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Tickets available for A Little Night Music

posted Dec 8, 2015, 7:27 PM by Justin Horn   [ updated Dec 8, 2015, 7:27 PM by Larry Byler ]

Get your tickets now for Sondheim's "A Little Night Music"! https://sites.google.com/site/lyricsamplesite/tickets

Auditions for The Serenade and El Capitan

posted Dec 1, 2015, 8:28 AM by Justin Horn   [ updated Dec 1, 2015, 8:28 AM by Larry Byler ]

This weekend only (December 5-6)! Lyric Theatre will be hosting auditions for our spring main-stage production of Victor Herbert's "The Serenade" and our summer discovery production of John Phillip Sousa's "El Capitan". You may audition for one or both shows. The Serenade features romantic lead roles for both altos and baritones (don't miss your chance!)

Please see our audition page for more information about both shows and to sign up for an audition slot

Auditions for “A Little Night Music”

posted Sep 8, 2015, 4:00 PM by Larry Byler   [ updated Sep 8, 2015, 4:00 PM ]

Lyric Theatre announces auditions in early November for Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.  Click the Auditions button above for details.

Announcing the cast list for Pirates of Penzance

posted Aug 9, 2015, 8:10 PM by Justin Horn   [ updated Sep 3, 2015, 3:06 PM by Larry Byler ]

We are pleased to announce the cast list for our upcoming production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. Playing at the Montgomery Theater in Downtown San Jose this October!


Major General Stanley – Jeff Lampert
Frederic, the pirate apprentice – Jonathan Tilley
Mabel – Christina Krawec
The Pirate King – Robert Solis
Ruth, Maid-of-all-work – Linda Kessel Solis
Samuel, the pirate lieutenant – Geordie Burdick
Sergeant of Police – Paul Zawilski
Edith – Gosia Hoot
Kate – Natalia Liken
Isobel – Kimberley Anjal

Chorus of Pirates, Police, and Gen. Stanley's Daughters: 

Laura Barragan
Joyce Bedard
Jenna Beressi
Mark Blattel
Jeff Boylan
Michael Curcio
Greg Gioia
Robin Harris
David Hunter
Connie Kleinjans
Kelly McCoy-Prael
Cheryl Passanisi
Paul Sherrill
Will Todd
Larry Tom
Karen Tricomo
Barbie Weissman
Terry Weissman
Paul Wendt
Becky Williams
Cordelia Willis

The Patter Post online

posted Jun 24, 2015, 8:05 AM by Justin Horn   [ updated Jun 24, 2015, 8:05 AM by Larry Byler ]

Our latest edition of the Lyric Theatre newsletter - The Patter Post - is now online! Check it out and read some fascinating stories behind our current production. http://www.lyrictheatre.org/about-us/history/the-patter-post

Auditions for Pirates of Penzance

posted May 7, 2015, 5:38 PM by Justin Horn   [ updated May 7, 2015, 5:38 PM by Larry Byler ]

Lyric Theatre
Announces auditions for
The Pirates of Penzance
Monday, June 15th, Tuesday, June 16th, and 
Friday, June 19th 7 - 10 p.m.
Saturday,  June 20th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

with callbacks Wednesday, July 1st beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Performance dates: October 3rd, 9th, & 10th at 8pm, October 4th & 11th at 2pm with a mid-week performance for school children on Wednesday, October 7th  with a 9:30am curtain and an 8am call.
Stage Director: Kathy Tom
Music Director/Conductor: David Herberg
Non-AEA, all roles are open. Auditions take place at the Lyric Theatre rehearsal facility, 430 Martin Ave., Santa Clara.

