at The Lyric Theatre Feb 4, 2017 4:00 pm

Get ready for a night of groundbreaking, fast-paced a cappella this season when Vocalosity comes to The Lyric Theatre. Created by the “Father of Contemporary A Cappella,” Deke Sharon, the live concert event features music of all genres and centuries, from Gregorian chants to barber shop quartet, from the Beatles to Bruno Mars. Vocalosity takes the style of singing made popular by the band Pentatonix and shows like The Sing-Off to a whole new level, with its 12-part harmony and innovative arrangements.

Vocalosity is brought to you by Artistic Producer Deke Sharon, who is internationally renowned as an a cappella singer and producer. Sharon served as arranger, on-site music director, and vocal producer for Universal’s Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 films, which starred Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. Having arranged over 2,000 songs throughout his career, Deke Shannon is credited with creating the style of dense vocal instrumentation that has become synonymous with modern a cappella music. Vocalosity is choreographed and directed by Sean Curran, who performed in the original cast of the wildly popular physical theatre show Stomp.

From the sounds of 10th century Europe to the top of the contemporary Billboard charts, Vocalosity explores the limits of human sound. Featuring traditional vocalists as well as some of the foremost beatbox performers working in the industry today, Vocalosity is a show perfect for the whole family. After debuting in January 2016, the unique vocal performance has traveled to over 30 cities on its groundbreaking national tour. Be sure not to miss when Vocalosity comes to The Lyric for the first time this season.

Walter Parks “Swamp By Chandelier”

at The Lyric Theatre Mar 11, 2017 7:00 pm

Back again this year is jazz and blues guitarist Walter Parks in Swamp by Chandelier. The former lead guitarist for Richie Havens was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and he makes sure to incorporate a little Florida flair into every performance. With a unique, swamp-inspired style of finger picking and raspy vocals, Parks fuses traditional Southern rock riffs with the rhythm and blues, creating a unique sound of his own. In Swamp by Chandelier, Walter Parks will give you a taste of North Florida in his one-man guitar production inspired by the historic sounds of the Okefenokee Swamp.

Walter Parks was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida, where he first developed an interest in music after picking up the viola during music class. Parks soon learned that guitar was his instrument of choice, and the aspiring musician started his first group in 1973 called The Parental Tears Band. After momentarily enrolling in business school at the University of Georgia, Walter Parks realized that his true passion was music, and dropped out to return to Jacksonville in the 1980s to start a fusion jazz band called The Sneakers. Parks won a talent contest in 1989 and by 1991, the guitarist had formed The Nudes with cellist Stephanie Winters. The group produced three albums and toured successfully through the United States, performing at colleges and folk festivals. Parks shot to stardom in 2001, when legendary singer-songwriter Richie Havens invited him to join the band.

Parks toured with Havens until 2011, when he decided to return to his roots and form Swamp Cabbage, a band that blends blues and jazz with North Florida southern rock. The group has recorded three albums, and their latest album Jive was released in April 2016. The name of the group comes from the delicacy made from the Sabal palm tree, which has been stewed by Creeks, Timuquans, Seminole and other native Floridians for centuries. Always inspired by the natural and cultural landscape of North Florida, Parks makes an effort to incorporate the sound of the swamp into every performance. For his performance at The Lyric Theatre, Parks is bringing back Swamp by Chandelier, a solo guitar performance that features an arrangement of Walter Parks’ own compositions as well as some of the guitarist’s favorite inspirations, including acoustic works by the legendary Richie Havens as well as some modernized interpretations of historic music from the Library of Congress archives.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ~ Free Movie Summer

at The Lyric Theatre Aug 6, 2016 6:00 pm

Proudly Sponsored by Michael & Marie Braid!

Tickets are available only by visiting The Lyric Theatre Box Office; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.The free tickets are limited to four per person and are subject to availability. Summer Box Office Hours are Monday thru Saturday 10am – 3pm and Two Prior to Show Times. For More information or ticket availability, call the Box Office 772-286-7827.

