The Lyric Theatre is one of the most well-known theatres in the state of Oklahoma as far as musical theater goes, and they always put on a sensational summer program. This year, they have three exciting musicals lined up for our entertainment.
The first musical is Swing! Swing! features music of the 1940s era and has over 30 different dance numbers. Attendees will recognize many of the most well-known swing era pieces in this high-energy production. Swing! runs July 8 through July 12.
The season continues with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a musical based on the 1954 movie of the same title. The storyline follows Adam Pontipee and his six brothers who decide to kidnap brides of their own after Adam’s wife Milly moves in with them. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opens on July 22 and closes July 26.
Lyric’s summer 2008 schedule wraps up with the show I’m most eager to see—Urinetown. This 2002 Tony Award winner makes fun of just about everything possible as it tells the story of a world facing a water shortage. Because of this, private toilets are no longer allowed. Urinetown is a prison town where people who break the toilet laws are sent. Everything I’ve read promises it’s a hilarious show that shouldn’t be missed, so if you’re in Oklahoma City between August 5th and August 9th, check it out.
I’ve seen several Lyric productions in the past, and every one of them has been excellent. While the Lyric Theatre did just recently renovate the Plaza Theatre, their summer schedule of musicals will continue to be held at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown OKC. Tickets are between $27 and $52, depending on where you sit. You can orger tickets or find out more by visiting www.lyrictheatreokc.com.