A Season of Joy
(Due to the ongoing pandemic, all shows are subject to availability and health and safety protocols.)
Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Directed by Joshua Chard
September 17-26, 2021
Everyone’s favorite singing nun, the irrepressible Sister Robert Anne of Nunsense fame, is taking to our stage with her very own show! (And, yes, she has the Reverend Mother’s blessing!) Join us as she shares her tips for putting together a cabaret of your own and weaves together personal stories and her best songs from 7 Nunsense shows for a laugh-out-loud evening of music and mirth (and there might even be a special guest puppet appearance from Sister Mary Annette!) Who knows? You may even be invited to be a part of the action! You won’t want to miss this one Nun-sense event!
Run time 80 minutes. Performed without an intermission.
A Christmas Survival Guide
Directed by Adam Gary Normand
December 3-12, 2021
You will love this intimate musical revue that takes a wry and knowing look at a stressful season. Armed with a copy of the book A Christmas Survival Guide and an optimistic attitude, the characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming.
Murder on the Orient Express
Directed by Don Smith
March 11-27, 2022
It’s 1934. Snow is falling. And the Orient Express is filled to capacity. What starts as a luxurious journey through Europe becomes the scene of a murder in the blink of an eye. Just after midnight, the famous train is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. When the isolated passengers discover a man stabbed to death in his room, they quickly become suspects as the one and only detective Hercule Poirot strives to identify the killer before the murderer.
Shrek the Musical
Directed by Jamie Lupien Swenson
June 3-19, 2022
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Irreverent fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.
Admission to Special Events is not included in a season flex pass.
All Together Now
A joint fundraiser presented by Lyric Music Theater and The Portland Players
November 12-14, 2021
Celebrate with us as we join more than 3,800 theaters around the globe to present this one-weekend theatrical event featuring many of your favorite Broadway hits from yesterday and today. Lyric Music Theater is delighted to join with The Portland Players to present this exciting joint musical gala. This global celebration of local theatre is presented courtesy of Music Theater International.
Disney’s Moana Jr.
A children’s workshop
Instructors: Jamie and Joe Swenson
January 22 & 23, 2022
This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
Into the Woods Jr.
A children’s workshop
Instructor: Jamie Lupien Swenson
July 29-31, 2022
Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods Jr. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.