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

Frank Capra’s classic comedy-drama about government and the American spirit. Jimmy Stewart is an idealistic senator who tries to stem the tide of graft he finds around him. Claude Rains is a corrupt colleague, Jean Arthur a jaded secretary who joins Stewart’s crusade. Political heavyweights decide that Jefferson Smith (James Stewart), an obscure scoutmaster in a small town, would be the perfect dupe to fill a vacant U.S. Senate chair. Surely this naive bumpkin can be easily controlled by the senior senator (Claude Rains) from his state, a respectable and corrupted career politician. Director Frank Capra fills the movie with Smith’s wide-eyed wonder at the glories of Washington, all of which ring false for his cynical secretary (Jean Arthur), who doesn’t believe for a minute this rube could be for real. But he is. Capra was repeating the formula of a previous film, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, but this one is even sharper; Stewart and Arthur are brilliant, and the former cowboy star Harry Carey lends a warm presence to the role of the vice president. Bright, funny, and beautifully paced, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is Capra’s ode to the power of innocence–an idea so potent that present-day audiences may find themselves wishing for a new Mr. Smith in Congress. The 1939 Congress was none too thrilled about the film’s depiction of their august body, denouncing it as a caricature; but even today, Capra’s jibes about vested interests and political machines look as accurate as ever.

The Manchurian Candidate ~ Free Movie Summer

at The Lyric Theatre Aug 6, 2016 3:00 pm

Proudly Sponsored by Michael & Marie Braid!

Tickets are available only by visiting The Lyric Theatre Box Office; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.The free tickets are limited to four per person and are subject to availability. Summer Box Office Hours are Monday thru Saturday 10am – 3pm and Two Prior to Show Times. For More information or ticket availability, call the Box Office 772-286-7827.

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

Major Ben Marco is an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He served valiantly as a captain in the Korean war and his Sergeant, Raymond Shaw, even won the Medal of Honor. Marco has a major problem however: he has a recurring nightmare, one where two members of his squad are killed by Shaw. He’s put on indefinite sick leave and visits Shaw in New York. Shaw for his part has established himself well, despite the misgivings of his domineering mother, Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin. She is a red-baiter, accusing anyone who disagrees with her right-wing reactionary views of being a Communist. Raymond hates her, not only for how she’s treated him but equally because of his step-father, the ineffectual U.S. Senator John Iselin, who is intent on seeking higher office. When Marco learns that others in his Korean War unit have nightmares similar to his own, he realizes that something happened to all of them in Korea and that Raymond Shaw is the focal point. Nominated for 2 Oscars. Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet “Sacred Music Sacred Dance”

at The Lyric Theatre Feb 10, 2017 7:00 pm

In the Mystical Arts of Tibet, multiphonic singers from Tibet’s famous Drepung Loseling Monastery will perform sacred temple music and enchanting masked dances as part of their multi-national tour for World Healing. Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and critically acclaimed for their sold out performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Mystical Arts of Tibet singers perform a rare style of vocals in which the monks intone three notes of one chord simultaneously.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet is co-produced by Richard Gere Productions and the Drepung Loseling Institue, which is the North American seat of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. The talented vocalists have performed all over the world, including appearing with Paul Simon, Philip Glass, Patti Smith, and the Beastie Boys among others. Two of the monks’ recordings have reached the top 10 spot on the New Age charts, and their most recent recording combined the Gethsemani Schola’s Gregorian chant singing with the Tibetan multiphonic singing. The Drepung Loseling monks have also been featured on the Golden Globe-nominated sountrack for the film Seven Years in Tibet, starring Brad Pitt, and have performed with Philip Glass at Lincoln Center during Glass’ presentation of his award-winning score for Martin Scorcese’s film Kundun.

Accompanying the Mystical Arts of Tibet’s multiphonic singing are elaborate traditional costumes and associated masked dances, including the Dance of the Sacred Snow Lion. An intensely unique and powerful performance, the Mystical Arts of Tibet’s performance has three purposes: to make a contribution to world peace and healing; to generate a greater awareness of the endangered Tibetan civilization; and to raise support for the Tibetan refugee community in India. Celebrate the beautiful tradition of Tibetan multiphonic singing and dance this season at The Lyric Theatre with the Mystical Arts of Tibet “Sacred Music Sacred Dance.”

