The Lyric unveils its Arts & Education Program
Since 1997, school children from throughout the Treasure Coast have come to the Lyric to experience the wonder of live theater – many of them for the first time – through the Discovery Series for Young Audiences. This “best kept secret” of the Lyric has brought over 105,000 students to the Theatre to enjoy professionally produced, high quality shows that educate, entertain and inspire. We strive to keep Discovery Series ticket prices very affordable, and have provided thousands of complimentary tickets to schools that could not otherwise attend.
The Discovery Series is the foundation of the Lyric’s Arts & Education programming, which is expanding its outreach this year, thanks to support from a growing number of area businesses and organizations. Their generosity is more important than ever in helping to continue the artistic and cultural education of our area’s children.
The Lyric’s Arts & Education program for the 2010-2011 season feature:
• The Discovery Series, which will host seven acclaimed shows, including “Rockin’ Eco Hero” Steve Trash, who will educate students on all things green, “Super Scientific Circus” and “We the People,” a musical American civics lesson.
• Artist Residencies, which will bring the neo-classical group Project Trio and “Creole for Kidz & the History of Zydeco” to perform at area schools, while world-famous magicians The Spencers will teach therapists at Martin Memorial Health Systems the “Healing of Magic.”
• Family Performances, a series of six shows designed for parents to enjoy with their kids, including “Comedy Pet Theater,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “Strega Nona: The Musical.” This slate of wholesome entertainment (offered at modest ticket prices) expands children’s awareness and imagination, and gives the whole family an opportunity to enjoy live theater together.
If you’d like to learn more about the Lyric’s Arts & Education programming, or if you wish to offer your support for this initiative, contact Paula Hundt at 772-220-1942, ext. 209.
The Lyric Theatre’s Arts & Education program would not be possible without the generous support of our community partners:
Frances Langford Foundation
The Stuart News
The David L. Smythe Children's Foundation at the Martin Memorial Foundation
Women Supporting the Arts
City of Stuart