Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma introduces 2018 season

Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky will star in this summer’s production of “Hello, Dolly!” 2014 photo by KO Rinearson.

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is embarking on its 56th season. Audiences will have a chance to revisit some of their favorite gospel hymns, follow the antics of Broadway’s most recognizable matchmaker and dance in the aisles to a bevy of hits from music sensation ABBA.

Eight spectacular shows are in line for Lyric’s Plaza Theatre and the Civic Center Music Hall.

Lyric’s 2018 season includes three intimate productions at Lyric at the Plaza located at 1725 NW 16 St. in OKC:  Crowns (Feb. 7-25), Fun Home (April 11-29) and When We’re Gone (Sept. 26-Oct. 14).

There will be three large-scale productions at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker Avenue: Disney’s Freaky Friday (June 26-July 1), Hello, Dolly! (July 10-15) and Mamma Mia! (July 24-29).

Additionally, the theatre will produce two season add-on shows – children’s favorite Junie B. Jones, The Musical (March 7-25) and the holiday classic Lyric’s A Christmas Carol (Nov. 23-Dec. 24), both at the Plaza Theatre.

Starting Lyric’s 2018 season is Crowns, an uplifting celebration of life that connects the love affair African American church women have with their hats to tales that recount memorable occasions in their lives. 

The summer season culminates with Mamma Mia!, the smash musical hit based on the songs of ABBA. A sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise where on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island she last visited 20 years ago.

The season returns to the Plaza Theatre in the fall for When We’re Gone, a world-premiere rock musical by Alana Jacoby and Scotty Arnold. Featuring direction from Lyric’s Michael Baron, this production follows Todd, an angst-ridden teen, in plague-ridden, 14th-century London and his desire to make great art in a time of great need. 

Closing the year, one of Oklahoma’s favorite holiday traditions, Lyric’s A Christmas Carol, returns for its eighth year – opening the day after Thanksgiving. In Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, three magical ghosts whisk the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge away on an unforgettable adventure of transformation and redemption. 

Season tickets are available for all six mainstage productions starting at just $217 per person.

For more information, visit or by calling Lyric’s box office at (405) 524-9312. 

The Gayly. February 1, 2018. 11:25 a.m. CST.