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 both play the piano. As the show rapidly approaches its opening night on March 25, we're kicking off #MurderousMondays- a weekly opportunity for you to peek behind the curtain at this hilarious blend of a murder mystery and musical comedy.
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 special price!
Sheridan McMichael as Miss Great Plains in Lyric's production of PAGEANT. Photo by KO Rinearson.
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 production. Today, meet Tanner Lee Hanley, James Michael Avance, and Sheridan McMichael!
Tanner Lee Hanley
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 costume designer is one of them. Jeffrey Meek has worked on every single Lyric show in that period of time, from the full costume design for a cast of over 100, to making sure that any rented pieces look perfect and put together in a Lyric production. Jeffrey loves his work, and our audiences love seeing it on stage!
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 Glamouresse. You'll see the "ladies" experience the ecstasy of success, the agony of defeat, and every emotion in between on their quest for the crown. But what's a PAGEANT without a winner? You become the judge as the audience select a new winner every single night.
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:
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 favorite- here are their responses!
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 personal favorite moments every time I see the show. We asked our administrative and artistic staff what their favorite carol from the show was, and we got quite a response! Meet some of them here; we'll post even more responses soon!
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, you'll enjoy a side-splitting evening at the theatre this January and February.
Today, meet our first contestant- Miss Bible Belt!
On Monday, December 1, all tickets to any performance of LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be $10 off their regular prices, a savings of up to 25%! In addition, no handling fees will be applied to online orders made during this time. This CYBER MONDAY special is for ONLINE SALES ONLY!