The bold and the familiar in Lyric Arts new theater season

Lyric Arts Main Street stage has announced its 2013-14 theater season and Music in the ‘Burbs concert series.

Among genres, performances run the gamut of humor, drama, romance, musicals and a documentary-style play.

Lyric Arts Main Street stage has announced its 2013-14 theater season. This photo is from the play “Death of a Salesman” performed in the theater’s 2012-13 season. Warren Sampson, Martha Wigmore and Max Lorei acted in the play. Photo submitted

Lyric Arts Main Street stage has announced its 2013-14 theater season. This photo is from the play “Death of a Salesman” performed in the theater’s 2012-13 season. Warren Sampson, Martha Wigmore and Max Lorei acted in the play. Photo submitted

The shows are: “The Laramie Project,” Sept. 6-22; “Hormel Girls,” Oct. 11-27; “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Nov. 15 to Dec. 22; “Picnic,” Jan. 10-26, 2014; “Godspell,” Feb. 14 to March 16, 2014; “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged),” March 28 to April 13, 2014; “The Red Velvet Cake War,” May 30 to June 14, 2014; and the season winds up with the musical “Rent” July 11 to Aug. 3, 2014.

“Over the past few years, Lyric Arts has grown tremendously, both as a performing arts organization and as a presence within the Twin Cities community,” Laura Tahja Johnson, managing artistic director of Lyric Arts, said in a statement. “This upcoming season does continue down that path with productions that will feel familiar and some that will boldly go where no Lyric Arts show has gone before.”

For the children, the theater will stage “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” Dec. 7-21, and “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type,” April 12-26, 2014. Both are the theater’s Mainly for Kids productions.

In addition to bringing a vast variety of stage plays and musicals to the northern suburbs, Lyric Arts produces a concert series in its intimate setting featuring talented musicians.

The lineup for the theater’s Music in the ‘Burbs concert series includes the following performing artists:

Charlie Parr, Sept. 18; Rocket Club, Nov. 2; Gary Louris (of the Jayhawks), Nov. 20; Sherwin Linton Holiday Show, Dec. 18; Alison Scott Holiday Show, Dec. 29; John Munson and the Witnesses, Feb. 1, 2014; Monroe Crossing, Feb. 26, 2014; Martin Zellar, April 16, 2014; G.B. Leighton and Tim Mahoney, May 17, 2014; and Davina and the Vagabonds, June 11, 2014.

For more information, visit Lyric Arts’ website at www.lyricarts.org or call the box office at 763-422-1838.

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