...

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TARZAN is Coming!

TARZAN starts rehearsals in two weeks! It's hard for our staff to believe that our Civic Center season starts in four short weeks, but we can't wait. Our production of TARZAN will be the Oklahoma premiere, and its going to be quite the spectacle. Here are our top five...

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Lyric Through the Decades: The ’90s

As we look back at the past 50 years, we're very lucky that we have photographs of many of the shows! Take a look at what Lyric productions looked like back in the 1990s- did you see any of these productions?SOUTH PACIFIC, 1994 MAME, 1990 FIDDLER ON THE...

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Our Neighborhood

Today, I got the chance to attend the Urban Pioneer Awards, hosted by the Plaza District. It was great to see so many people from our neighboring businesses, as well as community leaders who have long supported our area. We are proud to call this special place home,...

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Summer Fun at the Academy

The kids are (almost) out of school, the days are getting warmer, and some of our summer technical staff has arrived- for the Lyric staff, the summer season is here! Sometimes, its hard to find fun activities during this time of year, and Lyric might have an answer-...

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The Stars Align for TARZAN

In a little over two weeks, we’ll begin rehearsals for TARZAN! We’re so excited to start rehearsals for this high-flying Oklahoma premiere. This spectacular show will kick off our 50th summer season, and we’re bringing in an amazing crew of actors and technical staff...

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“It’s Always Unique”: Meet Our Board

This is post number 15 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about hereI always think that Lyric's staff is a lucky one, because we have a wonderful Board of Directors who support us on the mission of providing excellent theatre to all Oklahomans....

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Lyric Through the Decades: The ’80s

This is post number 14 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about hereAs we look back at the past 50 years, we're very lucky that we have photographs of many of the shows! Take a look at what Lyric productions looked like back in the 1980s- the...

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“We’re Working Together”: Meet the Staff

This is post number 13 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about hereWhen you see a show produced by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, you know that you're seeing the fruits of hard work by the cast and crew on that particular show. What is less...

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Learn About the Plaza

This is post number 12 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about hereWe all know the beautiful Plaza Theatre as it stands open today. Its red marquee looks spectacular on any evening in the bustling Plaza District, whether you're looking at it...

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Lyric Through the Decades: The ’70S

This is post number 11 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about hereAs we look back at the past 50 years, we're very lucky that we have photographs of many of the shows! Take a look at what Lyric productions looked like back in the 1970s- they...

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Season Tickets Are On the Way

This is post number 9 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about hereNames blurred to protect the innocent!Do you see those envelopes? They've taken over our ticket office, which can only mean one thing- season tickets are on their way to our...

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“That Family Feeling”: Meet the Staff

This is post number 8 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about here!When you see a show produced by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, you know that you're seeing the fruits of hard work by the cast and crew on that particular show. What is less...

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Support the Arts!

This is post number 7 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about here!On Wednesday of last week, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma attended Arts Day at the Capitol. We attended this event along with forty-nine other arts organizations from across...

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Lyric Through the Decades: The ’60s

This is post number 6 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about here!Thanks to AMC, many of us think back to Mad Men fashion when we think of the 60s. Though you won't see any of it featured in the following pictures, something other than...

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“Why Me? I Can’t Sing!”: Meet Our Board

This is post number 5 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about hereAny non-profit organization is only as good as its Board of Directors- which is why Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is pretty fantastic! Since our inception, we've had strong support...

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The Plaza’s Latest Addition

This is post number 4 in our 50 Posts for 50 Years series- check out what it's about here!Have you been to the Plaza Theatre since November 15? If not, you haven't seen the latest addition to our theatre's lobby- a plaque honoring our fourteen founders, and a portrait...

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Watch the Past 50 Years

This is post number 3 in our 50 Post for 50 Days series- see what it's all about here!Over the past fifty years, Lyric has changed in scope- from productions at Oklahoma City University to the Civic Center Music Hall, from basic costumes to costumes that rival...

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50 Posts for 50 Years

Everyone loves a good celebration, right? Sometimes it involves cake, or party hats, or streamers. But in almost all situations, it involves those who are your favorite people, and who have gotten you through all sorts of situations. This year, Lyric is celebrating...