To make an appointment visit our sign up page or call (408)986-9090. Bring music in your own key, an accompanist will be provided, no unaccompanied auditions. Please, no songs from The Pirates of Penzance. Arrive early to fill out paper work and bring a conflict calendar. Rehearsals begin early August. All Performances take place at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose.
Character descriptions – Pirates of Penzance   
Vocal type and range given where capital C is middle C, and other c's are there to show the range of octaves.  (ex. - Mabel never goes down to middle C.)
Stage age 21 
Tenor / range: D C Bb
Young, manly, and sure of himself in many ways, yet inexperienced in the ways of the world.  Genuine and innocent, he is energetic, out-going, & honest. He is sincere in trying to do the honorable thing and puts his sense of duty above everything else, including love. Lithe and a good mover.
Stage age approximately 20 
Soprano / range: (C) D c c Db
Lovely and independent ward of Major General Stanley.  Firm in her convictions, she has the respect, yet also the jealousy of his other wards.  She is sweet, innocent, and well-spoken. Brave in the face of adversity, she is the type of young woman who would be an equal partner rather than a subservient spouse.  (No shrinking violet here!)  Light of spirit and on her feet, she needs an expressive voice with excellent diction.
Age open, but a stage age of at least 30   
Bass-Baritone / range:  F# c C Eb
A whole-hearted romantic, he thoroughly enjoys the image of himself standing at the helm of his ship with the wind blowing in his hair a la Errol Flynn!  He is a charismatic and natural leader who exhibits his joie de vivre at every turn.  Though he can be soft-hearted and obviously cares for his men, he is also a cunning master with strong convictions. Athletic and a good mover, he needs a good sense of comedic timing.  A strong and rousing way of speaking is important.
Stage age 50 plus 
Baritone / range: Bb c C  F
A caricature of an old-fashioned British General (who has, perhaps, just been serving in India), he is part commander and part loving father-figure. He has no fear outwardly of taking control of any situation or of using whatever means to accomplish his ends. Yet, inwardly he questions his own convictions. Warm, light-hearted, and compassionate, he is quirky and proud of it!  He takes his role as guardian very seriously and genuinely cares about his wards.  Excellent diction and articulation important.
Actually stage age 47 years old. 
Contralto / range:   G C c F#  
Frederic's childhood nanny who seems lost and forlorn at the prospect of losing him,... until she does. She shows the most change of emotion, going from clingy and solicitous to self-sufficient and independent.  Needs to be a good mover and energetic. Comic timing important. Accent should not be upper class, but location of origin is not given beyond her being British.
Age Open 
Baritone / range:  Bb c C F
The Pirate King’s right hand man. Stoic and secure in his place in life. Dedicated supporter of the Pirate King.  Has a little dialogue and some solo singing.  Accent open as with Ruth
Age Open 
Bass / range: Eb c C E
Comic role – leader of a band of scaredy-cat policemen who want to appear brave. Can be portrayed as somewhat of a ‘bumbling’ or clumsy character, but needs to be a good mover, preferably a good dancer. Common English accent.
Stage age slightly older or of an age with Mabel 
Soprano / range: Ab C c G
The sensible one of Mabel’s "sisters", she is the unchallenged "leader" of the girls when Mabel is not there to sway their hearts.  She is practical
and a realist.
Age open 
Mezzo / range:  Ab C c E
One of Mabel’s "sisters", she is outspoken and a bit sassy, but in a fun way. Loves to tease - goes through life with a twinkle in her eye.
Age open, stage age obviously younger than Mabel
The youngest of M.G. Stanley's wards.  Naïve, enthusiastic, and very taken with the big, wide world around her.  A bit of a dreamer with a tendency to romanticize everything.
Variety of ages needed
Sopranos / range: Ab C c G
Altos / range: G C c E
Mabel’s "sisters-in-chancery", each with a unique personality and full of life.
Variety of ages needed 
Tenor / range:  D  C  G
Bass / range: Eb c C E
An assorted band of misfits who love & serve their Pirate King and take their profession quite seriously.
Ages open
Bass / range: Eb c C E
Must be able to move well.  More comic than the Pirates.  Most Police will perform as Pirates in Act I. 

Casting for The Sound of Music

posted Nov 25, 2014, 7:28 PM by Justin Horn   [ updated Nov 25, 2014, 7:28 PM by Larry Byler ]

Lyric Theatre is pleased to anounce casting for The Sound of Music;

Maria Rainer – Jessica Golden
Captain Von Trapp  - Dan Kapler
Sister Berthe  - Gwendolyne Wagner
Sister Margaretta  - Janet Miller
Sister Sophia  - Laura Stanford
Mother Abbess – Rachel Michelberg
Rolf  - Peter Woolhouse
Elsa  - Elizabeth Corson
Max Detweiler   - Robert Solis
Franz  - Dennis Gaushell
Frau Schmidt  - Amy Hermstad
Liesl – Ariel Estebez
Friedrich  - Tennyson Jones
Luisa – Sadie Patrick,  Rachel Zawilski
Brigitta  - Krystal Curtiss, Yael Goldwasser
Marta  - Kenzie Hill, Isabella Klawitter
Gretl  - Karly Page, Zaria Randall
Herr Zeller – Jim Snell

Chorus of Nuns, Postulents, von Trapp family friends, Nazis – Shaotian Cai, Terri Crabb, Polly Ellis, Christina Fortune, Beverly Hansberry, Lanie Ianucci, Robert Ianucci, Mandy Krusee,  Alex Kuo, Kathryn Petak, Neha Rachapudi, Charlotte Signorelli, Will Todd, Karen Tricomo, Cordelia Willis

Founder's son-in-law wins Nobel Prize; Chemistry

posted Oct 8, 2014, 11:20 AM by Justin Horn   [ updated Oct 8, 2014, 11:20 AM by Larry Byler ]

Lyric Theatre would like to congratulate founder's Ruth and Mike Stein's son-in-law William E. Moerner on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this morning!

Utopia Tickets on sale!

posted Sep 18, 2014, 11:23 AM by Justin Horn   [ updated Sep 18, 2014, 11:29 AM by Larry Byler ]

Don't miss your chance to see this rarely performed G&S gem, get your tickets now!

 King Paramount, a monarch under constant threat of public explosion for any misstep, sends his daughter to England to be educated and she returns with six agents of social change – the Flowers of Progress – who all have plans to modernize and Anglicize the island nation of Utopia. But what happens when the Utopians out English the English, progress proceeds unimpeded, and this tropical island is incorporated as a Limited Liability Corporation? What could possibly go wrong?


Opera in the park

posted Jul 30, 2014, 12:20 PM by Justin Horn   [ updated Jul 30, 2014, 12:21 PM by Larry Byler ]

Come join Lyric Theatre and Festival Theatre Ensemble for a one night only, special concert version of HMS Pinafore. Performed at Oak Meadow park in Los Gatos, G&S as you've never heard it before.

Please see http://www.lyrictheatre.org/tickets for more information about the show!

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