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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 job is that I can watch raw wood become a larger than life set piece, and simple bolts of fabric become exquisite costumes. I get to watch this 8 times a year, and I find it awe-inspiring every time. THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP is no different.

We’ve photographed this process as it’s occurred for THE MYSTERY OF IMRA VEP. Take a look at these “postcards” that display lots of little elements of the production which you’ll notice when you see the complete show next week!

Before they can even begin building, you have to have drawings. Take a look at these renderings with exact measurements done by the set designer, Jon Young. Our scene shop takes the time to bring these drawings into actual set pieces.






Somebody has to build and outline the set! Here, you can see as they were building the flats that have evolved into the walls for the IRMA VEP set.




Costumes have to start somewhere! Look at these sketches, along with fabric samples and trim, put together by Lyric’s resident costume designer (and performer in this production!) Jeffrey Meek.


We’re not telling where these come into the production­- you’ll have to come to the show to see these spooky gloves in use. 

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