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  • May 18, 2018 - July 1, 2018

    THE WIZ

    book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls
    Directed by Dawn M. Simmons
    Music direction by Allyssa Jones
    Choreography by Jean Appolon

    Season Sponsored by Lee & Diana Humphrey and Bank of America
    Production co-sponsored by Tim & Linda Holiner and Kathy & Ernie Herrman
    Director Dawn M. Simmons sponsored by Richard & Sally Zeckhauser
    Music Director Alyssa Jones sponsored by Jo-An Heileman
    Costumes sponsored by Ruth 
    Rotundo Whitney 

    Runtime is approximately two hours and fifteen minutes, including one intermission.
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    A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of OzThe Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  And our directors and choreographer will bring a bit of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!  Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like "Ease on Down the Road," "A Brand New Day," and "Home."

    Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat!”  — NY Post  

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Our Free Fun Friday Plans!
We're pleased to be part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Friday! The Wiz performance starts at 3 pm, tickets will be available starting at 11 am with a theatre tour at 1 pm. Limit 4 tickets per party, no children under 5.

Leigh Barrett wins the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence
This year’s recipient of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence is LEIGH BARRETT who has sustained Boston theater audiences with her expressive musical theater performances, vocal range, and versatility for decades. Click above to read the full list of nominations!

Lyric First Stage is Now Accepting Applications!
Lyric First Stage is our three-week summer program for young artists between the ages of 14 and 20 with a background or interest in musical theatre, including singing and acting. Students will work with professional mentors who frequently perform in professional productions at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston in an environment that mirrors the challenges and rewards of working for a professional theatre. This program will be tailored to meet the needs of students from all ranges of experience. Click on the headline above for more information!

Take a 3D tour Inside the Theatre!
Using Google Street View, we can now show you what the inside of the Lyric Stage theatre looks like! Check out the link above to see more!

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