Mutts Gone Nuts

at The Lyric Theatre Feb 26, 2017 2:00 pm

Who said an old dog can’t learn new tricks? Mutts Gone Nuts is a unique comedy thrill show featuring some of the most talented dogs you’ll ever see. Including dogs on tightwire, high flying Frisbee dogs, and Sammie the Talking Dog, Mutts Gone Nuts stars nine canine acrobats all adopted from animal shelters and rescues. Presented by Scott and Joan Houghton, the canine cabaret show is perfect for the whole family.

Scott and Jane Houghton have been performing as a comedy duo since 1985. Known for their blending of physical comedy and circus artistry, the Houghtons toured the world from Tokyo to Las Vegas. Scott and Jane have performed at Lee Greenwood’s theatre in Tennessee and performed as the featured comedy act at Dolly Parton’s Theatres in Orlando, Myrtle Beach, and Branson. In 2005, the comedy duo discovered the genius of incorporating dogs into their act, and Mutts Gone Nuts was born. The true stars of the show are the Houghton’s amazing pooches, such as Chico, the hoop jumping Chihuahua/Corgi mix, and Fritz, the jump roping American Eskimo. Mutts Gone Nuts is a high-energy, family-friendly show featuring some of the cutest, and most talented dogs in show business.

The Usual Suspects (1995) – Original Trailer

The Usual Suspects ~ Free Movie Summer
July 23rd at 6pm & July 24th at 2pm

​Tickets are available only by visiting The Lyric Theatre Box Office; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.The free tickets are limited to four per person and are subject to availability. Summer Box Office Hours are Monday thru Saturday 10am – 3pm and Two Prior to Show Times. For More information or ticket availability, call the Box Office 772-286-7827.

Who is KEYSER SOZE? a brilliant movie that will stay for another 100 years for sure. Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them is guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Söze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Söze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Söze? Released on 1995 Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite, Benicio Del Toro, Chazz Palminteri

DeadPhish Orchestra

at The Lyric Theatre Oct 7, 2016 8:00 pm

Unlike any jam band you’ve seen before, the DeadPhish Orchestra masterfully merge the music of The Grateful Dead and Phish into one unique concert experience. Through carefully crafted segues, the DeadPhish Orchestra take on the folksy, bluesy sounds of the Grateful Dead and the aggressive funkiness of Phish and create a sound all their own. This season at The Lyric Theatre, the Colorado quartet will play some of your favorite songs from Bertha to Harry Hood and more.

What began as a group of friends playing some of their favorite Phish songs together in Colorado developed into one of the most unique tribute bands active today. The DeadPhish Orchestra has toured across the country, from Redwood City, California to Boca Raton. The talented quartet has welcomed a number of guest musicians to perform with them, including members of the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, and the Heavy Pets. Their cleverly designed performances and palpable passion for music allow audiences to experience all the best of jam music in one show.

Featuring Paul Murin on guitar, Ted Tilton on keyboards, Brian Adams on bass, and Chris Sheldon on drums, the DeadPhish Orchestra will perform some of the greatest hits from the Grateful Dead and Phish on The Lyric stage this season. With set lists that transition seamlessly between artists, such as Divided Sky > Morning Dew > Divided Sky, the DeadPhish Orchestra celebrate the spontaneity and improvisation that makes jam music so memorable.

Live from Nashville

at The Lyric Theatre Feb 23, 2017 7:00 pm

From Patsy Cline to Johnny Cash, Live from Nashville features all the greatest hits from the musicians of Music City, U.S.A. The show comes straight from the epicenter of country music, bringing a collection of local Nashville musicians, singers, and dancers to The Lyric stage. From modern country to country classics, Live from Nashville showcases the range of world-class country music that has emerged from the city of Nashville over the past century.

Managed by the international award-winning production company Matt Davenport Productions, Live from Nashville features a wide range of performers, including fiddlers, pianists, bassists, guitarists, vocalists, and dancers. Including such famous country songs as “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and the recently popular duet “I Need You Now,” Live from Nashville is an authentic Tennessee experience, as audiences get the chance to hear music from some of the greatest celebrities out of Music City being performed by a bonafide band of Nashville musicians.