First Event of USU’s Lyric 2019 Season

USU Lyric Theatre
USU Lyric Theatre
USU Lyric Theatre

Utah State University’s Lyric Meet-n-Greet is Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. Attendees will meet at the Morgan Theatre in the Chase Fine Arts Center on the USU campus and head outside to the Ron & Janet Jibson Family Courtyard for a barbecue with company members. After dinner, there will be guided tours of the Morgan Theatre, Black Box Theatre, rehearsal spaces and the Sid G. Perkes Theatrical Design Complex, which includes the costume, scene, prop and paint shops. 

“The Meet-n-Greet is a more casual way for our patrons to be introduced to the whole company,” Richie Call, artistic director of the Lyric, said. “A lot of our patrons have previously toured the Caine Lyric Theatre, but this is the first chance for them to see a behind-the-scenes look at the work spaces we use and the two additional venues we’re adding this season.” 

Call said that the tours will be conducted by several members of the administrative and design teams.

“One of the advantages to having the Meet-n-Greet at the beginning of the season is that the company will be here in its entirety,” Call said. “Sometimes directors or designers have to leave once their show is open and our patrons don’t normally have the opportunity to interact with them.”

Newly appointed associate artistic director, Jason Spelbring, added that he is excited to show Lyric patrons around the spaces where the company spends so much time preparing for shows.

“On a personal note, I’m looking forward to connecting with patrons that I haven’t yet had an opportunity to meet,” Spelbring said.

The Lyric 2019 season includes A Raisin in the SunMamma Mia!Clybourne ParkMurder for TwoThe Great Society (Staged Reading) and Size Matters and runs June 14-August 3.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2019 season, go online to Visit the Caine Lyric Theatre Box Office at 28 W. Center Street on Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m until August 3 or the Spectrum Box Office at 7600 Old Main Hill on Mon.-Fri. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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