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Helping Lyric Give Back

From Broadway theatres to the Civic Center and Lyric's Plaza Theatre, donor contributions play a significant part in musical theatre at every level. A recently published article in The Oklahoman detailed the large amount of contributed support needed to sustain...

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Lyric Alumni Do Great Things

As I was watching the Oscars, I squealed as Kristin Chenoweth performed the closing song. As a fellow 4' 11" girl, I've always felt a special kinship with this Broadway star. Plus, she has a voice to die for- and performed at Lyric! Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma has had...

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Tennessee Williams: The Man, The Playwright

As one of the most notable figures in American literature and playwrighting, there is so much information out there about Tennesee Williams. On the flip side, although many of us are familiar with his work, most don't know about his personal background and from where...

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Who Says a Glass Menagerie Isn’t Fun?

Hello, again! I made it through the first month of my internship and I think it's going pretty well.  I mean, I haven't broken down in tears or anything, so that's a good sign. I'm ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with a theatre like Lyric!  I grew...

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From The Mouths of Babes

One of the many special features of LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL is that there are so many fantastic child actors included. Lyric is lucky to have a wealth of talented kids from the Thelma Gaylord Academy just itching to audition for our mainstage productions. So, this...

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“God Bless Us, Every One.”

As a nonprofit organization that has been supported by the generosity of Oklahomans for 50 years, it's impossible for those of us at Lyric to not wonder how we can give back to the community that has done so much for our theatre and the Thelma Gaylord Academy. Last...

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Looking Forward to 2013

2013 will be here before we know it, and as the new year approaches, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is preparing to celebrate our 50th anniversary! On January 9, 1963, the statement of purpose was written, and the first officers of the Board of Directors were elected. We...

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Gift Buying, Simplified

We all have those people in our lives--the what-do-you-buy-for-the-person-who-has-everything friend; the I-only-like-my-cats aunt; the I-prefer-to-pick-out-my-own-gifts dad--that are impossible to buy holiday presents for. We have the perfect solution to take the...

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My Day With Chesapeake

In case you haven't heard, the second annual run of LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL kicked off last Friday. The first few performances have been wonderful, but I want to take a moment to tell you about a recent event I was fortunate to attend. One of Lyric's biggest...

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The Costume is Everything

Although we at Lyric have been unofficially celebrating Halloween since THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP opened on October 10, the rest of you are most likely working to put up your best fall decorations and planning your fantastic (or ridiculous) Halloween costumes. So, that...

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Watch IRMA VEP Come to Life

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is a theatre built by Oklahomans for Oklahoma audiences. We employ over 250 Oklahomans each year to build the sets, sew the costumes, hang and focus the lighting instruments, and perform in these productions. One of the great pleasures of my...

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Who’s Irma Vep?

As you may or may not know, I'm the director for Lyric's next production, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP. We're in the middle of rehearsing the show right now, and it's going to be totally hilarious. You really do not want to miss it. Get the inside scoop on THE MYSTERY OF...

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IRMA VEP and the Movies

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP is a parody of all things Gothic melodrama- loud sound effects, thunderstorms, cobwebs, and all that goes with it. It is also a great spoof of several classic movies,including Alfred Hitchcock's REBECCA.Made in 1940 and winner of Best Picture...

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What in the World Is a “Penny Dreadful”?

Example of a penny dreadful coverTHE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP just happens to be subtitled as "a penny dreadful." The phrase "penny dreadful" was unknown to me, until I began learning about the show. My first thought was that it must mean that it was a "pretty dreadful"...

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Don’t Miss Lyric’s 2013 Season

If you attended SWEET CHARITY, CALL ME MADAM, or CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY, you got to hear the full announcement of our 50th anniversary season in 2013! If you missed it, we've filmed it for you. I think Michael and Ashley have been a little too caught up in the...

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Music For a Pick-Me-Up

Some days, you just need that extra pick-me-up, that even a cup of coffee can't provide. The only thing that will hit the spot and give you a boost is the perfect piece of music. Working at a theatre, my preferred musical choices are show tunes. If I'm having a rough...

