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  • May 15, 2015 - June 13, 2015


    What better way to stage Moss Hart’s riotous backstage comedy than with an all-star cast of Boston’s brightest and best comedians . . . and that’s just what we’ve assembled!

    Set in the Ritz-Carlton Boston, Light Up the Sky is a backstage comedy about the colorful artists involved in breathing life into a Broadway-bound play and that moment of anticipation and terror just before an audience sees it for the very first time. Meet the grand, charismatic leading lady, the hopeful young playwright, the high-strung director, the boorish producer, and, of course, the leading lady’s eccentric mother in this affectionate and hilarious look at THE THEATRE! 



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Wall Street Journal calls Light Up the Sky "gloriously good!"
"I checked out the Boston version and found it to be fluffy, funny and performed with limitless panache by a choice ensemble cast whose nimble members never let a punch line go unpunched. A play full of plum parts demands canny and calculated staging, and Scott Edmiston, the director, makes trebly sure that nobody steps on anybody else's laughs. The members of his cast, most of them Lyric Stage veterans, are gloriously good, in particular Kathy St. George, who plays the brassy, leggy spouse of the hard-boiled producer (Will LeBow)."


Reviews are pouring in for Light Up the Sky. The Boston Globe says it shines!
Read all the reviews for Light Up the Sky, including the Boston Globe's take on this "deliciously funny" all-star cast and show.


Only a few spots remain for Lyric First Stage 2015!
We have only a few spots remaining for young men age 14-20 who want to develop their theatrical skills by collaborating with professional mentors in a professional environment. Click to read more and enroll while you still have a chance! Scholarship opportunities are available.


Get Early Bird savings on 2015-16 Subscriptions. Choose all 7 or any 4 plays, get the best seats, and SAVE! Order by May 30.
Celebrate the power of music, storytelling,and theatrical transformation with: My Fair Lady, Peter and the Starcatcher, Sondheim on Sondheim, Buyer & Cellar, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning and Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play. Click to read full descriptions.


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