Welcome to Lyric Theatre!

Lyric Theatre of San José is a non-profit community theater group which has been dedicated to preserving and presenting our vocal musical heritage for over 40 years.  Our annual season consists of shows by Gilbert & Sullivan, Broadway composers, and American & European operetta composers.  Our productions receive many fine reviews for the quality and skills of the performers, orchestra, conductors, and stage directors.  Our sets and costumes are designed by professionals with major stage experience.  In summary, we provide excellent performances, all for a very reasonable ticket price.

SJCC Theater
We have moved from the Montgomery Theater, our home for many years.  As of  October 2017, we are performing our main stage shows at the Theater at San José City College.  Click the image above for information about the theater.

We provide projected supertitles of all song lyrics so that you don't miss any.

Pre-performance talks:
You are all invited to our free pre-performance talks, one hour before curtain of each performance.  Our directors explain the history of the show, their interpretation of it, and perhaps some of the issues they had to address to bring the show to the stage.  If time allows, they take questions from the audience.

Alyce Mott photo
For The Enchantress our directors will be joined by Alyce Mott, Herbert historian and librettist; and by John Guidinger, a renowned collector of Victor Herbert-related pictures and reviews.

Lyric Theatre is a member of Theatre Bay Area and the Silicon Valley Arts Coalition.

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Lyric Theatre is supported in part by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José, and
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by a Local Arts grant from SVCreates.

Our next show

Poster, The Enchantress

“...one of the best things Herbert ever did.
   —Edward Waters, Herbert's chief biographer.

Includes the hit songs “Art Is Calling For Me” (“I want to be a prima-donna”) and “Land of My Own Romance,” which were recorded by Beverly Sills on her tribute album to Victor Herbert.

Click on the poster above for more information.

  Lyric on YouTube
Check out our page on YouTube                   and see clips from other productions and outreach events.