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Lyric Stage 25th Anniversary


The season opens September 29, 2017 with Dallas Divas and the Dallas Winds at Meyerson Symphony Center. Up next, from November 17-19, 2017 is the regional premiere of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Majestic Theatre in Dallas. The season continues at The Majestic January 19-21, 2018 with the regional premiere of the new musical, Daddy Long Legs and concludes with Frank Loesser’s classic Guys and Dolls at The Majestic June 8-10, 2018.

After three years as associate producer, Shane Peterman assumes the role of producer for Lyric Stage's 25th season. Founding Producer Steven Jones is excited about the move to the Majestic and growth potential with new producer Peterman. "Shane has done an outstanding job as associate producer throughout the past three seasons and I know he will continue as he guides Lyric Stage into the future," says Jones. Peterman states "I’m very grateful to Steven and the community for shaping one of the country’s most prominent musical theater companies. Not only has Lyric Stage earned a stellar national reputation by holding to its mission, Lyric Stage has also paved the way for many current and future artists with its annual Schmidt & Jones Awards program honoring excellence in high school musical theater. I’m excited to lead this institution as we continue to explore new works and endeavor to restore this uniquely American art form."


About the Shows

Dallas Divas and the Dallas Winds at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas


Dallas Divas and the Dallas Winds September 29, 2017
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX

After a ten year break, the Divas are back! And they’re back in a big way with the Dallas Winds. Dallas’ best singers partner with Dallas’ world-renowned Winds for an evening of your favorite songs at the Meyerson Symphony Center.


The Hinchback of Notre Dame


The Hunchback of Notre Dame November 17-19, 2017
The Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by Peter Parnell From the Oscar®-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from beloved the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame features the Oscar®-nominated score as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz.


Daddy Long Legs


Daddy Long Legs January 19-21, 2018
The Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX

From the Tony®-Award winning director of Les Misérables comes the intimate new musical Daddy Long Legs. Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire—a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, the Brontë Sisters, and "Downton Abbey"—this heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor has charmed audiences of all ages from Los Angeles to London. Critics are cheering: Daddy Long Legs has "echoes of She Loves Me" and "is one of the most enthralling, entertaining and moving love stories on the American musical theater stage."


Guys and Dolls


Guys and Dolls, June 8-10, 2018
The Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX

Considered by many to be the perfect musical, Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary as well as a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Frank Loesser’s score is filled with memorable tunes including the hilarious "Adelaide’s Lament," the romantic "I've Never Been in Love Before," the exuberant "If I Were a Bell," and the classic "Luck Be a Lady."




Season Tickets

Season subscriptions are available for $175 until June 1, 2017 and $195 after June 1. Please visit or call 972-594-1904.

About the Venues

The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is a concert hall located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. Ranked one of the world's greatest orchestra halls, it was designed by architect I. M. Pei and acoustician Russell Johnson's Artec Consultants, Inc. and opened in September 1989. It is the permanent home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as well as the primary performing venue of the Dallas Winds.

The Majestic Theatre is a Dallas Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by John Eberson under direction of Karl Hoblitzelle, the Majestic Theatre was constructed in 1920 as the flagship theater for Interstate Amusement Company, a chain of vaudeville houses. The $2 million Renaissance Revival structure opened on April 11, 1921. The Majestic was the grandest of all the theaters along Dallas's Theatre Row which stretched for several blocks along Elm Street. In 1977, the Majestic Theatre became the first Dallas building to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

About Shane Peterman

Shane PetermanStepping up to lead Lyric Stage and to help further its mission through its 25th anniversary season and beyond as producer is Shane Peterman. Shane has served as associate producer for the last three seasons and will work with Founder Steven Jones and the board of directors to strengthen existing programs and develop additional programs to expand the reach and impact of Lyric Stage.

Shane has worked extensively over the last twenty years with theaters across the country as an actor, director, educator, and producer. In 2008, Shane, his wife Erica, and Kellie Carroll founded The Acting Studio, North Texas’ largest independently owned children’s theatre program. A native Dallas Texan, Shane is dedicated to enrichment of the arts community in North Texas. Shane and his family enjoy living in Trophy Club, Texas.

About Lyric Stage

Steven Jones founded Lyric Stage in 1993 and is dedicated to the development and preservation of the American musical. Lyric Stage has been instrumental in the restoration of classic American musicals including The King and I, West Side Story, Gypsy, Show Boat, Funny Girl, Bye Bye Birdie and The Most Happy Fella. Lyric Stage has produced 21 world premiere musicals and two Off-Broadway productions to date. PS Classics' recording of Lyric Stage's The Golden Apple was named by Opera News as one of the top ten recordings of 2015. Lyric Stage’s work during its first 24 seasons has had a permanent impact on the American musical theater. Lyric Stage’s production of Carousel, the first to feature a full 40-piece orchestra playing the original orchestrations since the original Broadway production closed in 1947, led to Lincoln Center’s Broadway revival of South Pacific with a 30-piece orchestra the following year. Lyric Stage’s restoration of West Side Story was the basis of the 2010 Broadway revival.