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Past seasons

2019-2020

2019-2020

New Work Reading
"An Evening with Carmel Dean"
Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Kerr Cultural Center

"The Light in the Piazza"
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Book by Craig Lucas
Oct. 3–5, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6, 2 p.m.
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

"Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Nov. 21–23, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

Holiday Cabaret
Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.
The Phoenix Theatre Company

"35mm: A Musical Exhibition"
Music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver
Based on the photographs of Matthew Murphy
Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 and 2, 2 p.m.
Hardes Theatre at The Phoenix Theatre Company

New Work Reading
"Hometown to the World"
Composer Laura Kaminsky
Librettist Kimberly Reed
Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Kerr Cultural Center

"Street Scene"
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice
Book by Elmer Rice, based on his play by the same name
Feb. 27–29, 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2 p.m.
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

"9 to 5 The Musical" - TENTATIVELY POSTPONED due to Covid-19
Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the Twentieth Century Fox film
April 23–25, 7:30 p.m.
April 26, 2 p.m.
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

Music Theatre Showcase - TENTATIVELY POSTPONED due to Covid-19
April 27, 7:30 p.m.
The Phoenix Theatre Company

Opera Gala - CANCELED due to Covid-19
May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Tempe Center for the Arts

 

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

“35mm: A Musical Exhibition” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

STREET SCENE is used by arrangement with European American Music Corporation, agent for The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., the Rice Estate and the Hughes Estate.

9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

2018-2019

2018-2019

“Marie Begins” (Ellen Fishman/Julia Curcio)
New Work Reading

“Kiss Me, Kate” (Cole Porter/Samuel and Bella Spewack)

“Trouble In Tahiti” (Leonard Bernstein)
Student Lab

“Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers” (Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Schwartz)

Musical Theatre Holiday Cabaret

“The Anxiety Project” (Rachel Dean/David Brush)
New Work Reading

“Xerxes” (George Frideric Handel/Silvio Stampiglia)

“The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” (Eric Rockwell/Joanne Bogart)
Student Lab

“Triassic Parq” (Marshall Pailet/Bryce Norbitz/Steve Wargo)

Musical Theatre Showcase and Alumni Night

Opera Scenes

2017-2018

2017-2018

The Bartered Bride (Bedřich Smetana/ Marion Farquhar)

The Halloween Tree (Theo Popov/Tony Asaro)
New Works Reading

A New Brain (William Finn)

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe (Jonathan Christenson)
Student Lab Production

The Breasts of Tiresias (Guillaume Apollinaire/Francis Poulenc)

The Fairy Queen (Henry Purcell/William Shakespeare)
Student Lab Production

Til Death (Amanda Prahl/Alexander Tom)
New Works Reading

Legally Blonde The Musical (Laurence O'Keefe/Nell Benjamin/Heather Hach/Amanda Brown)

Musical Theatre Showcase

Opera Scenes Performance

2016-2017

2016-2017

H.M.S. Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan)

Babe: An Olympian Musical (Andrea Jill ​Higgins/Carolyn ​Gage)
​New ​W​orks R​eading

Guys and Dolls (Loesser)

The Last Five Years (Jason Robert Brown)
Student Lab​

Cendrillon (Viardot)
Student Lab​

Grey Gardens (Wright/Frankel/Korie)
S​tudent Lab​

The Magic Flute (Mozart)

Prism (​Ellen R​ei​d/Roxie ​Perkins)
New Works Reading​
Collaboration with Beth Morrison Projects

Acis and Galatea (Handel)
Student Lab

Shrek The Musical (Tesori)

2015–2016

2015–2016

Company (Furth/Sondheim)

Guadalupe - an opera in two acts (DeMars/Doyle/Whitehead)

Grease (Jacobs/Casey)
Workshop Production

L'elisir d'amore/The Elixir of Love (Donizetti/Romani)

The Drowsy Chaperone (Martin/McKellar/Lambert/Morrison)

2014–2015

2014–2015

Opera Double Bill: Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi)

Children of Eden (Schwartz & Caird)

Reefer Madness (Murphy & Studney)
Workshop Production

Owen Wingrave (Britten)

Anything Goes (Porter)
Co–Production with Phoenix Theatre

2013–2014 (50th Anniversary Season)

2013–2014 (50th Anniversary Season)

La Périchole (Offenbach)

Smile: The Musical (Hamlisch & Ashman)

A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (Lazarus & Vosburgh)
Workshop Production

Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Sung in Italian

Rent (Larson)
Co–Production with Phoenix Theatre

2012–2013

2012–2013

Albert Herring (Britten)

Bat Boy: The Musical (O’Keefe, Farley, & Flemming)

The Fantasticks (Schmidt & Jones)
Workshop Production

Die Fledermaus (Strauss)
Sung in German

Little Women (Howland, Dickstein, & Knee)

2011–2012

2011–2012

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Gesner) (Revised Version)

Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart)
Sung in Italian

Cabaret (Kander and Ebb, revised 1987)
Workshop Production

Ainadamar (Golijov)
Sung in Spanish

The Music Man (Willson)

1964–2011

1964–2011

Since 1964, the Lyric Opera Theatre program in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music has produced a variety of productions including musicals, operas, operettas and revues.

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