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Oklahoma’s Favorite Holiday Tradition, LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s favorite holiday tradition LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by Devon Energy, is returning for the 2015 holiday season. Running December 2 through 27 this year at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s Plaza Theatre, Lyric is producing another beautiful rendition of the classic tale. Many cast members from past year’s productions of the show are returning to reprise their roles.

“This play has delighted and touched thousands of Oklahoma families over its five year run,” said Michael Baron, Lyric’s producing artistic director. “We’re thankful to Devon Energy for their continued support of this production, and excited to bring back many of the adult cast for this year’s edition. I know that this holiday season’s version will be extra special as we celebrate the fifth year of our production.”

Christopher Bloch, who has played Scrooge in Lyric’s 2013 and 2014 productions of the show, will reprise his role as the fabled miser. New to the cast this year is Marilyn Govich as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Govich, a professor of voice at the University of Central Oklahoma, was recently seen as Mrs. Andrews in Lyric’s production of MARY POPPINS. Reprising their roles in the show for the fifth year in a row are Tom Huston Orr ,Matthew Alvin Brown, Thomas E. Cunningham, Susan Riley, Mateja Govich, Lexi Windsor, Melissa Griffith, Brenda Williams, and Charlie Monnot. In addition to the adult company, two casts of talented local children will also appear in the show on alternate nights.

Lyric’s version of classic Charles Dickens tale incorporates magical elements such as a ghost gliding above the heads of the audience, snow falling on stage and in the audience, and glorious traditional carols sung by the cast. LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL is performed Wednesday through Sunday at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre, located at 1727 NW 16th Street, from December 2 through 27. An exact performance schedule, with times, can be found on Lyric’s website, LyricTheatreOKC.com

Tickets for LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL are now on sale and start at $30. To purchase tickets, call (405) 524-9312, visit LyricTheatreOKC.com or stop by Lyric’s box office at 1727 NW 16th Street in Oklahoma City.

The production is presented by Devon Energy, with additional support from The Chickasaw Nation, The Oklahoman, Chesapeake Energy, and Mark and Beverly Funke,. Annual support is provided by Allied Arts, Inasmuch Foundation, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Council and The Shubert Foundation.

About Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Founded in 1963, Lyric is Oklahoma’s leading professional theatre company. For over 50 years, Lyric has produced classic and contemporary musicals and plays featuring both nationally known Broadway stars and local favorites. Lyric produces four large-scale, fully orchestrated musicals at the Civic Center Music Hall each summer, as well as four smaller works at the Plaza Theatre during the spring, fall and winter. Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy is a professional training ground for students ages 5-18 offering classes in all aspects of musical theatre. Academy students have the opportunity to perform in two full-scale productions each year on the Plaza Theatre stage. For more information visit LyricTheatreOKC.com.

– (published October 27, 2015)

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