Lyric Theatre Celebrates Golden Anniversary with 'One Singular Sensation' Broadway Ball 2013, Today
On the evening of Friday, October 4, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will prove that all that glitters is, in fact, gold, during its 18th Annual Broadway Ball, presented by Devon Energy, at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. The gala event, themed 'One Singular Sensation,' will feature décor dripping in gold, Lyric actors performing rousing numbers from the musical A CHORUS LINE and both a live and silent auction. The evening will be the capstone celebration of Lyric's 50th Anniversary and the theatre's largest fundraising event of the year. The Broadway Ball is chaired by Debbie Nauser and co-chaired by Aimee Harlow.
"What better way to celebrate Lyric's Golden Anniversary than with an evening full of glitz and glam?" said Paula Stover, Lyric's artistic director. "Lyric has been the centerpiece of the Oklahoma theatre community since its inception in 1963, so we feel that the theme 'One Singular Sensation' is extremely fitting."
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Baron and Stover, Lyric strives to provide patrons with world class productions year after year both at the Civic Center Music Hall during the summer months and Lyric's Plaza Theatre during the fall, winter and spring. At Lyric's ThElma Gaylord Academy, budding theatre performers are trained by talented teachers in art forms such as dance, acting, vocal performance and more.
"It is through the generous support of our wonderful patrons and donors that we are able to deliver cutting edge productions and the most beloved musicals and plays to audiences," said Baron. "Not only is Broadway Ball a fantastic fundraising event, but it is a chance to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with our most dedicated supporters."
A large number of impressive live and silent auction items will be available for bidding during Broadway Ball. Live auction items include: seven nights in a vacation home on the Mexican Riviera, a trip to New York City including tickets to the Tony Awards, catered dinner with Oklahoma City Thunder Coach Scott Brooks at the Block 42 Champagne Penthouse and much more.
On the Thursday evening prior the Broadway Ball, a special Patron Party, including hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be held for the top event sponsors at the Block 42 Champagne Penthouse.
For sponsorship or ticket information visit LyricTheatreOKC.com/broadwayball or call Development Officer Catherine Warren at (405) 524-9310.
About Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma:
Founded in 1963, Lyric is Oklahoma's leading professional theatre company. For almost 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 more intimate works at the Plaza Theatre during the spring, fall and winter. For more information visit LyricTheatreOKC.com.