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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

Smart acting

When Neil Simon penned Fools , writes director Celeste Green in the program notes to her Lyric Music Theater production of the 1981 comedy, he was playing to lose: He was hoping not to make us laugh and cry, but to hose his investors and flout his ex-w
Lyric's clever cast in Fools
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 25, 2010

Into new worlds

The New Year opens with a duo of two-man, many-character comedies.
Theatrical journeys for the year ahead
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 01, 2010

Mad Horse gets a home!

The SouthPortlander reports that Mad Horse Theatre Company, who are performing Alan Bennett's The Hi...
By Jeff Inglis  |  May 05, 2009

Je suis enchanté

On Friday evening, I meandered over to Lyric Music Theatre in South Portland to catch opening night ...
By Jeff Inglis  |  April 27, 2009


City of Angels at Lyric Music Theater

It's 1940s Hollywood, and we swerve between Stine's reality and Stone's parallel one, in City of Angels , a musical comedy-cum-musical noir , directed by Mary Meserve for South Portland's Lyric Music Theater.
Parallel lives: See both in City of Angels at Lyric Music Theater
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 25, 2009