WELCOME TO LYRIC THEATRE’S MUSICAL INTERACTIVE PROGRAM!
For the 2022-2023 school year…
LYRIC THEATRE OF OKLAHOMA PROUDLY PRESENTS
Lyric Theatre’s OKLAHOMA! Interactive is ready to travel to schools around the state of Oklahoma! A traveling troupe of actors entertain as they educate groups of students. These performances will include certain scenes and songs from the musical OKLAHOMA! as well as intertwining Oklahoma History throughout the program. Also, during these times, we understand that some schools are still not gathering in groups. With that said, we would like to extend the opportunity to perform our show for your school IN PERSON or…VIRTUALLY!
OKLAHOMA! Interactive is a 5-person, 40 minute presentation that entertains and educates. Enjoy the songs, the costumes, the actors, and the entertainment of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s OKLAHOMA! Interactive tour for 2022-23. Curly, Laurey, Ado Annie, Will Parker, and Aunt Eller take the audience through a ‘best of’ journey of the musical Oklahoma, as well as educating about the origins of the state of Oklahoma and the art of Musical Theatre.
The song list is comprised of:
Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
I Cain’t Say No
People Will Say We’re In Love
The Farmer and The Cowman
The Interactive troupe will be traveling from September 2022 through May 2023. We offer performances during school hours, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
We are also having “Homeschool Day” on Sept. 7th at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm AND May 2nd at 9:00 am at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre. At this time, show times for Sept. 7th are are full. If interested in being added to that waitlist for Sept. 7th OR scheduled for the May 2nd 9:00 am show, please email us the following information: Contact Name, Contact Phone #, Contact Email, How many will be attending (# of students, # of adults) to: [email protected].
The show runs approximately 45 minutes and includes a “Q & A” session with the students at the end. In addition to the performance, students will receive a colorful guide filled with fun facts, puzzles and information. The program is FREE OF CHARGE to interested Oklahoma schools and is geared towards MOST school ages.
Musical Interactive began traveling to Oklahoma schools in 2007 as part of Oklahoma’s Centennial celebration. Lyric obtained special grants and in-kind support to tour a modified version of the musical Oklahoma! to schools across the state. The reaction to Oklahoma! Interactive was astounding. By the end of 2007, Lyric had traveled to over 130 different schools across 45 counties in Oklahoma and presented the program to more than 60,000 students.
Intended to be a one-semester program, Lyric quickly realized there was a need in the community for such a program to be permanent after receiving an overwhelming response from teachers and students, as well as compiling a wait list of over 50 schools that could not be served within that year. In seeking long-term funding for the program, Lyric is excited to have forged a partnership with Devon Energy. Having generously supported Musical Interactive since its inception, Devon has continued to provide annual funding for the program.
This special touring program is offered FREE OF CHARGE to interested schools and is underwritten by Devon Energy Corporation. Additional funding is provided by: Caroline Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation, Dr. Elliott Schwartz and Ms. Pam Shanklin, The McGee Foundation, Allied Arts, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Council, Shubert Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Inasmuch Foundation, Wilshire Charitable Foundation, Globe Life and Sonic, America’s Drive-In.
- Please view this as an “entire school” event. The more students we serve, the more funding we receive to continue this free program across the state.
- Lyric’s OKLAHOMA! Interactive is now available to perform Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays!
- We can now come to your school OR perform for you virtually as well!
- For schools requesting two shows, please request both time slots before lunch or after lunch. Split days may delay the scheduling process.
- No distance is too great for OKLAHOMA! Interactive to travel thanks to the generous support of our sponsors!
SCHEDULE YOUR SCHOOL NOW: CLICK HERE!
Please contact us with any questions you may have on Lyric’s Musical Interactive program at: [email protected]
Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, Professor Matt and Gerti have been visiting you all over the state!
Check out the music from the show HERE!