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A Conversation with Chita Rivera

Sometimes, you're lucky enough to meet someone that you have admired for a long time. I got that chance Monday afternoon, when Michael Baron, artistic director for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, interviewed Chita Rivera. While I was behind one of the cameras, I got to...

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Behind the Scenes at the Civic Center

August is here, and you know what that means- Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's time at the Civic Center Music Hall is coming to a close for 2012. But, we're wrapping it up in a big way, and you won't want to miss CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY. Join me as I give you a peek of...

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My last few weeks as an intern

This summer has flown by and has been a ton of fun in the process. I am so grateful to have been able to work at such an incredible place. I have learned a lot about the business of running a theatre and a non-profit and it is not easy, but it is very fulfilling. Even...

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Sweet Charity

One show down. It's crazy how fast this summer is going. The second show of the Summer Season, Sweet Charity, opens this week and it is bound to be an incredible show! Sweet Charity is a very fun show filled with Fosse style dancing and great music. The cast,...

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Opening Week

This week has been crazy! I never knew how much went on behind the scenes of opening week until now. I helped set up the donor reception area, I moved boxes full of food and drinks and ran around town picking up different items needed for the area. By the time we were...

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The Broadway Preshow Show with Wilson (the Intern)

The Broadway Preshow Show with Wilson (the Intern) Wilson the Intern here! In Oklahoma City we are so excited about the new developments that are happening downtown. It's an amazing thing to see the city grow and come into a unique place to live. But with all of the...

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How To Drive Downtown

***NEW ALERT FROM THE CIVIC CENTER - Dropping off patrons must happen on the north or south side of the building until Thursday, June 28. The new drive in front(on the east side) will not be ready until this time.Project 180 is still a work in progress in the downtown...

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The Summer is Here!

Wow! I can't believe that our summer season has already started- there's so much going on at Lyric right now! Get a taste of everything on my latest video blog- which, for some reason, has most of the staff...

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Another Week in the Life of a Lyric Intern

This week was a lot of fun. I have been working on the "Broadway Preshow Show with Wilson (The Intern)" most of the week and that has been fun seeing all of it come together. The Preshow will highlight Lyric's Thelma Gaylord Academy students to show off the future of...

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Interacting with Musical Interactive

Which would you prefer- learning from a book, or from a singing and dancing troupe of actors who interact with you? The latter sounds like fun, doesn't it? That is exactly what we do with our Musical Interactive program, which travels to schools across the state of...

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Who’s Who- Chita Rivera

School is closing down for a few months, the temperatures are rising quickly, and ice cream becomes the dessert of choice. You know what that means- it’s summertime! For Lyric, summer is a very busy time of year, but also very rewarding. Because our theatre began as a...

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My First Week as an Intern

Editor's Note: This post is written by Wilson, one of the interns working in our offices this summer. You can look forward to his blog posts each week.Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma has been a place that I have called home for many years. I was a kid in the Thelma Gaylord...

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Help Us Help Others

During the 2011 run of Lyric’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma raised over $18,000 for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Now, we’re getting the chance to support this wonderful organization again, along with the help of the Plaza District!During LIVE on...

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What is THEO AND THE MAGIC ROAD?

Matt Brown, RoKademY instructor, blogs about the Themla Gaylord Academy's upcoming production of THEO AND THE MAGIC ROAD.Just what IS this THEO AND THE MAGIC ROAD nonsense? I don't get it? Is it a kid's show? A show FOR kids? A show PERFORMED by kids? Will my kids...

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OKC’s Festival of the Arts

We took a field trip out of the office today! Every year in late April, the Oklahoma City Arts Council puts on the Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City. It’s a great way to kick off the warm months of year, with lots of activities for all ages and...

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Michael Visits New York City

Last week was great- I took an amazing trip to New York City, along with one of our Associate Board members, Jennifer Long. Jennifer's parents generously purchased the trip for her at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2011 Broadway Ball, and we had a wonderful time. We saw...

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Beth Leavel Is Coming to Lyric!

If you've been seeing Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma productions for a few years, you might remember our production of ANNIE, in 2004. In this production, Beth Leavel appeared as Mrs. Hannigin- here's a picture to help jog your memory. We're excited to announce that Ms....

