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History of Lyric Music Theater

Founded in 1952, Lyric Music Theater is community theater at its finest. The purpose and mission of Lyric Music Theater shall be to foster and develop interest in the theater in the Greater Portland Area, particularly as applied to music and drama, and to provide a medium for the expression of such interest. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization our goal is to create enjoyable music theater for the benefit of our audience at prices that are affordable. We cater to hometown fans and visitors to Maine alike! All are welcome.

You'll find us at:
176 Sawyer Street
South Portland, Maine 04106
 
Handicap Accessible, Too!
Our building has been updated over time. Today we are fully handicap accessible and offer comfortable accommodations in an inviting theater environment.

Production History 1953 - Present

Musicals
Show   Year  
110 in the Shade '69
1776 '76, '00
42nd Street '88, '95
70 Girls 70 '76
7th & Broadway '62
The Addams Family '15
Aida '08  
Amorous Flea '89, '97
Annie '92, '00, '13
Annie, Get Your Gun '64, '81, '98, '10
Annie Warbucks '08
Anything Goes '69, '78, '99, '12
Applause '81
Avenue Q '14
Babes in Arms '92
Babes in Toyland '95
Baby '93
Barnum '84
Beauty and the Beast '05, '16
Bells are Ringing '60, '86
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas '97, '06
Brigadoon '61, '94, '05
Broadway Bandwagon '61
Bye Bye Birdie '63, '88, '04
Cabaret '72, '84, '09
Call Me Madam '77, '90
Camelot '70, '82, '03
Can Can '68, '97
Carnival '71
Carousel '54, '72, '00
A Chorus Line '85, '02
City of Angels '09
Crazy for You '96
Damn Yankees '60, '80, '04
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels '12
The Drowsy Chaperone '13
Evita '10
The Fantasticks '68
Fiddler on the Roof '80, '05
Finian's Rainbow '66, '83
Follies '89
Footloose '02
Funny Girl '69, '84, '96
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum '73, '15
Gentleman Prefer Blondes '62
George M '76, '91
Gigi '74
Guys 'n Dolls 60, '71, '82, '93, '10
Gypsy! '67, '83, '01
H.M.S. Pinafore '55
Hans Christian Anderson '90
Happy Birthday '79
Hello, Dolly! '73, '86, '97
Here's Love '96
High Button Shoes '68
Disney’s High School Musical Onstage ‘09
High Society '02
How Now, Dow Jones '75
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying '01
Into the Woods '14
Irene '80
Jekyll & Hyde '05
Jerry's Girls '00
Jesus Christ, Superstar '89
The King & I '61, '06
Kismet '66, '85
Kiss Me Kate '53, '64, '83, '11
La Cage aux Folles '92, '99
Legally Blonde '13
Lil' Abner '75
Little Women '16
A Little Night Music '93
Lyric '56 '56
Mack n' Mabel '94
Mame '70, '82, '03
The Man of La Mancha '91, '07
The Man Who Came to Dinner '77
Mayday at Mayfair '65
Mayfair Magic '64
Meet Me in St. Louis '11
Mikado '66, '99
The Most Happy Fella '72, '92
The Music Man '63, '87, '02, '15
My Fair Lady '79, '04
My One and Only '91
The Mystery of Edwin Drood '90
Nine '12
No, No, Nannette      '78f
Norman, Is That You? '76
Nuncrackers '03
Nunsense, A-Men! '99
Nunsense II '94
Oklahoma '57, '89, '07
Oliver! '71, '94, '14
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever '86
On With the Show '74
Once Upon a Mattress '62, '75, '13
Out of this World 67
Pajama Game '58, '98
Pal Joey '59
Peter Pan '98
Phantom '95, '07
Pippin '77, '85
The Pirates of Penzance '12
Plain & Fancy '59
Princess Ida '57
The Producers '09
Promises, Promises '74
Ragtime '06
Rent '11
Riverwind '67, '77
The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd '70
The Secret Garden '16
Show Boat
'81, '98
Singin' in the Rain '90
Something's Afoot '87
Song of Norway '58, '95
The Sound of Music '65, '79, '93, '06  
South Pacific '56, '78, '88
Spamalot '16
Spring Sing '57, '58
Stop the World - I Want to Get Off '65
The Student Prince '56
Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street '16
Sweet Charity '87, '07
Take Me Along '75
Thoroughly Moderm Millie '11
Time of Your Life '63
Titanic '04
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn '73
Urinetown '08
Victor, Victoria '01
Walking Happy '76
West Side Story '03
Where's Charlie '59, '91
The Will Rogers Follies '96, '08
The Wizard of Oz '01
Young Frankenstein '14
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown '88
 
Plays
Picnic '06
Bus Stop   '07
Harvey   '08  
It's Only a Play  '09 
Fools '10
The Butler Did It '11
Blithe Spirit '12
Deathtrap '13
Much Ado About Nothing '14
Lend Me A Tenor '15

Special Productions and Fundraisers
 
Murder on the S.S. Lyric   '04  
Sounds of the Season   '04  
Lyric Music Theater Sings Broadway   '05  
High Stakes Murder   '05  
Showstoppers 2006   '06  
Murder in the Spotlight   '06  
Idol ME   '07  
S' Wonderful, S' Marvelous, S' Gershwin   '08  
Home for the Holidays ‘09,'10
St. Patrick's Day Sing-Along '11
Choose Your Own Adventure Karoke Musical '12
Haunted Theater Tour '12
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) '12
Rome Wasn't Built in a Day '15
He Said, She Said '16
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