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MY FAIR LADY: Journey to the Stage

Posted 5/19/2017

Whether it’s an opera or musical, it takes an army of dedicated artists to bring a production to life. Take a peek into the rehearsal room and catch My Fair Lady onstage through Sunday, May 21! Take a look back at the first day of rehearsals. This production features 16 principal actors, an ensemble of 40, and 14 dancers! Many of these artists met for the first time just weeks before they would have to step onstage for the first performance. Our cast and orchestra were hard at work for weeks on end. Here is a glimpse into the rehearsal room, just before the production was moved to the stage for a final week of rehearsals. My Fair Lady Dress Rehearsal

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Interview with April Busch

Posted 4/10/2017

April Busch April Busch Production Manager What is your role here at Lyric, and how long have you held the position? I have been the Production Manager here at Lyric for 4 years. I negotiate contracts for the designers of our productions and help plan their schedules. I also handle communication within the company if there are any special events occurring in the building, like board meetings or photo shoots. Anytime someone needs to have the crew (stage crew, wigs, makeup, wardrobe, props, carpenters, sound, and electricians) involved in something that isn’t on stage, I help facilitate...

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Interview with Brian Traynor

Posted 4/3/2017

Brian Traynor Brian Traynor Charge Artist    What is your role here at Lyric, and how long have you held the position? I’ve been at Lyric since the 1998/99 season and I am the Charge Artist. It’s my job to make sure the finishes on the scenery, props, and costumes for a production are visually appropriate for the concept the designers and director have in mind. For instance, if we need to make rebels the for a new production of Carmen look like they’ve been in mountains for months, or soldiers in Bel Canto appear as though they’ve been in a rain forest, we...

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