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Pride Night Special Event During SPRING AWAKENING!

We have read so many incredible reviews about our show running right now, SPRING AWAKENING! Here are some of the responds we have recieved from theatre-goers who have seen the show already......"Can't give Lyric Theatre enough credit for bringing SPRING AWAKENING to...

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From Script to Stage: The Performance

Last week, SPRING AWAKENING made its official Oklahoma premiere. Our audiences seem to be enjoying it so far! We pieced together some of the best moments from the show, for your viewing enjoyment. Take a look!Missed an entry in the series? Check them out here:From...

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Ladies Night Special Event During SPRING AWAKENING!

We have read so many incredible reviews about our show running right now, SPRING AWAKENING! Here are some of the responds we have recieved from theatre-goers who have seen the show already......"Can't give Lyric Theatre enough credit for bringing SPRING AWAKENING to...

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From Script to Stage: The Rehearsal Room

Have you ever wondered how a cast and crew rehearses for a new show? Now, you have the chance to see it! We took a peek into the rehearsal room while the cast was working on choreographing and perfecting "My Junk" from SPRING AWAKENING.Was it different than you...

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From Script to Stage: Meet the Cast

The cast of SPRING AWAKENING is full of energy and talent. We got the chance to sit down with Alex John Enterline (Georg), Simone Raquel Laday (Thea), and Ryan Fitzgerald (Ernst) to tell us about the reason they chose to pursue theatre professionally. You can see them...

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From Script to Stage: The Dramaturg

In bringing a role from the script to the stage, the cast and crew must think about when and where the play is set, particularly with period pieces. Because the time and place is often very different from our own, the actors and director must know about how society...

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Adults and Teenagers: It Ain’t Easy

We're knee deep in the rehearsal process for SPRING AWAKENING right now, and we couldn't be more excited to see the Oklahoma premiere come to life! One of the major issues in this show is the relationship between teenagers and adults. I can distinctly remember how...

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How Were Your Teen Years?

"I don't care if you were the handsome, smart jock, like Melchior, or you were completely messed-up, sex-obsessed Moritz, or whatevery you were in high school- you were still going through this transition from boy to many, or girl to woman. And it's awkward."- Duncan...

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From Script to Stage: The Director’s Concept

Welcome back to our "From Script to Stage" series! One of the key components any director creates for a new show is their concept. This can be anything from the themes that they hope to highlight to setting the production within a specific time period. This week,...

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The Apprentice Institute

Do you love to create the magic of theatre? Is singing or dancing not your thing, but you love to get your hands dirty with the set or lights? Are you currently enrolled in 10th through 12th grade? We have an amazing opportunity for you, The Institute.We're searching...

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From Script to Stage: The Casting Process

We're continuing our From Script to Stage series this week! Michael Baron, artistic director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, describes how he went about choosing the actors for this production of SPRING AWAKENING. All the teenagers are from local universities-...

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It’s Audition Time!

Next week, I'll be watching many of Oklahoma's own audition for me for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2012 season at the Civic Center. I can't wait to see the great local talent that we have around here. I've got more information for you about auditions in my monthly...

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Stage Seating At SPRING AWAKENING

Do you enjoy being close to the action? Do you love the feeling of being able to practically reach out and touch the scene you're watching? Well, we have the perfect seats for you! In the original production of SPRING AWAKENING on Broadway, there were tickets...

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From Script to Stage: The Story

SPRING AWAKENING opened on Broadway on December 14, 2006. It has yet to be produced by an Oklahoma theatre company- until now. For the next few weeks, join us as we follow the journey of producing the Oklahoma premiere of a new musical, right here on our blog. Today,...

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The Greatest Love Songs

 Happy Valentine's Day! In my opinion, some of the greatest love songs come from musical theatre. There is something so beautiful about two characters finding each other and falling in love... it gets me every single time! Lyric has had a lot of love songs sung...

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Show Your Love for Lyric at LIVE!

Show your love for Lyric at LIVE on the Plaza this Friday night by creating a valentine. This can be in the form of a letter, painting, more traditional construction paper, or whatever else you can dream up.Valentines can be dropped off at the Lyric offices at 1727 NW...

