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A Message to Our

Lyric Theatre Community

The Lyric Theatre Board of Directors is committed to:

 • Upholding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in casting and all other operations.

 • Ensuring the safety of casts and crews from harassment and discrimination.

 • Maintaining high production values in our shows.

 • Promoting our signature light opera repertoire.

 • Giving students onstage and backstage experience in musical theater arts.


To support these values, we have implemented:

 • A revised Code of Conduct, which our casts, crews, musicians, staff, and board members are required to sign and observe.

 • A contract with Red Flag Reporting hotline services, available to all Lyric show participants and staff.  All harassment or discrimination cases are referred to independent HR professional Martin Bell, SHRM-SCP.

 • Institution of an HR function within our organization (Larry Tom, acting manager), responsible for personnel issues, staff compensation, health and safety regulations, and HR training.

 • Training or equivalent experience in effective handling of harassment and discrimination issues required for board members, staff, and directors (in process), and recommended to show participants.

 • In-person DEI training for board members, directors, and staff (scheduled).


Your suggestions are important to us!

Lyric Theatre continues to welcome input and suggestions as we work together with the community to create a rewarding, exciting, and safe environment for our performers, staff, crew, and audiences.  You are invited to direct ideas or comments to:  Sharon Martin at

Our 2023 Season


by Victor Herbert (a "Discovery" Presentation)

(March 18-19, 2023)
Music Direction: Bruce Herman

Stage Direction: Tressa Bender and Doreen Finkelstein

San José Light Opera Festival

(July 22 - August 6, 2023)

12 performances in repertory over 3 weekends of:

RAGTIME ~ The Musical 

Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Terrence McNally

Music Direction: Daniel Thomas and Juanita Harris

Stage Direction: Gary Stanford, Jr.


by Gilbert & Sullivan

Music Direction: Michael Taylor and Ruiran Xun

Stage Direction: Doreen Finkelstein and Tressa Bender 


Famous choruses, solos, and duets from musicals and light opera

Music Direction: Michael Taylor and Ruiran Xun


AUDITIONS for all 2023 productions

begin on January 30.

Sign up now!

We are also seeking production staff for these shows.

Please direct applications to

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