We’ll Show You! Lyric Adds More Productions!

Friday, August 4, 2017

St. Lucie Voice New, August 4, 2017. By Shelley Koppel, Staff Writer

The Lyric season hasn’t begun and already the Stuart theater has announced more shows. They are a mix of returning favorites and new-to-the-Lyric performers.

“Skullduggery” on Dec. 29 is “a magical pirate adventure” for the whole family. Illusionists John Bundy and Morgan take the audience on a high-seas adventure with comedy, magic and family fun.

On Jan. 21, “Live at the Garden (Revisited) with Elton John and special guest John Lennon” is a tribute to John’s Nov. 28, 1974 Madison Square Garden concert in which Lennon made an appearance. Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers star.

Lyric favorite Darlene Love returns to the theater Jan. 22 for two shows, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will sing songs like “He’s a Rebel” and “Be My Baby” and take you back in time.

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd returns Jan. 25 with music from the legendary band’s 16 albums and its own brand of special effects.

“Broadway Babies are Back” on Feb. 6. Barry Day’s musical revue celebrates the greatest of Broadway divas from Ethel Merman to Streisand to Lansbury and more.

On Feb. 19, The Motowners revisit the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the other groups that made Motown so special.

The Dallas String Quartet comes to town Feb. 22. They bill themselves as “not your grandma’s string quartet,” and those of us who could be grandmas will try not to take offense. They present classical and contemporary music with a combination of acoustic and electric string instruments.
Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Hammond returns to the Lyric March 8 with an evening of covers and original material on his guitar and harmonica

The beat is Latin when Robert Navarro Brings “Mucho Mambo” to the stage March 10. The show is an exploration of the dance from its invention in Havana in the 1930s to its popularity in the 1940s, 1950s and beyond.

Recycled Percussion comes to town March 14. They perform what they call “junk rock” and they mean that literally, playing rock using buckets, power tools, trash cans and anything else they have at hand. The group appeared on “America’s Got Talent” in 2009.

The Treasure Coast’s own Doc Grober returns March 22 with the Mudcats in a tribute to Louis Armstrong. The retired orthopedic surgeon is a Lyric favorite and his shows are always popular.

The Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, has tickets on sale to members now. Memberships start at $35. Ticket sales to non-members begin Sept. 5. Call 772-286-7827 or order online at www.lyrictheatre.com