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It’s Hilarity on Wheels- It’s XANADU!

XANADU is rolling right along at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's Plaza Theatre. We've had a great opening week, and we can't wait as even more Oklahomans get to see this spectacular show. Want a sneak peak? Take a look at this...

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How Lyric Discovered We Always Need Understudies

Picture it...Lyric at Oklahoma City University, summer of 1997...I pull up about 4PM to get ready for the box office that evening.  The director, Jim Alexander, approached me as I entered the building and said he needed to talk to me.  It seems that the...

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January is National Skating Month!

I was looking at my handy dandy "Random 2012 National Holiday Website" today and lo and behold, January is "National Skating Month!" Who know? What a coincidence that XANADU is running in January and the show is known for its crazy skating choreography!So I...

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Highlights from 2011

I've been feeling a bit nostalgic for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2011 season lately. 2011 was the first full season that I experienced as a Lyric employee, and I loved every minute of it- from the hijinx of BOEING BOEING, to the epic music and story of RAGTIME, to...

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Lyric & Plaza District Partnerships!

Live on the Plaza is such a hoppin good time. I have worked at Lyric for 2 years... and a few months... and in those 2 years I have seen such development in the Plaza District! I remember looking around the district and even then I was amazed by the local shops in the...

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Roller Skating Dreams?

I show off my roller skating skills with the cast of Lyric's production of XANADU.  Will I be in the show? Little did I know that my dreams would be bashed... literally. 🙁 

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Celebrating 50 years in 2013

After attending a performance of BYE BYE BIRDIE at Oklahoma City University in 1962, Mrs. Norman Handel, felt that the production has all the ingredients for a musical theatre in Oklahoma City.She contacted several Oklahoma Cityans including Charles Bennett, James A....

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Meet Lexi Windsor, Starring as Kira in XANADU

Tell our patrons about yourself! I was born on September 30th, in the small town of Chickasha, Oklahoma.  As a child, my first dance studio was in my backyard. It was owned and operated by my parents, both musical theatre performers, dance instructors &...

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Your Support Is The Key

Imagine, if you will, a world without our individual donors. Our productions would decrease from this scale:To this scale:While this is an over exaggeration, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma not only relies on our ticket sales to support our work. We also rely on the help of...

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We Love Our Volunteers!

Volunteers are so precious to Lyric Theatre for many reasons.  Whether it be individuals from LAPS, the Associate Board, Understudies or even our wonderful ushers, our volunteers have stuck by use since the beginning. Since I started working at Lyric in...

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Advice by the Altar Boyz

In our latest interview with Matthew, Juan, and Abraham, the Boyz gave their fans some really good advice. Want to find out what it is? Watch the video to find...

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The Boyz Talk Food

We asked the Boyz about their favorite foods... and if Juan makes good Mexican food. Find out the answer in this...

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Why It’s Cool To Be A Boy

The Altar Boyz were kind enough to sit down with our special correspondant, Stacy, and tell her why they love being Altar Boyz. More interviews will be coming later this...

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The Best Day Ever!

Editor's Note: This blog was written by our Special Altar Boyz Correspondant, Stacy. Enjoy! You guys, I am the luckiest girl in the world. I got to watch the Boyz rehearse last night. They danced, they sang, they did the wave- it was what every 15 (almost 16!) year...

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They Are The Altar Boyz!

Editor's Note: This blog was written by our Special Altar Boyz Correspondant, Stacy. Enjoy! Hi! I'm Stacy, and I'm obsessed with the Altar Boyz. Like, not just a little obsessed. Like, a lot obsessed. Like, I have a massive poster on my wall of various concert photos...

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A Chorus Line: Our Day Off!

So everyone was extremely exhausted from an intense week and many of us were just going to stay at home and get some rest, but a couple few had other plans.   They were planning to go see a production of Xanadu at Music Theatre of Wichita, because many of...

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A Chorus Line Day 4

SO today is the last day of Ragtime, which would make it a two show day.  I’m pretty bummed about it but like everything, it must come to an end.  Since today is a two-show day we only have two hours allotted for rehearsal.  These two hours we devoted...

