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Comedy and talent at Lyric

A ballsy young stock broker, a wealthy young ingénue, an evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, and a gangster and his moll Bonnie — a rich array of American archetypes will encounter each other aboard the S.S. American , in the Cole Porter classic Anythi
A Golden Age
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 28, 2012

Review: Lyric Music Theater's Rent celebrates culture

A great affection remains among audiences for Rent , Jonathan Larson's 1994 rock opera based on Puccini's La Bohème — it has toured the world several times over, and is slated for an Off-Broadway revival this summer.
Entertaining activists
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 04, 2011

Pat the bunny

Mary Chase’s 1945 comedy, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is winningly presented by South Portland’s Lyric Music Theater.
Lyric's Harvey hops right along
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 11, 2008

Suppressing the urge

Some scholars estimate an end to our current age, the “Era of Expansion,”as early as 2050.
You have to pay to pee in Urinetown
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 27, 2008