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About Summer Lyric Theatre

Mission Statement

Summer Lyric Theatre is a musical theatre performing organization based on the campus of Tulane University. Summer Lyric's mission is to preserve one of America's greatest art forms by producing the highest quality musical theatre. Our theatre exists to support and expand musicians, actors, singers, dancers, technical artists and most important, students of promise, as well as those whom are already established by bringing together both the university's resources and the community.

Each season Summer Lyric Theatre employs the talents of over 200 paid and volunteer actors, singers, dancers, musicians, directors, choreographers, designers and technical artists. Hundreds of individuals audition each year to be a part of the Summer Lyric experience, an experience many characterize as among the best and most professional theatrical opportunities in the Gulf South region. This standard of artistic excellence, for which Summer Lyric is known, has become a hallmark and gives young emergent talent the opportunity to work alongside professionals in a truly collaborative atmosphere.


Watch our new videos for an exciting behind the scenes glimpse of 2002's production of Victor Victoria and other pieces of Summer Lyric history.

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Meet our Steering Committee

Dr. Mark & Mrs. Barbara Workman, Chairs
Drs. Anand and Maya Irimpen, Vice-Chairs
Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Alyson Garvey, Executive Committee
Dr. Donald P. & Mrs. Deborah Bell, Executive Committee
Mr. Frank & Mrs. Paulette Stewart, Jr., Executive Committee

Mr. William & Mrs. Doris Barnett
Dr. Marc Behar
Mrs. Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin
Ms. Donna Kay Berger
Mr. Edward C. Bonin & Mr. Rene J.L. Fransen
Dr. J. Berengher Brechtel
Mr. Michael Brown & Ms. Linda Green
Ms. Shellond Chester
Ms. Kelly Cooper
Mr. L.J. & Mrs. Allison Falgout
Mr. Ken Goode, Jr.
Mr. Charlie & Mrs. Nelle HIll
Mr. David Hoover & Mr. Scott Hutcheson
Mr. Robin & Mrs. Mary Karas
Dr. Don-Paul Landry
Mr. Donald I. Levy
Drs. Tom & Mary Alice May
Mr. Jeff Meckstroth & Ms. Sarah Sharp
Mr. Larry & Mrs. Jan Merington
Dr. Allen Eickelmann & Mrs. Margene Minor

Ms. Linda Mintz
Mr. Jim & Mrs. Stacy Pellerin
Mr. Jim Perrier

Mrs. Joyce Post
Mr. James & Mrs. Debbie Reily
Mr. Michael J. Smith
Mr. Samuel Logan Steele, III
Ms. Carol Stone
Mr. Julian Uhlig & Mrs. Melissa Marshall-Uhlig
Mrs. Ann Yarborough

B. Michael Howard, Artistic Director Emeritus
Francis L. Monachino, Founding Artistic Director

Season History

2018 - My Fair Lady, Ragtime, Newsies

2017 - Annie Get Your Gun, Hairspray, Gypsy

2016 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Big River

2015 - Damn Yankees, Once Upon a Mattress, Hello, Dolly!

2014 - Les Misérables, A Chorus Line, Cabaret

2013 - La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Kiss Me Kate

2012 - Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof

2011 - Man of La Mancha, Into the Woods, The Drowsy Chaperone

2010 - Mame, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Music Man

2009 - Oliver, Company, South Pacific

2008 - Pal Joey, Li'l Abner, Oklahoma!

2007 - Little Me, Chicago, High Society

2006 - Show Boat, Bye Bye Birdie, Pippin

2005 - Candide, West Side Story, Wonderful Town

2004 - The Mikado, Camelot, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2003 - Pirates of Penzance, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy

2002 - Annie Get your Gun, Phantom, Victor/Victoria

2001 - My Fair Lady, Will Rogers Follies, Annie

2000 - Carousel, How Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Fiddler on the Roof

1999 - La Cage aux Folles, Sound of Music, Damn Yankees

1998 - Funny Girl, Meet Me St. Louis, South Pacific

1997 - Peter Pan, Brigadoon, The Music Man

1996 - Kiss Me Kate, Kismet, Crazy for You

1995 - Man of La Mancha, A Little Night Music, Oliver

1994 - Sweeny Todd, On the Town, The King and I

1993 - Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Camelot

1992 - Most Happy Fella, Big River, Company, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1991 - La Cage aux Folles, Pajama Game, Me and My Girl

1990 - Carousel, Follies, Gypsy

1989 - Evita, Gigi, 42nd Street

1988 - Oklahoma, Chicago, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum

1987 - My Fair Lady, Little Mary Sunshine, Anything Goes

1986 - Hello Dolly, Jesus Christ Superstar, South Pacific

1985 - West Side Story, Shenandoah, Annie

1984 - Brigadoon, 1776, No No Nannette

1983 - The Music Man, The Merry Widow, Unsinkable Molly Brown

1982 - Mame, El Capitan, Cabaret

1981 - Sound of Music, Kiss Me Kate, Kismet

1980 - Damn Yankees, A Little Night Music, Annie Get Your Gun

1979 - Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, Man of La Mancha

1978 - Girl Crazy, Die Fledermaus, Camelot

1977 - Gigi, The Student Prince, Oliver

1976 - My Fair Lady, Naughty Marietta, Oklahoma

1975 - Finian's Rainbow, Carousel, West Side Story

1974 - Guys and Dolls, Kiss me Kate, Gypsy Baron

1973 - Brigadoon, HMS Pinafore, Trial by Jury, New Moon

1972 - The Music Man, Gypsy, Kismet

1971 - South Pacific, Vagabond King, Die Fledermaus

1970 - The Sound of Music, Pirates of Penzance, The Merry Widow

1969 - Showboat, The King and I, The Mikado

1968 - Annie Get Your Gun, The Student Prince, Carousel


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