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A Chorus Line Day 3

Today was a BIG DAY!! All of our time was devoted to the “Montage.” At this point in the show, each character is reflecting on their time growing up into adults. The piece is broken up into four parts. Right from the get go we plowed thru the first and second section....

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On the line.

We are officially on the line. We blocked the opening sequence today and found our spots on the line. This show is already amazing and overwhelming!! Updates coming soon but check out this pic of the line in rehearsal.Ok so this is not us...but the poses are...

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A Chorus Line Day 2

After a great second show of Ragtime I went straight to bed.  But even with going to bed early, getting up was pretty hard.  Ragtime really takes a toll on the body.  But once I got up, the excitement was pouring out of me!  I couldn’t wait to get...

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A Chorus Line Day 1

SO today we started rehearsal for the last show of the summer season and I can’t believe how fast it has all gone. After an incredible opening of Ragtime, we got up bright and early to meet all the wonderful people involved in this fantastic production.  We have...

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Tech Craziness

This is what happens after 10 hours of tech   YOU GO CRAZY!!!! AHHHHHHHH!! But Ragtime is going to be amazing, and we open in two days! So get your tickets quick, Tuesday July 19 is the big night of opening! Ryan and I will be very sad if you...

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SNACKS! Thank you Carolyn!

Oh my goodness!So we are in the mist of tech for Ragtime, and just when everyone was starting to fade.Behold:SNACKS!Carolyn Weatherford brought us snacks! The tables are now filled with delicious things! Even fruit which is my favorite!So kind! The staff and...

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Fun Night

Last night we had a great cast dinner over at one of the houses! There was food spilling out of the doors and windows. Along with all the amazing food enjoyed last night, it was a great night of cast bonding. Kristy Cates brought her cutie dog Sophie, who Michael...

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Moving to the Ragtime

"It was the music of something beginning"What an amazing experience Ragtime is. The music is so moving and the story so beautiful. Not only is the show a story that is moving and life changing, but it is also historical and follows historical figures. Such as Broker...

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Hairspray Opened!

We opened!!! YAY! and what an amazing show this has been so far! Every night the audiences have been incredible and given so much energy! To hear the audience laugh and react adds so much to the show. Do not miss Hairspray it is a high energy show and an amazing, fun...

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Hairspray!!! DAY 1

SO we started our rehearsal a bit earlier to make room for a meet and greet with the whole cast and creative team.  I am so excited for Hairspray and all the incredible talent involved!  Lyric managed to hold on to the hugely talented Barb Schoenhofer and...

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HAPPY OPENING TO EVERYONE!!!!

We opened Oliver last night and what a great show it was!!!! Our two young leads Sam Brown and Campbell Walker Fields, who play Oliver and the Artful Dodger respectively, did an amazing job and were greeted with cheers and screams we they took their bows. Eleasha...

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These kids are talented

On our second day of rehearsals at the Civic Center, the children's ensemble were given a few changes to the way that the opening number in the show should be done.  And they handled it amazingly well!  These kids are SOO talented and it is exciting to watch...

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First day of rehearsal at Civic

The very talented cast of Oliver made the move out of the Rehearsal space and into the Civic Center today!  The set is nothing short of spectacular!  I wont give too much away but I will say there are intense things happening on all levels!  The very...

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HELLO ALL!!!

HELLO ALL!!! My name is Ryan and I, along with my friend Eloise Kropp will be blogging and sharing a first hand accounts of what it is like to be apart of this amazing company’s summer season.  One of the most amazing things about this summer is that there is...

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Every day should be a burger day!

S & B's Burger Joint is FANTASTIC!  They are donating 10% of today's sales to Lyric Theatre, which is one reason to love them. The staff went for lunch today and it was the best burger I have ever eaten!  You can get sliders (see picture below) or...

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Hi!

Hi! This is an exciting summer, not only have I been given the opportunity to work at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, I am also starting to write a blog for the first time! Hopefully this blog will keep you informed about what is going on all summer during rehearsals,...

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Congrats to Lyric’s Open House Raffle Winners!

