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 (including the understudies) takes on the challenge with aplomb. Let's get to know them a bit better in this week's edition of #MurderousMondays!
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?
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 incorporate every murder weapon from the classic board game, Clue!
Yes, every single weapon. That means there's a knife, a gun, rope, a lead pipe, a candlestick, and a wrench featured somewhere in the show. I'll be on the lookout for each of them as the show progresses!
We're back this #MurderousMonday with some fun news! This Friday, during LIVE on the Plaza, you have the chance to win three pairs of tickets to MURDER FOR TWO.
You get to solve your own mystery this Friday as you follow the clues we've left for you. How will it work? Well, it's rather simple...
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.
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.