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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 Intensive program were given tickets to see Lyric’s critically acclaimed production of TARZAN last week, as well as tickets to see THE KING AND I next week. In exchange, the Ballet will give students from Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy tickets to see their produciton of THE NUTCRACKER this winter. 

Students from OKC Ballet’s Summer Intensive Pre-Professional Division and company members take class from American Ballet Theatre’s Amy Rose.

“Oklahoma City Ballet held national auditions for its Summer Intensive with over 50 students coming from across the country. We are thrilled that our summer intensive students will have the opportunity to truly experience the exciting arts events that Oklahoma City has to offer through Lyric Theatre’s summer productions of TARZAN and THE KING AND I. They are so excited to get to see these performances!” Jane Vorburger, school director, The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet

Heather Botts as Jane, Heather Dodt as Dream Jane, Chris Galen as Dream Tarzan and Nicholas Rodriguez as Tarzan in Lyric’s production of TARZAN.