Lyric Theatre Company: Our 45th Season!

28 Mar

Lyric Theatre Announces New Executive Director

After a national search, the Board of Directors of Lyric Theatre is delighted to announce the hiring of Erin Evarts as Lyric’s next Executive Director. Erin has spent the past twelve years working in the Vermont non-profit sector, serving as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Wake Robin since 2010. Erin also served as Development Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Neat, with a Twist. A native of Hinesburg, VT, Erin received a BFA in Theatrical Production and Stage Management from Emerson College.

Erin is well known in the Lyric community. Her Lyric membership dates back 20 years! She has served as the Production Supervisor of three Lyric shows: The Full Monty, RENT, and Hairspray. Erin was also the Director of Lyric’s sold-out production of White Christmas. Erin has worked in a variety of capacities for Lyric: hair, make-up, kid wrangling, costumes, promotions, and parties to name a few. In addition to her work with Lyric, she has worked with Vermont Stage Company, Stowe Theatre Guild, and has been an active member of the Junior League of the Champlain Valley.

Erin states, “Lyric Theatre Company has been a constant in Burlington for almost 50 years, providing high-quality entertainment and an outlet for creativity and cultivating local talent both on and off-stage. I will work tirelessly to preserve Lyric’s traditions while advancing its mission and helping it to expand as a non-profit artistic leader in our community. I’m thrilled to be able to step into this role with Lyric and look forward to fostering an empowering and collaborative environment for our volunteers, all while working in partnership with our Board and community partners to lead Lyric into an era of unparalleled success. On a personal level, I’m over the moon to be able to give back and help shape the future of an organization that has held a special place in my heart for many years.”

Erin will start her new position with Lyric Theatre on April 29, 2019, overlapping and training with Jose for approximately a month. Erin will also be working with and shadowing Jose during Lyric’s production of Mamma Mia! More information about Jose’s departure will be announced shortly. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming Erin!

24 Aug

Lyric Costume Sale – September 15th

Are you looking for that perfect Halloween costume or are you a local community theater looking to stock up your own collection? Then, we have the sale for you! Retro jewelry, past lyric costumes, hats, shoes, odds and ends!

When: September 15 at 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Lyric Theatre Creative Space – 7 Green Tree Drive in South Burlington, VT.
Details: CASH ONLY, no checks or credit cards. Parking on site. No early birds.

Come see us!




19 Jan

I Feel the Snow… I Feel the Cold…
I Feel the Air…

Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who braved the bomb cyclone to audition for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and congratulations to our fabulous cast! A full cast list is included in this issue of The Spotlight, as is a ticket order form so you can join us when we bring the French Riviera to the Flynn Center in April. If you would like to be part of our upcoming production, there are still plenty of ways to be involved. I will be trying my hand at set decoration, but maybe building props or costumes is more to your taste? You can learn more about our many volunteer opportunities on the Lyric website.

As we say goodbye to the holiday season and look forward to the year ahead, there is no shortage of things to look forward to at Lyric Theatre Company. Later this month the Board of Directors and I have our annual retreat where we will strategize ways to strengthen Lyric’s mission as a community arts organization. With the recent opening of the Lyric Creative Space we opened the door to new opportunities for creating and enjoying theater; and we are all excited to discover what those opportunities are.

Speaking of enjoying theater, if you missed our classic Broadway Winter Cabaret at First Night Burlington, there will be a repeat performance at the 50-Plus and Baby Boomers Expo on Saturday, February 3, at the Hotel Burlington and Conference Room. Our traveling Savvy Seniors troupe will also be at the Expo with their unique brand of info-tainment, so come see us in February for a double dose of Lyric–we look forward to seeing you there!

19 Jan

Message from the Board Chair

As we welcome 2018, I wish all of you a very happy and healthy new year! Lyric’s year is off to a strong start, having auditioned and cast Dirty Rotten Scoundrels this week. Thank you and congratulations to the team, all who auditioned, and all involved. I encourage everyone to get their tickets for Lyric’s spring production (April 5-8) at I also recommend checking out the behind-the-scenes opportunities. Volunteering with Lyric is a blast, whether on stage, painting sets, working in the costume shop, creating props, or helping with hair and make-up. With the start of the new year, Lyric’s Board and committees are also hard at work planning for a successful and productive 2018. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions for Lyric.

18 Jan

Announcing the Cast for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Announcing the Cast for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Lawrence Jameson                                              Ryan Morra

Freddy Benson                                          Jayden Choquette

Andre Thibault                                   Don Patrick O’Connell

Christine Colgate                                            Sarah Connor

Muriel Eubanks                                                Chloë Fidler

Jolene Oakes                                                  Hayley Ryan*


Women’s Ensemble

Megan Beaucage    Kaitie Bessette    Jane Burchard

Merrill Cameron    Brita Down    Megan Fariel*

Kim Nowlan Hathaway    Tabitha Kittle*    Tara Mayhew

Elizabeth Pattison    Emma Tichner*    Pam Toof


Men’s Ensemble

Mike Brayton*    Evan Brown    Paul Carlile

Samuel Dickin    Bob Driver    Ian Ferris

Isaiah Gilbert     Chris Martens    Rob Parzych

Andy Whitaker

*denotes first time performing on the Lyric MainStage

Working Crews for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
With rehearsals now underway, there is also activity seven days a week at Lyric’s new Creative Facility. All crews welcome new and returning volunteers. Here are details for the crews which have regular work schedules.

Costumes: The costume construction crew is responsible for making or gathering all of the costumes seen on stage. Not only does this involve sewing, but also gluing, scrounging, cutting, dyeing and much more. The costume crew works together in the costume shop at Lyric’s new Creative Facility and/or volunteers may be asked to take projects home to complete. Working on this crew also gives you the opportunity to sign on as a dresser during the run of the show!

Crew Work Times: Wednesdays and Fridays 5:30-8:30, Sundays 1:00-5:00

Contact: Lyn Feinson, or 802-363-6304; Debby Dot Decker, or 802-598-3987

27 Nov

Gift Certificates Make a Great Gift

Give the Gift of Theatre!  Purchase a Lyric Gift Certificate today.

Lyric Gift Certificates can be used for Lyric shows, workshops, LyricKids Camps and adult classes.  Call the Lyric office at 658-1484 or email and get yours today!

Lyric Theatre Company: Our 45th Season!