Lyric Theatre's first ever Open House was a huge success! Lyric's patrons got the opportunity to see what Lyric is about and what all Lyric has to offer to the community from amazing shows to great academy classes and so much more.  At Lyric's Open House, guests...

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Johnnie’s Night- Benefiting Lyric Theatre!

Next Monday, May 9th, go to ANY Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler location to help give back to Lyric Theatre!! Ten to twenty percent of the total sales at all of the Johnnie's locations will go back to Lyric Theatre only on that day. Get the word out to all your students,...

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Meet Lyric Theatre’s Oliver!

Lyric fans... meet this summer's Oliver. Sam Brown is making his Lyric debut this summer playing Oliver in Lyric's summer production of Oliver! Lyric's is producing this classic musical at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Stage June 21st through 25th. Learn about this...

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16off16th for Boeing Boeing

Find yourself wondering what 16off16th is? For the Plaza District is means a discount day every Wednesday in the Plaza District where participating merchants will offer 16% off select merchandise all day on Wednesdays. For Lyric is means a chance to offer $16 tickets...

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Boeing Boeing Run Extended- 4 More Shows!

 Unable to make the first two weeks of Boeing Boeing? You are in luck! Lyric extended Boeing Boeing to a 3 week run! Lyric Theatre wants to give audiences more opportunities to see this hilarious 1960s comedy at the Plaza Theatre so Lyric is adding four more...

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2010 Plaza District Festival

October 9th in the Plaza District was chopped full of fun and excitement. The cast of The Rocky Horror Show performed three times on the Plaza stage and dazzled the audience. This video is a glimpse of some of that...

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“The Rocky Ride”

 I know you are thinking to yourself... didn't Lyric Theatre JUST do Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show back in the fall of 2008??  Well you are correct!  But this year Lyric Theatre's 2010 production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show...

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A Day In the Life…

Hello! Marketing Intern Allie here, once again. Last Friday, I thought it would be neat if I took photos as I went about my daily activities here at Lyric. Follow me as I go through a never-boring day here!10:00 A.M.- I arrive at Lyric, ready to begin my day. The...

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Unsung Heroes

Hello! I'm Allie- I'm the Marketing intern this summer at Lyric Theatre. I will be starting my junior year as an Acting major at Oklahoma City University this fall, and I'm also pursuing a minor in Public Relations.Because of my major, I have seen the amount of work...

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“You Hate Kids!”

“You hate kids!” That’s what one of my colleagues from my college days said to me when I spoke with them over the weekend. In fact, the conversation went like this,

“So what’s up in your life?”

“I work in the Education department at Lyric Theatre.”

“You work with kids?”

“Yes.”

“You mean they’re there every day?”

“Yes.”

“Lots of kids?”

“Yes.”

“But you hate kids.”

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Auditions 1st Week In March

LYRIC AT THE CIVIC CENTER

SUMMER 2010 AUDITIONS

WILL BE MARCH 1ST-6TH 2010

WITH CALL BACKS ON THE 7TH

March 1st 4pm Apprentice Auditions sign up begins at 3:30Apprentices will be in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and 42nd Streetages 15-18 if you are enrolled in high school at the time of the audition you will be considered for and apprentice even if you are graduating in MayIf you will turn 15 before Chitty or 42nd you may auditionYou will be asked to DANCE first and then SING please be here promptly at 4:00 to dance

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The Show Must Go On

Oklahoma weather has struck again and while it puts a damper on everyone expectations on what they want to accomplish, at Lyric Theatre the show must go on.

Yesterday the schedule for the production team and cast was rearranged in anticipation of the weather changing and another change in the schedule is happening as I type. This of course is to ensure the safety of all involved.

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Checking In With Courtney, Props Designer

I checked in with Courtney our props designer for this blog. It was this past Saturday at the Production Center (commonly called the PC) on 16th Street. The PC has rehearsal spaces, offices, the costume shop and the prop shop. During this video you will hear our...

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Snapshots Opens In Two Weeks

As of today we are a mere two weeks away from the opening from Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook. There are so many reasons I am personally excited about this show; and I will share a few with you. 1)    It’s a new musical to Oklahoma. 2)   ...

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Lyric at the Civic Center

Million Dollar Quartet

June 27 – July 1

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