Lyric Theatre’s Broadway Ball engages donors

Mark your calendars! The 16th Annual Lyric Theatre Broadway Ball is being held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30. The Broadway Ball is a fundraiser held to support the Lyric Theatre, and profits from the ball will go toward supporting its’ musical theatre academy. The money is utilized by providing scholarships for less opportune students, keeping all Lyric Theatre productions inexpensive, and insuring the best musical theatre education necessary, by hiring the top music theatre teachers for their students.

Entertainment of the evening consists of a performance by Billy Porter, who also directs the play, and the cast of the upcoming musical comedy “Altar Boyz.”

The Lyric Theatre lists the plot of the Altar Boyz as “a foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious boy-band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. The Altar Boyz are five small-town guys, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham, who come together as an all-singing, all-dancing heartthrob group from Ohio.”

Last year’s local performer Parish Mechling joins the Lyric Theatre’s 15th Annual Broadway Ball fundraiser. Photo courtesy of

“Attending our Broadway Ball is one of the many ways patrons, supporters and fans can support the Lyric Theatre keeping the quality of artistic productions and academy strong.” Paula Stover, Executive Director of the Lyric Theatre said.

Guests at the affair will include the balls many sponsors and individual Lyric patrons, and to insure that everyone can have the chance to donate, the Lyric Theatre is currently selling $10 raffle tickets, which they will continue to sell throughout the ball itself. Everyone who purchases a ticket will not only be contributing to the fundraiser, but will also be entered in a raffle to win one of two prize packages.

The first prize package contains an Apple iPad2 with a $200 Apple Gift Card; the second prize package includes a $1,000 gas gift card with 12 months of car washes.

Tickets are $55 to attend the event and can be purchased on the Lyric Theatre site.

For more information on the raffle or the annual fundraiser please contact Catherine Warren at (405) 524 – 9310, or stop by Lyric’s office on 1727 NW 16th Street in Oklahoma City.

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