Lerner & Loewe
Sep 9–18 2016
A classic musical based on T.H. White’s “The Once and Future King.” The score is filled with beautiful Lerner melodies including “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” “C’est Moi” and the title song. Lyric Stage music director Jay Dias has been in Washington, DC at the Library of Congress working on the original Broadway orchestrations and score used in Lyric Stage’s production.
Of Thee I Sing in Concert
Nov 3–6 2016
The first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize. OF THEE I SING has a score by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Risking. The musical is political satire and tells the story of John P. Wintergreen, who runs for President of the United States on the “love” platform. When he falls in love with the sensible Mary Turner instead of Diana Devereaux, the beautiful pageant winner selected for him, he gets into political hot water.
Mame in Concert
Jan 26–29 2017
A classic musical based on the novel “Auntie Mame” by Patrick Dennis and the play “Auntie Mame” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Mame Dennis’s eccentric, bohemian lifestyle is interrupted when her late brother’s son is entrusted to her care. But rather than adopt to any societal standards about child rearing, money-making and romance, Mame does everything with her own dramatic flair.
Starring Larry Gatlin
Apr 28–7 May 2017
A uniquely Texas story, written by an award winning native Texan. Although best known as a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Larry Gatlin has always had a love of and respect for the American musical theater. He combined his love of the art form with his love of Texas history to create a new American musical based on an important piece of Texas lore, which has not been widely told.
Based on the 1992 Warner Bros. film
9–18 Jun 2017
Based on the Warner Brothers film, PURE COUNTRY the musical tells the story of Rusty, a country music superstar at the height of his career with all the high stakes pressures that come with it. When the pressures start to take their toll and he walks out of an overblown concert tour, his search begins to find himself — and the love he left behind. Pure Country is about the price of fame and one man’s journey home. The book is written by Rex McGee, the film’s screenwriter with music by Grammy Award nominee Steve Dorff (“Every Which Way But Loose,” Celine Dion’s “Miracle,” Kenny Rogers’ “Through the Years”). Lyrics are by Grammy nominee John Bettis (George Strait’s “Heartland” to Madonna’s “Crazy for You”).