This June, Brownwood’s Lyric Theatre presents its annual summer camp for students to learn the basics of acting, theatre, costumes, lighting, stagecraft, props, and more! While attending camp, children who have completed Kindergarten through high school will be cast, directed, and perform before audiences, experiencing the heart of the theater in versatile methods including crafts, media, and hands-on activities.
Students will be split into age-appropriate environments so that all participants not only learn about theatrical activities in a manner suited to their needs, but be part of a professional show. The 2013 theme is “Once Upon A Time.” Combined, the plays offer goofy conundrums, witty tales, and magical moments with a dragon in the mix. Audiences of all ages will experience laughter, mystery, and whimsy as “Law & Order” comes to the land of fairy tales.
Summer Camp will be held at Howard Payne University from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 7th, and continues on Monday the 10th through Friday the 14th. Two public performances will be held: Friday, June 14th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, June 15th at 2:30 PM.
Students in first through third grade will attend camp from 9:00 AM to Noon each day of camp; fourth grade and up will attend from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Cost for camp is $165 per student, including two weeks of hands-on education, snacks, and a t-shirt.
Registration is limited to 20 per group. Scholarships are available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms, payment options and more information are located online at brownwoodlyrictheatre.com or can be picked up at Southside Church (1219 Indian Creek, Brownwood).
Brownwood’s Lyric Theatre announces the opening of its first summer 2013 show, “The Fiddle Jig of Finn O’Flynn.” The show is written and directed by Mr. Nicholas Ewen, the Assistant Professor of Theatre at Howard Payne University.
"The Fiddle-Jig of Finn O'Flynn" is a fun family drama about a young boy, Mitch, as he deals with his brother leaving to fight as a soldier in World War II, a local bully, and the mysterious and magical effects of a strange, fiddle-wielding old man. It is a story about learning to deal with fear and loss, and finding the magic in music and friendship. Ewen drew on many of his own family stories, his obsession with Irish folk tales, and his love of fiddle music as inspiration for writing the play. His own brother, Matt Ewen, also contributed to the creation of the play, having composed and performed the fiddle tune of the title. “We are so excited to premier this original show as our summer lineup starter,” said Eric Evans, Managing Director for the Lyric Theatre. “Families are going to love the music and characters.” The play runs about 55 minutes and is appropriate for kids and adults.
In addition to premiering an original script, the Lyric is offering an invitation to children of all ages and their families for Family Night on Thursday, May 23rd, beginning at 6:00 PM. The evening will include tickets to the 7:00 PM performance, dinner of grilled all-beef hot dogs, side items and dessert, and an opportunity to meet characters from “Fiddle Jig,” and the upcoming show, “The Wizard of Oz.” Tickets for Family Night are $5.00 per person.
Tickets for “The Fiddle Jig of Finn O’Flynn” can be purchased at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, www.brownwoodlyrictheatre.com, or at the Box Office. All showings cost $5.00 per person and will be held at the Howard Payne University Theatre at the following times: Wednesday, May 22nd -- 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM; Thursday, May 23rd --9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM; 7:00 PM; Friday, May 24th -- 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM.
For more information about the Lyric theatre, directions, or tickets for upcoming shows, please visit. www.brownwoodlyrictheatre.com.
Auditions for the annual children's show will be held Monday, April 29th at 7:00 PM at the Howard Payne University Theatre. This year's show is called, "The Fiddle Jig of Finn O'Flynn." Cast size is 3-5 women, 3-5 men, ages 10 and up encouraged to attend.
The audition process will consist of acting exercises and cold readings from the script.
"The Fiddle Jig of Finn O'Flynn"
Auditions: to be determined
Performances: May 27-31
Cost: $5 per person (group rates available for 10+ call 325-203-7509 for reservations and costs)
Children's Theatre Camp
Camp Dates: June 3-15
Performance Dates: June 15th and 16th
Cost: $165 per child (includes snack/t-shirt fee)
(multi-family-member discount available, call 325-998-2801 for information) Limited Scholarships Available - complete form (available online)
Ages: Having completed Kindergarten through High School
"The Wizard of Oz"
Performance Dates: July 18, 19, 20, 25, 27 at 7:30 PM
and July 20,21,26,28 at 2:30 PM
Auditions: Saturday, April 6th at 1:00 in Mims Auditorium on the HPU campus. Please bring sheet music for the pianist and sing something preferably from a musical. Prospects will be taught a short dance combination and then will read from the script. All ages welcome!
Dinner, live big band, dancing, music.
What better way to spend your Saturday night?
Dance your way back in time on Saturday, November 10th, at "A Night With The Lyric"! The 1940's will come to life in Downtown Brownwood with live music, delicious dining, dancing, and a swingin' good time. For only $25.00 per person, spend the evening enjoying the good ol' days, with three solid hours of entertainment and enjoyment. Just click here to get your tickets today!
Dance your way back in time on Saturday, November 10th, at "A Night With The Lyric"! The 1940's will come to life in Downtown Brownwood with live music, delicious dining, dancing, and a swingin' good time. For only $25.00 per person, spend the evening enjoying the good ol' days, with three solid hours of entertainment and enjoyment. Visit the tickets page to purchase yours today!
We would like to thank everyone for their support and participation in our Summer 2012 season. We saw some wonderful audiences, had a number of great laughs, and look forward to upcoming events.
Please take a moment to view the galleries from this summer's shows. You can see photos from Annie Get Your Gun, Christmas Pirates of the Bermuda Triangle, and the Legend of the Poinsettia.
Just click here!
Annie Get Your Gun is the story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler. Performances will be held at the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center at Brownwood High School on:
June 21 at 7:30
June 22 at 7:30
June 23 at 2:30 and 7:30
June 24 at 2:30
June 28 at 7:30
June 29 at 2:30 and 7:30
June 30 at 7:30
July 1 at 2:30
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online or at the Chamber of Commerce.
Swords are flying, poinsettias are blooming, and the Lyric's Summer Camp is on its way! Registration forms are available online or at Southside Church. See the Children's Camp page on the website for more information.
Tickets are also on sale now for the two performances at the end of camp. "A Mid-Summer's Night Christmas" consists of two shows, "The Legend of the Poinsettia," and "The Christmas Pirates of the Bermuda Triangle." Audiences will enjoy magical moments, laughs, and the merriment of the holidays in these delightful pieces.
Performances will be held at Howard Payne University Theatre, Friday, June 15th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, June 16th at 2:30 PM.
See performances of the children's show "Snow White and the Sebbendorfs" at the Howard Payne University Theatre, May 21st-23rd. Adults cost $5 and students are $3. Click here to purchase your tickets in advance!
For groups of 10 or more, contact Eric at 325-998-2801.